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Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by DeBelgian » 25 May 2017, 23:37

Byond ID: Cokroach

Colonial Marines Character: Ty Steele

Age: 18 (almost 19)

Gender: Male

Timezone: U.S. Central

On average, how many hours are you available per week to moderate? 20-25

Do you have any previous experience in being staff (not just SS13)? Sometimes I'm given moderator on small things like unpopular minecraft servers, but generally no

Did you play any of the previous Colonial Marine servers? Only been playing about a month or two, but this has quickly become my favorite game

What are the 3 biggest servers you play on besides CM? The only other server I really played on was Aurora

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

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

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on Colonial Marines? Never been banned

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on ANY server? If so, which server, when, and what for? I think I might have gotten banned on some other SS13 server, but I honestly can't remember which and it was 3-4 years ago, I don't remember why I just have a distinct memory that I might be banned.

Are you familiar with the chat program Slack (its use is required)? Never used it, but I'm willing to get it if I get accepted

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.

1. A player randomly shoots someone at round start and MPs have detained him.
I would allow the MPs to keep him in the brig while I PM the player and ask him to explain himself. If there is no acceptable response from the player, I would either job ban him if he's an important job such as XO or CO, or I would give him a 12 hour ban. If the player does a an appropriate or semi appropriate response, I would leave a warning and make a note of his behavior in case he does it again in the future, and leave him to serve his term in the brig.

2. The ship has a breach to space and a bunch of players have died or are dying as a result.
I would investigate the situation to see how the breach was made, if it was intentionally made to grief, I would search the logs to see who is responsible for the breach, and PM him asking him why he made he breach. If the player made the breach intentionally to grief, I would bring all of the dead players back on board and revive them, and give a 12 hour ban to the griefer.

3. You see a player walking around the ship naked and clearly lost.
I would PM the player and ask him if he is new to the server, if he is new, I would provide him with a map of the ship so he can find his way to the prep rooms/cafeterias to eat. If he needs more assistance with gearing up and the such, I would help him do so, and direct him to the dropships to let him die multiple miserable deaths to the aliens so he can learn how the game is played :)

4. A player is being very rude to you in Adminhelps and requesting to speak to an Admin+ staff member.
I would contact the Admin+ staff member and inform him of the situation, if the admin deems it appropriate, I would ban the player temporarily for slandering a staff member.

5. You notice a player with a name that doesn't fit our naming rules. The player is arguing that: They've used the name for several years, no one has told them to change it before, and that they didn't know it was a rule.
I would tell the player that now someone is telling them to change it, if they fail to do so, I would hit him with a small ban to give him time to think of a new name for his character.

6. You see a Maintenance Tech running around in armor and carrying a rifle. The security level is green with no threat present.
I would first contact the maintenance tech to ask why he has the gear. If he does not have an appropriate response, I would tell him to take off the gear and go put it back it it's spot. If he does not do so, I would then ban the player for breaking RP rules.

7. You see a Squad Medic performing surgery on the planet. He claims it was because there were no doctors in the FOB.
I would tell the Medic that IC he has no idea how to perform surgery, and tell him to instead get the marine on the dropship to get surgery on the ship. If the player keeps on performing surgery, I would give him a job ban for not following the rules.

8. The round is stagnating. There are 30 marines and 4 aliens. The marines won't leave the ship, and the aliens won't attack. What would you do, to "encourage" the sides to engage each other?
I would PM the commander to order another attack on the planet, so as to not let the round become so stale, and not let the dead chat die of boredom.

9. The round ends, a MARINE starts shooting a hostile IRON BEAR and the IRON BEAR Adminhelps complaining he was killed after the round ended.
Considering the Marine is EORG, I would check his notes to see if he has done this before, if it his first offence, I would slap him with a 3 hour ban and tell him not to shoot after the round ends as it clogs up the logs. If he does this pretty much every round at the end, I would extend the ban as needed.

10. A marine is running around disarming, punching and stealing gear at round start.
I would freeze the player and ask him why he is doing this, if he does not have a good response, I would give him a warning and unfreeze him. If he continues to do it, I would temporarily ban him.

11. A marine has killed another marine. When you ask him why, he said it was because the other marine had punched him.
I would check to see if the other marine is fine with being killed, and leave it up to the MPs in game to enforce Marine Law.

12. An issue arises that requires Admin+ abilities.
I would contact an Admin+ if they had not responded yet.

13. There are minor racist comments going on IC. 9 of the 10 people are laughing and RPing but one player gets offended and Adminhelps about it.
I would tell the offending players to stop with the racism as it interrupts another player's experience. If they continue, I would place warnings on the offending players so they understand.

14. A marine opens fire at round start in briefing killing multiple marines and instantly logs off.
Considering that this can't really be done by accident, I would slap him with a 24 hour ban and appeal for a perma ban on the forums. I would also revive/heal the marines he injured as appropriate.

15. You see a player playing a xeno larva/chestburster run towards the frontlines and die.
I would PM the player to see if they are new at the game or if they just don't know how to play. If the player is experienced, obviously he knows not to do this, so I would put a warning on his account and make a note of his actions. If they player is new, I would explain to them instead how to play a larva. (Should be pretty short considering all you do is hit evolve)

16. You see a xeno memeing, saying AYYLMAO, REEEEEE etc in hivemind chat.
I would message the Xeno to stop doing so, and make a note of it on his account so if other staff see him doing it again they can hit him with a warning.

17. A xeno player calls the shuttle a "dropship". A different xeno player complains to you that it's metagaming/failRP to call it a "dropship".
Considering it's a pretty minor mixup, I would just tell the first xeno to either call it a shuttle or a metal bird.

18. A Command staff player at briefing near round-start mentions there are aliens on the planet.
I would do an announcement to the players to remind them that they do not know of the alien presence. Then ask the Command Staff player to correct himself in game.

19. A Marine kills another Marine on the EVAC Pod to take the last spot and claims it was RP as he was saving himself.
I would PM the other player to see if he was seriously bothered by this, if the player WAS bothered I would give the offending marine a warning, and make a note of it on his account. If the marine as a recurring record with offenses similar to this (like killing other marines), I would give him a temporary ban until he can think of other ways to save himself.

20. You see a fellow staff member give wrong information in an Adminhelp or incorrectly enforcing a rule.
I would PM the staff member that he is wrong, and show him the right rules so he can enforce those instead.

20a. You see a fellow staff member abusing his powers in-game.
I would contact a higher up admin to deal with the situation because I don't really have much authority over another staff member.

21. You see a player talking in OOC chat about what he did with your mom last night.
I would suck it up because I'm not a baby

Any additional information you'd like to add?
I consider myself to be pretty decent about keeping players mostly in line. Thanks guys for reading through the whole applications, even if you decide I'd be a crappy mod and -1 me

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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by Karmac » 25 May 2017, 23:44

EDIT: Dangit Slc.
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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by Jroinc1 » 26 May 2017, 00:57

Looks mostly acceptable.
3 Nov 16-15 Jan 17

Atmos bombs built- 16
Hull breaches repaired- 6
Charged SMs manually dragged to space- 2
Backup tcomms systems set- 4
SM de-lamination weapons detonated- 0
Times I've burned half the ship to a crisp- 5
Times I've burned half the ship to a crisp ACCIDENTALLY- 2
Engine SMs de-laminated on my watch- 0

Upper deck engines made-1
Lower deck engines made-1

Total kills with SM- 6

Most surgeries done at once- 3
Most anesthetic tanks used in a round- 3
Most surgeries done using only personal supplies- 37
Most perdiox made w/in 5 min of roundstart- 540u

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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by ZDashe » 26 May 2017, 02:25

Some of your responses could be better in 2. 6. 9. 11. 17. and more insight into your investigative processes would be appreciated. Someone else will probably comment more on those, but I have a question for you.

Do you have a sibling playing CM in your household too? Does "Clouderson" ring a bell?

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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by DeBelgian » 26 May 2017, 02:59

ZDashe wrote:Some of your responses could be better in 2. 6. 9. 11. 17. and more insight into your investigative processes would be appreciated. Someone else will probably comment more on those, but I have a question for you.

Do you have a sibling playing CM in your household too? Does "Clouderson" ring a bell?
My investigative process I would say would be based around the malicious intent of the player. When I say I would give someone the appropriate ban, I would use personal decision to decide how long I would the think the player needs to that they do not repeat the same mistake.
Not to sound cliche or like a suckup, but when I looked at the protocol order that was pretty much how I figured mods and admins should go about investigating in the first place, so my personal views naturally line up with that in the first place.
And the sibling in question is my now ex roommate from college, whom I don't think will play the game again because he didn't like it much when we tried playing because I wanted a friend to play with.

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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by TheSpoonyCroy » 26 May 2017, 03:12

Ok, so lets talk about this app:
  • For question 1, extremely harsh punishment if such a scenario is a first time however I do like you do try to play it off as an IC thing as well.
  • For question 2, seal the breach first before doing an investigation and again harsh punishment...
  • For question 4, to be technical it would be libel but that is still exaggeration of that legal term but to the question at hand, a ban might be a tad harsh if it was a first time thing and punishment would be very reliant on prior history.
  • For question 5, I personally choose to employ a 3 strike rule on names but I know other staff have different views on this topic but again a ban might be a tad overzealous, if its the first time. Also they can't change their name at that instant due to how the game works, it can only be done when they are dead or in the lobby.
  • For question 6, you probably should let this be handled by the MPs as per the recent rule changes and again use prior history for punishments...
  • For question 8, I would like to remind you, your job as a moderator is to enforce the rules and you can make some things that will help the round progress but pming the commander is a tad too direct and gives off the wrong idea. As a mod, you will be limited to giving suggested course of action but you can't force them to do anything you say. We have removed staff on this principle.
  • For question 9, this isn't EoRG since its an antag (Iron Bear) however you are correct about escalating the EoRG ban on prior recent history.
  • For question 10, depending on the extent of what they are doing, it might just be best to let the MPs deal with this.
  • For question 11, this is quite incorrect, this is a classic case of improper escalation. Someone getting punched in the face doesn't mean the player in question can get blasted in the face with a shotty...
  • For question 12, how would you get in touch with an admin+?
  • For question 13, I think you are seeing this a tad in a more black and white context. I think it might be best you try to expand and think of possible scenarios for this question. I know the question is super vague but this vagueness is like blank canvas where you can fill in the details the question initially lack.
  • For question 14, this wouldn't be something you would know but we generally only file permas on repeat offenders.
  • For question 15, might still want to note the incident even if it is a new player since it sort of shows he has done this before, in-case he tries to do the same thing again.
  • For question 18, minor point but mods can't make announcements but you can use looc in its stead but the rest of the question is fine but make sure to note the CO/Command staff player on the incident.
  • For question 19, honestly this is one of those things that you would need detail on since this could easily be seen as an improper escalation case if there was little to no build up to the whole, its me or you scenario, that is proposed in the question
  • In general, I see you hand out extremely harsh punishment and I see very little mention of using prior history to factor in punishment. I did see some hints of ban escalation but it only popped up for the EoRG question, which was a pitfall question...
I personally have to give you a -1 for the time being for what I see in this app and I noticed you have a quite a recent note on your record

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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by Kavlo » 26 May 2017, 13:06

Edited: Due to other information I didn't know mainly being note and forum rule break I'm changing my verdict.

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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by Aetsuki » 27 May 2017, 09:34

-1 due to recent note history and violation of subforum rules. Spoony already covered your answers, I don't really see a need to repeat.
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Re: Cokroach - Moderator Application

Post by slc97 » 27 May 2017, 10:29

I made a mistake while skimming your notes, while fielding PMs from like 9 other people, and thought that note was from March. Given that and the Rule 4 issue, I'm going to say -1 for this app.

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Post by Feweh » 28 May 2017, 19:26