Byond Key: WellingtonThe3rd* Preferred Username: WellingtonThe3rd* Time with the LLA community: About two and a half years. Time as Administrator: One and a half years. Current administrator rank: Senior Administrator. Have you ever been banned, if so why? No. Have you ever been terminated from the admin team, if so why? No. Tell me about yourself? I'm a college student from Arkansas with a passion for video gaming. I enjoy reading high fantasy novels, singing along with my favorite music, and long walks on the beach. What are your strengths? Knowledge is my strength. I understand the concerns of our administrators, our playerbase, and I know the gaming environment LLA strives to create. What are your weaknesses? I am a human being. I am imperfect and I make mistakes. Sometimes they're small and sometimes they're big, but regardless of size they happen. I feel as though ultimately one of my biggest weaknesses is that I'm slow to act and would prefer to take time and consider a situation or predicament. Why do you want this position? I've been asked by many to apply. I feel as though I am respected by my fellow administrators and I would not lead them astray. I've got the makings of a leader, but I won't get the rest of the experience I need by watching and helping others. What can you bring to this position that other candidates cannot? I can't say for certain that the other applicants won't offer these things as well, but I promise integrity, dedication, and presence. I want what is best for this community I love so I cannot be corrupted. I'm here for the long haul unless life throws one of those wacky curveballs, and I will actually be around to handle the duties if I am chosen. What is the LLA to you? Once a long time ago there was a forum RPG called XRPG. Blaze, Chris, Cloneguy, and Aries. A few others played with us, but that project was our baby. It was the closest thing I'd ever experienced to a community akin to this. We laughed and cried together. When Blaze left he left me in charge. I didn't know how to run things at all. I was around thirteen at the time and I'd never lead anything before other than my own two feet. I tried to keep things together with everything I had, but it wasn't meant to be. Often times the community here at LLA reminds me XRPG and the family I lost there. LLA is that family to me now. It is what I had hoped XRPG would've grown into. (XRPG was originally a game played by a few friends. It was actually XRPG2. During XRPG2's rules being written there was ZRPG a much looser/goofier version.) Have you ever been in a position of leadership in the past outside of SS13 administration, explain? A few times before. I've been a lead at work (manager without the wages.) I led a project called XRPG. Give me an example of a time you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty as an administrator? There was an incident in which an administrator was falsifying logs and rallying people to his side in an attempt to disturb the balance. I mediated between the administration and the offending admin and brought forward the evidence of his lies. Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it? I've never been in this situation, but I would investigate the person in question. I'd try to see if they were having any personal life issues going on and talk it over with them. If nothing was going on I'd tell them they need to kick it up a notch. If they're having trouble I'd recommend they take a break until things are sorted out. Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it? This has happened often. These times were a bit more often as Adam's deputy. Honesty and straightforwardness is the best approach. I can't quite give an example for the sake of anonymity, but I've been sent to speak to administrators when there is an issue and it isn't easy, but it has to be done. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it? My greatest failure on LLA is my treatment of the player Ihaveno. I learned to never treat a player poorly no matter how negatively I think of them at the time. In real life my biggest failure is I didn't get an owl from hogwarts when I turned 12. I learned I wasn't a wizard. What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it? People have a lot of ways to annoy you if you let them, but over time you just develop a censor that filters out the bits you don't need to hear whilst keeping the bits you do. If I were your supervisor and I asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do? I would try my best to understand first why you would issue such an order. If it was truly distasteful and morally repugnant I'd likely decline the order and see what resulted. Have you ever had an assignment that was too difficult for you, how did you resolve the issue? Yes, plenty of times. I asked for help. How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team? I feel as though my credibility is somewhat already established, but I suppose it would be through being a helpful teammate on and off the server who offers advice when needed. How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution to the team? The new rules aren't perfect by any means, but I did lead a reformation when I was a Secondary Admin if I recall correctly. I can't promise you a deadline or date, but I can assure than I have the ability to get the ball rolling and see it through if a significant contribution is needed. What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job? Reading a lot of PMS, chats, and the forums. Asking Adam the sums of his old duties. Asking DZ the sum of my duties. Then performing said said duties. If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days? Learn. Read. Absorb. I'll need to find out as much of what is expected of me as possible. I'll have to read player PMS, admin PMs, admin chats, senior chats, JCOS chat. I'd have to get a clear grasp of what our goals are before marching forward. If you were an animal, which one would you want to be and why? Anything that can fly because it represents freedom. If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why? Flying. Seriously. Where is waldo? Remember that game for Sega? Well I do and I have it in my living room.