the armada blog and the armada thread lots of considerations! not only do we need to think about what we want from others in the armada, we must also think about what they want as well. are there things we explicitly dont want? what are things that are reasonable for us to expect? points of interest policy regarding fleet-climbing within the armada. what is the policy regarding a member from a gamma fleet seeking entrance into the alpha fleet to increase his xpbonus? we know it become an issue. policy regarding locked buckets. is it reasonable for different fleets to block certain incoming/outgoing donations? policy regarding fleet identities. should fleets within the beautiful armada identify as beautiful? should the do as beautiful -ufp- did and adapt a beautiful name? should there be lower tier limits to ensure member fleets are at least active? something like betas must be t3 or t4, etc should beautiful disable the armada channel and push people toward our global channel instead? does t5 stop slotting projects entirely to encourage donations to the beta/gamma fleets? other than occasional provisioning projects as needed, of course. interest in our armadas is high. we may need to insist that each beta gives us one gamma pick, otherwise we will be forced to leave many of our associates out in the cold more to come non-negotiable points: nobody (including betas) will ever seek leadership in anothers fleet nobody (including betas) will require a tax or tithes or whatnot for membership in the armada the armada channel will not be used. we will use the beautiful global channel. protocol as it stands today: beta and gamma leaders may send a toon or an agent to the t5 inviter rank, and use it to benefit their fleetmates fleet leaders can invite their members to the initiate rank as temporary long-term t5 members to earn bonus xp. they are free to manage their members (including kicking them) at will fleets are not expected to change their fleet name, rank names/structure, alter their bank, etc beta fleets can be no lower than t4. gamma must be at least t2 and active all member fleets are expected to send out at least one fleet mail telling their members they have joined the armada and tell them about the global channel. members are under no obligation to join the channel. t5 fleet will queue as few projects as possible, provisioning only as needed to maintain a reasonable parstock of provisions. if outlets for fleetmarks are lacking we may take another look at this.