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About CakeIsOssim

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    Head of Personnel
  • Birthday 24/05/1997

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    Artificial intelligence, science fiction, public service, and medicine.
  • Occupation
    Volunteer fire rescue.
    Molding operator in an injection molding plant.
  • Location
    Indiana, USA

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  1. While I don't doubt you are apologetic and do want to play on the server, I have some concerns regarding the circumstances of this ban (coupled with your note history). How exactly did you miss the staff PM reply and hit a malf command verb instead? As far as I can tell, there should be no way to do that accidentally, as depending on which way you intended to reply, you either had to switch command tabs (from the 'Admin' tab to the 'Abilities' tab) OR you had to have completely missed the text box zone and instead hit a command in the verb zone of the client. Additionally, you have a lot of notes about powergaming and bad antagonist play, some of which you should have honestly been permanently banned for by now. You claim that you're not here to robust people and actually want to engage in the community, the world, and the roleplay, but your behavior seems to indicate otherwise. I'm not the banning admin here so I don't have the complete picture; I'm just going off of what I see in your record. Not counting notes/warnings from 2018 or earlier, either - just from 2019 and above. In closing, the three questions in my head are: 1. How did you accidentally hit the gravity manipulation verb while trying to respond to the admin, to the point where you have been accused of lying to staff? 2. If it was an accident, truly, how did you attempt to make this apparent while talking to the admin? 3. Do you believe that this "lapse in judgement" could happen again? The odds of a permanent ban on the next offense are very, very high. This is why I ask.
  2. Wow this is a very old ban. Considering the length of time that's passed and the circumstances at hand, I'm gonna accept this appeal and lift your ban. You should be able to play almost immediately after this reply. As a note, since you say you are new, if you ever need help with anything at all, you can ahelp ingame by pressing F1 or looking for/typing the adminhelp verb.
  3. I don't think any part of my replies were disrespectful. And you have now resorted to personal attacks. If there were any doubts about closing this complaint and denying any of your future ban appeals should you choose to make them, I think they have just been proven baseless. Edit: it's also extremely convenient that you are going back and editing your posts to continue to defame me. I am not going to challenge this any more. I rest my case.
  4. I am a trial moderator just like Abo. I was a moderator for a year previously. Yes, it is my job to judge both your history and your punishment. You also just said exactly what I told you would make your argument worse for yourself. All of that OOC information could have been gained IC if you had stood back and watched for even just thirty seconds. And you keep getting hung up on this "without a word" argument despite that not being the case. You were not present for the words, which is also bad for your argument. I am not going to have a pissing match here on these posts, either. I have made my peace, and it is that you remain permanently banned from Aurora due to poor judgement, a history of validhunting, a history of powergaming, and a long history of poor decisions in general, of which this is just another.
  5. Hello, I was the officer. A lot of the info in your OP is either misinformation or blatantly untrue. If you are not certain of the validity of something, you should not state it as fact. I will cover them here: I did fire the entire magazine of seven .45 rubber rounds AT you, only one or two rounds hit you. And you continued to run away with my equipment, so logically I was going to continue trying to stop you. That's when I told you to "drop it" (I did not say "drop it, motherfucker") and aimed my taser at you. You kept moving, or trying to speak, or messed with your inventory or something, causing the trigger reflex. You did not drop to the floor until after I tased you - obviously the one or two rubber rounds were not enough. Your screenshots are extremely cherrypicked, the logs Abo posted are much more accurate. I won't go into my own opinions on that but I will say that you failed to show the part where you tried to resist both out of my grip and my cuffs after having ran away from me and directly intervening the detention of a terrorist, of which had just murdered at least one officer (could have been a detective, I can't remember, it is a person regardless), and so I smashed you against the window. Is that excessive from an IC standpoint? Yeah, Gordon would have been arrested for that if it was standard operation. It was not, though. It was a tense and stressful situation from his perspective, especially considering one of his colleagues was likely dead on the lower level. I did not kill Emillio, that was actually only the second time in total Gordon had ever encountered them that entire round. I have no idea why they were so wounded. The RD was wounded either because they bombed themselves or because Jesse Armstrong fought them in xenobio/toxins on the lower level, possibly both. You failed to show where you were basically in some kind of weird trance-like state trying to defend the RD for... I actually have no idea. You said you were protecting them because they were your boss, but I can tell you right now I would not take bullets for my Cell Lead at the injection molding plant I work at in real life. That's not really relevant, but serves as a nice segue into my closing point. Having taken all of this into account, this is the part where you walked in: [F] Gordon Dutch shouts, "And you're next if you don't lie the fuck down right now!" [F] Lyanna Haley asks, "Hello?" [F] Lyanna Haley says, "What's." [F] Lyanna Haley asks, "Going on?" How could you have possibly made an informed decision at this point? And might I add, there is absolutely no logic in disarming a security officer for any reason at any point in time, especially considering you had just arrived. You say it was logical to take the baton and run away without "escalating," but you already escalated when you showed up out of nowhere and assisted a terrorist. And if you had known they were a terrorist, you would have stayed back and did nothing and watched as Gordon detained the two dying individuals and escorted them to safety, which is exactly what he intended to do. I say it was not logical to do anything. You should have stayed back and watched. You arrived and made a harebrained decision based off of some kind of flawed judgement, I really don't know. I just can't wrap my head around why you think it would be appropriate to disarm a security officer mid-arrest and expect them to just stop and have a conversation with you on why you decided to forcefully take their equipment from them. And then, despite all of that, you continued your fervent defense of the RD, body blocking Gordon from trying to get his job done, trying to resist out of your cuffs multiple times, generally just acting strangely in regards to the RD, and because of your distraction, Emillio died and the RD nearly died. Despite an obvious show of force and direction, you did not follow instructions. Just like Abo said, not every situation is resolved with words, and you surrendered your ability to talk that situation out when you went hands-on with an officer performing an arrest. And if your defense to that is, "well I didn't know Gordon was making an arrest, I didn't know the RD was so dangerous, I didn't know Jesse Armstrong was undoubtedly dead or dying," all you are doing is making your own argument worse because that proves you went into the situation uninformed and making rash decisions. Considering your history of permanent bans, job bans, warnings, and general notes (not even counting the ones from last year or the year before, most of your really bad notes are recent) I believe Prate was 100% justified in applying a permanent ban. This is a serious lapse of judgement, and it is apparently commonplace for you. It is my opinion that no wrongdoing has occurred except for your own. The original ahelp could probably have been handled better, but the staff team is not perfect either and that was a very busy round ending.
  6. Definitely. Back when I was a lore dev, I had to move out, find two new jobs, and had a all-around busy lifestyle for many months. Now, things have settled down and I'm able to be a lot more active on the server.
  7. Basic Information Byond Account: CakeIsOssim Character Name(s): Blacked-out names are irrelevant, most of them unplayed, and one is an event character. AI Name(s): ESRA, ARGOS, RIGOS Discord username + tag: Cake#4864 Age: 22 Timezone: UTC/GMT - 5 When are you on Aurora?: Anytime between 0700 and 2100 on weekdays, any time on weekends. I'm usually online at least once a day, somewhere in those times. Experience How long have you played SS13?: Since October 2014. How long have you played on Aurora: Since November 2014, give or take a month. How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: I'm definitely not a code whizz or anything, I believe I know a decent amount as a player, and enough to be able to instruct others on most mechanics. Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Yes, I was a moderator here on Aurora for a little over a year, from August 2016 to December 2017. Have you read through the criteria thread; https://forums.aurorastation.org/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4198 - and believe that you mark off all the criteria?: Yes, 100%. Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: No bans. Personality Why do you play SS13?: I am a huge dork and even huger sci-fi fan. I've never found a game before with such a setting and game mechanics to back it up. Taking the role of one character on a space station with many other player characters is thrilling, and no matter how many times I get bored of one particular round (even get bored of the game itself), I always find myself coming back for more not too much later. Why do you play on Aurora?: I wasn't here when it started, probably a year or two after, but I've seen the setting, the lore, the playerbase, the game itself, all grow into truly incredible things, and I've always been so happy to have had some part in it, even if that part was just witnessing it. The combination of the universe and the gameplay is intriguing and if correctly utilized, leads to absolutely addictive roleplay. What do moderators do?: Moderators guide the community in both subtle and proactive ways. They set examples for players, both old and new, and resolve any issues that may arise in accordance to what is expected of the community in regards to activity and behavior. They represent the very idea of the server and work to maintain that idea as well as identity. And unfortunately, when necessary, may have to punish certain players or individuals for obstructing or damaging the quality of the game server, the forums, discord, or any combination of the three, and ultimately the community overall. What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: Being a moderator means being fair and honest, never deliberately misinforming or lying to any parties, as well as knowing right from wrong in a general sense. It also means being flexible and ready to take action. A good moderator remembers that no matter where they are or what they are doing - if they are visible on the server, they are setting an example. They should do everything they can to ensure that it is a good example. Why do you want to be a moderator?: Two reasons, one personal and one 'business.' The personal reason is that I really miss it. I very much enjoyed my time as a moderator previously, and though I was inactive a bit towards the end, I never lost that want I mentioned earlier to keep coming back. The 'business' reason is that, to my knowledge, there is a low number of moderators, and most of the moderators seem to be new staff. I maybe know a few things I could teach the new people. What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: I've always been a thinker, trying to look into as many options as possible before going with the one I think is best. I believe I'm respectful of others, and I think I'm more than able to be professional and effective. How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: Very well, I believe. I get cut up on daily by my battalion mates, so insults are nothing to me. Anything Else You Want to Add: I should note that I am a volunteer firefighter in my home town, which means that when I'm not at work (from 2200 to 0700), I am on-call. I could have to leave the round immediately at pretty much any point in time. Does not happen often, but some days are worse than others. I also apologize if this is not very long, I don't really like to pad stuff out. If I didn't answer one of the questions fully, please let me know. also alb so help me if you post the scalie household ban screenshot
  8. You're irreplaceable, Abo. Seriously gonna miss you being in charge. Thanks for everything that you did, and good luck in your future endeavors. Don't be a stranger now, ya hear? Pop in and see how we're doing sometime!
  9. I dig the originality and use of the Shell frame here! Well done. Application accepted.
  10. Alright, I am back, and I have reviewed your application. I have a few questions. Not 100% clear on what you meant by this response. When you say, "make them as human as possible," what do you mean by that? What is a "human IPC" to you? Also, LINHUA is owned by an individual but works for Nanotrasen. There are extra implications to this that I'm not sure a first-time IPC player may understand. Since the IPC in particular is owned by an individual, it has no rights (are not protected the same way under corporate regulations and employment protections as humans) and any wages it makes are subject to be collected completely by its owner. Now, that doesn't mean its owner can't just give it its wages back, or set it up so that the machine can make a wage (which would be drastically smaller than that of a human doctor's wage), but it's something to keep in mind in-universe. Lastly, what is LINHUA like as an artificially intelligent machine? How does it treat people and other synthetics? Does it have personal goals it would like to reach, or does it not care and just want to do what it was made to do? Tell me a bit about the IPC and not where it came from, basically.
  11. Big improvement from your last application! I dig the backstory and your new view on synthetics/IPCs in the galaxy. Application accepted.
  12. Hello! Thank you for applying. I apologize for the extended review period of your application, but due to the holidays I have found myself with pretty much no free time. So that you have security in the matter that this application is not forgotten, I'm informing you now that your application will be reviewed in the next 24 hours, as most of my holiday stuff is over or is coming to a close. Thank you for your patience.
  13. Hello! Thank you for applying. I apologize for the extended review period of your application, but due to the holidays I have found myself with pretty much no free time. So that you have security in the matter that this application is not forgotten, I'm informing you now that your application will be reviewed in the next 24 hours, as most of my holiday stuff is over or is coming to a close. Thank you for your patience.
  14. I've no concerns for your ability to play an unbound synthetic in any regard, so, application accepted. Well done.
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