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NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by NethIafins » 19 Dec 2017, 08:26

Byond ID:
NethIafins

Colonial Marines Character:
Cassian 'APO' Keppel

Age:
26

Gender:
Male

Timezone:
GMT+2:00 (Kyiv time)

On average, how many hours are you available per week to moderate?
6-8 hours per week of active play, but I'm able to keep the game open in the background and ready to resolve issues for +20 hours

Do you have any previous experience in being staff (not just SS13)?
No, I don't have experience as staff in computer games. Board games and software development - yes

Did you play any of the previous Colonial Marine servers?
Don't quite understand the question. Probably No.

What are the 3 biggest servers you play on besides CM?
Paradise, FTL13. But I'm no longer playing other servers besides coming for few minutes

Provide links to any previous Colonial Marines applications that you've made:
viewtopic.php?f=143&t=14941

Are you currently a staff member elsewhere (not just SS13)? If so, where?
I'm not a staff member in any computer game at the moment.

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on Colonial Marines?
No. Last time I checked, I also had no notes.

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on ANY server? If so, which server, when, and what for?
I was banned for a week to "cool off" on Paradise on March 2017 for validhunting.

Are you familiar with the chat program Slack (its use is required)?
Yes, I use it for work chat.

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.
Check the victim(s), if he's in repairable condition, leave it as it is. Otherwise aheal. Ask perp what happened, note the situation. If this was a repeat offence - ban according to note history (3 hours, day, 3 days, 7days-perma). Check for improper escalation (maybe shooting was not random). If he's not a marine and that happened before - apply job ban for that role (RO, CT, MT, CE, and especially MP)

2. The ship has a breach to space and a bunch of players have died or are dying as a result.
Fix the breach first. Check logs for the reason. If it was caused naturally (DS landing, predator explosion) do nothing else. Otherwise, ahelp the player in question, warn them about atmos rules and note the incident. If it was a repeat offence, apply 3 days ban, unless this behaviour repeated many times - then 7 days-perma. Aheal players that died in the incident.

3. You see a player walking around the ship naked and clearly lost.
Ahelp them with a welcome message telling where they can find help and how they can respond to my ahelps. Check if there are any mentors available at the moment, otherwise, give the player basic intro on how to control the character. If he is in commanding position (XO, MP, CMP, RO, SO) - return him to lobby or SM the MPs to cryo him.

4. A player is being very rude to you in Adminhelps and requesting to speak to an Admin+ staff member.
Keep calm. If the question at hand actually requires Admin+ - sure, ask admin+ staff members on discord to join the fray. Otherwise, tell him that me being moderator already means that admin+ members entrusted me with some authority on situations, and if he disagrees with my judgements or actions, he should go and post a staff report instead at the end of the round. If he continues being rude - mute from ahelps, note the behaviour.

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.
Check notes if they have anything saying about them being able to use the name. If yes - ignore the case. Tell them that they have to change their name right now, note the case and behaviour in ahelp. Advice them to write a staff report if they think they should be able to use that name.

6. You see a Maintenance Tech running around in armor and carrying a rifle. The security level is green with no threat present.
IC issue mostly. If they are in FOB - ignore the issue. Check their playtime and notes. If they are new - ahelp them with information on non-combat roles in CM. If they are not - SM them about gun policies and marine law, possibly SM nearby MPs about marine law policy on unholstered weapons. As a separate issue - if they are on the frontline of combat - ahelp, note the incident, and if it is repeated offence - ban from MT.

7. You see a Squad Medic performing surgery on the planet. He claims it was because there were no doctors in the FOB.
With current skill system, this is impossible. If it is for some reason - note the behaviour, point them at the rule #5 for marines, ask them to seal the incision. Ban from Squad Medic if it was repeated multiple times.

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?
SM CO->XO->SO->SL (in that order) to ready another final push for some IC reason (revenge, victory, glory, whatever). If that doesn't work - try to find a reasonable solution in Slack by getting an Admin with ARES/event capabilities to create more enjoyment for players and ghosts.

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.
Tell them that even though end round still has enforced RP, Iron Bears are not allied to UCSM, and killing each other doesn't count as end-round grief

10. A marine is running around disarming, punching and stealing gear at round start.
If there are MPs - SM MPs about the incedent. Otherwise, sleep him. Check playtime and notes for any grief behaviour in the past. Ahelp and ask them why he was doing that. If they are new (and logs confirm) - tell them to read the rules and observe the Medium RP setting. If they are saying that they are playing an insane character, point them at roleplay guideline and that marines are assumed to be sane and able-bodied. Note the behaviour and incident. If repeat offender - ban accordingly (3 hours, 1 day, 3 days). Otherwise, let the situation clear ICly.

11. A marine has killed another marine. When you ask him why, he said it was because the other marine had punched him.
Check combat logs and game logs for proper escalation. If it was escalated properly (punching that moved into excessive punching that moved into shooting) note the issue on the player but apply no other actions (maybe besides ahelping them to chill or call MPs next time). If it wasn't - tell them, that any use of lethal force has to be properly escalated, and 1-2 punches is not a reason for shooting AND killing another marine. Note the situation. If it was a repeat offender (2 times is enough) apply 3 day ban or perma if notes are horrible.

12. An issue arises that requires Admin+ abilities.
Easy! Call them on Slack.

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.
Tell them, that IC racist comments are okay as long as they are not extensive. SM the most racist of those 9 players that they should feel a bit ashamed for using such racial slur.

14. A marine opens fire at round start in briefing killing multiple marines and instantly logs off.
Note the incident. Aheal everyone affected. Apply 7 day ban and write perma request.

15. You see a player playing a xeno larva/chestburster run towards the frontlines and die.
Check if larva burst near the frontlines. If yes - ignore. Otherwise, ahelp, tell them that aliens should refrain from suiciding on front-line unless commanded by Queen. Note the incident and if it was a repeat offence - ban from Alien

16. You see a xeno memeing, saying AYYLMAO, REEEEEE etc in hivemind chat.
Tell them that RP guideline for xenos does not allow this behaviour. Note the incident and if it happened more than a couple times - apply xeno-ban

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 them that xeno talk emulates hivemind and if you as player understand what "dropship" is, then it is okay.

18. A Command staff player at briefing near round-start mentions there are aliens on the planet.
Maybe ask admin+ to make ARES announcement. Ahelp command staff about the server rule #9 - no metagaming. Note it on their character and maybe ahelp them with recomendations on how to direct the talk away from meta information.

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.
Check logs if it was true. Note the incident in any case. If it was not RPed properly - tell them about it, give warning, and if notes show bad behaviour - apply 1 day ban (or more)

20. You see a fellow staff member give wrong information in an Adminhelp or incorrectly enforcing a rule.
Ahelp or asay fellow staff member and tell them what I think is wrong/incorrect.

20a. You see a fellow staff member abusing his powers in-game.
Message Feweh/slc/Apop on the slack directly on the incident

21. You see a player talking in OOC chat about what he did with your mom last night.
Laugh it off. If it is ERPy - well... permaban them for the rule violation.

Any additional information you'd like to add?
Next year my daily routine may drastically change. I don't know if I'll have more or less time that I can dedicate to CM. I promise that I will tell staff in advance of any such drastic change well before it happens.
Thanks for looking at my application
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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by Skysoldier » 19 Dec 2017, 08:54

Hey, nice to see more people queuing up for moderators.

I think you are pretty good in my books, at least not a shitler for all I know.

Anyway, let me get through with some of your answers and whatnot.
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Pretty good answers looks like they know the protocol to some degree and the rules, +1 from me.
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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by hazecole1 » 19 Dec 2017, 09:02

I think some of these answers are vague and also I have to disagree with your answer on number 11. However, you are a great player in game and I would look forward to you joining as a mod.

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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by NethIafins » 19 Dec 2017, 09:19

Skysoldier wrote:
19 Dec 2017, 08:54
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Thanks! I heard a call in OOC, and even though from new year I'll have some turmoil with my timeframes due to me switching to a new job, I decided to give it a go.

yeah, I mismatched PMs and Ahelps, mostly due to me having only mentor level knowledge of interface/names for action. Terribly sorry about that.

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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by Emeraldblood » 19 Dec 2017, 10:56

Answers are pretty good. I won't go into picking them apart but here are some questions for you to answers:

1. A player ahelps that a Predator isn't following the honor codes and should and should have some punishment. The Predator player says that they haven't done anything not stated in the code of honor. What would you do in this situation?

2. Currently, it's just you and a few mentors online and the Queen refuses to take the dropship up to the Almayer. While you can answer asking for an admin+ to get online, also explain what you'd do if you couldn't get anyone else online.

3. You see an MT in the FoB mopping the floors. You talk to them and they say there wasn't anything to do on the ship so they came down here. How would you respond and what actions would you take?

4. A Staff Officer ahelps that the Commander shot him while he was arguing with him about the current orders. He says this is against the rules of escalation and the Commander should be removed from the role.
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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by NethIafins » 19 Dec 2017, 11:22

Emeraldblood wrote:
19 Dec 2017, 10:56
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Thanks for the response!

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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by Emeraldblood » 19 Dec 2017, 19:03

Pretty good. Touched on all the main points I was looking for. Overall, I think you'd make a good mod so I'll give ya a +1.
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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by Jay Burns » 20 Dec 2017, 13:20

I have seen this player on quite a lot which is a plus, and they aren't a salty sailor from what I have seen, so that's another plus.

But i do feel you may of screwed up slightly on a few questions, nothing major but just things to keep in mind.

5) Most of this is good, but you can also ask for an admin to change the guy's name mid-round. (Probably not something you could have known, so I can't really hold that against you.)

14) this is more of a personal thing on my part, but I wouldn't go for a perma on their first offence, but definitely a 7-day ban.

apart from those two small things this app is pretty good, +1 from me.

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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by Jerkface00 » 22 Dec 2017, 15:16

The answers you gave to the application questions are fine, no complaints that weren't already brought up and addressed by you.

The only concern I have otherwise is the levels of activity that you had in October and November. Though never actually falling below the bar, they were close to our borderline for activity we'd like to see from mods. Would being online more often be a problem for you in the future?

I'll check back in a few days to see if anyone else has input on this application.
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Post by NethIafins » 23 Dec 2017, 03:25

Thanks for your kind responses
Jay Burns wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 13:20
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Thanks for good reference. I also enjoy meeting your character.
5) never knew that. I always used this in game name (maybe very rarely Serhij Zozulia) so thankfully I didn't have to find out what who can do.
14) Yeah... I think Paradise way of thought may be incorrect here, seeing how much time Apop (and others) spend on going thru permabans. The way of thought I had in my head - if they evade talking to you in game, force them to talk to you on forums. But I guess all this way of thinking can be fixed with a little bit of training ;)
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22 Dec 2017, 15:16
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I'm quite shocked that I met any quota in two months where I had a vacation without computer/notebook and the most hardcore development sprint I ever had in my life.
So yeah, look more at December as my average time of active play.
But that is just active play! I rarely late join, as my 4 favorite roles are Specialist, Squad Lead, Squad Medic and Survivor. And I rarely see point in ghosting.
However, I might spend twice to four times more time as now just having the game on the background while ghosting, and (most importantly) 99% of the time, as soon as the situation arises, I have an ability to give myself enough time to resolve it.

I hope this works for you.

I will have a change of work, so my average time may change. But in my new position, I will have more freedom over my free time.
Oh and I will be able to ghost and resolve any outstanding ahelps during my work
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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by Tharinoma » 23 Dec 2017, 11:24

Yes +1 for reasons stated above.
Player PM from player/(Larva (247)) (?): It's totally realistic to challenge someone to do boxing for a mouse trap, in the middle of a alien occupation.
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Post by NescauComToddy » 25 Dec 2017, 03:43

Unfortunately, I was too late to do a proper review of this application, but I believed that Nethlafin was decently active and that the above reasons make me provide my +1 to him.

Since Jerk does not have any problem with the answers given in the original application, I'm sure that the applicant deserves a chance being a moderator.
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Re: NethIafins - Moderator Application

Post by Jerkface00 » 27 Dec 2017, 13:57

Approved for trial. Welcome aboard.

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