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[Accepted] Cnaym's Moderator Application

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Basic Information
Byond Account: Cnaym
Character Name(s):
Spike Barnes, River Frye, Liara Fei, Julia Barnes, August Barnes, Kaiser, Lucien Grace, Zofia Arika are my most known. The admins can see the few others.
AI Name(s):
I go with VER-T G0 but play AI like once a month tops, since it's a default AI name others may be using it, too.
Discord username + tag: Cnaym#9103
CET, GMT+1 (Currently +2) for simplicity around +7/8 Hours from an american viewpoint.
When are you on Aurora?:
Daily 19.00-23.00 CET, usualy more on days off and weekends.

How long have you played SS13?:
Created Byond account March 31. 2019, making it three and half months now.
How long have you played on Aurora:
The same amount, maybe a day or two less.
How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?:
Due to not having to work lately i have invested way too much time into learning all roles, i have a command whitelist and am constantly teaching others the mechanics. My known weakness are the detailed numbers for armor and weapons, the way i see it a lack of combat knowledge has helped me RP out situations far more than the simple "robustness" would have. 
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?:
No, though my IRL job is very close to being a moderator.
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. One of the reasons for the app.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?:
No bans, no Warnings, I've read the notes on me.

Why do you play SS13?:
 A friend told me this game was hilarious and i was forced to agree seeing him play. I am not into fast action stuff and got realy lucky with finding the Aurora and above all Roadman. Without him i would not have stayed around to learn the game. I don't play to vent stress, i do it to enjoy my free time and oh boy did this game deliver. The memories and people i made and met on SS13 may haunt me for the rest of my days and it happens frequently that a situation reminds me of something that i RPed out and it puts a bright smile on my face.
Why do you play on Aurora?:
The community really. Some have joined after me, some had to leave or are on break... all in all i still love all of them. I can watch an entire game doing work on the second screen and still be interested in how my virtual work environment is doing. I enjoy people having the same "oh snap" moment as i often have when they figure something new out, or realise what is going on, or have a genius plan to handle a situation you are very unlikely to face IRL. I get the salt mines after some rounds and i appreciate how people can leave them behind when the next round starts. The moderators and admins who i had talk to me so far did a great job of not accusing on pointing fingers, but invest time to figure out what happened why, and what the best course for all involved parties would be. Strangely enough when i got bwoinked the first couple of times it helped me get my RP mindset. Having no prior experience with RP at all i figured those guys would ask why my character did something and i should have an answer to that before it happens. As soon as that clicked into my brain i started to really get into character when playing and it made my experience much better. I tried a few other servers over the time but usualy don't stick for more than a couple of rounds before i realise that i don't enjoy Aurora because of SS13 but enjoy SS13 because of the Aurora.
What do moderators do?:
Guide new players, glue together a community of highly different people by resolving conflicts using the rules that everyone agrees to when playing on the server.
What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?:
 Enforcing the rules in a way that does not cause tears, helping new players ease in if the really want to (like i had the pleasure) by answering ahelps. Clear up situations that are iffy, in the best of cases finding a solution that benefits all involved parties and as a result the community as a whole. Add and interpret notes before taking steps that would lead to punishment. What i harshly realised lately was stopping greytiders and trolls... you guys are quick on that one. While traumatising people IC with the bluespace artillery i figured out that somebody enforcing the rules also meant that the atmosphere of the server was protected, which meant a lot to me.
Why do you want to be a moderator?: I got so much fun and good times out of the server that i figured it is time to invest back. I've seen the salt, I've read the complaints and i don't want to be on the sidelines and throw in complaints that lead nowhere. Instead i figured stretching out a hand and offering help was the best way to go about it. Any new person joining a team must realise that they are not going in smashing the order and implementing 20 new things on day one. From a realistic viewpoint i would be just another name showing up in the PMs if you get bwoinked or ask for help. Nevertheless more people means a wider spectrum of opinions. Leading to at least less accusations of meta buddies and all that. What i really valued was the fair treatment i received from admins and moderators so far and that's exactly what i wish to offer back to the community.
What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?:
I tend to be myself... which sounds like a serious problem depending on where you come from. I got my opinions, i will voice them, i will not roll around on the floor crying if i do not get my will. I had the luck to work in leading positions for the last 7 years. Being the connection between a team and upper management has taught me that bias will always bite you in the back, so getting rid of it is always my first step. My style of conflicting resolving usualy consists of handing the facts to both sides so that we are all on the same level, then identifying the own mistakes before pointing out the ones from the other side and last find a way to do it better in the future together with both sides, which sometimes doesn't even evolve me anymore when they manage to talk it out with each other in a fair way.
How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: 
Stress and insults do not influence me much anymore. I got used to both, i learned to handle both. When i feel that i get stressed i take a step back, have a smoke and start from scratch or a different angle.
Now anger is a real sucker... i remember a situation where i got ganked with zero RP by five people in robotics. I ahelped it. I let the admins talk to them instead of spreading salt. I took a shower to cool down and rejoined the next round. What i keep in mind with anger is that i am angry about a situation or something relative small that will maybe ruin a round, but not my day. Having made enough errors in the past i know that anger will hinder you from thinking efficiently and so i tend to get rid of it before engaging in anything that demands my attention again. During work my inner mantra is to think now, feel later. It has done me a lot of good over the years. It is a lot easier to admit an error in your thinking during a later talk than telling the police why the entire building is on fire.

Anything Else You Want to Add:
I enjoy my time with the community, I really do. I see this as a way to give back what i got from you guys. I might not be the big change that some people are hoping for, but from my experience the little things that happen daily are more important anyway. Apart from that i tend to get the dead hours on weekends... we can use another moderator in those.

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Cnaym is a good guy. He helped me a lot when I just started playing, eased me into the atmosphere. We don't interact much IC anymore but I know he's a great guy OOC, and really cares about the community and helping the new players. He'd genuinely make a great mod. Go get 'em.

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I was waiting for the interview. I already had great expectations on Cnaym because of past interactions but I truly feel like their interview was well worded and showed an understanding of proper escalations for punishments, which is good as that was a focus for them in the end. I would very much love to see them get a trial at the very least.

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Ah Cnaym, A player who I would most undoubtable trust to take on the big boy mod roll. Slow to anger, and level headed. Cnaym has a diverse roster of character's whos interactions always from my perspective serve to forward the round and RP in a fun and creative manner. While we may not always see eye to eye on every topic, Cnaym has the ability to calmly and logically state his point as well as listen to the opposing side and consider their viewpoint. Has a pretty clear understanding the rules and fact checks himself frequently before speaking. A very easy +1. Good luck Cnaym :)

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I support Cnaym application as my in-game experience with his characters were always good and I believe the player behind them have enough of critical view to deal with problematic situations.

Despite the fact Cnaym have not been playing on Aurora for a long time, there is clear signs of wanting to be an active part of the community and if he have to time to do it, I believe everyone could benefit. 

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I don't really have any problem with Cnaym becoming moderator. They inhabit this really niche position from what I've seen in the community. They are involved enough in rounds and with the other players to where of course people recognize them (That is obvious by the responses so far) but they aren't so involved so that there is a clear presence of any kind of bias or inner-circle of friends within the Aurora that at least I can call too.

No doubts that Cnaym will make a great moderator.

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