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Who do up and coming telecom technicians contact? No profile link or website?

I would be interested in scouting for telecom infrastructure, as well as setting up generators, keeping them fueled and maintained, as well as keeping the premises secured.

It looks like the towers in Osmondville, Pennville and Houldenbank haven’t been found yet, according to the Telecom Network Map.

I'm surrently in Osmondville and working my way up the east side of the map. The tower here is proving difficult to find (or I missed it.) --ERNesbitt 03:21, 30 Nov 2005 (GMT)
Its possible some suburbs don't have towers. But they should be within 3 blocks of the center point. I guess rule out streets and so forth. --RocketYam 06:33, 30 Nov 2005 (GMT)

There are reports of high zombie activity in this area, though. But once I get free running, I should be able to scout better.

-RocketYam 18:33, 29 Nov 2005 (GMT), Malton FD, Penny Heights Ladder No 3

It would have been better if you guys named it "Malton Mobile" .  :( --Carfan7 04:38, 30 Nov 2005 (GMT)

Actually, I think MalBell woulda been the best joke (Mal Bell/Ma Bell. get it? har har), but I was working with what I had. I was actually looking for "Verizon" in the group section when I came across this one --RocketYam 06:33, 30 Nov 2005 (GMT)
Malton Telephone, MalTel seemed to be what a company would actually be called, short form's catchy so I went with it. Malton Mobile's more accurate for sure, MalMob just doesn't have the same ring though ;) --Bro'ken
I like MalTel - not only catchy, but "mal" is pretty appropriate of the conditions post-zombie-apocalypse maintenance teams have to deal with. --LouisB3 21:53, 8 Dec 2005 (GMT)
I know it's unbelievably pedantic, but are we MALTEL or MalTel? I've seen it spelt both ways, and was wondering which is right. Various pages on the wiki refer to it by both. I prefer MalTel. Saxsux 09:47, 24 Dec 2005 (GMT)

I'd like to work with MalTel, so, as seems to be the policy, I added myself into the roaming technicians list. I'm currently resting in Galbraith Hills, but it looks that someone already is managing that 'burb. On the other hand, the mast listing says the generator is down. What's the news on this? Either way, I'm willing to go wherever. --Alan Williams 01:34, 5 Jan 2006 (GMT)

Well, right now MalTel isn't that organised (I'm trying to get a good team going in the north end though... anyone interested?) I'd just check the status in your suburb using your phone, and if it's still down, so ahead and fix it. --Blobmorf 22:41, 5 Jan 2006 (GMT)

As I have ended up with quite a bit of both fuel and spraycans I can see that I might be of some assistance to your organazation. After reviewing the employee handbook I see nothing conflicting between your groups goals and my own. So, after making a short endeavor of locating a mobile phone in a desolet carpark and refueling the nearest mast, St Dymphna's Church [55,35], Roachtown, I guess, I'm in.

I've added a number of you to my contacts list, emailed my contact info to HQ, added my profile to Roaming Technicians and changed my group affilation to "Malton Telephone".

Also, I noticed that some of you also wear overalls, Uncanny!

Please feel free to text me anytime. If I'm not in an area with coverage I'll be looking for more fuel.

MalTel - Making Surviving Simpler. --Spraycan Willy 22:55, 11 March 2006 (GMT)


Building Pages

I've seen quite a few building pages with the MalTel logo on and a reference to the mast on thier roofs. Are we trying to make a page for every mast building and put the MalTel logo on it? Saxsux 08:21, 9 Jan 2006 (GMT)

Not that I'm aware of, but I've no objections--Broken 17:18, 9 Jan 2006 (GMT)

Contact Method

It's great that you've listed a contact. How about you list a method through which to contact the contact.  :) Swing past www.deadscape.com and we'll hook you up with forum space, love the concept of MalTel, really fscking do.  :P BrianSutherland 00:28, 30 Nov 2005 (GMT)

You sir, have a very good point! I don't know how to contact the person who started this group. I've just been adding to it. But if you want to contact ME, just send an email to RocketYam AT jawatusi DOT com.
I can be contacted at ernesbitt AT <A POPULAR SEARCH ENGINE'S MAIL> DOT com. I'm assuming that only the group leader should organize group activities such as forums, etc. What can we do if Bro'ken doesn't show up soon? (Last update by him was 6 days before this post) --ERNesbitt 04:32, 30 Nov 2005 (GMT)
er... Coup D'etat? Looks like he made this page 6 days ago. maybe he wasn't serious? --RocketYam 06:33, 30 Nov 2005 (GMT)
I was serious, just still figuring out contact method, didn't want to post email. I'll take up that forum offer, feel free to edit yourselves in as employees or whatnot, currently I'm in Edgecombe trying to find the mast --Bro'ken
I found it no problem and added it's status. Someone had already got it running and heavily barricaded. --Craig
well in the mean time, email us, then. Or make a profile so we can leave messages for you on the wiki, --RocketYam 02:25, 1 Dec 2005 (GMT)
Edited membership up to 4 to include RocketYam and myself
you can add yourselves as techs, managers or let me know what you'd like to do for the group, you can leave me messages on deadscape ( bro'ken ) I'm pretty open to ideas, I also whipped up a new logo, the first one was just a place holder really--Broken


I'm not on Deadscape, but Andy Basket has been loading up on fuel cans and generators -- and crowbars and kitchen knives, naturally -- and will be heading out to check the status of towers this weekend. This sounds like a lot of fun. -- James Holloway 21:57, 6 Dec 2005 (GMT)

I see you have no operatives in Kinch Heights. I would be happy to do my duty for MALTEL. -- Andrew McM 12:46, 13 Dec 2005 (GMT)

I've acquired some MalTel coveralls off of someone who ... uh ... didn't need them anymore. There was an ID card inside. I've pasted my photo over his, and now I'm serving Quarlesbank. Since the policy seems to be "add yourself to the roster", I've done so. How can I find a member of Management to keep in contact via mobile phone? --Blobmorf 14:55, 13 Dec 2005 (GMT)

I'm currently in Heytown, we're still getting a technician tracking system up and running --Broken 06:04, 17 Dec 2005 (GMT)

I can whip up another template based on the current map that will allow us to update what suburb we are currently in. It would work the same way, but I don't think it would need coordinates, just a line for "Technician" and "Current Status". It would just look like {{MalTelTech Broken|Heytown|Looking for Generator}} or even with a date {{MalTelTech ERNesbitt|Ridleybank|Dead|04:44, 18 Dec 2005 (GMT)}}
Another useful tracking idea might be to have an area for "Service Requests" on the main page (similar to the requests for "Back Up" below). Then if the phones go down in an area, someone can place a service request, and someone can respond to it. --Blobmorf 16:49, 26 Dec 2005 (GMT)

I'm looking to help out, heading up to Griggs Heights to repair its tower and then will return to South Blytheville to keep it and Lockettside up and operational. --Nekroskope

Hey, is Bro'ken still alive, or what? MordredMalTel 19:58, 12 June 2006 (BST)

Zombie Members?

At the moment I'm a Zombie, but I'm happy to join this group/work for this company. I won't munch on the humans, but I'll throw any other zombies out if you want. I'm already trying to help by searching out for where the Phone masts are. I believe I've found five already. Is it alright if I join, or should I get revived first? Being a zombie has it's advant ages, such as dieing isn't as much as a problem for me. Although, sadly I won't be able to do any technical stuff such as building barricades or repairing/replacing generators. --Devin Wright 13:23, 1 Dec 2005 (GMT)

We cannot officially employ the undead. Let us know if you'd like to be revived and we can do our best as we'd love to have you.--Bro'ken


I was killed by a zombie in Barrville. When I looked at his profile, it said he belonged to Malton Telephones. [1]. Is he a member? --ToRsO bOy

ToRsO bOy, this is awful news! While many players will play zombie as zombie and survivor as survivor I would at this time like to give him a cautious benefit of doubt. Lets all try to get a needle stuck in him as see if he gets back to work... Any further information about his whereabouts would also be useful. --Spraycan Willy MalTel 09:59, 26 April 2006 (BST)


Project Tesla

We still need the vital information of how long a generator can run before requiring a refueling.

One of my brothers from the Kempsterbank Neighborhood Watch set up a generator in a factory over 7 days ago, and it is still running. The wall is sprayed with a request to NOT refuel the generator, but several survivors have taken shelter in the factory and may not have heeded the warning, so that duration may not be reliable.

an alternate theory is that USE of a genny depleted fuel faster, such as running it in a hospital, or to power a mobile phone mast.

Please include any information and reports you have in here.

thank you --RocketYam 03:29, 12 Dec 2005 (GMT)


Set up generator, fueled and tagged "Project Tesla, Maltel, Please Do Not Refuel" at Heytown Cell Mast --Broken 15:46, 12 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Heytown Cell Overrun before running out of fuel --Broken 16:13, 14 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Unless someone put in another generator it looks like it ran out of fuel after approx 2 days, I've refilled it for a second test --Broken 16:01, 15 Dec 2005 (GMT)

If no one's refilled it the Heytown generator has run on one tank for almost 20 days now--Broken 20:20, 3 Jan 2006 (GMT)

Perhaps we should set up a seperate page for this? I've also moved you into Management ( hope that's cool ) as you're doing some awesome work and heading up new ideas --Broken 16:24, 12 Dec 2005 (GMT)


A promotion? sweet!

I guess moving this to its own page could work. I already mentioned this on the Mast talk page, and the Useful Item talk page. So I guess one central point dealing with it could work. --RocketYam 21:56, 12 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Congrats, man! --ERNesbitt 14:55, 13 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Alright, this has been running for 12 days now. I don't think my generator is a good sample. I think i'll destroy it (for fun!) and hook up another in a different location, hopefully free from other survivors to mess with it. I'll aslo barricade above VS to keep as many ppl out as possible. --RocketYam 06:17, 17 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Perhaps fuel can use is related to how many time there is a function that requires a generator running (surgery in a hospital or each mobile phone call within that suburb)? To test this hypothesis you would need an isolated hospital a surgeon who also knows how to wield an axe and a "volunteer" for being hacked with the axe and then operated on. --Matthew-Stewart 10:14, 20 Dec 2005 (GMT)

That's a good idea, I wouldn't mind taking part (either as the surgeon or "volunteer").

I was thinking, what if the time a generator runs on a fuel can is random? It could be that when the generator is refuelled UD chooses a random number of days for the fuel to last... It sounds a bit stupid, but looking at some of the results it could be true. --Saxsux 09:11, 24 Dec 2005 (GMT)

I replaced and refuelled the Brooke Hills generator on 03:19, 9 Jan 2006 (GMT), and updated the Phone Mast page. On 16 Jan 2006 (GMT), the entry was changed to inactive. (not destroyed). So assuming it wasn't refuelled, that's about 7 days. If nothing else, it gives an upper limit to the runtime. (unless Saxsux is right about it being random.) --rdk 00:19, 17 Jan 2006 (GMT)

We now get informed when a generator is low on fuel - could this be useful for the project? Saxsux 21:11, 2 Feb 2006 (GMT)

It's probably a percentage thing, like everything else in the game. So, yes, random. -- Brickpile Jones 23:32, 14 April 2006 (BST)

I placed a generator and fueled it today at around 12:30 PM. It's now 1:00 AM, and it's out of fuel. Go figure. --Brickpile Jones 08:04, 15 April 2006 (BST)

Back up

Hello, I'm Smoked, leader of Malton Defense Corporation. We've heard that Roftwood needs help, and we're heading there shortly. We would also request that you send an agent to maintain the phone mast at the summers building, as it would help coordinate many groups in the defense of the suburb.

We need backup to defend the mast in Dunell Hills. Send as many people as you can, we are being attacked by the Undying Scrounge. Right now the building is under control, but it may no be so safe after a while. Message me for details. --Carfan7 23:24, 9 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Store

We have a store? --RocketYam 21:39, 10 Dec 2005 (GMT)


Figured the MalTel logo would look good on some swag, so why not? if you have some ideas for more let me know, it's free to set up and there's no profit, just cafe press prices--Broken 01:28, 11 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Dude, you oughta put a shirt in there or two. Maybe one that just says MALTEL, and maybe an Employee of the Month one or something. I'd buy it, for sure. And for anything else Malton-ish. Or barhah. Whatever. --Leathlaobhair 04:13, 26 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Added a bunch of Tee's, I'll whip up some more later with different logo configurations.--Broken 20:19, 3 Jan 2006 (GMT)

Awesome, the ringer is fantastic. Thanks! --Leathlaobhair 21:19, 9 Jan 2006 (GMT)

Service Requests

I've gone ahead and added a Service Request section to the top of the page. I'm advertising myself as the MalTel tech for some of the NW suburbs, so I'll direct people to our page if they need service. --Blobmorf 16:55, 28 Dec 2005 (GMT)

That'll be useful. According to the stats page almost half of the suburbs don't have a powered mast, but until the Mobile Phone Mast page is fully updated we wont know where. This could be useful, not only in getting service to the masts, but also finding out which of the unknown status masts have power. Saxsux 20:15, 28 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Comments

You guys are doing a great job in keeping up the moble phone towers in Malton. Keep up the good work. If you're interested, we could also help in keeping up the towers. If you need to contact our group, (The Union), just send me a message. NOFX985


Imperial War Machine

George Hayduke and his partner are getting thier asses handed to them in Dakerstown, We don't use Mobile phones, but we're willing to lend a hand to your boys if you want.--Duce Nauks 21:11, 10 April 2006 (BST)

False Maltel Members

MANNIX and Karl Kolchak have been impersinating Maltel personal, going about PKing people in the North Western suburbs. I'm posting this to confirm that they aren't really Maltel. Is Maltel behind these Recent PKings?--Duce Nauks 01:09, 13 April 2006 (BST)

  • While not a manager I would like to take the time to assure you MalTel is not "behind" the activities you've noted. Its a pretty loose knit group but all of the members I've communicated with are seriously devoted to helping survivors rather than PKing. That said you may note the discrepancies between or numbers from the stats page and those listing themselves here. This is partially the result of our loose "Hiring Policy" but could easily be taken advantage of by the sort your seeing now. I hope you will not allow this to reflect on our devotion to service to the community. Please feel free to share any additional information you feel may also be of assistance to community at large here on our talk page. Thanks again, --Spraycan Willy MalTel 08:59, 13 April 2006 (BST)

Ok, thanks for helping us clear things up.--Duce Nauks 20:58, 13 April 2006 (BST)

We found out who began this insurgency. George Hayduke, started leading his men on a PKing spree in Dakerstown. After killing them all multiple times, we ran them out of Dakerstown. It seems that he also defected to another group since we crushed his insurgency. He apparently joined the "Monkey wrenchers" or something of that nature. This can be confirmed by reading his profile in your member listing. For not wanting another incident, The Imperial War Machine requests that you do not send another MalTel operative up here. Thank you. --Duce Nauks 16:10, 22 April 2006 (BST)

Duce, thanks for keeping us updated. Perhaps you or some member of the Imperial War Machine might be willing to help us keep abreast of the status up there by occasionaly updating the Mast Page. Thanks again --Spraycan Willy MalTel 08:47, 24 April 2006 (BST)

We just ask one simple thing, could you remove him from your roster? Or is that request too much?--Duce Nauks 20:07, 24 April 2006 (BST)

Duce, After reviewing his profile as well as information avvailble online and here on the wiki I belive your request is appropriate. I will however be moving the information to a new section here on the talk page to keep from losing the data until it is fully sorted out. Thanks for your continued support. --Spraycan Willy MalTel 09:38, 26 April 2006 (BST)

Spraycan Willy: George Hayduke here. I can hardly believe you have taken me off the Malton Phone Company roster simply because of Duce Nauk's lies. I've been maintaining phone mast buildings between Dakerstown & Yagoton for MONTHS & MONTHS now. Duce Nauk's "Imperial War Machine" arrived in Dakerstown a couple of months ago & immediately began PKing indiscriminantly. I (and others) fought back, only to have the IWM label us as "terrorists" & "MalTel Impersonators". Now I discover that MalTel has bought into Duce Nauks' lies. This is simply stunning to me. Please check the Urban Dead Wike site "MWG" (NOT "Monkey Wrench Gang, since THAT is a false site Duce Nauks has manufactured) for the truth concerning the situation in Dakerstown. Frankly, I don't care if I'm added back on to the MalTel roster (since I'm doing the job of maintaining phone mast bldgs ANYWAY) but this partisanship on MalTel's part (favoring Duce Nauks' PKing & lies) is rather a shocker. Please respond after you have reviewed the FACTS (& not just the hearsay). Thanks, George Hayduke.

You accuse me of lying? You blatantly just did, ask any DEA person, the IWM has been in Dakerstown far before you have, almost eight months now. Your just pissed because you and your lackeys didn't think before you acted. And no, they didn't have MalTel badges on, and no I checked, they weren't MalTel Agents. And No, you haven't been maintaining the Phone mast.--Duce Nauks 17:12, 21 May 2006 (BST)

ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN IWM WIKI listing, Duce, if memory serves, you give the account of the IWM arriving in Dakerstown & attempting to "keep order" & then running into us "MalTel Imposters". Which means we were there FIRST, right? Use your brain. However, I'll concede that PERHAPS the IWM has been in Dakerstown for months, but you yourself admit that you recently "stepped up" your campaign there. WHICH WAS ABOUT (now) TWO MONTHS AGO, MAYBE 2 & 1/2 MONTHS AGO. This isn't the place for this argument, though, & i WASN'T EVEN TALKING TO YOU, I WAS TALKING TO SPRAYCAN WILLY. But since you've mentioned LYING, Duce, practically every other word out of your mouth is a lie. Tell you what: in the past you've given posted your usual lying versions of us (you & I) "meeting" for our little showdown in the junkyard east of Esgar a few weeks ago (which you never showed up for, even though YOU organized it), but I have a screenshot of the entire dialogue (which consists of me waiting for you for about TWENTY hours, & you finally mouthing off after I got tired of waiting & left). Shall I show it to everyone, & prove what a liar you are in your fictitious account of things? You are absurd, dude. & you need help with this constant lying. Seriously. George Hayduke

Obviously if you'd looked at the big button that read: ARCHIVE, then you'd see we've been there for some time. If I'm supposed to be a liar, then your just plain stupid. As for the meeting, Not only is that irrelevant, but I regret even trying to speak with someone so inept. At least I'm not trying to insult you and ridicule you on another groups page. That's just tasteless.--Duce Nauks 12:31, 22 May 2006 (BST)

Oh no, Duce, you've NEVER insulted or ridiculed ANYONE on another group's page, have you? (see below, everyone)

http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/Moderation/Vandal_Data

Duke Nauks Warned 00:36, 22 Jan 2006 (GMT)

More LIES from Duce Nauks, the King of Lies. George Hayduke

I fail to see the relevance between what I'm saying now, and my first day on the Wiki. Even so, I never said I didn't ridicule people. It clearly shows your ignorance by posting that, when you were warned, AND BANNED from the Wikipedia before. Though Likewise, I'm stating, that I made no attempt to insult, or ridicule you, and I hardly find such a discussion appropriate on another groups page. I apologise to MalTel, as what I posted obviously attracted this immaturity by other Wiki Members. For this I apologise.--Duce Nauks 19:26, 22 May 2006 (BST)

http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/Moderation/Vandal_Data

I don't Implore anyone to bother checking on either histories, as it is irrelevant.--Duce Nauks 19:26, 22 May 2006 (BST)

Duce, you say that you have "made no attempt to insult, or ridicule (me)" but you have made your OWN "Monkey Wrench Gang" Urban Dead wiki page, on which you do nothing BUT ridicule & insult me (& my group). And lie about us. Are you crazy? I'm being serious. If you are honestly saying that you don't "insult & ridicule" & LIE on almost every Wiki post you make (either on your ersatz "Monkey Wrench Gang" site, or your "Imperial War Machine" site), then I submit that you are either delusional, or psychotic, or just stupid. These aren't insults if they are the truth, & since practically everything that comes out of your mouth is either a lie or an falsification of an event, I have to wonder if you perhaps aren't playing with a full deck. I'm PROUD of what I altered your IWM wiki to say, since i was telling the TRUTH. & yes I was banned for it (for 24 hrs) & I will not do it again, no matter how many more lies you tell: I'm counting on people's common sense; that they (our readers) will be able to tell honesty (mine) from disinformation (yours). George Hayduke

PS: A question for Spraycan Willy. In Duce Nauks' initial post to you here, he asked you the following: "The Imperial War Machine requests that you do not send another MalTel operative up here". Does this not strike you as, well, rather ODD? That a group (the IWM) which is reportedly PKing players left and right, DOES NOT WANT MOBILE PHONE SERVICE IN THE SUBURB WHERE THE PKing IS TAKING PLACE? Am I the only person who sees a connection between the PKing going on in Dakerstown, and one group's request that MalTel stay out of Dakerstown (ostensibly a media blackout)? PLEASE think about this, and think about sending some MalTel personel up to Dakerstown to check things out for yourselves. Thanks Spraycan Willy! George Hayduke

Dakerstown has already gotten a replacement MalTel agent, who is welcomed as an ACTUAL MalTel agent. Naturally, the request is nullified. Once again, I fail to see the relevance in what you are trying to point out Hayduke. I suggest you just stop this, your embarrasing yourself. Every argument you make, I prove you wrong. And when I do, you try to throw something else, totally irrelivant into the disscussion, which I also disproove. You already stuck your own foot in your mouth THREE times. Do you want to make it four?--Duce Nauks 00:15, 23 May 2006 (BST)


ATTENTION MALTEL:

I have a screenshot of the following, for whoever is interested. This happened earlier today.

You are inside the Buttle Building. The building has been very heavily barricaded. Also here is mishkin.

Somebody has spraypainted HELP FIGHT FASCISM IN DAKERSTOWN: FIGHT THE IWM!!! onto a wall.

Since your last turn:

   * Meat Patty Jones destroyed the generator. (05-22 20:12 BST

I've saved a screenshot of this, for anyone connected with MalTel who is interested. Meat Patty Jones is a high-ranking officer with the IWM. The IWM is actively seeking to keep phone communications down in Dakerstown in order to further their PKing agenda. What do you have to say to this, Duce? George Hayduke

I say to that, that he probably did it to piss your ass off. Your flipping out, losing your mind about it . . . it clearly worked. Thumbs up to him. Also, seeing as how you have no evidence provided, would like to see this "Screenshot". Also . . . He's not any type of high ranking officer. He just a combat medic. Simple as that. And a damn loyal friend too. Now let's see you make it five. When that happens, I'm gonna stick a link to this page, so everyone can laugh at you. That is of course, if MalTel doesn't mind.--Duce Nauks 02:10, 23 May 2006 (BST)

You have an answer for everything, don't you Duce? So, let's see. To "piss my ass off", your boy destroyed the phone mast bldg generator, and in the process temporarily cut off the mobile phone use of EVERYONE in the Dakerstown suburb that your organization, the IWM, is alledgedly protecting. You make absolutely NO SENSE WHATSOEVER, pal: you are clearly not in possession of all your faculties. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO SEE A SCREENSHOT OF MEAT PATTY JONES DESTROYING THE DAKERSTOWN PHONE MAST BLDG GENERATOR EMAIL ME AT 00GEORGEHAYDUKE00@GMAIL.COM & I'll send you the file. Clearly, there is no way to reason with you Duce since you are incapable of telling the truth or accepting responsibility for your actions. You are a Griefer, pure & simple, and the IWM is an organization clearly intent on making Urban Dead unpleasant for as many people as possible so that makes the IWM an assembly of griefers. I'm through talking to you. George Hayduke

Everytime I think, mabey humanity isn't that helpless, I come to the Wiki and become reassured . . . Yep, people suck. There's three choices you can make in life.

A) You can do what Hayduke and the MWG does. Cry and bitch about it, and cut yourself listening to green day, because the world "Isn't Fair"

B) You can do what alot of IWM members do. Just Accept the world as it is, and follow your own path.

Or C) You can do what most IWM, and United Assault members in general do. Live life like a jerk, and have a blast while doing it. What are the other people gonna do? If they pull a Hayduke (Option A) then too bad, because if your a Grinch like most of us are, then we most likely don't care about you. . . Like we don't care about the MWG and Hayduke's failed revolution. If they go with option B, then good for them, chances are, your not a jerk to them, because they're not losers.

The world is tough Hayduke. So what? The entire TEN people in Dakerstown don't have phones. I'd say it's a great bargin to see you lose your mind on the Wiki. As for Griefer, I don't play Urban Dead enough to know the in game lingo you guys have created, but seeing that you don't like them, I take it as a compliment.--Duce Nauks 04:39, 23 May 2006 (BST)


Hey George, thanks for stopping back by the page to try and straighten things out. I'm sorry things turned toward a flame war there for a while. I made the decision to move your name to the newly constructed Former Members section after seeing your affiliation had changed in your profile. It was never my intention to offend. I can easily accept that you are still capable, and of the mind to, maintain phone masts while fostering a new group. Of course we will continue to send representatives into Darkerstown and all dark corners of the map. Good luck in your endeavors and, if you have a chance, update the mast page once in a while to keep us posted on how things are going. Add me to your conacts and I'll give you a call sometime. Good luck and most of all, ENJOY the game... --Spraycan Willy MalTel 07:32, 7 June 2006 (BST)


Plans for the future.

Districts

Splitting up areas of conectration based on the lines drawn by ERNesbitt's addition of district borders as per the DEM maps seems a nice idea for determining which areas need the most help and which areas already have the most outside support. Brickpile Jones and I did some outreach to other groups in the spring with very limited feedback. As we get a pulse on areas, doing some more networking with active groups could help firm up these lines. I think editing the Mast page is one of te tasks outside groups fail to pick up on the most. I find a lot of gens and sprays of support ingame but here on the wiki its not as obvious. Spraycan Willy MalTel·T 05:47, 1 August 2006 (BST)

I think we need to start grouping better, as well. Perhaps a new structure to the team with one CEO (Or CEO Emeritus with our current CEO "out to lunch"), 4 regional managers (NE, SW, etc.) and 5 district managers per region. That's 25 people total. For some of the harder to maintain areas (Ridleybank) we may need more district managers in some areas, but that would work if we can organize it. I'm tired, and I have a 7am meeting in the morning, so I can't set up a sign-up sheet tonight, but it's a start. --ERNesbitt 04:56, 3 August 2006 (BST)
Why can't a Regional Manager double as a district manager? Do you forsee Regional management responsibilities as interfering from actually keeping a district running?
Either way, I'm holding down best I can in SE5. --RocketYam 07:28, 3 August 2006 (BST)
I don't see why they can't, it would just be a bit of added responsibility to take care of the whole region and a district. It would work fine. One of my alts is holed up in SE1. --ERNesbitt 14:33, 3 August 2006 (BST)

Forum

Creating a forum on one of the free servers like http://www.proboards.com/ might be an easy way to stimulate interest an give that extra we look alive feeling. The Mast Page does a good job of keeping us from stepping on each others toes but a forum would be a good way to recruit members and stimulate interest. It would also give us a place to coordinate any intel that does not need to be public info. Spraycan Willy MalTel·T 05:47, 1 August 2006 (BST)

Or a decent cipher for private radio contact may be in order. I do have a cipher program that I have written that we could use. --ERNesbitt 13:48, 2 August 2006 (BST)
I like the radio idea... but keeping transmitters online as well adds a lot of extra work. I think we have our hands full enough with just getting masts running. I think we should examine the forum possibility --RocketYam 23:11, 2 August 2006 (BST)
We've already got a forum. When we were setting up a newsletter a while ago, I kinda made a website. It's been a bit neglected, but it's still here - http://www.maltel.uk.tt. Email me for more info, or if you need an accout - saxsux [at] gmail [dot] com --Saxsux 14:59, 24 August 2006 (BST)

Subgroups

Splitting up into more task related subgroups. Those being something like an Ammo/Axe group to clear buildings, a construction group to follow behind securing an area along with any final clean up and a generator group to do the final instalations. I'm not sure how I feel about this myself as we seem to be streched pretty thin now. Spraycan Willy MalTel·T 05:47, 1 August 2006 (BST)

It seems that Squads should be set up, and each member has a responsibility. IE: one guy spends most of his time finding equipment and setting it up. Two guys kill zombies/barricade buildings. Another is a "medic" and spends his time getting FAK's and Syringes. I dunno if this is the right "ratio", or if a single ratio will work in all zones, but division of labour within squads I think will work best.
Each "squad" could take a DEM zone of 5 suburbs. If their suburb is doing fine, they can take on extra unclaimed burbs. If their zone gets TOTALLY swamped, they can relocate to a more peacful zone for a while. You know, River_Tactics. --RocketYam 23:17, 2 August 2006 (BST)
I dunno guys. The official stats page has us at 21 active members, so while I love military efficiency and organization, is that a realistic objective at this point and time? Do we have 4 guys to focus on one suburb and one alone? Sure, those 5 suburbs would be in excellent shape, but we'd never get far enough to effectively deal with any other suburbs. I finally found success in Richmond by recruiting passerby’s and nearby survivors; I'm letting surrounding survivors know that I'm trying to keep the mast up and keep FAK's on hand for those that stick around in Club Beastall. It has worked well for a few weeks now, but we shall see if it holds up. Having fewer, polypotent individuals spread thinly and attending to whatever needs arise may prove more realistic given our current manpower situation. Not that I’m a wet blanket or pure nay-sayer; I like those ideas, but we either need more members before splitting ourselves into yet smaller groups, or seek other, larger groups for those functions. Could we ask more militant groups to clear/defend certain areas?--Nathan Callaway 03:51, 27 August 2006 (BST)

Animal Control Division

As a weak and recent employee of the Mal Tel corporation, I could sure use some nice, beefy support staff to initiate me into the ways of gaining XP, etc. It might be nice to form an Animal Control Division to defend techs that have come under seige by two-legged groaning varmints. I'm not suggesting we march out and start conquering people (which doesn't seem to be in the Mal Tel mission statement at all), but a little defense might go a long way towards making the jobs of us weak techs easier, at least until they accumulate enough XP and tactical sense to be self-sufficient. It might also broaden our entry-level recruitment base. I volunteer to develop a mission statement and begin recruiting for the division, once I've developed enough XP to be self-sufficient myself. Think of it as hiring a loose network of (combat-hardened) security guards that can draw hordes away, and/or command any independents or forces on loan in the defense of radio towers. The ACD would be answerable to the Acting CEO, with full tactical independence, and would act in compliance with all Mal Tel principals (i.e.; network integrity is the first principal) ACD could also act as military diplomats where the acting corporate diplomat decides military aid is in the best interests of the corporation. We may also start to think about authorizing construction of a network of Mal Tel-controlled safe houses, listed on a password-protected forum somewhere. -Jonathan Frey/Mal Tel Service Technician/"Serving the Tapton Area for over 24 hours." 1 August 2006, 1430 CST

I was typing this literally as the subdivisions entry came up. Didn't mean to rip anyone off. And I would have contacted in-game via radio, but I'm kind of trapped at a secure location (read: in the bunker with Dick Cheney), so I jumped in on the wiki pages. I'm an American (CST is Central Standard Time...I take it BST is British Standard Time), I've got drive and ambition, and I'd like to help make Mal Tel the number one wireless service provider in Malton. My early capacity will be as an intelligence gatherer until I build up enough XP to actually buy the barricading and other skills, provided I don't wind up groaning about brains anytime soon. Jonathan Frey Mal Tel Roaming Service Technician/"Serving the Tapton Area for over 24 hours!" 1 August 20:31 CST
After summarily reviewing the options available to me, I'm withdrawing my Animal Control idea in favor of joining the MCDU to gain enough skills to be of use to the corporation. Hopefully, as an intelligence prospect, my duties will coincide with those of Mal Tel. I look forward to working with you guys in the future, when I'm of more use. Feel free to move me to the former users section, as I am removing Mal Tel from my watch list. Jonathan Frey/"Served the Tapton Area for over 24 hours!"/05:26, 3 August 2006 (BST)

Outreach program?

We have only fourteen active members and there are one hundred suburbs to cover. We need to recruit more members in-game.

A single MalTel rep can keep a mobile phone mast running more than 75% of the time in most suburbs. My survivor has had success networking for support with other survivors in Huntley Heights.

With an aggressive in-game recruitment campaign, I bet we can more than double our numbers. We'd have to spend a few days (weeks?) ignoring the phone masts and instead traveling around the city and speaking.

Each MalTel rep could choose seven or eight suburbs, and in each suburb:

  1. identify the buildings with the most survivors (malls, etc).
  2. give a short speech in each of these buildings explaining MalTel's goals, giving the wiki url, and inviting survivors to become their suburb's rep.
  3. in the recruitment speech, be sure to say where that suburb's mast is located, and describe policy/ techniques for efficiently keeping a mast powered.

To do this thoroughly might take several weeks, during which time we would be away from our posts and phone coverage would likely decrease. But I think in the long run a recruitment campaign would increase stable phone coverage in Malton.

--Buddhagazelle 22:05, 22 May 2007 (BST)

Check In

Just checked in. As for the management issue, It looks like Willy and I have been the most active in managing the phone mast page and trying to make improvements. Others have made good suggestions, but most of the hard-core coding and back-end maintenance has been performed by us. So, I guess you could say we've taken over management temporarily, but not full group management. Perhaps we move Bro'ken to the "former members" section and wait for a reply. --ERNesbitt 05:48, 30 July 2006 (BST)

I say we keep him listed as CEO, and make someone else "Acting CEO". (hitchiker's reference? anyone? anyone?) --RocketYam 05:27, 31 July 2006 (BST)
Missing, presumed zed? --ERNesbitt 11:41, 31 July 2006 (BST)
Let's put him down as "Out to lunch" for now. --RocketYam 21:07, 31 July 2006 (BST)
I favor "CEO Emeritus." — Jonathan Frey14:39, 1 August 2006 (CST)
The passage in the H2G2 goes as such: "[Lig Lury Jr.] never formally resigned his editorship--he merely left his office late one morning, and has never returned since. Though well over a century has now passed, many members of the Guide staff still retain the romantic notion that he has simply popped out for a sandwich and will yet return to put in a solid afternoon's work." In these mysterious circumstances, all subsequent editors have been designated acting editors. And Lig's desk is still preserved the way he left it, with the addition of a small sign that says "LIG LURY JR., EDITOR, MISSING, PRESUMED FED." --ERNesbitt 14:49, 3 August 2006 (BST)
I salute you! you're guide-fu is better then mine... --RocketYam 09:19, 4 August 2006 (BST)
I go back through and read it every couple of years. I know I've read the whole series at least 10 times. Sometimes I'll just pick it up, open it to a random page and start reading. I like the "Acting CEO" title, though. --ERNesbitt 15:12, 4 August 2006 (BST)
Thanks for leaving me on everyone and great work on keeping MalTel up and running. I've been holed up in Shearbank struggling mentally with the plight of Malton. I owe it to the company to relinquish control, I would ask to stay on as CEO, but the introduction of an Acting CEO is perfectly fine with me, who does our management team think should take on this role?--Broken 21:26, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Checked in yesterday. Sorry I was out of the loop for a bit, I spent a week or so held up in Giddings helping with the siege. Been roaming again since then. -Andrew McIntosh 14:27, 11 August 2006 (BST)
Yeah, I've been catching hell in the Southwest for the last few weeks, trying to get suburbs back on their feet after the Big Bash. Now that things are settled down I'll try to put my syringes down and pick up a generator and get back to business. As for Nesbitt and Willy getting listed as the active leadership, I'm all for it. They certainly deserve it with all the good work they've been doing. -- Alan Watson 02:12, 14 August 2006 (BST)
Ugh... I've been having computer problems lately, but they're all cleared up now. I'm back in action in the SW and I've just begun a few Project Tesla trials. MordredMalTel 05:29, 15 August 2006 (BST)
Hi guys! Sorry for the delay - I've been rotting in a car park for some time... With GCSEs looming, I don't think I'll be able to help out around Malton too much, but we'll see. --Saxsux 14:49, 24 August 2006 (BST)

Sorry it took me so long to check in, but I'm still alive.--Labine50 MHG|MalTel 06:05, 30 September 2006 (BST)


user:Asheets is making a grand tour of phone masts in Malton, and User:Asheets/hamradiodude has applied for MalTel membership several times without response. Asheets 20:24, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Zombie Members?

We cannot officially employ the undead. Let us know if you'd like to be revived and we can do our best as we'd love to have you.--Bro'ken

I disagree, I think anyone can help. Zombies can just as easily update the Mobile Phone Mast page, or clear buildings of other zombies using Death Rattle to lure them away! -- SkullnBones

This is true. Also: The RRF employs the Gore Corps (the breathers wing) to good effect. Why not allow for an Undead Services division?

--Jonathan Frey 05:29, 29 June 2007 (BST)

Former Members

Members who have most likely moved on or idled out...

If your name has been moved to this list in error please understand it is our wish to provide as complete and accurate information as possible. Your patience is appreciated. --Spraycan Willy MalTel 09:43, 26 April 2006 (BST)

Branch Offices

Dulston Branch

Would it be fine with you, if we - The Electric Light Torchestra - consider ourselves responsible for powering Parrott Towers? Or do we have to keep up more than one suburb to be a "branch"? Right now we power all buildings in Dulston, and Parrott Towers is certainly one of our main target buildings.--PsychoLycheeELT 21:52, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Yagoton Branch

Hi, if you guys ever set up a Yagoton Branch please do let me know. Thanks. --Nov 15:53, 1 Dec 2005 (GMT)

This is an era of personal responsibility, where citizens stand up and do what needs to be done with out being told to. If you keep your suburb's mast powered up, consider yourself employed! --RocketYam 15:58, 1 Dec 2005 (GMT)
I'd like to take credit for maintaining the mast. However, between keeping Harkness Street Revive Point active and making sure the Yagoton Revivification Clinic has enough revivers, I barely have time to search for fuel and walking to the mast. I've been told members of the Yagoton Revivification Clinic are maintaining the mast though. Thus I'm removing my name from the suburb manager. I only needed a name to update the Yagoton pages. --Nov 01:00, 2 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Havercroft Branch

Hi, I've got the Havercroft Tower up and running. It is on top of a Mall, but we don't have half the problems that Caiger Mall has! Anyway, I'll do my best to keep it running! Once I build up a stockpile of generators and fuel, I'll attempt to cover the 'burbs around Havercroft. --OusterX 06:04, 2 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Creedy Branch

The CDF wants to let y'all know we will be maintaining the 4 masts in the suburbs around Creedy: Peppardville, Edgecombe, Pitneybank, and Pegton. Mrdbeau 08:34, 5 Dec 2005 (GMT)

If Y'all ever need a hand down there, drop me a line on my talk page and ill come replace generators and what not. --Dark Wingstalker 05:34, 6 Feb 2006 (GMT)

Dunell Hills Branch

The DHPD, is maintaining the cell tower for comm traffic in the area. I may make one of my secondary characters a member of this group, it's a neat premise.. Darth Sensitive

Rhodenbank Branch

MalTel, please consider us your local affiliate in the suburb of Rhodenbank. Conveniently enough, our cell tower is right next to our local. we'll keep an eye on it inbetween brews.--Bulgakov 16:33, 9 Dec 2005 (GMT).

Hi, sorry for "interrupting" but I lead a group MEMA We are based in Rhodenbank, and may be able to send someone for security purposes. UDfan 23:42, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Go ahead and edit yourselves in as Suburb Private Managers or whatnot on our page so folks know. Good to know you're maintaining--Broken 02:24, 11 Dec 2005 (GMT)

Foulkes Village Branch

Foulkes Village's mobile phone mast location, The Freeguard Building, is being defended and kept powered whenever feasible by a small band of local citizens, with signs inside neighborhood buildings directing survivors to bring generators and fuel there. Have seen TeleScout pop in every once in a while, which has been good for the morale of we folks who support MALTEL. (Hi, TeleScout!) -- Jamie Ashe AKA Natalya Zveda 17:59, 12 Jan 2006 (GMT)

Peddlesden Village Branch

Right now a few CMS-Meta are maintaining the mast at Houghton Towers[4,24] and will be guarding it in the future. We realise it's a personal responsibility, but helping out MalTel is just the right thing to do to revoke the current Com situation. We were so used to mobile phones before the early outbreaks. Let's bring that spark of normality back. The Communication Protection Unit and/or DHPD should be guarding this Mast, but we haven't seen them recently. We'll take it over from here and possibly claim it as our CMS-MetaHQ while we're doing Cading Runs into Dunnel Hill. --Vykos 15:39, 27 May 2006 (BST)


East Grayside Branch

The Special Tactics And Rescue Squad has the firm intention to keep the security on our suburs, by the way the RadioOps of our teams are holding the Cousin Towers mobile phone mast and keep it fuelled. We will send periodic status reports on 27.10.

Good luck out there, --Tito Pulo

Project Tesla

Archive ...

I plan on conducting my own trials for Project Tesla shortly - does anyone know of any particularly quiet spots in southwest Malton, preferably those in close proximity to Auto Repair Shops and Factories? Mordred 19:43, 12 June 2006 (BST)

I have never taken notes for this experiment and would like to see a report on it as well. The extreme SW in which you have already expressed interest seems like a good area. It was one of the earliest targets of DeadAir.!? There is also additional information on this topic on the Useful items discussion page. I have never seen anything more definite than "about a week".
My questions would be how long (expressed in hours) does the generator run in the two states. Running and low on fuel. My guess its 6 and 1 in days but a more solid answer would serve us well. Spraycan Willy MalTel 20:31, 13 June 2006 (BST)
I've opened up a Project Tesla Research Log in my user page, if anyone's curious to see how the project is commencing. MordredMalTel 06:53, 19 August 2006 (BST)

The experiment is completed! Generators will run for 5 days on a single fuel can. Armed with this information, we can now establish reasonable stomping grounds for technicians to follow. MordredMalTel 14:45, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Diplomacy

If there are no objections, I've taken it upon myself to start extending our diplomatic relations with the other human groups of Malton. I'll be starting with the larger groups and the ones who are in strategic position to help us but arn't currently comitted.

Wish me luck.

--Brickpile Jones 08:27, 15 April 2006 (BST)


I am in a state of dismay after having received no response from this group after sending an E-Mail to the address under Contact ten days ago and would like to inquire as to why this is so.

Ambassador from the 1st Hvy Decon BDE

Lot 22:09, 24 April 2006 (BST)

Ambassador Lot, Thank you for taking the time to contact us here. I too have been unable to make contact through the contact email posted front page. We fear that it has fallen into disuse which is unfortunate. Please take the occasion to direct any correspondance you wish to the group here or to either Brickpile or myself through our talk page as I am sure either of us would be quite willing to address any issue possible. Thanks for your interest. --Spraycan Willy MalTel 09:33, 26 April 2006 (BST)
We would prefer to keep it private and so if we could discuss it via instant message or our forum it would be best. ---LoT 14:08, 26 April 2006 (BST)
The main email is back in service! Sorry for the dismay our extended outage might have caused --RocketYam 09:21, 22 July 2006 (BST)

Malton Postal Service

On behalf of the Malton Postal Service, I would like to thank MalTel and its brave technicians for the valuable and dangerous work you do. Please consider our services at you disposal. Staffing shortages have somewhat limited our delivery capacity, but wherever we can, we'll help. --The Potsmaster General, Bake Hayes 03:25, 13 August 2006 (BST)

Malton Radio and Telegraph

I was just wondering, have we "extended our diplomatic relations" in the direction of Malton Radio and Telegraph? I think we could work well together... --Saxsux 19:35, 24 August 2006 (BST)

Garniss Border Patrol

I just want to let you know that the GBP is really down with the whole MalTel thing. We have a member of MalTel with us in Scarletwood, Matt, and he's a cool guy. You guys rock, and I love what you're doing. Yay! BuncyTheFrog Talk GBP 13:33, 26 April 2006 (BST)


The Trade Federation

The Trade Federation salutes the brave men and women helping to restore phone service to Malton. As a growing faction, mobile phone coverage is a great help in contacting members without having to tie up an entire radio channel. We are working to grow our small group, and when we are successful, we would gladly provide shelter and support for Maltel members. Viceroy Chili Cheese Dog 15:13, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Malton Telephone Employee Badge

I've created a badge for wiki use to designate that we are MalTel employees. Just use {{MalTelEmployee}} to display:

Maltel.gif Malton Telephone
This user is a MalTel Employee.

on your user page. Enjoy! --ERNesbitt 18:18, 26 April 2006 (BST)

MHG

Now, I know you organisation has nothing to do with hospitals, but I just wanted to ask. Have you made a list of the mobile phone masts in malton and blocked them? I've been blocking hospitals and 2 so far have been next to a MPM, and niether of them had a page. I was just wondering if I was spelling it wrong of something. Because I was blocking Martha general hospital in Danversbank, And came across The barrow building, and It's actualy the Barrow Building, but I capitalized "The" and I thought maybe that's what was wrong, Because I've seen one or two pages that have your logo on it, along with a block map. Sorry about the really long message, and have a nice day.--Labine50 MHG 23:45, 29 May 2006 (BST)

And also, If you don't mind me saying so, to check mobile phone coverage, why don't you have some technicians or maybe even groups you've allied with to check every once in a while? That is assuming, you get 100 people to help you with that.--Labine50 MHG 23:51, 29 May 2006 (BST)

  • To both of your points: First, I believe that all of the buildings are linked from the Mobile Phone Mast Page. I'm not sure about spelling or the accuracy of what links others have set up. Second, Having total coverage is our goal, as is the goal of your group to maintain the hospitals... But we are only 30 strong and some groups of people seem to get a kick out of going around and destroying generators when they find them. We do rely on other groups quite a bit, it's just that most of them don't bother to report here in the Wiki. Oh well, it allows me to get out and see the sights, meet interesting zombies and shoot them in the head. Plus, I get to play with Generators and now Radios, too. It's a pity that we don't get any XP for doing this. ERNesbittMalTel 00:08, 5 June 2006 (BST)
  • When blocking you'll want to take note of the Location Guide & Block Guide. Please feel free to include our logo as presented in the guide [[Image:Maltel.gif|150px|MalTel]] on any page that it is needed. Spraycan Willy MalTel 06:03, 7 June 2006 (BST)

Radio

So, what's our position on the new radio feature that's going up? Should we organize trying to, say, put transmitters in each phone mast building or something to improve survivor communications? At very least I think we should maintain a MalTel radio frequency so technicians can be a little more coordinated. What do you guys think? - Alan Watson 11:51, 2 June 2006 (BST)

  • Good idea. I'll append it to the technician manual. A transmitter in every mast location. It's a bit more work, but most of us cruise through malls to pick up generators anyway, so a transmitter shouldn't be a problem. Also, the offical Radio Frequency of MalTel is 27.10. ERNesbittMalTel 23:32, 4 June 2006 (BST)

MalComm

I propose Maltel canges its name to MalComm and also services Radios, much like the FCC. It would be hard, but I know that in years of service, even after the zombie outbreak, you guys never fail. 343 01:45, 3 June 2006 (BST)

  • Easier said than done. Getting everyone to adopt the new standard will be tough. I propose just a small addition so that "official" title is Malton Telephone and Telecommunications or MT&T. That way we can all keep "Malton Telephone" as our group name. ERNesbittMalTel 23:35, 4 June 2006 (BST)

Suburb managers / Mobile network maintenance teams

Hey there, I was wondering: Would it be possible to maintain just one list of who helps maintain the MPMs? Because there are lists both on the Malton Telephone and Mobile phone mast pages, and they do not always (Read: Seldom) agree. Cheers, SkullnBones

I think the proper place for that information in on the Mobile phone mast page and it should be considered the official list. Having said that, there's no reason we couldn't try to replicate the info over here, but I think linking should be sufficient. --Joey Spencer 14:14, 26 April 2007 (BST)

Spray can tags

Hey everybody,

I suggest we use one uniform spray tag, to make sure all information is captured in it, and so that people will recognize us. Necessary info:

  • We are MalTel!
  • This is a phone mast building
  • Our frequency is 27.10
  • Please maintain the barricades and generator in this building
  • Please report the status of the tower to the Wiki

Summarized, this comes down to the following:

MalTel Phone M, Pls 'cade&refuel&Wiki. Frq: 27.10

Too compressed? Ugly? Let the debate about our tag begin!


Phone Mast status report

If you have time, can we get you to update http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/Mobile_Phone_Mast#Locations with the current status of your local phone mast? Thanks Asheets 20:32, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Any kind of phone mast monitoring the Imperial War Machine have done in Dakerstown has been to keep it unpowered. We attempted to power it once or twice, and both times they destroyed the generator. The phone mast is in Dakerstown is therefore unpowered. -Certified=InsaneQuébécois 18:43, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Wiki Page Update

I've been looking at this page and it seems like anyone who claims to have any authority in this group hasn't been participating for quite some time now. What I'd like to do is try and clean this page up and make it reflect MalTel as it exists today. I'll move most of this talk page into the archive to avoid clutter and move some of the talk points up onto the front page. The big change I'd like to make is to update the roaming technician list so that it reflects who's been updating the Mobile Phone Mast page. There's a lot of people listed that haven't posted an update in many months. Any names that get pulled will be shifted to a new retired MalTel employee list.

If anyone has any strong feelings about what should be kept or tossed, say it here. I'll post more detailed proposed changes over the next week or so. Anyone who wants some input, make it now. -- Joey Spencer 14:46, 26 April 2007 (BST)

Anyone who is a MalTel member in good standing can make changes to the page. If you would like to clean it up, go for it. I plan on getting back into it after May 6th when I have more free time. Glad to have you on board! --ERNesbittP·T·MalTel 20:05, 27 April 2007 (BST)

A friendly hello

Hey I just left Shearbank after helping in the efforts to take back Stickling Mall. Before I left I made sure there was a generator and radio set to the malls frequency in Keedwell Boulevard School, the suburbs phone mast. Unfortunately there was no one around to keep it going when I left, is there someone that could keep it's status updated? I just fueled it so maybe someone should check on it in a week or so? I'm on my way back to BOW territory to put a generator and transmitter in Pashenton's phone mast and I've been keeping Earletown's mast going also. I update the wiki when I can and would always appreciate support/fuel at either location. Stop by BOW's forums or wiki, really we should be allies right? Add me to your contacts and leave that message along with your profile link and I could just text message you status reports on those two tower's. What are we fueling them for if they aren't used right? --N0TAPYR0 20:43, 28 April 2007 (BST)

MalTel Employee Meeting?

I just got the message that there will be a MalTel meeting at the Paul Building in Spicer Hills. Unfortunately, I do not have the AP to make this very long and arduous voyage, and will shortly fall asleep until Monday. Will the meeting be transcribed and posted on a subpage of the MalTel page? I'd very much like to know what goes down. --Buddhagazelle 03:54, 11 May 2007 (BST).

OK, I'm just going to give a short version right here. Three people came to the meeting: Joey, Mordred and myself. We discussed problems regarding the masts: Once we get a mast up, it's usually down within hours. This cannot be fixed at this time. We also realized that a lot of external people regularly help update the wiki, so we modified the spraytag to get them to do this even more. The more help at maintaining a high quality of information on the Wiki, the easier it is for us to repair the masts.

Finally, Mordred decided he'd rather settle in a suburb, so he'll be manning a corporate HQ in the Sidoli Building in Tollyton ASAP. This building is close to the Tollyton phone mast, so he can maintain that. It is also close to the centre of Malton (Easy to reach for a lot of people), and located near a mall, factory, auto repair shop, NT building and hospital. The building will be powered, and supplied with a radio. That way, we'll always have someone on station to respond to 27.10 radio broadcasts. In the meantime, Joey and I will continue our efforts in south-east Malton, and we can hopefully expand that service in the future.

SkullnBones

Greetings from the Scenic Southwest

Hello current MalTel employees:

Here I am: http://www.urbandead.com/profile.cgi?id=616280

Status: Alive, healed, in the territories.

Now with a cell phone!

--Jonathan Frey 22:52, 3 August 2007 (BST) (BST)

Confirmed destruction of Shore Hills mast, camped in the area, looking to make a push to get it 'caded and fueled within the next few days. Building is 'caded up to EHB, but lacks a gennie and fuel. Area around the mast is relatively smashed, hoping my current hole stays long enough for me to plan stuff. Welcome to new tech Ramona.

--Jonathan Frey 23:52, 2 August 2007 (BST)

Shore Hills is up-and-running. I'll be in the 'burb for at least the next 24 hours, if someone wants to phone me. Afterwards, I plan on heading into the Great Grey SWQ Southern Region, then West, then North, in such a fashion. Hopefully, it'll be all roses down the line, so I can move across the edges of 'burbs, without the protracted siege nonsense, like in Mockridge.

--Jonathan Frey 22:52, 3 August 2007 (BST)

In the words of Strong Bad: Holy Crap! There's green almost everywhere in the Southwest. It looks like pinscers of MalTel technicians are closing in on south-central SWQ like an army of invading winged monkeys. On coke. Moo hoo ha ha! In Tapton, will be moving into the Grey Region in the next 50 AP, although it looks like I'm a day or two behind the rest of you guys.

--Jonathan Frey 16:47, 6 August 2007 (BST)

Network

Our phone mast is down in hollomestown the zombies have destroyed the building its on and we cant call out.

Company outfit

Hey everybody,

I was thinking about the new clothes feature, and maybe it would be nice if we had a standard issue company outfit. I was thinking about overalls, in either blue, dark blue, red, dark red, dark green, brown, dark brown and grey, and maybe pair this with a reflecting jacket (From a police station or fire department). What do you guys think about this?

07:38, 6 June 2007 (BST)

I think it's a good idea. Maybe Kevan could even add a special "MalTel hat" to phone mast buildings? Whatever gets decided, I think a uniform could only help group unity. --MordredMalTel 16:29, 6 June 2007 (BST)

As an ally and loose affiliate (and at this point, prospective employee), the only objection I think anyone could raise is from an RP standpoint. The nudity of Jonathan Frey is essential to the artistic expression through his journal. Is there some way dedicated RP/diarists could apply for an exemption?

-- Jonathan Frey 13:48, 8 June 2007 (BST)

Using HQ building to dispatch techs

I am a new MalTel employee, though I do have a lot of experience maintaining phone masts. While operating as a roaming tech, there were several times where I could have used some back up to clear or hold a mast building, but oftentimes it is difficult to get the locals to help out with the mast building when they are busy protecting malls and NTs.

So, in order to facilitate communication amongst our members and sympathizers who listen to our radio freq at 27.10 I propose keeping a transmitter running full-time in the Sidoli Building in Tollyton to use to dispatch techs to areas where other techs could use some backup. The problem with our radio frequency now is that you can never find a transmitter when you need one. Instead, I propose that if someone needs backup they can contact my MalTel character, Ramona via phone message who will then relay the request for help out over our radio frequency. Hopefully someone friendly will be in the area who can assist with the problem. What do you all think? Erik 21:01, 5 August 2007 (BST)

A great idea. There was some confusion a while back over in Earltown after I sent a radio cast out and someone requested aid in the far NE corner. For dispatch purposes, I am confined to the South West Quadrant of the map, the burbs between New Arkham, Grigg Heights, Galbraith Hills and Buttonville. I have two alts and I try to keep them outside of the same quadrant to avoid even the appearance of zerging. I also think we should all add our profile links to this page (maybe in the active tech section?) so we can get a simple phone tree network going, although I can be hard to get ahold of via phone. I spend most of my time wandering areas where there is no signal, since obviously, that's where I need to be. Which is why I make heavy use of the Wiki to communicate.

I also think we should do our best to maintain satellite communication offices, maybe one in each quadrant, since radio range is somewhat limited. I'm thinking inside the abundant factories around Necrotech buildings towards the middle of each quarter of the city. I admit there are some practical considerations that must be made: I generally travel a huge, random, rotating circuit through the SWQ (originally, I tried a hub-and-spoke style service plan...but with personnel only sporadically available that proved completely bass ackwards), and so am a given suburb for maybe only a day or two (or four...I'm looking at you, Mockridge Heights).

I was under the impression that there is no range to radio transmissions, that they reach anywhere within the city, so I don't know if it would be beneficial to have numerous satellite offices around the city, as they could be difficult to maintain. I do like the idea of locating our HQ in a factory however. It would be good to have an always-powered factory to acquire generators and fuel. Our current headquarters is just a plain office building. Erik 20:23, 6 August 2007 (BST)
Withdrawn...I re-read the radio pages, and unless there are more than 50 people tuning in, we're safe. I think we're safe.--Jonathan Frey 21:36, 6 August 2007 (BST)
The recent zombah troubles might lend themselves to a complex of compartmentalized factories all within 10 or 20 AP of each other without stepping outside. That way, they can be maintained and if one transmitter goes out, dispatch is still operational (something I learned from the bad ol' days at MCDU). I recommend we communicate future HQ locations via text messaging, as well, since that seems to be the least organized way of secure communications, that is, once we've got all of the profile links up. --Jonathan Frey 21:40, 6 August 2007 (BST)

My last idea is for techs to file rough flight plans on this page (again, possibly in the active tech section). I know security concerns (as well as the long staid company tradition of doing whatever the f*ck we feel like...a tradition I personally cherish) make it impractical to disclose exact coordinate locations or to plan everything to the nth degree, but I don't think anything's wrong with "I'm in this suburb today and I plan on heading in this general direction." Since we're at an extremely low personnel count, it'd be nice if we could avoid duplicating work. The tradeoff is that we'll have fewer personnel moving through the same territories, less frequent datestamp entries for the Big Board, and thus patchier intel.

So that's all I got. I also added Ramona to my contact list.

--Jonathan Frey 16:41, 6 August 2007 (BST)

New HQ

I know we've been talking IG about moving our headquarters, but we haven't been able to reach nay kind of decision since radio communication is kind of a pain. Also, I figure we need to talk more about recruitment and/or forming "contracts" with established groups to maintain the masts in some suburbs. To get some easier (and secure) communication together, does anyone think it's a good idea to set up a forum? --Cargill 06:50, 23 August 2007 (BST)

A forum might be useful if someone wants to set one up. At the very least, we need to add each other to our contact lists. This is my MalTel character. It would help me a great deal to at least know where people are operating.
As for HQ, within a week of relocating it to Galbraith Hills the Extinction blight from the NW of the city moved in the suburb. There are so few survivors left in the area that even if we are able to retake the building, it is unlikely we'll be able to hold the building for any length of time. I barely got out alive. I've been subject to 4 break-ins in four different buildings in the span of one day. I don't know what to suggest now. I will likely hold out on rebuilding or relocating HQ again until things settle down. Heck, from what I can tell, at least half of our techs are zombies now. We need to focus on getting ourselves revived and recruiting new people before we start worrying about headquarters again. Erik 16:09, 29 August 2007 (BST)
Alright I'll try to set up a forum of some kind later this week when I'm a little less busy. I have you in my contacts, and a few others, so I'll try to get in touch with some people and see who is still active. I'll be up in the NE checking out towers for a few days, and then hopefully we can find a nice burb near the center that isn't so dangerous. --Cargill 18:48, 29 August 2007 (BST)
Sadly those "safe" burbs are becoming fewer and fewer. Good luck though, and stay alive. Erik 19:37, 29 August 2007 (BST)
Well I started a forum (http://z3.invisionfree.com/MalTel/index.php) and I'm working on getting things set up for what we need. If you register, I can give you admin powers and we can get everything set. --Cargill 06:28, 1 September 2007 (BST)
Ramona / Erik, how's HQ coming along? Still there? SkullnBones 16:44, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
I've moved the HQ to the mast building in Roftwood. It has been very secure as of late, no break-ins for the last couple weeks. I need every tech to add me as a contact so I can phone them when needed. Also, everyone needs to make sure to carry a hand-held radio tuned to 27.10 for announcements and whatnot.Erik 20:24, 25 November 2007 (UTC)


Districts

Hey there,

OK, I moved most of the old Talk stuff to the Archive. If you want something back, move it back to this page.

Also, I think we can work more efficiently. If everyone selected a district (Such as SE-1 or NE-3), we could cover the entire city with just 20 employees! Later on, we could even add Regional Managers for each quarter of Malton.

Advantages:

  • Local residents will help you once they start to recognize you
  • You can keep personal contact with local groups, and get them to help
  • We're more spread out throughout the city, so we can keep the Mobile Phone Mast page better up to date and can respond faster to requests for help
  • We would have more time per Phone Mast, so we would have time to install Radio Transmitters

Disadvantages:

  • We would all be separated throughout the city, and would rarely meet, if at all
  • We'll need to have 20 people to cover the entire city

What do you guys think?

SkullnBones 16:44, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

I like the district idea. My only concern is that we don't have enough active techs to pull it off. How many people can we count on to do this right? We have 16 active techs listed. I only have contact info for 10 of them (can someone send me Asheets' ID number?). Maybe for the short-term we could assign a few people to each quadrant who could help each other out as needed.
It also might be helpful to know what existing groups actually do maintain their own masts, so we don't duplicate efforts. However, looking at the mast status page, it looks like we do the vast majority of the edits.
Anyone else want to weigh in? Erik 20:39, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea to me, although every once and a while I like to be a roaming tech. Sometimes I like to hit the open road of Malton. Would I still be able to do that in this new system?--Mich Fuchs 00:14, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm all for districting. It would definately make our job easier since we would get to know our district. That way we know which groups are maintaining there masts and we don't have to worry about doing the long run thing. I think our illustrious leaders though should find the most secure areas and work ffrom there so that they can concentrate on keeping everyone working and cordinate any support efforts. Is there a districting mmap up any where? and we may want to consider hooking up two techs to certain trouble areas? On a side note I have an alt right now trying to restore Darkerstown, it is a ghost town again. So if anyone is looking for a challenge your welcome to come help out. Nurelco09:21, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

I know I know, I'm not a MalTel-guy. But since the Electric Light Torchestra maintains the power in one suburb (Dulston), I'd vote yes if I were allowed to. For the sake of simplicity, you could use the same districts as on the radio map ... I guess you already planned it that way. Please let us know, once you have a specific "manager" of the very northeast, so that we can work together. -- [ ρsych°Lychεε ]  T 12:45, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks to all of you for the positive reactions, I'm glad you like the idea. Some issues:
  • Yes, I was planning on using the existing districts, they're well known and generally accepted.
  • If anyone wants to be a roaming tech once in a while or all of the time, that shouldn't be a problem with me (or anyone I know of :) ). This is a game, and supposed to be fun, remember? :)
  • Nurelco, who do you mean by our 'illustrious leaders'? The MalTel I know has gone without proper leadership for more than a year now. :)
  • Glad our friends at the ELT like the idea! If there were more groups like you, Malton would be an easier place to power. I was planning on running the outer north-east (District NE-3) myself, since I'm in that area anyway.

If you want to claim a district, just add it to your name on the employee listing on the MalTel page.

SkullnBones 14:05, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Sorry I should have included the ubiquitous (scarcasm) label after the leader part. However though you (skullnbones) and Ramona seem to have adopted the leader role for our little repair crew. On a side note I'm going to take the SW5 district since I'm already in the area. Nurelco14:27, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Right, sometimes I get so into it, I forget that this is indeed a game. I'm going to remain a roaming tech, but as of right now I've settled down in the NW-1 District to join up with some old friends.--Mich Fuchs 00:15, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Ok I've gotten my district quite secure and operateing at peak capacity, so I have extended my repair pattern a bit. I don't suppose there is anything wrong with that is there? How is everyone else doing out in the great wide expanse of the city? O and on a side note it seems that just about the safest place in the city is any suburb behind the bash. They seem to operate like a zed vaccum pulling nearly every random feril with them. Kind of a nice little present they give us hungh.--Mr NoName001 15:24, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Talking Live

Ok so am I the only one of our exclusive little club here that uses the Maltel Forum? Or is it that we just don't need to talk to one another that much? Nurelco15:30, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Ehm... Oops. No, I don't check the forum, then again: Do we need to? SkullnBones 18:31, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
I don't suppose we do. We are a group in only the loosist sense of the term, and besides the post I myself put up a month back there isn't any activity there. I guess it would help if there were more then just 8 people on the forum of course. That being said should we start useing the forum more to cordinate out of game? Pass on tips for successfull work tasks or something? On a side note I just had the most successfull search I have ever had. Walked into a Factory and on a single search pulled out a generator. The whole reason I was there. For some reason I don't think that is likely to happen to me again anytime soon. Nurelco03:17, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Just thought I might point out that our little nearly empty forum is finally getting some use. Maybe the rest of us can start talking on it a little more regularly? It might help us to have a slightly better idea of whats going on in game phone wise?Nurelco20:00, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Ok I know I said it once, but I'll say it again, there is quite a bit of cordination going on in the foorum now days, so if you all find your way back there we may be able to organize some major drives to gain members, and cell service throughout Malton. Please if you haven't already, check out the Maltel Forum folks.Nurelco04:32, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Extra Phone Masts???

I'm here in Paynterton, and there is an extra phone mast here! The normal phone mast (The Smither Building) has a neighbouring building (The Denning Museum) which also has a phone mast! This is also the case with The Poulet Museum in Danversbank. Do you guys know of any other buildings like this?

It doesn't seem like Kevan to leave bugs like that around. Or am I being a conspiracy theorist by hoping they will unlock some hidden game feature?

SkullnBones 18:31, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Observation

Has anyone besides me noticed that the only green suburbs are the ones that we have a distinct presence in? You look at the map and the entire NE is green, my little island in the South is green and the entire NW is either red or gray. Such a sad state for the NW isn't it?Nurelco02:27, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

I've been operating in District NW-1 and things there are truly as terrible as the map shows. I actually went through 3 suburbs and every single building I saw was ruined. I am currently hiding outside of the area, waiting for the Eastonwood Ferals and friends, who have created a thing they like to call, "The Ring of Death", to back off.--Mich Fuchs 01:57, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

O come on Mich, jump in and enjoy the hell that is the "Dead North West" You like my tag line for it? I'm hopeing it will catch on ;) My main alt. is actually trying to takke back Dakers, and let me tell you thats like trying to make it snow in hell, but I'm committed....or maybe I should be? If you need a hand let me know on my wiki talk. I am working with a little group of friends that I've kinda pulled together. Some of our allies to. The Elson phone guys. Nice group. Have you put together a plan of attack for what your going to do there yet? Nurelco AKA --Mr NoName001 03:13, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Well I am actually just a Maltel employee in my spare time. Right now my main group is about to make a push into Darvall Heights, and if all goes well I should be able to swing by the phone masts of the area after we have secured a safe house.--Mich Fuchs 00:02, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Long Lost Phone Mast

It seems some friendly allies of Maltel have gotten the Tower back up in Dakers. Haveing a couple techs in the NW has been recieved with wide open arms by all the folks I contacted up there. I suppose with a little effort there might be an actuall continuall service up there. Go Maltel :) Nurelco05:39, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Greetings, delicious MalTel technicians

I'm an alleged Dead Air member who just got revived, so I thought I'd help y'all out until I get dead again. I've been living in NE-1, and no one's claimed it, so unless you don't want a mast-smasher like me hanging around, I'll start work there just as soon as I get enough harman human skills to be useful. -Ornithopter 20:38, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, we could use all the techs we can get... Are you concerned about conflicts of interests? Erik 16:56, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Not really, the conflict is pretty clear, but as long as I'm never a zombie and a survivor simultaneously, it should be fine. Mostly, I just wanted to make sure no one else was concerned about it. Sadly, I've been killed, so it wont be an issue for a while. -Ornithopter 21:32, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Hello

I come to offer an alliance from my group Zomcon and to steal your Archive Template. (Thanks!)--Airborne88Zzz1.JPGT|ZC|MI|E! 02:00, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


Are you a equal opitunnity employer?

Good Morning. My name is Runemasteryx and i would like to join your fine group. I am a zombie, but i would like to help out. i am gaining EXP to buy skills to be a survivor. would you employ me, and could i get rezzed to help out. i am in the south east area.

Roaming Technicians

Hope nobody minds, I alphabetized the list while I was adding myself.--Labine50 MEMS | MHG 03:27, 26 August 2008 (BST)

For you all!

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John Killah has given All of MalTel a cookie for doing a great job of keeping Malton's Masts working.

Current Group Activity

Just out of curiosity, is MalTel still up and running? Or is it... down, and not running? James.Denholm 08:58, 4 September 2009 (BST)

Roaming Technicians 2

due to the inactivity in the maltel forums (no post since 6 month), i added myself on the list of technicians... i hope nobody minds -CrazyKraut - 10 September 2009, 15:30 (CEST)

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Thanks --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:24, 7 October 2009 (BST)

Dentonside/Denners Tower Mast

I am hoping to get this mast operational at some point in the future considering I can't remember the last time it was operational and it would be useful to have it working again.

Yours sincerely - --Badwolf robotics--talk-Dentonside Power- 03:02, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I'm on the opposite side of Malton right now. Please be assured that the first available technician will be dispatched to assist you. If no one else, I'll head over there when I've finished up in the Rose District. -Ornithopter (Talk | contribs) 23:34, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

GSGM 2010

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This group was confirmed active. Thank you for your reply.

Just our yearly census to see which groups are still active. Are you? --Maverick Talk - OBR Praise Knowledge! 404 07:08, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I am, but I think I might be the only one here. -Ornithopter (Talk | contribs) 00:13, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
I am back again. -Meridian100 15:16, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Good enough for me. --Maverick Talk - OBR Praise Knowledge! 404 09:20, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
My main character is out there once again,..doing his duty,.. you're surely not the only one Ornithopter, so in a way MalTel is still active. Tnx for confirming Maverick.. ;) --Vykos CMS-Meta 13:45, 4 February 2010 (UTC)


Active?

Hey there, I was hoping your group is still active. I want to try to help the effort. I'm currently stocking up in Ackland Mall, soon to move for Strutt Towers, soon I should be able to tune into the emergency frequency. --Radaeron 1600 3rd March 2010

Hey there, I just updated the group image. The old one was looking a bit tired so I updated it. Hope you don't mind. Jpanzer 16:28, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

I changed the logo to one with a zombie hope noone minds it just seemed better than Radaeron's --Radio Girl 19:58, 10 April 2010 (BST)

Is your Radio frequency still in use?

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Thanks Bro!

Because of your timely reply, your frequency reservation will be preserved.

I'm sorry if this is an inconvenience or it seems relatively stupid when put into context of your group, but it is our interest to treat all groups on the same level when doing these purges. A reply within 2 weeks will be greatly appreciated. -- LEMON #1 12:45, 25 August 2010 (BST)

- Not a stupid request at all. Yes, the radio frequency is still active. Thank you for asking. --ERNesbittP·T·MalTel 04:30 pm, 3 September 2010 (EST)

No probs, thanks heaps for the reply. -- LEMON #1 12:59, 8 September 2010 (BST)

Leader?

You guys got a leader or something? --Radio 19:25, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Recruitment

Hey! I was wondering if this group is still running, I was planning on moving into the HQ once I pick up a few more skills for my alt, then be a roaming tech. Anyone still out there? -Zt107

GSGM 2011

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No reply within 14 days. -- Spiderzed 16:34, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

sup

cool, glad to see that you guys are active.

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