Basic Information: Byond Account: Consgrove Character Name(s): Ronswald Shepard AI Name(s): D.E.E.B. 2.0 Have you ever used a different BYOND key on our server? If so what was it and why: Nope! Skype: TheSecondGuyHere Age: 15 Timezone: Central Standard Active hours: 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. (possibly up to 3 a.m. on weekends that I'm not busy/have work) Experience: Are you familiar with LS13's rules?: I am, yes. How long have you played SS13?: Several months now. How long have you played LS13?: Off and on, I've been hopping from server to server and found an interest in this one. How much do you know about SS13 (/tg/ build) game mechanics?: Quite a bit, actually! I've read over most of the beefed up SS13 wikis (i.e Baystation and /tg/station). Do you have any experience as an administrator for SS13?: I do not, as of yet. Do you have any experience as an administrator on anything else?: When I was younger, I was staff on a now killed Minecraft server and eventually ran/managed my own Minecraft server. As I got older I switched over to Garry's Mod and started playing Half-Life 2 roleplay. I eventually grew to master the game and worked my way up from Operator to Server/Community Manager until the server eventually died out. Another server I was/am very loyal to (currently undergoing maintenance) I was promoted to Operator and have worked my way up to Super-Administrator. If yes, what did you have to do do?: Please read above. Have you ever worked in a team before?: Yes, I have worked in teams before and can generally easily manage with a team. What are the qualities of a successful team?: A successful team could be defined in several different ways; hard working, trusting one another, working to meet the required goal (whether it be long-term or short). Suffice to say, a team is a group of people that know their own limitations and respect one another. Personality: Why do you play SS13?: Because it's a game like no other that I have come to love. Why do you play LS13?: Because the server is a lot more lenient than that of other servers. The admins are (when they are on) really cool and the community itself is a lot more friendly and less closely-knit than what I've seen before. What do administrators do?: Help the community with an sort of questions, concerns, or general guidance. Along with taking care of any sort of grief-related problems and those who only wish to fight. Why do you want to be an administrator?: I've seen the server without admins a few times and realized that admin applications have opened and took it upon myself to create an application. What qualities make a good administrator?: Reasonably understanding, knows the rules and when to enforce them, knows the time to act goofy, and to act serious. A good administrator is someone who doesn't abuse their powers and may go out of their own way to help another user. What qualities make a bad administrator?: Someone who has only applied/gotten to position to abuse its power, constantly arguing/flaming in both IC and OOC. What are your strengths?: I'm almost never hot-headed and would not consider myself a loose cannon. As being an admin in pasts experiences I've learned to keep my cool and remain unbiased and tend to act serious when the time is right. I never try to hold any sort of grudge and when I do it's generally for something extremely stupid (i.e blowing up the whole station) but I drop them as quickly as I get them. And I tend to be very, VERY active on the forums! What are your weaknesses?: I don't know everything there is to know about SS13 (yet) and could only link people to wiki pages for specific jobs (i.e chemist, xenobiology, warden, etc.). How do you overcome these weaknesses?: Well, I hope to learn more about the positions I don't know about and maybe stop just linking people to the wiki. How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: Taking day-breaks from whatever caused the stress/anger. Insults have never quite gotten to me and I just tend to ignore them. 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? Well I'd have to start by freezing Player B and confront him of his actions. I'd refer him to the rules and ask if he has read them yet. Of course he probably says he did, but actually didn't, and would either give him a very stern warning depending on Player A's reaction to the scene (i.e "I'm cool with him, don't ban him." Or, "ban!!!"), and Player B's reaction. Otherwise, I'd give him a ban (maybe a day or two, or whatever the ban-length for Rule 3 is) and tell him to make a ban appeal on the forums. After doing so I'd heal Player A and tell him to ignore the situation. 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? It depends on what we are talking about, really. I might, or he might, eventually change my/his mind. Honestly, this is one of the more ridiculous things that can happen to you. I'd probably contact a higher-up about it and ask what should happen. Well, he might just be the higher-up! So I'd bring up with another admin (bringing it to the forums can only cause a bigger problem, never do that unless you plan on risking your entire reputation or the respect of your fellow administrators) and ask them for some advice. Eventually something would happen, it's hard to explain, but I may just drop it as it is. What does it mean to be an administrator for our server? To be an administrator means that a lot more weight has been put on your shoulders. You now have a responsibility for the server and are expected to get on more often that you regularly do. You have to be more mature and fix any sort of problem that arises on the server. Friendships become more at stake as there's a chance you may ban your close-friend for breaking the rules! Which is more important for a community: rules or principles? Why? This is certainly a harder question to answer. You could gain or lose respect to sticking to either one, so I'd honestly say it depends on circumstances! I'd probably stick closer with the rules as I'd rather not risk getting in trouble with the other staff members. Principles are very important, but rules are even more important. Additional Comments: In case you are curious, I have never been banned nor have been that active. I tend to be more quiet until I can build up more of a reputation. And considering this is my first time on the forums, I haven't been able to post as much as I regularly do.