CCIA Staff ApplicationBasic Information
Byond key: Scheveningen
Character names: Vira Bolivar, Rebecca De Santos, Talia Varick, various nameless borgs,
What times are you most available?: I am a night owl. My circadian rhythm shifts as I am naturally awake longer than I sleep but I am generally more energetic during the evenings and night time. I'm able to respond to certain things either instantly or the very next day, that's usually how it goes.
How long have you played SS13?: Years.
How long have you played on Aurora?: Three to four years, I have lost count.
How active on the forums, discord and/or server are you? Very active on forums. Very active on discord. Active based on whimsy on-server, it depends on whether I'm interested in playing or not but I'm not completely disconnected from the community.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Yes, but it's been such a long time ago it's practically insignificant. It was a borderline case of EOR grief that I never bothered to appeal, as it was only a 3 day ban with rather BS context at the given time and I knew I wasn't going to be able to argue my way out of it seeing as to how the staff lineup was at the time, I figured I'd waste more time arguing the ban than just getting over it and waiting it out.
Have you ever volunteered as moderation staff for any other servers, SS13 or otherwise?: Yes, here. I quit at some point due to work stress + the volunteer server position also creating stress for me simultaneously. I do like to chuckle sometimes when people accuse me of having been fired but that was absolutely not the situation that I was in, a personal situation I'd never wish on anyone else.
Do you have any other experience that you believe would be relevant to a position in the CCIA?: I was CCIA before when Hartburry ran the show.
Why do you want to join the CCIA?: To help contribute in handling IC issues on the server side in a more potent and present capacity than what the common perception from certain vocal minorities are given to believe are capable of doing. I do not believe that the CCIAA were ever powerless in the first place but rather that the current procedures and hands-off approach to dealing with current-round issues makes them seem a lot less present in-universe than they actually are. CCIAA have vast potential but it is not used so as to avoid worst-case scenarios if executed unskillfully.
What do you think are the most important qualities for a CCIA Agent to possess?: Self-control, chiefly, a dogged approach to issues and an insurmountable amount of patience.
What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is in an ongoing round?: Responding to faxes to give clarification over certain situations is one of the more menial duties but it's just as important as, say, showing up to call up a particular crewmember for an interview in regards to some infraction that occurred on-station that wasn't handled enough on the local side. There's surely more to it but nobody wants to read my paragraph-long musings that some people would see as excuses anyway. It stings to have to settle for a simple sweeping definition of something that's more complex than anyone would give credit for.
What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is outside of the server?: They are the penultimate community arbiters of what constitutes the corporate regulations and how they should be interpreted in any given situation, besides the administrators. Largely, administrators have better concerns to deal with than having to investigate IC issues, so the sheer responsibility is relegated to a more appropriate branch of staff. They are not just the middle-man, though, and CCIAA should be respected more than they already are for what they do, as the effect they have on the server is not easily seen at a first glance to start with.
How do you handle stress?: I went through an epiphany not-too-recently and learned that difficult people are truly a blessing to help those that they frustrate become better people. Such individuals being such a pain allow others to learn to be patient and tolerant of most kinds of personalities. Obviously, people who intend on trolling or have a reputation for doing it for just-as-radical responses don't deserve the indignation of a legitimate reply and should be called out for it openly for other people to remain cautious of. I've been improving over time, and different perspectives that were finally shared to me not because of an act of God but because I chose to hunt down perspective by myself when others would not go out of their way to share theirs to me was unfortunate, but I made do at some point. I do my damndest to try not to be stressed out anymore, especially since how my current IRL situation has vastly improved.
How well do you work autonomously?: I take considerable pride in being an independent person, but I would not be where I am without considerable assistance from other people. It is hypocritical, but it acts as a double-edged tool, I suppose.
The following is some rambling and not entirely related to the topic, but I'm sure someone will figure out what the context is, if you feel like you'd raise some certain counterarguments straight off the bat from seeing who's applying for this application you might be interested in clicking the spoiler and reading the contents below, anyway.