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Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 16:07
by Kneez
Byond ID: Kneez

Colonial Marines Character: Horace Wallenber - Ryan ‘Firebug’ Steelberg

Age: 16 as of November

Gender: Male

Timezone: Central US - UTC-06:00

On average, how many hours are you available per week to moderate?

I think I would be able to moderate around 20 hours per week when I have minimal homework and I am at my mom’s house on the weekend (which is the usual) but this changes sometimes.

Do you have any previous experience in being staff (not just SS13)?

I was a mentor for a few months here.

Did you play any of the previous Colonial Marine servers?

I don’t think so, I played on Sulaco but it was hosted by Apop, so I think not.

What are the 3 biggest servers you play on besides CM?

I really only play SS13 now. I hop on the Halo server every so often and FTL13 occasionally.

Provide links to any previous Colonial Marines applications that you've made:

Pred - Accepted - viewtopic.php?f=125&t=11588
Commander - Accepted - viewtopic.php?f=142&t=15220

Are you currently a staff member elsewhere (not just SS13)? If so, where?


Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on Colonial Marines?

I think the longest I have been banned for 48 hours as a max a year ago I think

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on ANY server? If so, which server, when, and what for?

I’ve only ever been banned on Yogstation for over 24 hours, I was actually permabanned for metacomming a year ago, and then raiding the armory as a non-antag on lowpop. ... arch=Kneez

(More on this ban at the bottom)

Are you familiar with the chat program Slack (its use is required)?


Common Staff Situations:
Write a description of what you would do in each of the following situations. Do not write on the same line as the situation - use the space below it or make space as needed. Failure to do this proves your inability to follow instructions and your application will be automatically denied.
► Show Spoiler
Any additional information you'd like to add?

I would like to talk about my Permaban on yogs. ... her.12255/ I was just learning the game, and I know that ignorance isn’t an excuse, but I got into the wrong crowd, saw that someone moderately close to my age was posting youtube videos and I thought that was cool. I got into the wrong crowd as one of the three was mildly griefy and taught me similar behaviors. I would like to say that this ban is over a year old and I haven’t had any major issues afterward outside of a few minor notes on CM. If anyone would like to ask me more about it, feel free to state it here or PM me.

My hours may seem a little under what most moderators put, but my parents are split up, and I only have a computer at one of them, so I am unable to get on the server. I’m taking some advanced courses in school aswell, so that takes up some of my time but overall I have a lot to give. So that is my excuse for the hours, and its just an estimate since I am usually pretty bad at perceiving time but I am usually on from like 6-9 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and all day saturday and sunday unless I have projects due.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 16:46
by NoahKirchner
Kneez has been around since I've started playing and he, at least from what I've seen of him, seems to be one of the most responsible people in the community. He roleplays well both as a predator and in character even though we haven't really interacted too much icly directly (I've only observed mainly so perhaps this isn't the most insightful observation but from what I've seen he's been good). I really can't think of a better candidate for mod since he does just about everything right.

For what little it counts for, a monumental +1.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 18:39
by freemysoul

Code: Select all

1. Correct
2. Correct
3. Funny and correct
4. Shouldn't really tolerated IMHO
5. Correct
6. Correct
7. Pretty much correct
8. Correct
9. Correct
10. Correct
11. Correct
12. Should check Staffwho to make sure there's not an AFK admin online (Jerkface)
13. Correctish, Light racist comments/stereotypes are fine, but if it's ahelped you should step in a deal with it.
14. Why a Permaban, Just apply a normal ban and let it stack up.
15. Correct
16. Correct
17. Correct
18. Correct
19. Correct
20. Correct
20a. Correct
21. Remain Professional, a Joke's a joke, but you shouldn't be too unprofessional
Overall I will give you a +1

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 18:55
by Mook476
Kneez is a competent player, and an ex mentor if I remember correctly. I like the answers, and everything seems in order. I've known you personally for quite a bit now and I know you're ready for a position as a moderator. I have faith you can be a good moderator hero, good luck o7. +1

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 23:10
by Kneez
I was talking to Free after he did my app, and explained proper procedure for 14 would just apply a day ban, and let it accumulate to a perma instead of immediately filing.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 03:13
by Cry of Wolves
Fairly good on most things. Free got alot covered but I'm gonna add an input on 20a, since you had the same answer as my mod app.

Courtesy of Kernir, "Document, report. It's not worth the potential arguments that could ensue if you happen to be misunderstanding, else it's not up to moderators to intervene."

All in all, a good application.+1

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 06:18
by Tharinoma
I'll go with the good old

yes +1

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 09:38
by VitorThauma
I've seem you in game a lot, a decent player and a decent role player. There's not much i can say that hasn't been said already. I do like the answers and the application is good.

I'm going for +1

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 12:30
by Kavlo
Yes +1 but really though Kneez is a great player overall and would do amazing as a moderator.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 15:10
by Feweh
Last time you were on staff you became extremely salty about everything.

Even to this day, you're a known salter in-game.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 16:59
by adralimas
Application seems legit to me!, Interactions i've had with kneez have always been positive so this'll be a solid +1 from me!

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 18:34
by Kneez
Feweh wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 15:10
A little while ago yes, I had gotten pretty salty, but that has changed over the past while. I don’t get irritated in dsay anymore and if Ryan gets FF’d I get dissapointed, but I have my irritable character who get a little fiesty about it. If you want, I can go into detail as to what was going on personally, but that’d be in a pm. I respect your judgement, but I really think I can handle this, otherwise I wouldn’t have applied. If you don’t feel comfortable with me in this position then just deny this, I’ll understand and I’ll apply in a month with the same applications slightly edited.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 22:13
by slc97
I believe at one point I offered you a position on the mod team, only to find out you were too young. That being said, it was poor judgment on my part because by the end of your tenure on staff, I did not see qualities that I would like to see in a moderator.

I'm going to say -1 for now. I'd much prefer to see you return as mentor and show the improvements to move up to mod.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 23:06
by Kneez
slc97 wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 22:13
You had offered me a position for mod at the beginning of summer I want to say, when I was 15. From there I left the mentor team shortly after July due to some family problems, I’d be all for being a mentor for awhile before being a moderator, and it was my plan to do that, but after my mentor app being generally unhandled for over a month I didn’t wish to just have it sit around rather forgotten. Not going to lie though, I had a rough patch before resigning which probably makes me look nasty now. Most of it was generally me being quite salty, but I feel my behavior on the server had changed overall and for the better.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 04 Dec 2017, 23:54
by NGGJamie
Kneez wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 23:06
after my mentor app being generally unhandled for over a month
It was not left "un-handled"; I had brought it to Feweh who gave the same input that he did above, and we agreed to give it an indefinite amount of wait time. A more precise way to put it was that it was closer to being in a stasis for future reconsideration when a more favorable opinion of you could be obtained.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 05 Dec 2017, 01:57
by driecg36
Kneez was one of the first people I knew on the server. Pretty sure he was the one to make me get a forum account.

He's a standup guy, and he's definitely put in the time. I don't know much about the salt, but I think he has more than what it takes to be a mod.

+1 from me.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 05 Dec 2017, 05:33
by Solarmare
I'll remain neutral for this, the application is alright but what feweh's noted and that you weren't contacted after the indefinite wait for improvement to be a mentor makes me cautious.

Re: Kneez - Moderator Application

Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 01:40
by Jerkface00
Unfortunately your application for a trial mod position is denied, but if you're still willing to be a mentor I spoke to both Jamie and Feweh and they're both alright with you joining back up there.

If you'd like to get in touch with Jamie over the forums, he'll get you set up.

Run a few months as a mentor without creating a salt-mine and we'll see about giving you a trial-mod spot.