Byond Key: CannibalCrow~ Preferred Username: CannibalCrow~, Mr. Blue Sky~ Time with the LLA community: Roughly 3 and a half years, I believe. Time as Administrator: Since December 2011. Nearly 2 years and eight months Current administrator rank: Senior Administrator Have you ever been banned, if so why? I have never been banned. Have you ever been terminated from the admin team, if so why? Yes, I believe it was earlier this year, or late last year due to inactivity. Tell me about yourself? This is a really broad question that I find somewhat difficult to answer. It could be answered in many ways, and it could go on for hours. I suppose I can try something short though. My names is Sky, and I'm 19 years old. 20 in a few months. While not currently attending school at the moment, I have been and my main focus and interest is Psychology, though that will probably change to something more..Practical. As for what I'm like.. I'm generally a relatively calm person Despite this, I can get excited and rather passionate about some things, something which isn't always a good thing. I uh.. I really don't know what to answer here, honestly. This is one of the questions I've failed most every time. What are your strengths? In a role of authority, I've always been able to keep my cool and deal with situations in a respectable and appropriate manner. By this I mean, I've always been able to handle players well as an administrator, for example. When it comes to making decisions I believe I can have a level head, and I do my best to see any arguments from both sides. I feel my compassion for simple decency towards other people has served me well when in any sort of authoritative roll, or even in simple debates. What are your weaknesses? I can get overly emotional and compassionate in debates and arguments where such an attitude doesn't belong. A bad attitude in arguments has for a long time been my problem during my time on this team. When it's gone on for a long time and I've gotten frustrated to an extreme, I can get unnecessarily disrespectful and rude.This is generally when I've been going through a particularly rough time in my life though, and I feel I've improved upon it greatly. Another problem is my penchant for going inactive in something I've done for a very long time. Even something I enjoy, the repetitiveness can sometimes drive me away. Why do you want this position? I simply want someone I believe can be competent in the position and make fair and mature decisions. This is not to say that I think I'm the only one capable of doing so, as there are others I would lend my support to. However I do believe I could do this, so I see no reason not to try. What can you bring to this position that other candidates cannot? I believe something I have that the other candidates might lack is a fair deal of experience. Experience with the players, the rules, the team, and the job as a whole. I've been in the role of senior administrator for a fair period of time, advising and discussion changes about our server. The experience in dealing with problems that are deemed inappropriate for the whole team to deal with and are sent to the headmin or the senior admins instead. What is the LLA to you? LLA at its core, to me, is simply a bunch of friends who get together to play games, talk about things, and just hang out to have fun. A group where we do our best to keep things friendly and enjoyable. If we're talking about LS13 specifically however..The answer isn't much different. A group of people whom the majority of which are friends to some degree getting together to put the effort and time into creating a place that's fun and enjoyable. The admin team and the players alike. A community of people simply trying to have fun. As for the admin team, we've always been about creating a place of liberty and freedom of how to act, as well as a place as free from admin abuse as possible. Have you ever been in a position of leadership in the past outside of SS13 administration, explain? Other than the occasional school project which I can honestly barely remember any details about at this point, not particularly. Those were years ago and my memory of the time isn't the best. Give me an example of a time you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty as an administrator? This is a difficult question for me, as I feel the admins should be striving to do this at most points. Where above and beyond is considered the call of duty, and I feel many of us reach that any time we actually take the time to talk and do our best to get players to explain when something wrong happens. I've always tried my best when administrating, so it's difficult for me to remember a time where I've done any further, honestly. Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it? I have several times, and its usually not too difficult a problem to resolve. Simply taking the time out to talk with them is usually all it takes to fix it. Ask them if they're aware they're not pulling their weight, ask why they aren't if so. Even a simple request of "Hey, I know it can be kind of a pain in the ass, but the rest of us would really appreciate it if you could pitch in a little more." and if there's any extenuating circumstances that are preventing them from contributing, offer your support in helping to resolve them. I've never had to go beyond that point. Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it? This is something that I encounter frequently when administrating on the server, as well as with my position as a senior administrator on our team. Times when an admin or a player does something damaging to their reputation, or to the server. It can be difficult for them to take the criticism well, or to accept it at all. Basically, never come off as though you're pinning them with an accusation. This isn't about them being wrong in some way, it's about you helping them change this part of them. Show them that you understand that you're not out to get them, and that you simply want to help them improve. For most people, this is all it takes to help get it across. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it? I don't have many 'Great' failures that have affected my life to any significant degree so far. One that I can think of though? One not too recently where I nearly lost one of my closest and dearest friends by not being there when I should have been. I learned that, even if being absent was unintentional, I still need to be more attentive to the things I care about. Something like LS13 included. What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it? The unwillingness to see past flaws, and allowing that to cloud their ability to see that people can improve themselves. When I end up dealing with this, I try to point out someone's good traits, or the fact that they have improved even in the area that they're being targeted for. If I were your supervisor and I asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do? It depends on the kind of thing you were asking me to do. If as my direct superior you told me to get on the server and ban everyone willy-nilly, I'd say no, that's not the type of thing we do. Considering I don't believe you'd ask me something that unreasonable, however.. I'd try to discuss it with you and attempt to either understand your reasoning, or help you understand mine for why it shouldn't be done. Bottom line though, is that you're the boss. I've had to deal with decisions I disagree with already, and it'd be no different there. So long as it wasn't anything absurdly extreme, I'd most likely go through with it. Have you ever had an assignment that was too difficult for you, how did you resolve the issue? I honestly can't think of an assignment that I was simply incapable of performing. Not because I'm skilled at everything or something like that, but simply because I don't think anyone has made the attempt to give me an assignment outside of my skillset. If they gave it to me, they usually knew I could perform it. How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team? I'd want to quite transparent with my goals and what I'm currently working on. I would want the team to know that I am taking an active interest and I have the intent to make changes, and not simply dilly-dally.