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Network teams are sub-groups of the network staff that handles one or more specific administrative duties. These teams are chartered by the general consortium, the collective of server administrators, and the team charters outline what administrative roles the teams have. Most teams are overlooked by the lead administrator, who has the authority to appoint chairpersons for chaired teams.
The infrastructure team is responsible for overseeing the foundation of the network.
- Approve and revoke network operators for service administrator status, based on whether they show a need for these extra privileges
- Approve links for new servers. Once approved, the link is given a ten day test period, then given a final vote by the general consortium.
- Act on the suggestions made by the network relations team
- Updating network-wide rules and policies (de facto)
The infrastructure team is chaired by the lead network administrator, who appoints members at his discretion.
The oper abuse team investigates reported incidents of network operator authority misuse.
- Investigating and deliberating on cases brought to the team based on its operating procedures
- Enforcing any sanctions made on operators, up to the full removal of an operator's o:line
- Making recommendations to the infrastructure committee on any additional action needed
The chair for the oper abuse team is appointed by the lead network administrator. The chair appoints members at their discretion.
The training team is responsible for giving additional training to network operators.
The training team is chaired by the lead network administrator, who appoints members at his discretion.
- Dealing with appeals to g:lines by confirming or denying network bans set for seven or more days
- Investigating and deliberating on cases brought to the team
- Making a public statement about the reasoning for the final decision of the team, which set precedent
- Forwarding resolved cases where there may be abuse of operator privileges to the oper abuse team
- None – Cases are handled by Heero until next election.
Potential candidates are nominated by a server administrator and current members can run for re-election without endorsement. During the elections, all users on the network will vote for three operator candidates and two non-operator candidates that they support. On May 31 or November 31, the candidates with the most votes will assume their positions for a six month term.