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  1. Why not remove that useless space Z level miners keep drifting aimlessly through?
  2. Alright, this boils down to misconceptions, and a lot of it. My first course of action is to address the staff complaints you listed above: 1. There was a mutual understanding at the end of it. 2. Arrow explained some backend dev stuff and the complaint eventually dropped. 3. There was some changes that occured. 4. Misconception. It was clarified and dropped. 5. The drama was investigated. Investigations tend to happen behind the scenes out of the server's eye. 6. Skull apologized after discussion in the post. 7. Matt was apprehended by Garn about this. Now onto individual topics I will refrain from posting on a perspective of how the development team handles administrator maintainers outside of what I was told. These were mostly instances that were never reported. But there was some back end investigations that occurred. Inter staff discussion are not typically seen until said person is literally removed. Nanako was stripped of dev perms after abusing them. To be all honest, I do not know what personally exactly happened to Fowl and Pacman, but they either got removed or pressed out by the dev team. From what I've personally seen with access to the inter-staff discord, this is incorrect, because they do keep tabs into the moderation chat and we do have discussions. Alb is a maintainer. They have access to the server. Garn also has access but generally uses it when the server dies and he's around to hit the big restart button. I've seen Skull make mistakes, but he hasn't ever tried to cease the server. I've never faced disrespect from him and when I've seen it, it generally ended in an apology (I.E, that staff complaint 6) This is a contradiction of your point above. To be a maintainer, you have some server access. You want administration to have control. You don't want administration to have any control. That's what the maintainer position is from what I see: To have some control in the server operations and code base. There are clear guidelines staff follow. This is why I'm posting this, because it peeves me when people have a misconception that staff are immune. Staff, generally to get their position, show that they uphold the general server rules. That's why you don't see them getting banned because Aurora gets as a whole gets staff from people who show they understand the rules, can learn from their mistakes, and be all around decent people to work with. In fact, I've personally talked to skull about one of his frustrations being vented into OOC and moderated it like I would do any other player by asking one of the admins to disable OOC. Then I spoke with him a little. This is why staff complaints exist for staff members, not involved, to take an unbiased approach on the situation and come to final decision if said staff member was in the right or wrong. While I can't post some examples onto other people, I can post my own mistakes and issues that were investigated and resolved like any other person. I will be blurring the names of the people who issued my notes since it's pretty standard when sharing them. https://gyazo.com/7fff7c23abe926a72a40a497e6e98a14 | During my first mod trail During my time as a moderator. https://gyazo.com/2924970c5e195b0cfd1ef5f46896d791 https://gyazo.com/6fca285817418f69bb09bd61de0d3f82 In Conclusion The staff team does moderate itself. I've spoken with people. I've started conversations. I've been personally spoken to before when I screw up. I understand the misconception that staff are immune from an outsiders perspective, but most of the issues, are handled in the back end. 90 percent of them get resolved internally and it never comes to the light of day since there is honestly no place for it. It functions. It exists. The mere exsistance of the entire staff team being 53 people and functional is evidence enough of this fact. Because if there was not moderation, there would not be a team that exists since it keeps the team functioning and working together despite the MANY differences among everyone. Look at the two recent lore arcs for example involving Tajaran and Skrell. You have lore developing a concept. Developers actually adding the concept into the game. CCIA pushing the IC company side of things. Administration enforcing the rules so it doesn't fall into a mess. All of this is not possible when a team is dysfunctional. Inner staff moderation is a key corner stone in a functional team.
  3. No, sorry, that's not how it works. This was some pretty clear evasion from 2016 - 2019 instead appealing an easy perma that could of got lifted. It logged every attempt to change your IP or ckey via proxy or VPN and your explanation makes zero sense regardless. To perfectly honest, I would of most likely lifted the ban since your last attempt was a year ago. But lying just leads me to one conclusion: Appeal Denied. Locking and Archiving.
  4. Alright, I see a little issue. Your ban was mirrored 28 different times with your last being 2019-07-25 on the ckey you provided. Can you explain that? This is some pretty solid ban evasion.
  5. Alright, I'll be willing to unban you. What ckey do you plan on using? Pick one and we'll be set.
  6. It would have to be a -1 from me. While I do enjoy some of the interactions I've had with your character. You do show ability to learn from your mistakes and improve. My main issue is that you seem way too new to the environment with your head somewhat within the MRP mindset. Especially when it comes to being a non-antag and hacking into maintenance. While I did notice that your behavior in these regards did improve, it's a bit too early really in my opinion to make a final judgement on this.
  7. It'll have to be a -1 from me. While I trust the intentions are good. You are willing to understand situations and understand your mistakes. I have not really noticed bad roleplay on your end. My only main issue is a low tolerance of patience during spark of the moment situations where emotions can get the better of someone as shown by the Hypospray PR and the other thing I spoke to you about. Especially the manner in which someone would personally manage this. This is more of a worry because moderation does include many spark of the moment situations that can cause issues. I think this ability to handle these situations personally is one of the most important things someone in staff has to be skilled at due to the damage an outburst could cause to the community as a whole.
  8. The warning is on the gank behavior of medical. But if you disagree, I will just remove it entirely.
  9. Ok, so I guess I'm pinged. I basically asked if it was 100 percent conclusion, instantly, with no other suspicions going, or if it was suspicions. Tbear asked for an opinion. That was my response. Otherwise, I'm not really involved in the warning since at the end of the day, it was the decision of who ever gave the warning at the time.
  10. Thinking about it, I'll be willing to reduce the ban to a warning. Since Dil does have a point regarding being an antag and Arrow has clarified a few things. The changes to Dionaea shall suffice as a result of this.
  11. He was intentionally targeting doctors as well. One person I knew of tried to intervene and promptly got gassed. This is something I looked at in the decision. The other doctors were trying to flee from the killer tree throwing plants at everyone.
  12. I agree that it should be doable on some lower tier hardsuits like the EVA suit. Perhaps make it a storage module. But it shouldn't be done on heavy hardsuits that have the ability to hold weapons.
  13. Alright, I'll reduce your ban to a warning after you explained to me. Don't try to abuse the cargo tug, build baseball bats without good reason, and generally try to mess with people. This is a HRP server which means even at round end you still have to play and act reasonable. Do me a favor and read the rules because anything further will result in further action. Locking and Archiving
  14. The syntax exsists for most functions. The wiki doesn't really explain anything though and there's not formatting compile errors.
  15. I did give you about ten minutes to reconnect before I banned you. Can you explain that?
  16. Then I will remove the powergaming of Diona mechanics in general from your ban. I will still hold by the fact of gank due to the disregard and lack of demands towards medical. Telling the Research Director indirectly that engineering will pay is very vague will not be interpreted by anyone that the medical staff are to immediately stop treating them. There is still a point of powergaming with the soporific since you didn't have the escalation to kill all of the engineers in medical. Some where asleep and continued to be asleep. The one you told he'd pay face to face? Sure. The couple others were in comas basically and got the same hatchet treatment. People were sedated for over 30 minutes. The doctors were not ignoring you. There was no demands given to them, hence, they ran, with their patients. You can't really expect them to understand that you're not attacking medical as a whole when you're tossing AOE weapons at individuals throughout the entirety of medical. The round time doesn't matter in this situation due to the lack of escalation. That said, the engineers can be further discussed if there was enough escalation to kill them. Medical on the other hand did not have the proper escalation due to the lack of demands for doctors to not treat them. You basically ran in throwing plants and punished them when they reacted by running. They never had clear demands. As for the warning, it was applied 2020-04-03 10:03:45 by @Shadow7889
  17. Sorry I was unclear due to my massive headache at the time. I said to make a staff complaint if you disagree. It'll give an opportunity to relook over my own decision and a deeper look. But I still am in standing with what I decided. This was an antagonist ban due to the severity of the situation and rampant powergaming that involved using the xenobotany mechanics to mass murder people with super healing. I decided at the end a permanent antagonistic ban would provide you the necessary point. This really was not enjoyable for anyone involved in the situation, for context, due to some people being sedated for over 20 minutes while medical got hit with the cross fire. 1) There was really no clear cut point you were trying to make to all the engineers. From what I gathered, you sedated them, and immediately tried to murder them in medical with a few more lines of dialog towards one person. Some engineers were left sedated for over 20 minutes due to the amount of soporific flying around medical. 2) It is natural for doctors to protect their patients by bringing them to safety. You made zero demands for medical to not treat these people. They really were not involved in any role play, and from what I gathered from the CMO, you ran in throwing plants without really any regard to collateral damage it may of caused. This is pretty much the same as mercenaries marching into medical and wordlessly shooting doctors because they're treating security and trying to keep their patients alive. 3) You abused the Diona mechanics to turn yourself into an unkillable Deity with Radium and explosive soporific plants. You knew full well that doing this would basically make you extremely powerful. Plus people were sedated for mass amounts of time. I decided it was a player issue due to the extensive pattern of behavior, but I'll let others look over this and decide if they agree with me or disagree and make this a mechanical issue. Otherwise, I'll let the logs be pulled up and this handled.
  18. I'm going to post my opinions on what I saw before the antag drafting to after its implementation. Before the draft, there was a constant and narrowed focus to gamemodes that place reliance on a single antag to function. Wizard, Ninja, Malfunction, Traitor, Vampire, and Changeling. These are all game modes that would span multiple rounds on end throughout the day until they got extremely stale. On the pre-lobby selection, you'd see gamemode after gamemode cycle through until it forced one of these modes or extended. There was an overall increase in secret extended. After the implementation, team modes became more diverse. On a staff perspective, it actually increased the quality of rounds as it placed higher experienced roleplayers into these antag slots. Most of the time, they just roll with it, and participate without complaining. Staff have been removing antag statuses from those who didn't want it. My only issue that I have is the increased amount of revolution rounds, 3/4 of the antag base being drafted, and everyone requesting for their status to be removed. In terms of this, I don't think this is an issue with the drafting system, but a highlight in the fundamental issues of revolution. The game mode can be actively frustrating to play as it requires, not only a gimmick, but the crew to engage in whatever gimmick. You can't actively "Wing It" like you can on any other gamemode. I think the draft has been a substantial improvement in general.
  19. Armor durability would be great. It allows so many uses and allows someone to easily modify it. Then perhaps you have to fix it with more plasteel/what ever material or item there is.
  20. I'd like to learn. Record them?
  21. I do not support this. We had boot knives for a while in the loadout. It had the same damage as a fork but with the extra ability to slit throats. This opened many doors for power gaming, valid hunting, and the likes such as that.
  22. Ckey/BYOND Username: SonicGotNuked Position Being Applied For: Diona Lore Deputy Past Experiences/Knowledge: While ss13 taught me how to actually spell things correctly through time, I've been able to expand my creative expression more and more throughout my time here. My Diona whitelist is an example. I've also have a robust foundation with species lore and moderation experience on the server where sometimes you need to take a few lore things into account when the rules are involved. I also have every other whitelist except for Vaurca, if that matters, to which my Tajaran whitelist is very poor. Examples of Past Work: I've shared some of my spare thoughts with Yonnimer about Diona lore since I got my whitelist. My whitelist could be read as some past work I suppose. Diona: My opinions:
  23. Sorry man, you're denied for a spicy meme
  24. Hello! sircatnip since this time has retired from the staff team. I will be taking the decision of your unban. There are no issues with unbanning you that I can tell. Just make sure to read and follow the rules and we'll be good. 👍 Ban Lifted
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