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Server Moderator Application

 

Basic Information

Byond Account: OneOneThreeEight

Character Name(s): Vira Taryk, Talia Varick, Cidi, Ishale Laurente, Elias Shaw, Fahim Esmael, etc. My character slots are are filled up to 20.

AI Name(s): Cidi

Preferred means of contact: BYOND Pager, Steam, Skype, etc.

Age: 19

Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (East Coast USA)

When are you on Aurora?: On/off during the weekdays.



Experience

How long have you played SS13?: Over a year, almost nearing 2 years.

How long have you played on Aurora: A little over a year.

How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: A good deal, I reckon.

Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Yes. I moderated on Colonial Marines for 3 months.

Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Yes, once, for "end of round grief."



Personality

Why do you play SS13?: For insurmountable levels of chaos and fun.

Why do you play on Aurora?: To build stories with other players/characters and to ultimately have a good time.

What do moderators do?: Moderators help the administration team with enforcement of the server rules and establish their method of operations by past, present, or future precedents. They're generally more hands-on than the administrator, whose job is to delegate server administrative tasks to the moderators. Moderators tend to be the most hands-on and interactive with the playerbase, as a result.

What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: To be a moderator for this server is hardly just about being able to put on the big boy pants with the fun little buttons attached to it. I believe that moderators for communities like this one need to be more in-touch with the playerbase, rather than be constantly confined to their super secret moderation chats. Moderators should not only be good staff members, but they should be good players, at the same time. It's hard to be invested in something if you don't actually take part in the experience. It's not just doing your part in community management, it's dynamic community involvement, too.

Why do you want to be a moderator?: I have a long while before I'm able to really do anything with my life, therefore meaning I have a saddeningly massive amount of time on my hands. I think I've done well by Colonial Marines in the past, and that I did a good job for the short time I was there before I decided to leave.

What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: I've pretty much mellowed out since the last time(s) I applied. I'm a lot more calm, collected, and considerate. And, overall happier what with some special person who came into my life not too long ago. I've mostly degenerated from a passive aggressive asshole to a nonchalant goofball. I'm relatively knowledgeable with admin verbs, I know how to edit notes and track down culprits in logs. I can also spawn/edit actual in-game stuff, but I'm not wishmaking for anything further with that knowledge.

How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: As I've said, I've mellowed out pretty well and I'm a lot happier than I once wasn't. I take things with less offense now.



Anything Else You Want to Add:

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But uh, yeah, feel free to plug in feedback/questions or whatever, provided it's relevant. I'm aware that I had/have a nasty attitude, but I'm still working on that. I'm still human, though, but I'm definitely less terrible than I was. If you have questions about any past stuff, I'll go out of my way to explain it here if it holds relevance to the app, or in PMs if it doesn't.

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Guest Marlon Phoenix

While I'm excited to see you've returned from your hiatus and want to involve yourself in the community once more, I have some concerns about a potential 1138-moderator.

 

  • You've gone on self-announced hiatus several times. The last two times that I recall, you said you were leaving the server permanently. Are you able to remain in the community for the length of time that would make your investment in the moderator position worth it to yourself, the staff training you, and the community?
  • You get very defensive during disagreements. In many forum threads where you were defending your position or otherwise in an argument, you seemed to lose your cool or otherwise make it a personal matter. There have also been some incidents where I've witnessed 'passive aggressive' behavior or egging someone on. I can't cite specific examples that can be concrete evidence, but there are niggling little things here and there that add up to a concern. Public face and interaction with 'problem players' is the main job of a moderator. Are you able to handle the stress of the obligations and responsibilities of effectively handling them, while ensuring you still show them the respect and politeness expected from staff to its players?
  • You have an undying passion for me that you still haven't admitted because you are extremely tsundere. Can you work effectively with the romantic tension between us, delta-chan? N-Not that I return the feelings or anything.
  • Can you expand more on your experience as a moderator for Colonial Marines? What about your tenure as a CM mod do you think makes you a good moderator, and what drawbacks did you discover in your own moderating style, that can be recognized and worked through, or at least recognized?
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1.) I'm here to stay. Worst case scenario, will only be able to plug in a couple hours a week, if I have real life commitments. I'll be sure to warn the staff beforehand.

2.) Yeah, that's an issue that I've been working on phasing out for the past month or so. Still attempting to improve, but do note that half of the 'passive aggressive' incidents or egging people on (such as Hive) is usually made in jest. There are exceptions to this case, however, as I'm adamant on the matter that IC disciplinary action for one isn't meant to fun and neither is the brig supposed to be fun either.

I usually have very good reason before pitching a fit with someone or arguing. I've not really explained because, well, almost nobody's ever asked why I'm so adamant on the things I tend to defend the most?

However, in a word, yes, I'm prepared to do what needs to be done and to do it right. If I must be a robot, I will be a robot. Beep boop.

3.) I'm taken, babe. My heart belongs to only one.

4.) Yes, absolutely. I'd say that I was one of the more fair and level-headed moderators, though more adamant on enforcing the rules for the sake of player enjoyment rather than just for the sake of enforcing them. I take a tiny bit of pride in saying that I never used my position to threaten another player, despite having seen it a couple times from other staff members over there myself. I did make a couple mistakes and errs in judgement, but I was set straight and taught something new after just about every encounter as staff anyway.

I'm not sure what to say about 'drawbacks' in particular, I was very much focused on doing my job correctly and not creating unnecessary drama. Drama is inevitable, it occurs anyway. I met a lot of colorful characters, a few of them I don't wish to really deal with ever again. I do think I built trust with a good deal of the playerbase there, despite any of the drama that occupies just about every server. I will not make mention of any negative experiences as I do respect the current staff as people, still.

I filled the role of 'moderator' quite literally, as I did spend a good deal of time resolving conflicts between two particular people who were arguing. Usually by flooring, and chatting them up about what the problem is in LOOC, and then sending them on their way with good things in mind. Hopefully.

I kept my head down for the entire time, though, so there's not much else to say unless you have another question, Jackboot.

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Weren't you kicked out of CM by Yithani, followed by you deleting your reddit account because of some stuff you had said on there regarding CM?


I mean, not trying to stir shit up here, but I'm genuinely curious that you didn't mention that at all when speaking about your CM experience, because I feel like it's something that would leave most people wondering.

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Weren't you kicked out of CM by Yithani, followed by you deleting your reddit account because of some stuff you had said on there regarding CM?


I mean, not trying to stir shit up here, but I'm genuinely curious that you didn't mention that at all when speaking about your CM experience, because I feel like it's something that would leave most people wondering.

 

wat


Yithani was never a part of CM :lol:

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I was losing track of time. Had family and a special someone to attend to, at the time.


There was also some internal stuff there going on that I had no part in, nor any interest to take part in. So I guess it was fortuitous, because I heard about some drama a bit later that went on awhile after I left as it escalated.


I won't comment on that much further since it's their business and not mine.

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Something didn't sit right with me, so I went back and looked...


The incidents that led to you deleting your reddit account involved telling a banned CM user on reddit that Apophis would drink their sweet, fucknugget tears. That was three months ago and pretty much coincides with you leaving CM.


Eh, I'll just, leave it here for now.

 

No, I left 3 weeks after.


Your timelines are, once again, off. I'm convinced that you actually are shitstirring, no disrespect or anything, but you actually haven't brought up anything of note that I can't outright explain here.


That guy made death threats over byond pager and in-game towards other players and staff just because that guy didn't get what he wanted in-game. On top of that, a multikeyer. He was being a consistently awful individual, probably one of the worst I've seen even as just a moderator.


Yeah, I said a dumb thing after the fact, but that was me speaking as a player and not as a staff member.


Sorry that I felt so strongly towards someone who multikeyed, griefed intentionally on the server and threatened to actually kill other players.

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Three weeks after is pretty consistent, though? I'm saying there's a possibility they're related. If you say they're not, I'll believe they're not, though I find it slightly illogical that you're downplaying this issue and treating it as something you don't really think about much when speaking of your time on CM, yet it was big enough at the time to cause you to delete your entire reddit account (which had an incredibly long post history on /r/ss13).


The screenshot posted doesn't mention any death threats, though, and neither does the reddit thread this was pulled from. I understand being emotional, but when someone posts to complain about a ban on social media, it's something you'd be expected to explain before resorting to insults, no? The way this situation stands it looks like you just called somebody a fucknugget because they got banned from multikeying and made a thread about it, and then deleted your comments when you realized/somebody told you that was a terrible thing to do.


I also... don't think you can, well... speak as a player by posting server logs in the same argument... like, come on. You're clearly representing CM staff there.


Edit: You also said the server host was going to drink the OP's tears... while you were a mod. If you don't realize what you said reflects badly on the server (though it would even if you were simply a player) then this isn't bound to end well tbh.

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I'm aware that what I did was wrong, you don't need to tell me twice. I did learn from that incident, primarily on 'how not to treat people who may or may not be upset' and a bit on humility.

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That's good, but not the full extent of the thing.


Going from calling members of your playerbase fucknuggets to making mod on another server in the span of three months is a bit of a stretch, but people can change and I can't claim that I've seen you do or say anything bad on here lately.


However, the fact that you seem unaware that there was a clear possibility (I would even call it certainty) that your words would be perceived as those of a CM mod perplexes me a bit.

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Yes - as I said in the post directly above it was three months ago haha.


The reason why I brought it up was precisely because some time had passed and I wanted to know what Delta had to say about it now. But as I also stated in my previous post, what bugs me is that he still doesn't seem to believe what he said reflected upon him as a mod, and upon CM. Can we classify it as a mistake learned from, in this case?

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I wouldn't repeat what I did, if that's what you're asking.

Not really. While it's pretty much universally accepted that calling that guy a fucknugget out of the blue was a pretty bad move, it's really more about your failure to reflect on it as a CM mod rather than an individual, as I have repeatedly stated in all of my posts haha.


Like here:

 

I find it slightly illogical that you're downplaying this issue and treating it as something you don't really think about much when speaking of your time on CM

 

If you don't realize what you said reflects badly on the server (though it would even if you were simply a player) then this isn't bound to end well tbh.

 

However, the fact that you seem unaware that there was a clear possibility (I would even call it certainty) that your words would be perceived as those of a CM mod perplexes me a bit.

 

But as I also stated in my previous post, what bugs me is that he still doesn't seem to believe what he said reflected upon him as a mod, and upon CM.
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Not really. While it's pretty much universally accepted that calling that guy a fucknugget out of the blue was a pretty bad move, it's really more about your failure to reflect on it as a CM mod rather than an individual, as I have repeatedly stated in all of my posts haha.

 

You're assuming that I didn't.

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Yeah no, I fail to see how something that happened three months ago is relevant. On a... MedRP server? LowRP? What IS CM's RP rating anyway?

Well, I think it's relevant because three months isn't such a long lapse of time, and it's something that had to do directly with how Delta handled banned users as a mod. If he claims he's changed and nothing contradicts that claim that's good, but his initial posts seems to be indicating he believed he was acting as a player, not as a member of staff. I believe there's an undeniable intricacy to the way mods express themselves in public regarding matters of their own server (yes), and if Delta fails to understand that then it could be rather bad (or could just be something we could talk about with him). As he's a very vocal person, it's an issue he's likely to encounter more in the future, and thus is worth special consideration.


Also, what does the RP rating have to do with anything?


(And sorry Delta, I'm not double-accusing you, just trying to explain my gripes to someone else.)

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Delta handled most banned users politely and explained kindly what they did wrong. Most banned users that Delta dealt with were reasonable adults and were more than willing to explain what they did, and then understand what they did was wrong and come back no more than a day or two as better players.


That specific player and how I dealt with them was the exception, and not the rule. In retrospect, it was handled poorly because I thought autistically screeching back at them would get the message across. It didn't, obviously, and it only pissed them off more as well as any other bystanders.


Apophis and I had a short, kind discussion, and it was agreed that it wouldn't happen again. So it didn't, and I functioned as a moderator there for three-ish weeks without any further incidents.


The RP rating has nothing to do with it, it's more along the lines of what kind of players I dealt with. It's over and done with, do you expect me to hop into a TARDIS and fix what I did, lest I forever hold my peace?


In any mock-up of a milsim, you will often attract underage folks who take the game more seriously than the regular playerbase at large really does. We had medium tolerance of marine shenanigans that wasn't outright griefing, blatant chucklefucking or powergaming the marines. If nobody complained about marines goofing off like

, then we wouldn't butt in. We were told to never proactively moderate, and only to be reactive. But, hey, if people think they have something to lose, of course they'd be upset about it when they do 'lose' something.


I left of my own accord, not by pressure or by being forcibly removed from the staff team. I wanted to leave, so I did. Do I need any more reasons for that, or do I have to explain why I'm breathing to the busybodies?


If you're really so curious about the business I took part in, why not go to the primary source? CoronelJones, Apophis, Rahlzel, Lucy, etc.


Sorry if I sound like I'm snarking or anything, but you can imagine my irritance with certain people being rather intent on knowing everyone's business, and then parading it about in an attempt to take the moral high ground.

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