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[Accepted] SHODAN does a Moderator Application

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Server Moderator Application

Basic Information
Byond Account: shodan43893
Character Name(s):
Sophie Hawkins - Head of Security
Jessica Fitzmaurice - Chief Medical Officer/Captain
Liana Pienaar - Security Officer
Eliza Wilson - Atmospheric Technician
Unity - Warden
Alicia Lovejoy - Researcher
(I have a few more, but they are largely retired now / not worth noting)
AI Name(s): (I don't play AI >.>)
Discord username + tag: Rushodan#5993
Age: 23 (I think, might need to double check that one >.>) I might be 22
Timezone: BST/GMT
When are you on Aurora?: Typically on during my evenings, after I am done with work for the day.

How long have you played SS13?:
A long time, five years plus. Started off on CM/Paradise before I decided I wanted a more HRP experience, not really into the lmao turbo clown memes that some other places provide. Also getting shot in the back as a marine gets old.
How long have you played on Aurora:
I believe somewhere in the 3-4 year range, had a few off and ons due to my health but I am back for good!
How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?:
I know the mechanics pretty well in depth, with all departments. Most familiar with security / combat mechanics because I am a vile and evil security main but I do play medical, engineering, research and cargo on occasion. Can set up the engine, grow some weird plants, save a life (yes even with newmed).
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?:
Not really? I was CCIA for a while but that is the extent of my SS13 staff activities.
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?:
I believe I mark off all of the marked criteria. Will go into more detail in the final section.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?:
I do not believe I have ever received a ban.

Why do you play SS13?:
For me, there is one thing that separates SS13 from all other games and that is the focus on communication and character interaction. Being able to create a character and drop them into the playful environment that SS13 allows for is infinitely enjoyable to me. No round is the same, you will always have someone new to chat to, some situation to deal with and the potential to be as creative as you like to have some fun roleplaying.
Why do you play on Aurora?:
Building upon the above points, the lore and environment that the Aurora has allows for such a diverse range of characters and setting that it trumps all other servers, in my opinion. What the lore team have done along with the coders to create the unique setting that the Aurora has is simply incredible. HRP is also my lean in general, so the Aurora not being a total meme every round really helps my immersion (we won't talk about the burger riot >.>).
What do moderators do?:
Well, moderators are normally the first point of contact when it comes to maintaining the rules of the server. They are expected to respond to ahelps in a timely manner and deal with them fairly, looking into both sides of an incident to see if punishment needs to be handed out and how severe said punishment should be. Moderators should also be able to help newer players to the server by directing them to the right resources to help their issues, or briefly explaining a mechanic if required.  They work in a team with other staff members to keep the Aurora a fun and safe place to RP on, in a nutshell.
What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?:
Being a moderator for the Aurora means you will be applying what was listed in the above question. Knowledge of the rules is a must and mechanics definitely helps. As the Aurora is a HRP server it means you will be looking into roleplay during ahelps or proactively and seeing if that would be a justifiable thing a character would do alongside with compliance to the rules. It also means being active in the community and having decent knowledge of the lore, as these things will certainly aid your decision making.
Why do you want to be a moderator?:
I would like to be a moderator as I have been around this server for a while now and want to give back, in a way. I have gotten countless hours of enjoyment out of the Aurora and would like to more closely involve myself by keeping the Aurora a fun and interesting place to roleplay on. I have done administrative work before for other game servers outside of SS13 and while I understand it can be tough, as you meet some colourful characters, it is also quite rewarding knowing you are doing your part to help out. 
What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?:
I believe the two qualities I possess that work well together and support my application are patience and listening. I am able to take the time to take in all sides of a discussion, ask further questions when needed to come to a fair and just solution. I am also able to avoid bias when dealing with individuals, focusing on just the facts and applying those facts to come to a proper result. My current work demands these factors so applying them to moderation-on-server is a natural move. I try to be fair with my interactions as well, I understand that everyone makes mistakes or acts out of anger and may break the rules - so long as it isn't intentional or repetitive I do not see a reason to come down hard one someone as people hopefully learn from their mistakes.
How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?:
Much better than I used to! I will admit in the past I have allowed my anger or stress to take over my actions and I end up acting like a silly bugger. I've had a lot of time to think about my actions and how I interact with others, so while I am not immune to getting frustrated I know when to break off or ask for help. I understand when I make mistakes and not only apologise for them, but commit to improving myself to avoid future problems.

Anything Else You Want to Add:
Hi, I am Rushodan or Ollie!
I've been around the server for a long time now; been off and on due to certain health complications, but thankfully those are all under control and I am back for good. Been back for just over two months now and sent in the application after it was suggested I give it a shot.
I intend to be here for the long run, I love this community and this server (even when you annoy the hell out of me) and honestly it is good to be around once more.
See you on the station, nerds ❤️

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Shodan's been around longer than I have without fucking up in my memory. One of the chill people who kept their head out of politics and cliques, I don't think they will have any problem staying neutral and professional. Wish you best of luck with your trial!

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SHODAN is a recurrent player who I am always pleased to see on the server. They are very extremely enjoyable to be playing with ICly, and very approachable and friendly OOCly. They haven't passed up an opportunity to provide me with feedback on my gameplay when asked; they are honest and seem to have a genuine investment in the playerbase. A sense of humor is also an important trait for a moderator to have, which I definitely think Rushodan has, while at the same time they know when it's time to be serious. After reading the interview log I can only reinforce my recommendation as they were able to display how they are impartial and will go the distance to investigate and understand all parties in a given situation or accusation. They seem to be asking questions and taking their time in the scenarios provided and and will attempt to gain an understanding of every detail before making a judgement. I feel that the server could not find a better fit for their moderation staff.


For what my word is worth - I fully endorse this application. Good luck. :)


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