MM: Accepted and Soldiers
What is an Accepted/Soldier?
This is the highest level of Community Membership for Junior Members, one step below full Senior Members. One of the main purposes of being an Accepted/Soldier is to learn how to be a Senior Member, which means a greater understanding of TarValon.Net's groups than your average Community Member. At this stage they are allowed to explore two Ajahs/Companies at a time and are encouraged to explore each option that interests them for Community Membership. They must stay at this level for a minimum of twelve weeks.
Being raised to Accepted/Soldier means that the administration and The Hall believes that you know how the Tower works and that you are ready for a more personal look at the Tower and the Ajahs/Companies that form the basis for our community. Upon being raised, each Community Member must choose two groups to guest with. Before being raised to Senior Membership, each Accepted/Soldier must choose an Ajah/Company to Aspire to. View the next section for more details about the guesting system and Aspiring.
As soon as possible after being raised, you should read all the stickied threads in the office of the Master/Mistress of Accepted and Soldiers. You should begin interacting with the Senior Members of the Ajahs/Companies you have decided to guest with. Most Ajahs have a Big Sister/Little Sister program of some sort and will likely assign you a Big Sister to help you get settled into the Ajahs you are guesting with. The Companies do not have a similar system set up at this time.
Accepted and Soldiers are also expected to show that they are dedicated to the community and willing to contribute. This contribution can take many different forms; view Contributions for more details. Teaching classes is a great way to participate and give to the community, as many of our Community Members enjoy them. You are also able to see all the City forums once more, so enjoy participating in them again!
As an Accepted/Soldier, you are one step below a Senior Member, and other Community Members view you as such, particularly those lower in rank than yourself. You should conduct yourself in a manner befitting that rank. You should have a fairly good working knowledge of the Tower and its guidelines; inexperienced Community Members will ask you questions because you appear more approachable than Senior Members, so you should either know the answers or know where to point people to get them. Remember that you will need to know these details anyway if/when you take the test for raising to Senior Member, so actively helping others figure out the site is excellent preparation for your own raising test.
Who is my Community Membership administrator?
As per the Chain of Command, the Master/Mistress of Accepted and Soldiers is the membership administrator for all Accepted and Soldiers. All Aspirants are included in this, though their membership administrators may work in conjunction with the appropriate Head/Commander in certain circumstances.
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