Byond Key: RawrTaicho* Preferred Username: RawrTaicho* Time with the LLA community: I first joined the LLA community back in January of 2011, I believe. Time as Administrator: My admin application was submitted at the end of April of 2011, and was approved on May 6th (? -- don't ask me how I remember that.) Current administrator rank: Senior Administrator - Deputy Head Administrator. Have you ever been banned, if so why? I've never actually been banned from the server, no. I had one stern talking to back when I first joined about beating the Detective up and stealing his ID when I first joined, then proceeding to hit him with it when he tried to revolver me, but the majority of my time with the community has been in a staff role of some sort, and thus have never been banned or otherwise punished for ingame behavior. Have you ever been terminated from the admin team, if so why? I've never been removed from the team, no. Tell me about yourself? I'm Connor, as many of you know. I'm a British student currently attending university. Unfortunately, I don't have a huge amount of hobbies anymore: I play a wealth of instruments but don't actively practice any of them, I'm fluent in four different coding languages but don't actually utilize them outside of Byond, I have a passion for writing and I am, indeed, something of a nerd when it comes to anime. My focus in university is Psychology, though in hindsight, I don't really see myself going into the profession. I'm still at that stage I should have overcome about 3 years ago wherein I have actually no idea what I want to do once education is over. What are your strengths? My own strengths, I feel, fall primarily down to my experience in administration and leadership roles as well as knowledge regarding the particular role I am going into. Usually, this knowledge allows me to perform in the role to the best of my abilities and utilize all the skills in my arsenal to ensure the best final results I can possibly achieve. When challenged, or otherwise given a task to perform, I also find myself often very determined to complete it, and I suppose that determination to succeed is certainly a strength in its own right. What are your weaknesses? I have a lot of weaknesses and it'd be utterly ridiculous for me to argue otherwise. In the past, I was known for my abrasive approach and perhaps rather more argumentative attitude; that's not to say I was sparking arguments regarding the slightest thing here and there, but if I disagreed with something, I was more than willing to make a fuss now. Whilst this isn't an issue in the slightest anymore, that abrasiveness remains, and I would probably consider this rather more harsh approach a weakness. I also lose interest in things quite easily, and if I undergo a project -- not the role in itself, but a sub-project to improve certain aspects of administration -- that seems drab to me, there is a high possibility that I may just drop it and move onto something else. Nine times out of ten I'll see it through, though. These are some of my obvious flaws, and I'm sure those who know me on the team will be able to elaborate on my weaknesses a bit better than I. Why do you want this position? I would be lying if I said I wanted this position because I could see it as something I would enjoy. The truth is quite the contrary, and as most of the administrators will probably agree, leadership of any description is something I've always veered very far away from within LLA. That said, there are definite issues that need addressing as I think everyone will agree, and there comes a point, for me at least, where I would rather just address and resolve these issues myself instead of allowing them to stagnate and worsen further. I wish to be considered for this position because, as a long standing member of this community and the LS13 administration team, I understand the issues that are present and I understand, in most cases, how they can be fixed. Being put at the core of things, that would be the Head Administrator role in this case, allows for me to take a more hands on approach and personally resolve any outstanding issues as well as improve that which is already in place. What can you bring to this position that other candidates cannot? As mentioned prior, what I can personally bring is my knowledge of Space Station 13 as well as administration, my experience in positions of leadership and administration in larger communities, as well as my determination to succeed and prosper. Consistency, integrity, and honesty are other things I will bring to this position, and whilst I cannot claim that other candidates will or won't offer similar things, I think you need only look at how long I've been a member of this community and its administration team to see my absolute dedication and commitment. What is the LLA to you? Liberty's Last Army, to me, is the first community I've ever really settled in. Just why is very much above my understanding; whether it be the community members, or simply the ideals upheld that I value a lot, it's kept me near for what's nearing four years now. I've made a considerable amount of friend over the years. Some remain, some have gone on elsewhere, but every individual I've met and every task undertaken has benefited me in its own little way. In that sense, LLA is a community that has helped me grow and mature since I first joined at the rather ripe age of sixteen. (that was fucking deep) Have you ever been in a position of leadership in the past outside of SS13 administration, explain? I have, as it just so happens. Naturally, real life has offered me a wealth of leadership opportunities that have benefited me in their own way; high school clubs, prefects, etc. The most recent leadership position I've held outside of SS13 Administration was with a rather large and hugely popular STO Community named 'United Federation of Planets'. The community is home to 5k+ members, and I was lucky enough to work in their news department for some to, managing their weekly online magazine named 'The Federation Herald'. This saw me undertaking an Editor role, though later, the Herald was scrapped and replaced by a more modern news system, and I was offered the role of the News Departments 'XO', which was essentially a second in command, though despite that, division XO's more or less ran the whole show. This saw me managing a team of 10 or so people, as well as attending bi-monthly leadership meetings, overseeing the news system, and ensuring everything was organized and released on time at a standard acceptable to present to the general membership. I held this position for 5 months, before eventually relinquishing it to deal with university and pursue commitments elsewhere. Give me an example of a time you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty as an administrator? Zombie probably knows most of these without me going into too much detail. There have been many instances wherein I've had to act as more than just an administrator, and have had to investigate and solve issues that have threatened the server as a whole -- very dramatic, I know. More recently, however, having been forced to act as the deputy of our glorious predecessor Rebel America, I have often had to deal with issues that I otherwise wouldn't have. Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it? I have not only been on a team with someone doing that, but I have also been the someone doing it, so I am aware of both sides of the coin. Often, the best way to solve this is merely to approach them on a more personal basis, discuss the reasons for their lack of participation, and offer any encouragement, motivation, or advice to see them taking a more active role in the team.