Basic Information: Byond Account: Kadingir Character Name(s): Kadingir Xul AI Name(s): Xul Have you ever used a different BYOND key on our server? If so what was it and why: No. Skype: unknown.whosasking Age: 20 Timezone: GMT+10 Active hours: For the last two or three days it has been between 5am and 9pm. Experience: Are you familiar with LS13's rules? I was more familiar with the old rules, but I feel that I have a decent understanding of the new ones. How long have you played SS13? 2 years. How long have you played LS13? 2 years. How much do you know about SS13 (/tg/ build) game mechanics? I know a few things, though there could still be plenty that I do not know. Do you have any experience as an administrator for SS13? Yes. Do you have any experience as an administrator on anything else? Yes. If yes, what did you have to do do? On minecraft and terraria I basically just kept the peace, in gmod darkrp I dealt with hackers and rule breakers, helped organise events, and helped people that needed help, on a gaming clans forums I helped with setting up the forums, made official posts, and other minor things, there is likely a few other places that I was an admin for as well but I do not really remember those. Have you ever worked in a team before? Yes, I could not list all the times I have worked in a team because life is full of teamwork. What are the qualities of a successful team? Dedication and a common goal. Personality: Why do you play SS13?: Because I love the potential that it has. Why do you play LS13?: It was the first server I joined after figuring out the controls on sandbox servers, the community grew on me over time, it might not be the best community or have the best code, but it is the one that I am a part of. What do administrators do?: Without admins around the server would die quickly, they do many things like keeping some amount of order and helping people when they need help. Why do you want to be an administrator?: I see a community that I enjoy being in, and I see a place that I want to try to help prosper, as a non admin I can only do so much to make this be a more enjoyable place for people to be in, I know that as an admin I can do more for the players of LS13, more for the community as a whole. What qualities make a good administrator?: Dedication, plenty of time to spare, and patience, communication. What qualities make a bad administrator?: Desire for power, abusiveness, impatience, an unwillingness to attempt to communicate. What are your strengths? I care about LLA, I spend a lot of time on LS13, I talk to a lot of people, and while I would not say that I am overly patient or all that impatient I would say that I understand when things should not be rushed along with being fairly patient when it comes to people, I like getting things done quickly but not at the cost of the outcome. What are your weaknesses? As many people will likely have noticed I am a very blunt person, to me being blunt is just how a man should be, but I understand that it does bother a lot of people which is why i have tried to tone it down. I also swear a bit, if I become a trialmin it of course won't happen in proper PM's and I will try to make sure it doesn't happen in OOC or deadchat either. Other than that I do not have the best communication skills, I am not talking about personality, I mean straight up communication skills, I find it hard to know what to say at times, it is just how I was born. Along with all that I tend to be extremely strongly opinionated, I have largely learnt to just keep it to myself. How do you overcome these weaknesses? By continuing to move forward. How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: When I have responsibility, fairly well, the last time I was an admin here I was fine with it, handling the stress, anger, and insults that come with admining was never a problem, in game is quite different, but I have gotten very chill over time, sure if I die a bad death I might have a few heated words for like 10 seconds in dchat, but the same can be said of anyone including admins, it won't have an affect on my admining if I become a trialmin. Open Response: Please answer each question with at least three sentences. You're administrating on the server when you get an ahelp that Player A has been griefed by Player B. You open the attack logs and see that player B has hit player A many times with an oxygen tank putting them into critical. What do you do from here? Why did you choose to take that course of action? I PM player A and try to find out what started the fight, if I feel it is needed I may also check the chat logs, I then PM player B and try to get their side of the story, after putting it all together I follow the course of action that I believe should be followed. If you were looking for a list of what those courses of actions might be, I could try to make one, but it really just wouldn't be a good idea as every little thing changes it, when it comes to one player putting another into crit the modifiers are pretty much the same as any of the other actions that strongly affect a player, though as a trialmin if I felt that some kind of punishment was needed I would likely ask an admin, possibly I might ask an admin anyway just to be sure. You're in a debate with a fellow administrator in the admin chat. You're pushing for an idea that you feel passionate about, but they keep shooting your idea down at every turn and the disappointment/anger is rising. How do you handle this? One of us would be wrong, I would trust the rest of my fellow admins to decide who that is based on the collective admin goal of the community, we work as a team to find the best path, that is how the admin team functions. Though I may instead just let it rest for a few days to spend more time thinking about the idea, maybe during that time the admin that was against it might change their mind if I do not, asking a senior admin for advice on the idea could also be an option. What does it mean to be an administrator for our server? Being an administrator on LLA means you represent and uphold the values of the community and all it stands for. Which is more important for a community: rules or principles? Why? Principles, rules are something that others impose on you, principles are placed on you by yourself, people will always fight against rules, no one fights against their own principles, along with that rules tend to favor those who make them, principles, favor everything that you favor, which does sound pretty much the same, but it isn't, you have rules forced on you by others, your principles are your own, if they are bad or wrong that is because you are bad or wrong. Principles are more important for a community because every single person should rely and answer for themselves, quality over quantity, as a community we only become better when the individuals become better. Additional Comments: This is my fifth admin app, when I started typing out this one I was sure it was going to be hard to find different things to say, since I am not about to copy paste one of my old apps, but surprisingly it was not all that difficult, it does not feel like I have changed from the person that I was when I made the first app, but then I still feel like the same person that I was when I was just a young child, life is strange like that.