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[On-Trial] Happy Fox's Moderator Application

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Basic Information
Byond Account: Happy_Fox
Character Name(s): Msizi Djikstra
AI Name(s): SAM
Discord username + tag: PM me please
Age: 27
Timezone: GMT+0
When are you on Aurora?: Usually late evening/early morning GMT. Sometimes on at other times but not typically.

Experience
How long have you played SS13?: Almost two years
How long have you played on Aurora: Almost two years
How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: Quite a bit, I've played a variety of roles and have a good knowledge of many of the departments and mechanics they use, including command roles since gaining the whitelist.
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: None whatsoever
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
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: No

Personality
Why do you play SS13?: I play SS13 because I enjoy roleplaying and consider it to be my main hobby in the form of traditional tabletop roleplaying games, however I'm typically running these games so I very much enjoy the chance to enjoy playing just a single role at a time on the server (unlike having to play every NPC in a traditional game). This probably explains why I don't tend to play lots of different characters on the server.
Why do you play on Aurora?: I play on Aurora because its the most consistent and comfortable environment/community for me to roleplay in and is the right "pace" for my personal preferences. The lore is engaging and well thought out and the scope for character development for the playerbase due to the developing canon of the setting is something I really enjoy.
What do moderators do?: Moderators are responsible for helping, reviewing and maintaining the content and quality of community discussions and activities - whether this is responding to an ahelp asking for assistance from a new player, stepping in when a player discussion is getting out of hand or reminding people of the rules of the community (whether server, forum or discord)
What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?:] My personal view of the moderators on Aurora is that they're meant to be examples of the expectations we have on the playerbase, after all if the staff don't follow the same rules as the players then how can their positions and responsibilities be respected on the whole? This also means that they should have a respectful approach to their duties and not allow any bias to affect their decisions.
Why do you want to be a moderator?: Because Owivia convinced me. I'd like to see if I'm a good fit for the position first and foremost, as I've never really attempted a role like this before. I like contributing to the community and engaging with it and I think our moderation team has a good reputation so I feel confident that I'd like to be a part of that team.
What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: I've a lot of experience with the types of responsibilities that a moderator can have due to my professional experience - having held and enjoyed numerous roles that need strong communication skills, the fair and consistent application of procedures and the ability to be impartial over issues with strong emotive aspects. From my past experience I know that patience, empathy and active listening are vital for these roles - as is the conviction to apply the rules consistently and without bias despite existing relationship both good and poor. These are all aspects I've worked hard on improving in both my professional life and my main hobby as a Game Master of traditional roleplaying games (both of which I've been doing for over 10 years now).
How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: I believe I handle anger and insults very well, having had lots of experience with facing these (often together) in a professional environment I've been able to build up a resilience to them out of necessity and don't consider either to be much of a problem for me to deal with and remain consistent in the face of. Coping with stress is something I've struggled with in the past however I've long since come to appreciate that this is something that is quite often dealt with through being honest about it and identifying when things might be getting too much for you to cope with. I'm quite open with how well I'm dealing with my responsibilities as a necessity (several of my roles in the past have been high-stress and required frequent self-assessment due to their supportive nature.)


Anything Else You Want to Add: Nothing other than thank you for considering me and I look forward to being able to take a trial period as a moderator 😊

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Fox has consistently been a joy to interact with ever since they came to the server, constantly offering help to people and the like, I don't have any doubts that they'd be a positive influence on the community as a moderator, and represent the team very well.

I don't see them getting the position going wrong, ever.

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I'd have to mirror what Chada wrote and that's a first ^^

Hope you get your trial, this app got my full support. Fox is a blast to interact with ICly and OOCly and will bring nothing but joy and fresh air to the team.

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Whole-hearted support, easily one of the nicest and most interesting people to talk to. They possess a quality of being incredibly diplomatic and empathetic that I wouldn't be surprised if they got promoted into the admin ranks early into their mod position.

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