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Post by wargamerofamerica » 16 Jan 2018, 18:40

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Colonial Marines Character: Tel Atweeke

Age: 16

Gender: male

Timezone: UTC -5
On average, how many hours are you available per week to moderate?
15-25 hours weekdays flexible on weekends

Do you have any previous experience in being staff (not just SS13)?
Yes I was a Head Of Staff on Phoenix gaming and a senior admin on Creativerse RP

Did you play any of the previous Colonial Marine servers? no

What are the 3 biggest servers you play on besides CM?
Goonstation and that's really it

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

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?

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

Are you familiar with the chat program Slack (its use is required)?
No but I'm willing to learn

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 PM him to see why he did it and if there was not a good enough reason after questioning all parties involved I would heal/revive the victim if it could not be done ICly ban him for 3 hours for griefing and put a note on his player for the ban.

2. The ship has a breach to space and a bunch of players have died or are dying as a result.
I would alert admins and make sure other players do not go to the area to prevent more people from dying.

3. You see a player walking around the ship naked and clearly lost.
I would ask him if he needs help and if he says yes I will link him to the marine quick start guide then contact a mentor to help them learn the game.

4. A player is being very rude to you in Adminhelps and requesting to speak to an Admin+ staff member.
I will contact an admin on slack and try to handle the situation until the admin gets there if an admin is not available then I will do my best to handle the situation however if no one is available then I would look at his notes to see if he has any priors and make a note if his behavior continues and handle the situation as calmly as possible.

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 link them to the rules and request them to head to cryo and change their name if they connect again with the same name I would make a note about his name and then ban them for 3 hours with the notes of the player updated.

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 PM the player to see why he is running around with armor and a weapon if he says he is deploying I would PM the CE to see if it is true if it isn't I would ICly message one of the MPs that a MT is running around with armor and weapons so they can take action ICly, and if the player was lying then I would put a note on his player for lying to staff.

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 notify him of the meta rules that a medic doesn't know how to do surgery and put a note on his player profile for him doing surgery without the proper knowledge if they ask to close up I would say they couldn't because they ICly don't know how because they can cut someone open but not know how to close them up professionally.

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?
It depends on the makeup of the Xenos and Marines if the Xenos have high level Xenos I would message the queen ICly saying that you may have few numbers but they are powerful numbers, however if they had low levels then I would ICly message the commander or acting commander that the Xenos are weak and can be killed easily.

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.
since the Iron bear is hostile to marines the marines may kill it after the round ends to preserve their own lives because you wouldn't stop shooting something that was attacking you.

10. A marine is running around disarming, punching and stealing gear at round start.
I would question the marine as to why he is doing these actions and as long as he doesn't start Meta-gamning it stays as an IC issue because there is no rule stating you can not steal equipment however I would ICly contact the MPs to notify them about this person

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 tell the soldier that that was not enough reason for a kill and link him to the rules and I would then open his notes check for priors and if I see a 1 day ban withing a few days I would follow the interval of bans moving up to the appropriate ban time.

12. An issue arises that requires Admin+ abilities.
I would alert an Admin on Slack immediately however I would do my best to contain the situation the best I could until an admin comes online.

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 marine that it is not OOC and not directly impacting the round progression however if he wanted to report it to command as an IC issue for them to deal with the issue of racism and other offensive acts aboard the ship.

14. A marine opens fire at round start in briefing killing multiple marines and instantly logs off.
I would ban the player for 7 days and file a permanent ban request for griefing.

15. You see a player playing a xeno larva/chestburster run towards the frontlines and die.
I would contact the player to see why he ran straight into combat as a larvae and if the response I get is somewhat like" I didn't want to play Xeno" or "I clicked on Xeno instead of marines" I would investigate further to see if this was the first time if it was a simple warning will do if not a jobban is necessary. If they were looking for the queen

16. You see a xeno memeing, saying AYYLMAO, REEEEEE etc in hivemind chat.
I would check the player notes to see if there are any prior incidences after that assuming there are no notes for this prior I would remind the player that xenos are to hold a standard of RP and that saying those things would be breaking the Metagamming rules and using emote then put a note on the player regarding the situation.

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".
Since the Xenos are a hivemind it is acceptable to use english to describe things because everyone knows what it is through knowledge the other player gathered.

18. A Command staff player at briefing near round-start mentions there are aliens on the planet.
I would tell him that they ICly doesn't know and to correct what he said to wildlife or animals however if he has priors in his notes I would job ban him from command if he hadn't corrected his mistake

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.
Well within context if it was wordless and nothing happens between the characters then I would contact the player and look at his notes to see if there are any priors if they don't I would give them a warning for improper escalation if he has notes and/or a ban I would ban him for the appropriate amount of time following the ban intervals

20. You see a fellow staff member give wrong information in an Adminhelp or incorrectly enforcing a rule.
I would ask the staff member in question what he was doing or if he knew he gave false information if this was a one time occurrence I'd leave it be as a small hiccup however if it was a recurring problem I would alert the appropriate senior about his actions.

20a. You see a fellow staff member abusing his powers in-game.
I would alert a Senior immediately and be sure to have proof of the abuse in the form of logs or screenshots.

21. You see a player talking in OOC chat about what he did with your mom last night.
I wouldn't care or give a response because it is childish to say that and I don't want to give it more attention than needed.

Any additional information you'd like to add?
I will be trying out for Drum major in my Marching band so if my activity drops during August to about November and that is where most of my time will spent. I have never been staff before on a SS13 server my prior staff experiences were on ARMA 2 and 3
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Re: Wargamerofamerica-Moderator App

Post by Tharinoma » 17 Jan 2018, 11:10

Hello Wargamerofamerica,

Here's the traditionnal review of your answers:

2. What would be "appropriate action"? Why do you feel the need to alert admins? (remember admins=/= mods)
3. What if you're busy? Don't we have some people here precisely to help out newbies?
4. It's not your job to call admins when players want to talk with them, don't bother admins for petty things like that.
10. Is this an IC or an OOC issue? You say you would sleep the marine, which is a strong OOC action, but then you say you'd let it be resolved IC by the MPs.
11. No ban?
13. What is it you people have with the CL and human ressources? The CL doesn't have any power over the USCM human ressources, he works for a private company, Weyland Yutani. The people you want to fax is high commad, and you shouldn't be faxing anyone over something like this, the MPs and command can handle it themselves.
15. Would you ban them if they had no notes?
16. You got the right idea but your sentence there doesn't look like proper english.
18. Notes, ban, jobban?
19. What better reason is there to take another life than to save oneself? What rule is the marine breaking? Isn't this an IC issue?

You only speak about 3h bans, would you ever ban for longer than that? when?
You never mention checking a player's notes. There's no point in leaving notes on a player's account if you never read them. You should always balance the way you deal with a rule breaking with the player's notes.

You look like you mostly got the general idea on how we do things but your application looks really low effort to me, done in a hurry. For the time being, I'm neutral, leaning -1.
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Re: Wargamerofamerica-Moderator App

Post by Jerkface00 » 17 Jan 2018, 12:09

As a general criticism, many of your responses neglect to mention when you would check a player's notes. The primary time you mention the subject's notes is when you're already decided on applying a punishment; But I imagine the level to which you would apply said punishment would change after checking the player's notes.

1. What of the victim, if anything?

4. Assume admins are unavailable: how then would you go about handling this?

7. Assume the medic you informed of the rules then asks if they can "close up" the surgery on the person they have started work on and have open. How do you respond?

10. See Tharinoma's criticism here.

11. Assume when you open his notes, you see he's been banned prior for a day for this same behavior previously. What then do you do?

15. What if instead they said they were looking for the queen? Notes?

16. Notes?

18. See Tharinoma's criticism here.

19. This one tends to be a hard question, and we ask it because it is a hard question. The general idea here is that the self destruct is active, or there's some overwhelming force on the ship where if the marine in question doesn't evacuate, they will die. This is a situation where the context Is key. While wordlessly walking up to someone and murdering them to take their spot on a pod while others are available is indeed as you say improper escalation. Another situation where it's the last spot on the last pod and both people are trying to get on, arguing or otherwise fighting for it is acceptable. I'd like to ask how you would investigate this situation to determine if it was in fact improper escalation, or an IC problem.

Looking forward to hearing your replies.

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Re: Wargamerofamerica-Moderator App

Post by Emeraldblood » 17 Jan 2018, 12:20

Not a bad app, but doesn't really blow me away. To touch on just a few Tharinoma didn't:

6. There's no OOC rule for wearing armor on the ship. At the worst, it can be part of LRP (Low Role Play), but generally, this is just something the MP can deal with. That said, they generally shouldn't be wearing Marine armor if they are going to the ground, though nothing you're going to pin on the player unless they're breaking other rules, for example, meta-gaming and being rude to staff.
8. Subtle Messages are usually better and run IC. PMs are only if you need to speak to someone as a mod/staff. You also got Queen Mother reports.

I'll try to get a final verdict and/or some questions in later if I got the time, but as of now, I'm still neutral due to how early this app is.
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Re: Wargamerofamerica-Moderator App

Post by Solarmare » 17 Jan 2018, 12:43

I'm concerned you'll act where unnecessary from the answers in 6, 8, and 10, in that you'll give information to players they wouldn't have IC and expect them to act on that knowledge(which is to expect them to break the metagaming rule), as well as interfering in IC issues where moderators aren't necessary.

That on top of the other criticisms raised means I'll give this application, until I see your responses to the criticism and seeing how you would consider handling things in those, a -1. I want to hear more on how you handle things and why you wou,do handle them in that way. Specific answers on what you'll exactly do are better than the general handle appropriately, since people who say that don't show they understand what appropriate action is.

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Re: Wargamerofamerica-Moderator App

Post by wargamerofamerica » 17 Jan 2018, 17:20

Updates have been made thank you for the criticism I appreciate it as it helps me spot flaws I made the first time

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Re: Wargamerofamerica-Moderator App

Post by Sir Lordington » 17 Jan 2018, 18:40

Your initial app was lacking in several areas, but I see you've actually gone and tried to correct it, so I'll offer some comment on your updated app.
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Overall, your application is still lacking in several areas. You haven't addressed all the concerns others have outlined in previous posts and there are still some gaps in basic knowledge. There's also the question of your attitude. While changing your answers to reflect the criticism you have been given is an encouraging sign, your response to question number twenty is particularly worrisome to me.

I'm going to have to go with a -1 here, at least for now.
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Re: Wargamerofamerica-Moderator App

Post by Jerkface00 » 23 Jan 2018, 10:43

I think the changes you've made to your application overall have taken to heart the criticisms and considerations others have raised. Those issues that are possibly still questionable are things you could work out during a trial time period.

Approved for trial. Expect a mail in your PM's shortly.