Tech Talk #1 - Web panels Tech Talk is a new, bi-weekly feature that shows the work that is put into GM behind the scenes. Gaming Master's runs 12 servers, and doesn't always have administrators ready or able to get onto a server to maintain order. Many of the higher administrators have access to our extensive set of Web panels, which enable us to maintain control and order from anywhere in the world. HLstatsX:CE(Clicky): While it's not an administrator-only tool, the Hlstats panel is by far the most useful tool at our disposal, with it's ability to log; all chat on the servers, player's steam ids and other information relevant to making a decision about a player. It also allows to flag possible cheats and stop them from gaining stats until a decision is made. Sourcebans(Clicky): Sourcebans is our multi-purpose panel, with the ability to manage our administrators uniquely, ban players, Kick players, Talk to players, RCON the servers, Check server status and discuss bans. All the information for Sourcebans is stored in a MySQL database which is then backed up into each server's game folder. The admin control system is very flexible allowing us to prevent certain administrators using certain commands and prevent them from using admin completely on some servers. Gamingmasters' Administration panel: This is the panel that is strictly leaders/high administrators only, it is the Back-end of the content on the main website and also has the ability to control the servers. It may not look much, but it's extremely powerful, using Darkimmortal's awesome Table-editor script as a back-end, we are able to quickly and easily add or edit members, screenshots and matches.