Ranks

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Joining (JAWA)
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Joining the clan is a simple process which now takes 2 weeks. This may be extended if needed. To give you an easier understanding of how to join (JAWA) let's use server visitor Bob as an example.

If Bob wanted to join the clan, he'd visit our forums and create an account. Once Robin approved Bob's account he would be able to post an application. Before posting an application Bob would need to read the Joining topic first and follow the instructions there.

Once Bob has read the Joining topic he can then post an application on the forums. If Bob has read the Joining (JAWA) page and everything is correct then a Council Member would reply to his application and inform Bob that the clan would get back to him as soon as they have an answer. As of 2015, Bob will receive a start and end date for his trial, which means he will only be an applicant for two weeks. However the trial may be extended by a council member if the applicant is not active enough and has good reasons. If Bob receives 10 Yes votes he will get a reply from a council member and will be promoted to a full member at the rank of Padawan. If Bob received at least 5 No votes then his application will be denied, he will then be told why and that he can re-apply in 2 months to ensure he can work on the reasons why.

Once Bob has received confirmation from a council member in his application and received the promotion he can start wearing the (JAWA)PadawanBob name. He will also be able to access the (JAWA) Central where members can chat amongst each other in privacy. He will also be able to access the Promotions, Demotions & Removals board where he will find a welcome topic waiting for him as well as a welcoming private message from Robin in his inbox showing Bob his WikiJawa profile and giving him some options. From then on, Bob will advance up the ranks quickly or slowly depending on his activity and involvement in the community.


Yellow Ranks
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Leader
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The clan leader(s) have complete control over all services in the clan and manage them on a daily basis. Obtaining this rank is nearly impossible due to the rarity of an open post becoming available and due to the increase in workload given to The Council. This rank is given to councils who have proven themselves capable of taking on the job and is willing to sacrifice a large chunk of their spare time for the clan.
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Council
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This rank is given out to members who have proven to want to help the clan in a big way and have obvious leadership skills. When a new Council Member is needed in the clan, a Leader will create a topic in (JAWA) Central asking members who are interested in the job to private message them by a certain date. Once they have all the interested candidates listed they will post the list in the council section on the forum. The current council will then vote in 3 topics which cut the candidates down to their final decision e.g. from 10 to 5 then 5 to 3 then 3 to 1. Once the current council all agree, the new council member will be announced in a large ceremony. Council members have the responsibility of making all the decisions in the clan, even the leaders only have a single vote like everyone else on the council however if there is a even tie e.g. 4 Yes and 4 No votes then they will have the final say.
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Master
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This is one of the most difficult ranks to obtain as it requires you to take the Master Trials. It is also the highest rank that does not involve being a Council Member.
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Lord
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This rank is given to Council Members who have stepped down after at least 6 months of active service. This is to recognize their long time contribution to the council and clan as a whole. Members who have been in the clan for two years would also be given this rank as a sign of their loyalty and dedication to the clan.


Cyan Ranks
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Guardian
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This is the final rank in the cyan ranks and is given around 5 months after receiving the Knight rank. This is the final point where you advance through the ranks the normal way as the yellow ranks are to be achieved and not gained by simply being just a member. Activity can make this rank come quicker and lack of activity will make this rank up come much slower.
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Knight
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This is the third rank in the clan and is given around 4 months after receiving the Jedi rank. Getting this far in the rankings proves to The Council that you are loyal and thus you will be considered for positions such as Server Admin. Activity can make this rank come quicker and lack of activity will make this rank up come much slower.
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Jedi
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This is the second rank in the clan and is given around 3 months after receiving the Padawan rank. Activity can make this rank come quicker and lack of activity will make this rank up come much slower.
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Padawan
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This is the first rank in the clan and is given to you upon entering the clan as a full member.


Discontinued Ranks

These ranks are no longer used in the clan.

Initiate

The First rank of the clan was removed and merged with Padawan. This was part of the 2015 rank structure change.

Disciple

This rank was merged with the Lord rank as part of a ranking structure change in 2015. Members at the time who were Disciples were moved into the Lords rank. The Lord Rank would drop down below the Master rank in the clans structure.

Adept

This rank was merged into the Jedi rank as part of a ranking structure change in 2015. Members at the time who were Adept, were moved into the Jedi rank.

Elite

This rank was merged with the Master rank as part of a ranking structure change in 2015. Members at the time who were Elites were moved into the Master rank, though they could in theory still take on the Master Trials that were released later.

Hopeful

This rank was around when we had the Dark / Light side rank system.

It was a new rank when the dark side system was introduced, it was set before Student.

Student

This rank was around when we had the Dark / Light side rank system.

It was a replacement for the Initiate rank when the dark side system was introduced.

Sentinel

This rank was around when we had the Dark / Light side rank system.

It was a replacement for the Guardian rank when the light side system was introduced.

Full Member

This was the highest rank possible when the clan was formed by Matt and Iniowe. It appeared like this (JAWA)YourName, similar to our current trial rank and like our retired status.

Consular

This rank was around when we had the Dark / Light side rank system.

It was a replacement for the Disciple rank when the light side system was introduced.

Darth

This rank was around when we had the Dark / Light side rank system.

It was a replacement for the Elite rank when the dark side system was introduced.

Recruiter

Recruiter is an old rank introduced by SiLink in early 2005 to allow members to recruit without a Council Member's permission. They had access to the recruitment board and could do the same as a council member could. They could not rank people up, just recruit. The first ever Recruiter was Muffin_Man and followed by him was Kel, SilentBlueFire, Draggy Tuti, Gunmetal, Wodec, Koga and 1UP.

Chancellor

This rank was used by SiLink for a week or so when the light / dark side system was introduced to signify the main leader as Draggy was the dark side Leader and Kel was the light side leader.

Senator

A Senator was someone who was between the council and the leader, he/she had all the duties he/she had before becoming a Senator but helps make big leadership decisions. Zantos was the first and last person to hold the rank as the duties were obviously not needed any longer.

Apprentice

This rank was later renamed to Adept, it came between Padawan and Jedi. It was renamed due to members thinking Adept fit into the jedi ranks better.