Basic Information: Byond Account: Soup_or_Man Character Name(s): Taylor Vasquez AI Name(s): No! Have you ever used a different BYOND key on our server? If so what was it and why: Nope. Skype: email@example.com Age: 19 Timezone: Mountain Standard Time (-07:00 GMT) Active hours: Sporadically anywhere between 12:01 PM and 12:01 AM, primarily around 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Experience: Are you familiar with LS13's rules? Yeah. How long have you played SS13? 2 years? How long have you played LS13? 2 years? I started here... How much do you know about SS13 (/tg/ build) game mechanics? How do you even measure that? I'm fairly experienced with the way the game works and can play almost any position adequately, is that a good answer? I can't really measure the amount of things I don't know. Do you have any experience as an administrator for SS13? No. Do you have any experience as an administrator on anything else? I used to administrate a HL2RP server and that was an awful experience. I also administrate a gaming community's TeamSpeak. If yes, what did you have to do do? On the HL2RP server I was primarily responsible for finding people who failed to RP in a satisfactory manner and giving them advice on how to improve and getting rid of trolls. In the TeamSpeak I was responsible for getting rid of people that spammed microphones, moving them, creating and updating channels, sorting aforementioned channels, giving temp bans to rowdy guys, taking power away from drunk admins. I ban people who have proven that they have no place in the community through unsavory actions (begging for games, trolling, making people uncomfortable). I let people know when friendly teasing has become a damaging fight and separate parties when absolutely necessary. I'm daddy. Have you ever worked in a team before? I was once a Cadet First Sergeant in the US Army JROTC program in high school. Among other less impressive things. What are the qualities of a successful team? Strong leadership, making an example of model behavior, making sure everyone knows their contributions are appreciate. But above all of these things COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TEAMMATES. A team that doesn't communicate is just useless. Personality: Why do you play SS13?: Cute pixel art, complex game mechanics, rogue-like elements (I'm a rogue nut), a community balanced somewhere between raging psychopaths and geniuses, pop-culture references, SPESS, my girlfriend enjoys it, what's not to love? Why do you play LS13?: The people of LS13 are particularly interesting, I've gotten to know them and they make for a fairly interesting SS13 experience. The station is full of people that are in-character, but stuff can actually happen at a pace that doesn't make me get bored and kill myself before the round is over (most times). The amount of variation between what each regular station member values makes for a really intimate feeling that you genuinely have an idea of what different people on the station want. Characters like the Plaid always want to cause a small amount of mischief while characters like Mel Gar will kill an entire station if they're allowed to. The variation of each character's robustness also changes the way you may approach taking on a traitor round as well. The overall way that the community interacts with each other is just... endearing. Not too long ago my girlfriend did an art trade with one of the other members. Things around here are just... Nice. What do administrators do?: Administrators ensure that the members of LS13 don't wrong each other through actions such as griefing, bullying, flame wars or any other actions that would not be good for the community. Why do you want to be an administrator?: I want to help sort of grievances between other players and ensure that the community only changes for the better and prevent a degradation that would see the community grow bitter and turn on itself. I hope to join the team of people that make LS13 one of my favorite stations and perhaps hold more weight promoting change in the vein of what we've managed so far, the advent of tablets and our asteroid redesign alone are some steps in what could be the next large variation of SS13, separate from /tg/ if it continues. I also hope to enforce the ideals of community's positive attitude it currently has and to help judge cases of wrong-doing. What qualities make a good administrator?: Swag. Also, a neutral position on handling disputes. A keen eye for where a problem could arise (Traitors seem a little too cooperative and trusting? Keep an eye out for meta.) A firm but fair resolution to issues (punish without resorting to bans, usually a stern talking-to is just fine in many cases). An approachable demeanor, I've seen admins use high-end vocabulary words completely wrong just to seem superior. What qualities make a bad administrator?: Having your head up your own ass, thinking yourself superior to the non-admin plebeians, being a bitch to people when you're having a bad day, corruption. What are your strengths? I'm extremely good at handling people in a way that is no condescending, but still firm. I let people know that I'm here to help and that I'm a player just like them. I realize many people get their ass handed to them during a round and it feels shitty even when no rules were broken. When it comes to harsh punishments I never give them in a bitter way, I'm always as cordial as possible and am sure to let people know what they stand accused of and how to avoid having any conflict in the future. I am fair. What are your weaknesses? I can be quick to consider severe punishments. How do you overcome these weaknesses? When I am faced with the option of a jobban or even a permaban I never act alone, I always present the case to peers to hear their opinion and am quick to admit when I see I've acted too hastily. How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: As a player? I give shit back and then some. As an admin I've always been quick to remove myself from a situation. I never respond to an insult and if I feel I'm too stressed or angry to play Space Station, I've NEVER been afraid to close the game when shit gets tough. After a few rounds of getting caught as ling? I'm always ready to quit the game instead of screaming in OOC. Space Station has always been about stressful situations, to get mad at it for fulfilling its purpose would be silly.