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Post by Jaketeaking » 16 Aug 2017, 11:02

Byond ID: Jaketeaking

Colonial Marines Character: James 'patch' Alfonse

Age: 22

Gender: M

Timezone: GMT +00

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

Do you have any previous experience in being staff (not just SS13)? other than my current mentorship, no.

Did you play any of the previous Colonial Marine servers? if alpha counts, alpha.

What are the 3 biggest servers you play on besides CM? I occasionally play on Aurora, and i have in the past played on yogs, but no others.

Provide links to any previous Colonial Marines applications that you've made: viewtopic.php?f=68&t=12318

Are you currently a staff member elsewhere (not just SS13)? If so, where? no

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on Colonial Marines? no

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on ANY server? If so, which server, when, and what for? no

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

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.
Ok, so firstly, PM the player, asking what happened. Whilst theyre typing out a response, ill check their notes, to see if they have Priors for similar incidents. If its a misfire, these things happen, add a note telling others to keep an eye out for future behaviour, and no further action would be needed. However, if they have notes for the same thing recently, i would apply a 3 hour ban so they can go read up on weapon safety/ Learn how to not shoot fellow marine. If however, its deliberate griefing, and they have notes and/or previous bans, apply an immediate 24hr ban, with a note.

2. The ship has a breach to space and a bunch of players have died or are dying as a result.
Firstly, i would check to see if it was caused by the dropship, and if so i would leave it. If it wasnt caused by the dropship, i would check the logs to figure out who did it and check their notes then PM them. i would then issue a warning, and add a note. if it wasnt caused by the dropship, at this point i would aheal those affected. If this isnt the first time theyve done it, 3 hour ban, and a note.

3. You see a player walking around the ship naked and clearly lost.
Firstly, PM them, asking them if they are indeed confused/new. If there is no response, tell them to click on my name to respond, they may be new to SS13 and therefore may not know how to reply.
If they respond yes, refer them to a mentor. If there are no mentors on the server, i would link them the Marine quickstart guide, telling them to read it,
and a direct link to a map of the almayer, also sending an alert on slack for mentors.

4. A player is being very rude to you in Adminhelps and requesting to speak to an Admin+ staff member.
Firstly, ask them politely to keep a civil tongue, if they refuse/ persist to be rude, i would tell them i am giving them a warning, and apply a note saying such. If they continue to be rude, i would mute them from ahelps. If they calm down however, i would send an alert on slack asking for an admin.
If none are available, i would ask them to take the issue to the forums, or see if i can handle the issue myself.

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.
Apologise, but tell them that it is in the rules, and as such i have to enforce it. I would note the name, and depending on if there are admins online,
i would ask them to change the name to one of the players choice, if there are no admins online, i would tell the player to make sure to change the name next round, as long as the name is not offensive. If the name is offensive, apply a 3 hour ban, and a note, whilst telling the player to change it for the next round. I would also tell the player, if they wish to continue using the name, to appeal it on the forums.

6. You see a Maintenance Tech running around in armor and carrying a rifle. The security level is green with no threat present.
I belive this is supposed to be handled as an IC issue, and as such, would wait to see if the MP's act. If they dont, i would SM one of the MP's, telling them to check for un-authorized weapons, in the rough location of the MT. If there are no MP's, or they fail to act, i would SM the MT, telling them to drop the gear, if they dont, elevate it to a PM, and add a note.

7. You see a Squad Medic performing surgery on the planet. He claims it was because there were no doctors in the FOB.
Firstly, check their note history, to see if they have any previous notes for it. Then, i would PM the player, telling them to close the incision on said marine immideately,
and that they were breaking the rules by doing surgery as a medic. I would then add a note/warning to said player. If however, they had previous notes, i would job ban them, and possibly a 3 hour ban, giving them time to re-read 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 SM the acting commander telling them to gather up the marines and attack, if they refuse, i would use queen mother to tell xenos to attack the ship to
avenge their losses

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.
Iron bears can be shot by marines after round end, as they are a hostile ERT. I would reply to the Ahelper telling them so.

10. A marine is running around disarming, punching and stealing gear at round start.
IC issue, and as such wait to see if the MP's handle it, but if there are no MP's or they dont act, PM them telling them to knock it off. if they dont, elevate it to a warning, with a note.

11. A marine has killed another marine. When you ask him why, he said it was because the other marine had punched him.
Firstly, check the guys notes, if he has been banned for this thing before, 24 hour ban with note, ifnot, its a 3 hour ban with a note, and ahealing the affected victim.

12. An issue arises that requires Admin+ abilities.
PM an admin, telling them what the issue is. If there are no admins online, ping them on slack. If no admins respond or come on the server, make a note of the incident, and inform an admin when one becomes available

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 them that a little bit is ok on the server, but tell the player that if they want action taken, i would inform the others via LOOC to quiet it down.

14. A marine opens fire at round start in briefing killing multiple marines and instantly logs off.
Firstly, aheal any affected marines, then check the shooters notes for prior incidents. Apply a 3 hour ban if there isnt, apply a 1 day ban if there is.

15. You see a player playing a xeno larva/chestburster run towards the frontlines and die.
PM the player, asking them what happened, whilst checking their notes for similar incidents. if it was an accident, such as they thought xenos had taken that area, advise them to be more careful in future, if it wasnt or their excuse isnt acceptable, warn them, and apply a note. 3 hour ban if theyve done similar before.

16. You see a xeno memeing, saying AYYLMAO, REEEEEE etc in hivemind chat.
Inform them that they are breaking xeno RP, and tell them to stop, whilst applying a note, with a 3 hour ban if this isnt the first time

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".
Tell the ahelper that, as hivemind is a translation of xeno thoughts to english, calling it a dropship is fine

18. A Command staff player at briefing near round-start mentions there are aliens on the planet.
I would firstly, OOC tell marines to ignore the bit about the aliens, as mods dont have ARES access. Then i would PM whoever gave the brief, telling them that they have broken the rules, by metagaming. I would then note them for this, and give them a warning. if they have done similar before, i would issue a 3 hour ban, a note, and a command job ban.

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 firstly, PM any witnesses, asking if them if it was properly RP'd out, as both the shooter and victim would provide a biased response. If there are no witnesses, i would then check the logs, to see if there was any RP. If there was, let it go as an RP incident. If there wasnt however, i would check the killers notes, for previous incidents of griefing, and add a note, possibly a ban if any notes are found. I would also aheal the victim

20. You see a fellow staff member give wrong information in an Adminhelp or incorrectly enforcing a rule.
Send a PM to the staff member, telling them of the correct rule/ action, and tell them where they went wrong

20a. You see a fellow staff member abusing his powers in-game.
I would PM the staff member, telling them how i thought their actions were abuse, and to stop. I would keep an eye out for similar incidents in the future, and message either Free or SLC telling them of the details, depending on if it was a mod or an admin

21. You see a player talking in OOC chat about what he did with your mom last night.
Ignore it, but if it carries on round after round, PM them telling them to stop.

Any additional information you'd like to add?

I did struggle with 2, because i dont belive the dropship is supposed to cause breaches anymore.

Anyway, look forward to your responses,

Jake.
The man known as James 'patch' Alfonse. also gets called hotdog and "lemon.
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Re: Jaketeaking - Moderator Application

Post by CrimsonAerospace » 16 Aug 2017, 11:09

I find all these responses fair, personally. I like Jake, he's a good mentor, and I enjoy the presence of his character in rounds.

I don't see why not? +1
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Re: Jaketeaking - Moderator Application

Post by TheSpoonyCroy » 16 Aug 2017, 17:00

Well this is an pretty decent improvement over your last app:
  • For question 1, good but how would you determine this was deliberate griefing. Give me the step by step on this, this is assuming the guy who fired is saying it was mere misfire.
  • For question 2, I think you might of missed something here.
  • For question 3, perfect
  • For question 4, fine but I would suggest making the warning after you deal with the initial issue since you can easily get side tracked.
  • For question 5, good
  • For question 6, I would disagree with the final step. This is meant to be an IC thing only now.
  • For question 7, fine but you really didn't mention much about the original patient besides "close the incision on said marine immideately", what would you have done to them during this?
  • For question 8, I guess this is fine
  • For question 9, good
  • For question 10,well if there are MPs around, probably best to give them bone about it.
  • For question 11, guess this is fine but give me an example note for this please.
  • For question 12, good
  • For question 13, seems fine
  • For question 14, for this kind of thing you might want to lean in a more heavy handed way. You might apply a 3 day ban if not going straight to a 7 day perma request. 3 hours seems incredibly light for such an act, this coming from one of the more lenient staff members
  • For question 15, and if they have been banned already for such a thing, what would you do to the larva, well the player of the larva?
  • For question 16, I guess this is fine but seems a bit minor to give a ban over if there is only one other note attached to them about it.
  • For question 17, good
  • For question 18, maybe a little heavy handed on the punishment here.
  • For question 19, fine
  • For question 20, fine
  • For question 20a, ok
  • For question 21, to be honest, its probably best to just ignore it.
It seems you follow the ban elevation a tad too strictly and something you might want to loosen up a tad about for some things. Determining the severity of the issue is quite key for laying down any punishments but I think most of this can be hammered out. I would say this is a pretty standard app and I think the person in question will do fine
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Re: Jaketeaking - Moderator Application

Post by Jaketeaking » 16 Aug 2017, 18:01

For question 1, i would check for things such as whether or not the shooter had fired more than once, whether or not they had said something along the lines of sorry. i would do this by checking the logs.
Question 2, i belive i missed out fixing the breach if it wasnt intentional
Question 4, Understood.
Question 6, Ok
Question 7, This is a tricky one to answer, as the patient may not know about the medics surgery rule, so, after the medic had cauterized the incision, i would PM the patient to head to medical immideatly, as surgery had been performed by an untrained medical proffesional.
Question 10, Yeah, i forgot to write that in, thanks.
Question 11, an example note, with person B being the shooter in this incident

Code: Select all

 Banned for escalating a fight way too quickly, the person A had thrown 2 punches and attempted to grab Person B. Person B replied by Shooting Person A repeatedly with a shotgun to the point of decapitation
Question 14, yeah, i get that, but i wanted to follow ban procedure, with 3 hours coming first before another ban, ill keep it in mind though, thanks.
Question 15, after the second incident of this, i would apply a xeno job ban
Question 16, Understood
Question 18, Yes, in hindsight, the command job ban is a touch harsh

Thank you for your responses, and i will look to be more lenient on bans, as per your advice

Jake.
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Post by Karmac » 16 Aug 2017, 21:19

+1 I know jakes got it in him and lord knows we need more mods.
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Post by NescauComToddy » 16 Aug 2017, 23:25

Aside from the application being decent and better than the previous one, I'm sure Jake would be a good moderator. +1
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Post by driecg36 » 17 Aug 2017, 04:20

Jakes a pretty good mentor, he'd make a good mod. The app is very solid too. +1
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Post by TexasTwoStep » 19 Aug 2017, 20:58

+1 Jake as long as you don't get the SLC-beat-down. You've served a decent amount of time as a Mentor, and are always helpful.

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Post by Feweh » 20 Aug 2017, 00:05

You Metaed deadchat as a Mentor the otherday as a Xeno to kill someone attempting to Ninja the self-destruct.

Although I already spoke to you, i'm iffy on advancing you to Mod.

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Post by Jaketeaking » 20 Aug 2017, 08:17

i understand that, and i thought that may be an issue, but i can only apologise for a terrible judgement call, and try to make you belive i will never make such a choice again, i know promises dont mean much to you, considering i havent had much interaction with you, but i dont like to break them, and thus, i promise, it will never happen again. if theres anything else i can do to assist your decision, please, let me know.
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Post by Tidomann » 20 Aug 2017, 15:48

For 4. You have the general gist. Like spoony said finish the issue before worrying about notes- generally it can be added as a small sentance at the end- IE. Player was cooperative and friendly or Player was rude and resistant.

For 15, It's always good to remind the player that larvae are very important, and any wasted also wastes the opportunity for another player to rejoin the game. In the rare scenario realize that sometimes larvae burst at bad times- and you might get an ahelp from an alien asking why did larvae die at X location, when sometimes they bursted there. The questions says that you witnessed the incident so it's cut and dry in this case.

I mean spoony pretty much covers anything I saw wrong.

In most cases you are careful with your bans which is a good way to start, others you come off a bit harsh. Just remember to alway take a moment judge the severity of the actions- whether it's something that diversly affects the round- or affects multiple players in that round.

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Re: Jaketeaking - Moderator Application

Post by slc97 » 21 Aug 2017, 13:42

I'm going to accept this, but due to the meta issue, there is going to be very little leeway in your trial. Meaning an issue of similar proportions will result in immediate trial failure.

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