Deciding If Canasis Is Right For Your Group?
Note if you are moving from zone, check out the zone info page
Only you can decide what is best for your group, but here are some notes to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision. This page is just a start, if you require personal assistance please speak to a supervisor inside Canasis or email us, speaking to a supervisor is preferred though.
As you know, there are 2 aspects to every site: the site and software itself is one, and the community and people is the other.
About The Software
Here is a quick list of the features you can expect to see in Canasis, as well as suggestions on how they may be used to help you run the best group you can.
Here is some basic information about our community, people, and management you can expect to see in Canasis, as well as suggestions on how they may be used to help you run the best group you can.
|What?||How It Affects Your Group||More Details
||Stable Canasis management
||No worries about your group being stranded next week.
||Some sites are free one moment and paid the other, or shut down because management is losing money or having other problems. Canasis is stable, free, and intends to stay that way for at least 15-20 years into the future. We love our site, enjoy making it, and are not having any financial crisis.
||We trust you to do what you do best, running your group. We don't pretend to know how to do your job better than you, and we know interfering with how you run your group only slows and distracts you. So long as everything remains clean you are free to organize your group however you like.
||We will not interfere with whatever schedule you want to maintain, rules you want to impose for playing, what games you want to play, how often you want to play, or how you deal with group issues.
||You decide who runs your ladders and tournaments
||No restrictions on what systems you use to run tournaments and ladders, use the one that is best for you.
||Play on your own rating system, our rating system, MyLeague, Cases, LadderCity, or any other system you want.
||Peer pressure pushes for friendliness
||Less dealing with rude and crude people, less dealing with the problems they bring. Your current members will gradually become more polite.
||Its hard to explain exactly why, but the peer pressure on many other sites is to be rude and vulgar. To feel popular you need to be vulgar and players find it funny and encourage it until more players act that way. In here, players discourage such behaviour and players quickly learn that politeness wins over more members, so that is what people start becoming... more friendly.
||Management cares about you
||Get personal attention and help when you need it. Feel comfortable asking for help and not guilty that you are bothering someone.
||Contact any supervisor in Canasis for immediate help, we are not hard to find. You may often find the site owner (MPI-Thomas) in the site and available to answer your questions too because he cares enough to be there.
||Respect and Appreciation
||When you get more respect and appreciation for your hard work, your job becomes much more fun and easier to do.
||We earn your respect by respecting you. Most sites don't make the groups feel wanted, and most sites don't realize groups should be appreciated because they help the site. In Canasis, we make sure you know you are wanted and respected for helping Canasis grow and entertaining our players.
After talking to players from many other sites, we found something that all of them had in common. Their group was wasting time dealing with filthy chat, problem makers, site management that restricts them and dictates everything they do, sites that can't make up their mind about being free or paid, long maintenence blackouts, over-crowding of many groups into one room, paperwork in moving to a site.... and all the confusion that comes from all of the above.
Isn't it about time you start focusing on your events, having fun running your group, making sure your friends are having fun, and doing what you do best? Don't you deserve at least that much for all your hard work?
If you find the main reason you are staying at some other site is loyalty, ask yourself if your loyalty is being rewarded and appreciated (with more features, personal attention, and respect) or abused and ignored and they make you feel like you're not important to them, and if the lack of respect you get is causing you to miss out on something better?
If you find the main reason you are staying at some other site is fear of leaving, rest assured there are ways to move slowly and steady. You don't have to pick up, give up all your friends, and start from scratch. Start by getting your main group staff (administration, tournament directors, leaders..) into Canasis and playing a few games, then do a practice event with just your staff. Then gradually start having your events here. We are fine with you having events here AND on your old site until everyone has a chance to get used to it here.