HEY everyone how are you?!
It is so good to see new arrivals to GCG. People from all over coming to the Great Canadian Grid and that is just fantastic!
At first I was worried that alot of people would think that they couldn't join here because it had the word Canadian in it lol.
That they would think you had to be Canadian to join here....but that is so not the case.
It's no different then travelling to another country where you have your cottage or dream home residing as a vacation spot.
That's how I like to look at it...:) So yes....everyone can join the GCG :)
Now, we have had people here in GCG for about 5 yrs now...I know eh!...that's incredible. And we all have gotten to know one another,
and like on any grid, you'll find, that by this time its more of a HUGE community of friends than it is a grid. At first it may seem almost
intimidating because everyone are all friends and those new coming in may feel like their outsiders....BUT DON'T!...because that person
that was once in your shoes is now a mentor here! Take the time to get to know everyone and realize that there are alot of good people
here who are very friendly and with open arms to most friendships offered.
Of course just like the real world not everyone is going to get along...lets face it...its just the way it is.
But! there will be those that click together whereas others won't...so those group of friends then start to form and well before you know it,
we have all different groups of friends under one roof....just like the real world.
Now here is where rules come in to try and make sure that those groups who don't like certain other groups lol...all get along somehow
all under the same roof lol.
Let me give you a list that I have found during my 5 yrs of running a grid that has been the most testing when it comes to trying to make sure
everyone gets along....lol.
1. Role Play Hubs
I remember a time that the Goreans wanted their RP place to be the first place people to land and the Medievals wanted their place to be the first and etc. etc. etc. you get the point lol...So what we did, to make sure that all was fair for everyone, is we made a CENTRAL RP HUB region where they go and they can then choose where they go from there. Phew...lol.
There was a time when we had over 12 mentors and omg...it was hell...lol....because one mentor didnt get along with the other and then this mentor wanted to be at landing and this one wanted to be in charge and this one wanted to do this and...and...and...lol...so now I have three mentors. The girls that have been with us the longest. THATS IT! lol.
3. Event Calendar
I'm already laughing before i start typing........lmao
This has got to be the biggest argumentive thing that goes on to this day lol. The more artists and the more regions and the more events that comes into the GCG the more competitive it gets....and you know what...THATS NORMAL! lol. But before i go on to say what we do to help control this, you need to remember one thing...CLUBS....clubs in the real world are run by their owners. Just like in the real world thousands of clubs all run at the same time on the same dates...there's not one person here that doesn't know that they have a choice to go to either a dance club or a piano lounge club or a Rock club or whatever in the same night...Friday Night! or Saturday night lol. And we all have a choice which club we want to go to that night in the real world. Cause there's tons to choose from. All those club owners are competing to get the most peeps to their club...just like the real world...but they do it by competing with the club down the street by offering certain things to draw more customers...it's just the way it works. They use free giveaways or an amazing singer or a famous DJ.
In a virtual world....we have all kinds of clubs and different DJs and different genres...and yes we can all compete against each other...but after 5 yrs of everyone getting to know one another we all know that because we're all under one roof here its a little different. We need to share our time slots, we need to respect those who can only DJ on certain times, we need to allow others to have that time slot as well.
What would happen if i decided to place ONE day at a time on the calendar...lol...wouldnt that be funny. We all need to sleep so we basically would have all venues fighting for one day for 8 hrs. Everyone would pile on one another for the same time slot lol. Could you imagine. So you would think that if there's 30 days on the calendar that we would all be able to work together, chat to each other and/or ask other venue owners or DJs what days they would like what times you would like and if we could share the times, sometimes or switch days or times.
Instead i see notices saying that asshole is hoggin my spot all the time lol....or people just do like 2 yrs worth of rescheduled times all the time hoggin one spot even if they don't even know if their artist will show up lol. People get nasty...and you know what...there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. Except!...ask everyone to please talk to one another...don't just POST a show...ask around if anyone is needing that spot first...or wait till that week comes up instead of posting events 3 months in advance...thats just silly. If you want one spot all the time...DONT!...let someone else have that spot too sometimes...SHARE!...I know this is hard to do. Actually messaging someone and asking them or letting them know that you need that spot or talk about a deal of timeshare you both can do...WORK TOGETHER! lol. Theres over 30 days in a month and over 480 hrs worth of time slots! lol. We can do this!! you just need to work together.....phew.....can you see how this is the most tiresome argument in grids lol. And remember...there is absolutely nothing wrong with venues being on at the same time...that happens...no one has a right to tell someone they cant have that time slot...I would just hope that perhaps the two owners compromised...but if you both want it both do it...let the people decide where they want to go...thats how it is in the real world of clubs...:)
Ok so now that we have that covered....lets as a community for those who are new here and old here to communicate to each other about
setting up events on the Calendar....Don't make me set it to one day at a time lol.
But damn that would be funny lol.
Cheers Everyone...you know i love ya hehe.
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