First off, i think its been made clear plenty of times that admins shouldn't use admin commands on other admins/donators unless they have been given permission by a staff+, even if in the case of albo they don't have admin powers. Secondly, i said this about a week ago and applies here as well.
@ CrazyAlbo you know i have respect for you and appreciate you bud, but you need to stop getting annoyed about things in-game, i think i personally know you best out of everyone in here from the past 4 years and i know that you easily get provoked, just don't answer back or disable your chat and things will be smoother.
As for the promotions topic, i think its worthwhile an answer. No, we don't promote based on donations, does it help in some way, yes. Every server needs a different type of server manager as every server is unique in its own self. A few things go into a promotion, timing is one of them. As you might see right now, our staff+ roster is thin, which means we need help in the server managing department until we find new and ready for the duty staff members. That's one of the reason we promoted a few admins to co sms, as for who got promoted early or because they donated statement, i was away since august, didn't keep in touch with who was getting promoted and who is new, only checked forums and steam every now and a then, so my vouch counted from previous experience and experience in the last month. The first person who messaged me with feedback for the server was Nelson, he gave me feedback of bugs and updates needed, showed interest and activity and got promoted. The other people that messaged me and gave me feedback where goku/genji and assouma, genji was active and showed interest, and assouma has been active/giving feedback/ideas/being a good admin for a while now, so it was a no brainer to promote them. From the 4+ years in here my memories recall only 1 server manager in ctf who actually donated as well, and that's happy, it's not a must or some massive boost. My biggest requirement to become a server manager in ctf/dd2 is feedback and some decent server activity, not money.