Quote of the Day: A smile is a light in the window of your face to show your heart is at home.
Challenge of the Week: Learn Something New Challenge!
Champion: @Christina (Our STEM Sector Leader!)
Challenge of the Week: The Learn Something New Challenge
Book of the Month: The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Our May book of the month is on FIRE. GREAT activity and thought-provoking discussion in #book-of-the-month while we dig deeper into the holistic philosophies of Sun Tzu on his strategies in Warfare. His Philosophies hold true to business, the workplace, and even day to day interactions. The book is truly full of wisdom. As a gift to our wonderful community, we’ve linked (and pinned) the full audiobook in #book-of-the-month. Come study 500BC Eastern philosophical wisdom with us!
- Like always, we’ve seen great activity in our Pomodoro challenge. Pomodoro has become a bit of a tradition in the KOA community since it was first introduced. Although the challenge is now ended, remember that you can still record your pomodoros. If you want to take it one step further, come join in with GROUP Pomodoros by using the command “!cbb start” in the discord server
- In the weeks to come, we are going to do one thing. Make everything as clear-cut as possible. KOA is a family; a central nexus for great minds. However, we do have a core mission. We will work as hard as we absolutely can to clarify who we are and where we will go in the future.
- Big user interface updates to the website by multiple wonderful users on our @koa-website-team. Next time you see a fellow website team member, make sure to say thank you! We are slowly but surely building the content creation aspect of KOA. Remember, if you’d like to join our website team simply type !websiteteam in the discord server
- Another successful conference call has been completed with the KOA staff team! We’ve formulated a solid basic ruleset/community guidelines as well as potential moderation actions (within the KOA discord server) for the more extreme cases of infractions. We care about our members, and direct attacks towards another fellow member will always result in KOA moderator response. Play nice.
- Social Hour Sneak Peek:
In honor of our upcoming Social Hour tradition, I’ve created a guild for us on Realm of the Mad God. We figure rotmg is a great platform for mass cooperation.
Social hour hasn’t been released yet because of the launch of Clan Wars, but if you want to get an early start here you go!
Just don’t get too frustrated. When you die in rotmg, it’s permanent. You lose your character, your equipment, everything.
Steam: Realm of the Mad God
To get notified when we do KOA meetups, use the command !rotmg in the discord server
Discord Server Changes:
- Merger of Online Sellers & Merchants into a new Sector labeled #Hustle-n-Bustle
- Merger of all things crafts into #arts-and-makers
- Merger of #data-science into #computer-science
- Limiting of @everyone ability to Moderators and above. This one sucks, I know. But we figure that @everyone is used primarily by moderators for notifying people of events, changes, and so on. However, we will still leave the ability to ping members by the use of @here (this pings everyone currently online)
- @here unlocks at the rank of Squire (level 15) However that of course goes without saying that one needs to use it sparingly.
- Many commands to help navigate through the community, access secret channels, and access information have been added the past two weeks. I am working on creating an easy to read, well-organized bot commands page that we will either add to #about-koa or to the welcoming message that mee6 sends
- We are working on cleaning up the guild bio and making it as useful as possible for the new recruits and the veteran Knights alike. Let us know what you think 🙂
Make it a great week everyone! Appreciate your mothers! They make the world go round.