The Systems Development Team works on designing and programming the additions and improvements according to specifications given to them by Administration, which itself has taken into consideration ideas, suggestions, requests, and feedback compiled from Members and Staff.|
Please note, most changes, additions, and improvements cannot and will not be “discussed” with the Eliters Community or Staff at large before they are introduced. Long experience has shown us that attempts to build consensus take more time than they are worth, and result in watered-down solutions as well. From time to time we do seek the feedback of the community on issues, by discussion in the Clubs and/or through polls, but we are not bound by this feedback; it is only one of the many factors we consider as we make changes.
After initial programming finishes, several people who are familiar with the Site test the new additions and improvements. In some cases, some or all Admins are asked for more feedback in specific areas of the new/changed system.
Then, final adjustments are made to the system.
During the last stages of finalizing the system, and in an advanced level of beta testing, the system is put up live to test it with the whole Site, and by remote actual users of the Site. This is when all Members start seeing the new additions.
In the final stages, the system is documented and announcements are prepared and posted in Club, News, and Help Section.