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Community Resignation as PP Leader and GTT Member

Discussion in 'News' started by kjdaas, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. kjdaas

    kjdaas Host Emeritus

    Mar 3, 2017
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    Hello everyone.

    At the start of PPL4, I told the other GTT members about me wanting to resign from PP and now that it is finished (congratulations to Flareon Force!), I still feel that it is the correct decision for me. The main reason is that I have less time to spend on Pokémon after the summer and I prefer to use it to grow RoA. The moment I got the GTT position here, I also got a promotion on Smogon to become a RoA mod to help the tournament scene grow after Lutra expanded it this year. This meant that I couldn't spend enough time on PP to lead it successfully and this meant that people correctly noticed that PP has been declining since DA left. I felt guilty from time to time for half-assing PP and I currently feel that PP deserves people who are more motivated than me to help it reach its former glory.

    Since I started my Master project time has been a bit more limited than before and now that I know that I will do my PhD there as well, I don't know how much time I can spend on Pokémon. Therefore, I decided that improving RoA reputation and its circuit is the main thing I want to do, so that past gens become more respected and accessible for Smogon players (and make them less likely to be kicked out of teamtours). This means that I cannot commit to leading PP and therefore will resign so that new and enthusiastic people can take over.

    My resigning doesn't mean that I won't be around anymore or that I'm not hosting any tours in the future, I just want to have a bit more freedom to choose which tours I want to host, manage or play in.

    Thank you for everything, these were some amazing years for me, especially Sceptross, Disaster Area, SamuelBest, Lutra and drud!
  2. SamuelBest

    SamuelBest Moderator

    Jan 2, 2017
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  3. Lojh

    Lojh Above Average GSCer Member

    Jan 1, 2018
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    Another one bites the dust
  4. Disaster Area

    Disaster Area Little Ball of Furr and Power Member

    May 4, 2014
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    it's been great fun having you around all this time, chatting and playing Pokemon with you. Hope you'll still have some time for ADV 50 with me, and hope someone will find a way to fill this vacuum.
    FriendOfMrGolem120 and kjdaas like this.
  5. Lutra

    Lutra Site Founder Owner

    Nov 2, 2011
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    Lusch is joining the GTT as tjdaas 's replacement!

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