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  2. I think that's a good point, lots of people got stuff to do IRL as well so we can't expect everyone to always be available, especially when the population is low on the server. I'll see if I can reinstate as an MTA admin whenever the next chance arises. I wouldn't mind sitting on most of the day (could tab out and do my work, since I mostly work from home anyway and tab in to do reports), I enjoy the chaos RP a lot whenever there are people and admins on and I think it's a good direction for the MTA server for now. Been enjoying the RP a lot and I wouldn't mind helping out with chaotic events to bring in more people. As the winter comes nearer, it gives more possibilities for such things. Also another suggestion, if I may: Change the name of the server in the MTA listings a bit to reflect the current nature of the Server so new people that may join aren't turned off when they find out the server's new direction and that we attract the right type of people.
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  4. Just open up applications for new admins, maybe even exclusive for MTA. Saying that every time we asked for an admin now and they didn't come is because of IRL obligations is just a blatant lie. I really don't get why you guys just aren't honest that you're not interested in MTA. Kinda like @Unitts already was. Just get some new admins instead of saying all the current admins are busy or that "you don't need admins".
  5. "The User would see an ad for LosSantosFreePress.com((website only exists on the forums)), upon clicking the ad, they would click the financial button. The most recent article would be displayed on the screen" The dangers of taking out to much debt Published on: 11.17.2019 By: Lillian Armstrong - Chief Editor Do you remember when you were told as a child to not play with fire? Do you remember the potential repercussions of playing with fire? If they were anything like my parents, you would be told that the fire could burn your house down, or, start an apocalyptic forest fire. Nonetheless, there is a similar similarity to taking out debt. Play around with debt, take out and buy things that you cannot afford to pay back, and you are setting yourself your assets on fire, or in financial terms, opening up the risk for you have those assets taken away or even go into bankruptcy. So, you also might be asking yourself, the purpose of this article? Well, it has come to our attention that many car dealerships and mortgage companies in the state have a system in place where you can buy cars, houses, and apartments on credit. The requirements are that you only set a minimum down payment of 5% and set your monthly payments anywhere from 1 month to 200 months. I believe that citizens should be aware of the potential risks that could happen to them financially if they do not pay back the loans. Lets start with an example, assume you have a great, well-paying, job. This job provides you with an income of 1000 dollars per month. Let’s also assume that this job has been going well for several months and you decide to take out credit on a fancy 60,000 dollar car. You pay the minimum 5% down payment and set a monthly payment plan for about 60 months. Fast forward a few months, everything is going well with the payment plan. You have not missed a payment consecutively, until, you get laid off from the job. Now, your monthly payments have exceeded your monthly income. Let's also assume you used all your savings on buying a place in Mirror Park. What is going to happen to that asset? Will it simply be taken away after missing payments? This is just one scenario of a payment plan going terribly wrong. At the end of the day, it is legally the responsibility of the consumer to know what they are signing up for. However, I do feel that the local government can assist in teaching consumers about the financial system before they sign on the dotted line. We Suggest that a simple financial guide is provided for all consumers before they sign away. In this case, consumers can learn valuable things such as how a higher down payment can help pay off credit sooner and cheaper than a lower down payment. I would like to hear from you on what you think of the credit system. Please let us know your thoughts on the taking out credit in the comment section below! I look forward to reading them! - Lillian Armstrong HELP WANTED: Hiring writers, photographers, and more! Send letters of interest to [email protected]((Forum PM: zoezoegigantic)) COMMENT SECTION: "The reader would now have the opportunity to leave a comment below after hitting the submit button." ((Format: Username: Comment:))
  6. its pretty clear that admins dont want to "sit around doing nothing" on MTA and you cant expect players to be happy if their primary method of getting ahold of an admin is opening up discord. and lets be real how many of those admins are willing to stop what theyre doing and open up MTA Im not saying make EVERYONE who plays MTA an admin im saying from the looks of it you lack even a single one whos devoted to MTA and its hurting the playerbase even more than it already has been hurt
  7. There's having obligations every now and again, and then there's obligations being used at every given opportunity as an excuse. If an administrator isn't able to uphold their responsibilities in a voluntary role, or is even worse.. becoming a placeholder then they should be relieved of their neglected staff duties and return back to being a normal player in order to open the role up for people who are more suitable. The role of an administrator has lost its original purpose and meaning to a lot of people posting here, originally it was for people who were sure that they had the spare time to give back to the community and to be rewarded in the form of certain perks. Another problem we're having is the lack of transparency at the minute. Concurrent MTA players have no idea who to go to or who to report for inactivity in a staff role, they're being told that either GAT as a whole are obligated to any platform of their choosing meaning they're specifically administrating for Owl V or MTA, and then there's other people claiming that they're obligated to administrate on both platforms. So overall, you can't blame players for trying to point out that there's a distinct lack of motivation and initiative in the staff team right now.
  8. Who says admins aren't willing to be available in-game on MTA? There is admins who are willing to but when people need an admin the admins can't get in-game due to real-life obligations. And making everyone on MTA admins isn't a solution to the issue either, it would most likely lead to a new path of issues.
  9. I think people who are actually active in MTA should be given admin then if current administration isn't willing to be available in game.
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  11. Oh behave I'm not sitting on mta doing fuck all just to be there on the off chance of a report, if an admin is able to get in-game then they most probably will if you ask
  12. Yeah it went from ~20 to ~2 players. Everyone's biggest annoyance is that there are no admins
  13. Right now please. No admins online is really killing the mta server.
  14. Done @xmatryx1 let me know if anything needs adjusting. I've created the following groups: For easier management.
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  16. Eyyy my favorite italiano boi Keep on going, it's always fun to see you at the bar.
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    Yess Chase, you know this already.
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  19. Services To Los Santos: Digital Written Journalism. Documentary Production. On-Air and Live Journalist ((Imagine Youtube Live or Twitch)). Our History: Established June 1st 1960, as Los Santos Free Press, formally Paleto Free Press, is a local media agency that has a focus on providing local and unbiased media for the citizens. Los Santos Free Press has traditionally covered news revolving around politics, finance, quality of life, and local business reviews. Los Santos Free Press was originally founded by native islander, Andretti Agumanu. He was known for his fierce personality and eagerness to discover the truth. His political posts at the time were controversial due to the harsh criticism that he would write. He managed to turn Los Santos Free Press into a well known and reputable newspaper. However, he passed away, rather sudden, on July 8th 1980 and without his leadership, Los Santos Free Press started to slowly decline. Some could say the companies decline was due to reluctance to keep up with technology, but many local citizens claim the newspaper was simply not the same without the leadership of Andretti. By 2018, Los Santos Free Press had only four paying subscribers for the newspaper and was on the brink of shut-down. A Path towards the future: Lillian Armstrong - Chief Editor - CEO - Los Santos Free Press On August 11th, 2019, Lillian Armstrong moved to Los Santos County after working as a proclaimed photo-journalist for ten years. She discovered that Los Santos Free Press was liquidating its assets. Lillian had enough money saved up to purchase the company and its printing assets in Paleto. She had always wanted to start her own media company and this was her golden opportunity. She went right to work by hiring a web designer to design the website((forums)) that will host the, now, digital newspaper. She also invested the rest of her money into buying equipment to host an upcoming radio station, and also film equipment for her documentaries and online broadcast journalism platform. It has all lead to now, November 15th 2019, when she decided that she had to leave the companies long-established headquarters in Paleto for better opportunities in the city. ((Subsequent updates will be made as thread posts below)). Work for Us: We are in need of the following positions Live Camera Specialist - On-Air Journalism Department. Journalist - On-Air Journalism and Written Journalism Department. Photographers - Written Journalism Department. Videographers - Documentary Department. Interns - Business Management, Journalism, Photography, etc. Please send letters of interest to [email protected](Forum PM: zoezoegigantic)) and/or portfolio of your work. You might also occasionally see live recruitment efforts((in-game)). In this case, we will be making same-day job offers for qualified candidates. Please look out for advertisements through radio and social media. Want to guest post? We accept work from freelancers and offer upfront payment. Please send them to [Currently not accepting freelance submissions]. ---------------------OOC SECTION:----------------- Recruitment: We seek to provide quality RP as a journalism company. Therefore, we also try to keep it exciting by going out into the field, aka outside the office, and covering news. My goal is that this business faction can provide RP for anyone interested in this type of RP. I will try my best to recruit you, if , you are dedicated to this style of RP. Documentary and Broadcast Journalism Creation: I realize that not everyone may be able to record video for our documentary department. Therefore, I have devised of a plan for how they will be made. Our documentaries will be a series of pictures. They will tell a story through commentary. Online Newspaper: Our 'Online Newspaper' will be posts on the media section of the forums. We did not create an actual website for this. However, we did make a photoshop design to look like an website. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  20. Katie found a place for the business in LS finally. A few days later, she decided to do some charity work, to show that the business is for the people. Meanwhile, Giovanni got into an ironic crash and is now in a wheelchair for a month with a broken left arm and leg. So he chose to spend what was left of the day, after he got discharged, with some friends.
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  22. Trending Coffee Shop in Mirror Park - Cool Beans For a vast majority of us, the day must start with coffee. Here's a place I recently discovered. Mirror Park "Cool Beans" Coffee Shop. Mirror Park BLVD, Mirror Park, Los Santos. If you're like me, then you can't go on with your day without your morning cup of coffee. I need that extra caffeine boost to be efficient in any way and for any daily task that I'll get involved in. With myself moving to Los Santos, I've had to roam around to find myself the best coffee in town and enjoy those early morning hours, whether it is for blogging , having a chat with a friend or a colleague, or just to get some consistent and tasty breakfast, Coffee Beans is the place. About the Coffee Shop Located in Mirror Park, Coffee Beans' building stands out from the rest with his red-orange coloured exterior, floral arrangement and enjoyable terrasse. The building is on one, if not, the most frequented street of the suburb, Mirror Park BLVD. It is easily localisable, there are plenty of parking spots nearby and it is surrounded by a whole lot of little stores that are yet to fill your most intense shopping craves. The Coffee Shop has quite a diversified menu with plenty of coffee roasts from everywhere around the world, teas, juices of all kinds, cakes and the common sandwiches for your mid-day bites. There's no reasons for you to not stop at the shop if you're passing by. -Okita Takejiro Stay tuned for more content: https://forums.owlgaming.net/forum/1628-blog/ (all Blog posts) https://owlwebs.wixsite.com/wordsmith/blog https://deveis.com/wordsmithllc ((This form of VM is based on reactions and views))
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