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Moderator Application - OneOneThreeEight

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Byond Account: OneOneThreeEight

Character Name(s): Vira De Santos, Hardin Stryker, Nathaniel Hawke, several other throwaways.

AI Name(s): C.A.C.H.E., A.S.I.M.O.V., J.A.U.N.T. (Borg.)

Preferred means of contact: Steam, Skype, BYOND Pager, Email, provided upon request.

Age: 18

Timezone: EST

When are you on Aurora?: After 4PM on weekdays, since I have work from 12 to 4. Generally available on the weekends.


How long have you played SS13?: Give or take 5 months. Played on Goon, Yog, and BestRP for a bit before I came here.

How long have you played on Aurora: 3-4 months.

How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: I understand quite a bit of game mechanics, pretty sure some of the staff and vets here taught me how to powergame like a complete jerk, but it was interesting to learn nonetheless. I'm a pretty quick study and I catch onto processes very quickly.

Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Not for SS13. I used to moderate for a SC2 custom game forum (Starcraft 2 Island Defense, and SC2 Hero Attack forums) and assist in developing for Starcraft 2 custom games, but Galaxy Editor is a lot more simple than the BYOND code is, hilariously enough.

Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: I was banned for a day for maintenance drone grief here, but it was my first week on Aurora. Admittedly it was a poor decision to make and I believe it was very late at night when I siphoned the entire bar.


Why do you play SS13?: For 2d spessman simulation vidya games. But, however, it's one of those few games out there that possess so much gameplay potential and replay value for something so inconsequential and seemingly small. SS13 is bigger than we realize, and it can only get bigger and better.

Why do you play on Aurora?: For meaningful interaction with players and their characters. And for fun. Definitely that last part.

What do moderators do?: Moderators are a step down from admins in terms of the "I AM THE LAW" aspect, but quintessentially they are judge, jury, and executioner in terms of dealing with player/OOC issues. They need to be impartial as possible and hold wisdom over intelligence, at times. Being able to make the right decision is a hard one, but it's often worth pondering whether or not an offending player deserves lenience for their actions. It's better than just outright banning them, and in the process, you begin to learn the pathological patterns of players and be able to deal with issues lickety split and never have to be literally Hitler for BWOINKing someone for doing something wrong.

What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: That's a very interesting question. What /does/ it mean to moderate the server? Does it mean merely observing gameplay and never interfering with Ar Pee or does it mean actual intervention every time it is needed? Or is it a mix of all of these elements? That is moderation, is it not? Moderation is using a healthy blend and mix of different techniques to deal with different individuals and problems. While it would be fun to just wind every bald scientist that's setting up toxins just so we can ask them what their intentions are, it's often more or less wise to consider what occurs after dealing with the issue.

Why do you want to be a moderator?: It's not a matter of want or need, nor a predilection for some kind of personal gain. I'm interested in the experience, to be frank. I'm a people person, I'm wonderful in conversations and people think I'm an absolute riot sometimes, if not a complete chucklefuck who never takes things seriously. I enjoy people and sometimes they enjoy me back. I want to experience the side of the spectrum that tries to help people be better players and better people as well. I may be young but I've been told I'm quite wise for my age and I try to listen before speaking my own mind.

What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: See above. Despite the faults of arrogant people sometimes, I enjoy the Aurora community and I love teaching people new things. I tend to learn on the job and I retain knowledge of how to do things for quite a long time, unless I never put it into practice. In a sense, my real motive for wanting to be a moderator is mostly for a want of knowledge. I want to learn. I want to learn from any mistakes or errors I make, and in the process make myself a better person.

How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: I'm cool, calm, and collected. Sometimes I freak out IRL and I have to go bury my head into a pillow and wake up the next morning with my face covered in drool, but that's how everyone deals with stress, right? Uh, right? But, anyway. The angriest I can really get is with really mild yet aggressive remarks. I used to be a passive-aggressive jerk, but I've been working on speaking my mind rather than being deceitful. I've never taken insults seriously, I shrug them off like Superman does with bullets. I was bullied entirely throughout middle school and I manned the fuck up in my Junior year and I haven't turned back since. If someone were to try to engage me, I'd just act like a dork and completely subvert the fact that the person was angry at me in the first place.

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Had a chat with him earlier today. He has the idea of how a staff member should act, as well as being polite and well-thought, key traits that I would look for in a candidate. I feel that the answers in this thread could have been shorter and more concise, but I feel that they get the point across. This has my +1.

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+1 OneOneThreeEight is a awesome person and a great roleplayer.

I would say that your ability to roleplay should have little to do with your ability to work well as staff, but that wouldn't be entirely true.

There is an outstanding complaint about you (OneOneThreeEight, not Kerbal), which honestly brings me to express some reservations with this app. While you can address most of this complain on its thread, there is one issue I'd like to raise here - which is, if you're unable to observe server rules, or communicate with staff as a regular player, how are you expecting to work with them as a staffmember yourself?

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I suppose it's a matter of being able to recognize potential lapses of judgement and what to do in the event said lapses might occur. I've no personal rhyme or reason to be a moderator, though I am curious as to what the responsibilities are.

I completely understand if you have to reject the application/trial for modship due to the event. No amount of 'sorries' can dispute breaking the rules.

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