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Smogon Premier League - Manager Sign Ups

Discussion in 'Smogon Premier League' started by LonelyNess, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. LonelyNess

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    NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE PLAYER SIGN UP THREAD.

    ONLY POST SIGNING UP IF YOU WISH TO MANAGE.


    Introduction Thread

    Managerial Information

    Managers are one of the most important parts of a team. If you want to be a manager, apply in this thread. Managers however, will be handpicked by myself and Shiv as we're only willing to let people who we know will put in the time and the effort into this manage the game.

    This is a very time intensive position and should not be taken lightly.

    Another thing to note is that managers cannot actually play for a team, so if you want to actually play in the tournament, you can't be a manager.

    Managers are the people who in essence run the teams. They decide who plays on it, who plays what position and even handles the team finances.

    Managers also makes sure the team keeps running on a day to day basis. This means arranging battles, prodding players, and anything else you can think of. If a team fails to complete their matches by the end of the allotted time, the onus is on the manager to inform as to why this happened.

    The most important thing they do is actually signing the players, which means having a good working knowledge of who the best players are in certain areas.

    If you're looking for a way to participate in SPL without having to do a lot of work, then sadly, this isn't the position for you.

    Lastly, managers will be allowed to hire upto 3 people as part of their managerial "team". Now, this serves multiple purposes:

    1. Most importantly, it makes sure that there is never inactivity from a manager. If a manager goes inactive, one of his team will step up and fulfill his responsibilities.
    2. It also gives a manager a few people to discuss strategies with, which makes it all the more interesting.
    3. It involves more people into the tournament!

    Now, if you are applying for a manager spot and have a friend who is applying for one as well, you may consider working together like this instead. Its just an optional thing, but I recommend people applying in a group of 2-3 so that more groups of people get an opportunity to manage.

    Do note that nobody on the "managerial team" can participate in the tournament as a player.

    Deadline for Manager Applications: Sunday, April 11th, 2010

    Sign Up List

    whistle + matty
    Rory + RBG
    Corndog + Golden Sun
    Synre + Carl + alex
    Scofield
    jumpluff + huy
    KnightOfTheWind
    Ashley
    Mohaji
    Jimbo
    AshPe
    Fabbles
    _Apocalypse_
    kd24
    Huntofthelion + Igor
    Arin
    Sonuis
    tennisace + stellar + Thoughts
    Dubulous + bobtheball4
    Flamewheeler
    Alaka + Tyler422
    omni
  2. whistle

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    i'd like to try!

    i am whistle someone stole my name so i'm dragon boy -.-

    edit: me and matty and the extremely attractive scofield (maybe one more???)
  3. Shiv

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    LN missed one very important thing, managers will be allowed to hire upto 3 people as part of their managerial "team". Now, this serves multiple purposes:

    1. Most importantly, it makes sure that there is never inactivity from a manager. If a manager goes inactive, one of his team will step up and fulfill his responsibilities.
    2. It also gives a manager a few people to discuss strategies with, which makes it all the more interesting.
    3. It involves more people into the tournament!
    Now, if you are applying for a manager spot and have a friend who is applying for one as well, you may consider working together like this instead. Its just an optional thing, but I recommend people applying in a group of 2-3 so that more groups of people get an opportunity to manage.

    Do note that nobody on the "managerial team" can participate in the tournament as a player.
  4. rory

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    Hi I would like to sign up to be a manager due to the awesome managerial team idea.
  5. Corndog

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    This sounds just as fun as playing, and a lot less stressful

    I would definitely like to apply

    EDIT: Golden Sun and I are applying together.
  6. Synre

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    We've talked, friends


    I'll probably hire assistants to blame later but currently I am going it alone baby



    EDIT: I suggest potential battlers get their pictures ready as I will be selecting only the cutest Pokemon trainers for the winning team.
  7. Scofield

    Scofield Ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhh, Kate.......
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    I would enjoy being a manager.
  8. jumpluff

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    16:14:58] <@Synre> pluff sign up to manage i need more people i can make shady under the table deal swith
    [16:15:13] <@Synre> whistle alone is NOT enough for me to start a manager mafia

    sounded good to me

    ;)
  9. Veedrock

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    Not to try and down the position (especially the qualifications), but outside of the auctions what is there to do beyond managing subs? (Yes, I've read the OP and it really isn't that tasking).

    I'm slightly interested but I think I'd enjoy playing a bit more. However if anybody wants to chat me up on IRC I'll consider it further.
  10. Shiv

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    Auctions, subs, midseason transfers, making sure battles are completed. Its definitely enough work.
  11. Loki

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    tentatively signing up. i of course reserve the right to waffle between playing and managing
  12. KnightoftheWind

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    Hi, I'll apply to be the best manager. Like no-one ever was.
  13. mohaji

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    Hi, I'll sign up here to bring my team on the top of this season...
  14. twash

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    I'm still interested and would love to sign up! :)
  15. Jimbo

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    I'm still interested.
  16. Golden Sun

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    I probably won't be chosen as a player so manager it is

    EDIT: I'll see if Corndog would like to partner up with me

    EDIT 2: Corndog has agreed to join me
  17. Pan.

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    Im interessted :x
  18. Fabbles

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    As I have said in the past, I would love to manage a team.
  19. Doomsday94

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    If there is space, please sign me up.
  20. RBG

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    If I am allowed to manage a team until Last week of june and then let my peons take control, then sure, i'd love to.
  21. kd24

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    ugh

    im willing to take the titanic jokes from loki --____-, ill sign up
  22. Huntofthelion

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    Still as interested in this as before and would love to be a manager.
  23. Eternal

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    I would love to partake in the battling part of the league, but I just think I would make an excellent manager. So I'll sign up.
  24. Synre

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    fwiw if he stays active alex will be assistant gming for me but god knows if that'll actually happen

    also the much more reliable carl will also be joining us
  25. Sonuis

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    I would like to be a manager.
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