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Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by Zheak » 22 Jan 2018, 01:59

Byond ID: Zheak

Colonial Marines Character: Beatrice Valentine / Ash Beryl

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Timezone: Pacific Time Zone UTC-08:00, Nevada

On average, how many hours are you available per week to moderate?: I work from home so giving twenty to thirty hours a week is easily do-able.

Do you have any previous experience in being staff (not just SS13)?: No.

Did you play any of the previous Colonial Marine servers?: Unfortunately, I have not.

What are the 3 biggest servers you play on besides CM?: /vg/station and /tg/station (Bagil/Sybil).

Provide links to any previous Colonial Marines applications that you've made: None Available

Are you currently a staff member elsewhere (not just SS13)? If so, where?: Not a staff member on any SS13 Server.

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)?: I am not, but I am a quick learner.

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.

Inquire whether or not the player in question is: 1) Aware of server rules and determine if he is new or not. 2) If he intentionally decided to shoot another Marine in an attempt to grief the other Marine. 3) Follow up with the Marine shot by the perpetrator and see if the altercation was truly random or escalated from an In-Character argument. 4) Check logs to determine whether or not all parties involved in the shooting are being truthful or not and deal punishment according to damage dealt and heal players if enough damage was caused during the shooting caused by the aggressor. If the player critically wounded or killed a Marine he would be banned regardless of being a new player or not for a minimum of three to eight hours otherwise leave it as an In-Character Issue to be handled by the MPs.


2. The ship has a breach to space and a bunch of players have died or are dying as a result.

Ascertain the situation by checking logs as quickly as possibly, but making sure not to overlook any key details as to why a hull was breached as they are fairly uncommon and not a natural occurrence on Colonial Marines unless a Player has intentionally or unintentionally caused the breach or if the Alamo and/or Normandy caused the hull breach when crashing into the Almayer via Alien hijacking. If a Player caused the issue I would heal/revive any dead players and place a note on the one responsible for the action in regards to what and how he did it and give him a ban in accordance with it if it was intentional, but if unintentionally caused then I would warn him from doing the action again and make sure all killed players would be revived. If the breach is caused by the Alamo and/or Normandy I would only intervene if the hull breach was causing a major issue (causing shutters to constantly go on and off or draining air from outside the breech) by requesting an Admin's help is fixing the issue which may be beyond my control as a Moderator otherwise I would remain passive to the hull breech as it does not warrant my intervention.


3. You see a player walking around the ship naked and clearly lost.

See if any Mentors are on and able to help the player out, but if none are on or are currently unable to help the player I would inquire if he is new and provide him links to the Colonial Marine's wiki page depending on his selected Job, but as he is new I would make sure he doesn't attempt to do anything harmful to himself or other players since he could also be unfamiliar with server rules, I would also contact a Mentor via Slack if additional support is needed.

4. A player is being very rude to you in Adminhelps and requesting to speak to an Admin+ staff member.

Keep calm and ask him to refrain from being rude as it helps no one and only makes him come off as not serious with any complaints or issues he may have, but in the event he insists upon talking to a Senior Staff Member or Admin I would inquire whether or not they deem what his issues are worth checking into and if they do not respond or disregard his issue as a non-issue I would refer him to the forums to make a complaint there and in the event he heckles me or abuses ahelp I would mute him from it and apply a three hour ban if absolutely necessary.

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.

PM them that the server does not allow names that are not lore friendly and link them the rules before asking if he would be willing to change to a name that fits the lore of the game and check and whether or not this is his first offense or not and apply a ban as needed if he refuses to change it, changes it to something obscene instead or flat-out uses a joke name to spite me and add a note to his record for future reference.

6. You see a Maintenance Tech running around in armor and carrying a rifle. The security level is green with no threat present.

Observe the player to make sure he does nothing to break server rules as it is an In-Character Issue and not something worth intervening in unless given a reason to.

7. You see a Squad Medic performing surgery on the planet. He claims it was because there were no doctors in the FOB.

PM the player that performing surgery is not allowed for his Job and ask him to seal any surgical wounds and stabilize the patient so that a Doctor may treat the patient instead; afterwards I would check his logs and see if this is his first offense or not and provide a warning if it is, otherwise apply a ban/job ban as needed.

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?

Using USCM High Command to inform Marines the rewards (a Pizza Party) or consequences of completing or refusal to complete their operation (no paycheck and/or lowered pay) and for the Xenomorphs I would send a message via Queen Mother that the Hive must do or die and avenge their fallen Sisters so that the hive may flourish in their new, metal hive.

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.

Explain that while EORG is a bannable offense that requires no warning I let the player know that opposing factions may still attack and kill each other until the round is reset since they are considered hostile as opposed to friendly.

10. A marine is running around disarming, punching and stealing gear at round start.

Due to being an In-Character issue I let stay passive until an MP resolves the issue, but in the event there is no MP or any MPs are SSD or incapable of handling the issue I may warn the player should it escalate beyond general In-Character hooliganism and add a note to his record.

11. A marine has killed another marine. When you ask him why, he said it was because the other marine had punched him.

Review player notes and combat logs to determine whether or not the victim had punched him or not and see if it was a first time offense or not and apply a ban as needed, afterwords I would revive the victim and inquire his side of the story and compare to logs to see if I need to warn him or add a note to him.

12. An issue arises that requires Admin+ abilities.

Check if any Admin+ Staff are available in game and ask for assistance via Msay and if no Admins are online In-Game leave a message in Slack and note the events that transpired for when an Admin becomes available to help.

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.

Explain to the player that while minor racial or offensive language is allowed to an extent whilst In-Character is fine whilst In-Character, but if he truly feels it necessary for me to intervene I will ask the other players politely to refrain from the racial comments.

14. A marine opens fire at round start in briefing killing multiple marines and instantly logs off.

In-case the player re-logs to cause more mischief I induce them into a sleep and heal all Marines killed by him and let them know the situation is being handled and to stop flooding ahelp so that I can handle the issue accordingly, I will proceed to check the player's notes and see if he has done anything else before applying an appropriate ban and inquiring any admins if a perma-ban is needed to prevent further events from the player.

15. You see a player playing a xeno larva/chestburster run towards the frontlines and die.

PM the player asking why he is going to the front-lines as a larva and question him if he had to stop playing or see if he was doing it intentionally while checking his player notes for any previous behavior before applying a ban or informing him that he could simply use the Ghost function if he has to stop playing.

16. You see a xeno memeing, saying AYYLMAO, REEEEEE etc in hivemind chat.

PM the playing to inform them that they are breaking Xenomorph RP and must stop disrupting the game for other Xenomorphs before checking his player notes to see if he is a repeat offender and applying a ban as needed.

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".

Let them know that due to Xenomorphs being a Hivemind they share knowledge and that the Queen knows what the drop ship is and may have called it as such rather than a "metal bird".

18. A Command staff player at briefing near round-start mentions there are aliens on the planet.

Use OOC to inform Marines that they do not know anything about aliens or the infestation happening planet-side/station-side then let the Command Staff player that performed the briefing that he was meta-gaming and provide a warning before examining his player notes for repeat behavior and adding a note before applying a ban if needed.

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.

Ask if there were any witnesses to question whether or not proper Role-Playing was involved and checking Combat Logs for proper escalation before checking the offender's player notes for repeat offensives and applying a ban if required before reviving the dead player.

20. You see a fellow staff member give wrong information in an Adminhelp or incorrectly enforcing a rule.

Provide the staff member via Msay or PM the correct information regarding the ahelp or showing them the proper protocols following the enforcement of a rule they may have done incorrectly.

20a. You see a fellow staff member abusing his powers in-game.

Immediately gather any and all information regarding the staff member's abuse of power as proof before informing him that he must stop his improper actions that are unbecoming of a staff member and inform a Senior Staff member of the incident whilst providing all documented information collected of the aforementioned abuse.

21. You see a player talking in OOC chat about what he did with your mom last night.

Ask him if he wants to talk out his feelings. No point is fighting, but I'd like to help him emotionally if I can.

Any additional information you'd like to add?

Honestly, I'd like to thank Heckenshutze since I used his application as reference for my own, I hope I didn't use TOO much of it.

I was surprised Jerkface came to me asking if I'd like to be a Moderator, I hope that I can meet his expectations if I am accepted.

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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by taketheshot56 » 22 Jan 2018, 02:15

Requirements:
You must be 16 years old or older
Your forum account must be at least 1 week old
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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by Zheak » 22 Jan 2018, 02:24

taketheshot56 wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 02:15
Requirements:
You must be 16 years old or older
Your forum account must be at least 1 week old
I'm well aware of the requirement of having a week old forum account, but as I was approached by Jerkface in-game I had asked him whether or not it would be okay due to me having not used the forums since I've played; he simply stated that it would be alright since I am active in-game.

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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by Skysoldier » 22 Jan 2018, 02:41

taketheshot56 wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 02:15
Requirements:
You must be 16 years old or older
Your forum account must be at least 1 week old
It's fine, the senior mod jerkface is going to ignore this rule for the time being.

With that said good luck with your applications, I'll look through your answers and give you some feedback.

First thing I notice is somewhat lack of using notes, however, you did mention them in some, so I assume you know what they are, but if you are dealing with anything, it's a good idea, in general, to always check the notes and refer to it for punishment.

One more thing is we use a banning system of basically, 3hr -> 24hr -> 72hr -> 168 hr (3hr -> day -> 3 days -> 7 days), it might be good to take note of this when you choose ban durations, of course not everything has to follow this times depending on how it goes but it's a good thing to always care about.

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I think at least you gave a try and tried to understand the rules and you have an aptitude to be a mod, and after the trial period you would be a fine person, I'm fine with handing a +1.
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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by taketheshot56 » 22 Jan 2018, 03:13

Zheak wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 02:24
I'm well aware of the requirement of having a week old forum account, but as I was approached by Jerkface in-game I had asked him whether or not it would be okay due to me having not used the forums since I've played; he simply stated that it would be alright since I am active in-game.
Yea Upon seeing your IG name you are clearly an expierienced player, at first I thought you were just a baldie who didnt read app rules But I can concur with jerkface you are a levelheaded person and would fit well +1.
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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by Lukey111 » 22 Jan 2018, 16:25

Seen you a ton, I think you would do fine. And, trial mod will get you even better at the rules.

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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by Solarmare » 22 Jan 2018, 17:17

As skysoldier said, you generally want to apply notes when someone's broken a server rule. And with the case of mass grief it's generally best to apply a week ban and leave it if there's no previous notes. Most of your answers are decent and you'll be able to learn the rest I feel, so I'll give this my +1 and hope to see how you manage being a trial mod.

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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by VitorThauma » 22 Jan 2018, 19:14

Good application, decent answers, no major issues. Seen you a lot in game. I know it's a bit hard to get a solid idea on how the note and ban system works without seeing it with your own eyes, but it isn't something that can't be worked out during trial. Hope to see you on the team +1
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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by Sir Lordington » 26 Jan 2018, 14:59

Just a couple of notes. I'd appreciate being a little more specific with the bans applied. When is it a jobban, when is it a regular ban? How much time do you think is fair?

Regarding 19. killing another player for their spot in the evac pod is an IC issue due to the IC situation it happens in.

For 20a. you need not and should not confront the abusing member as it may create some unneeded conflict. Just gather the evidence and take it to their Senior for them to deal with it.

Your answers are solid enough for a +1
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Re: Zheak's Moderator Application

Post by Jerkface00 » 26 Jan 2018, 19:25

Application is good. Quirks can be worked out during trial.

Approved for trial.
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