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    applying for admin/mod


    Hello! While yes, I know the process may take a while, I feel as though I'm at least somewhat fit for the position of admin. Nothing too special. I'll do my best if I am able to accomplish this. I play on the insta-respawn 2fort server a lot but that's about it. But I play on it pretty regularly whenever I'm not busy with anything else. Lately I've really cracked down on reporting cheaters/DDoSers when I see them (I didn't know how to before). Though I can admit I can improve my game. Like that one guy I couldn't get the steam ID of because I disconnected (sorry again for that by the way). But I feel as though I'm pretty fit for the job. And while yes, I do get slightly salty in chat on the occasion, I would never use the power to do anything rash because I get grumpy when playing video games. Thank you for your time.

    Also, side note. Why is voting to scramble teams against the rules if there's a usable scramble teams button?



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    What do you think the responsibilities of a server admin are?
    (also, posted in wrong section)
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    My bad! First time using the forums. I'm not too sure how to direct around the site yet.

    The responsibilities of admin are to uphold the rules of the server and deal with users who are breaking them, try to get everyone to help in the stopping of people who break the rules (i.e. reporting them to the forums/discord server ), and to do your best to ensure people are having fun and enjoying the time they have on the server. Also to regularly be on the server so you can help with problems as soon as the arise, and if by the chance you were offline at the time check reports and deal with them accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolaty_Meme View Post
    Hello! While yes, I know the process may take a while, I feel as though I'm at least somewhat fit for the position of admin. Nothing too special. I'll do my best if I am able to accomplish this. I play on the insta-respawn 2fort server a lot but that's about it. But I play on it pretty regularly whenever I'm not busy with anything else. Lately I've really cracked down on reporting cheaters/DDoSers when I see them (I didn't know how to before). Though I can admit I can improve my game. Like that one guy I couldn't get the steam ID of because I disconnected (sorry again for that by the way). But I feel as though I'm pretty fit for the job. And while yes, I do get slightly salty in chat on the occasion, I would never use the power to do anything rash because I get grumpy when playing video games. Thank you for your time.

    Also, side note. Why is voting to scramble teams against the rules if there's a usable scramble teams button?



    Thanks again,
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    Hello there! I'm just a concerned citizen wanting to give my 2 cents on the matter of your application, and i am in no means trying to discourage you from trying to apply. However i have taken notice of some weak points in your initial application that could very well weaken your chances at approval.

    The first point that i noticed is when you stated "I play on the insta-respawn 2fort server a lot but that's about it.", while i understand the feeling of wanting a little power, being a server regular and all, there are good reason's why not every guy/girl that plays the server regularly gets admin/mod. Being a admin isn't just about banning/kicking/warning people who do naughty things on the server, a large part of it is community engagement (IE. welcoming people, being nice and friendly, ect.). While i do not know you personally, nor have i ever played on the server with you, i feel as if you don't exactly have the highest community engagement just yet.

    The second point that i took notice of was when you stated, "Lately I've really cracked down on reporting cheaters/DDoSers when I see them (I didn't know how to before).". While i give you a gold star for learning how to report all the naughty boys and girls, who like to harass players and mods/admins with their relentless hacks and DDosing attacks, just recently starting to do this doesn't make for a very strong point in your application. Also like i stated previously, being a mod/admin is not just about kicking/warning/banning people, a large part of it is also community engagement. I'm going to quote butane from a previous application from Dec. 4, 2018 to help round out this point (I'll also link to it at the end if you want to go read his response in full) "Furthermore, when I see regulars like you on and an issue arises in the server, I dont see you attempt to correct it. This has me personally believe you would just admin it how you see fit based on how it affects your play, not protect everyone on the server and dish out the rules as they are no matter personal opinion on the rule(s) or how many hours they have on server (including protecting new users from long time regulars in many cases) or if you are friends with said user(s)."

    Now I'm not going to fault you for getting salty when you play video games, because that's a large part of video game culture, and having emotions like that when you do poorly or feel like you could've done better is part of what makes us human and not machine. With that being said, I personally don't find it acceptable for a server mod/admin to take his/her saltiness out in the chat. Since you would be representing the server publicly, a mod/admin should act professional at all times, both on and off the server. While i understand your claim that you wouldn't do anything rash because of your occasional grumpy state, it's still unacceptable for a mod/admin to take it out in the chat. That's just my personal opinion however, and SOP staff may feel differently towards that view.

    I hope you can understand my concerns and take them to heart. I'm not attacking you, please don't be angry. I just want what's best for my favorite server group. But as it stands, i feel that your current application is weak and you need more time in the community to grow and mature before your application is strong enough for a fair chance. But if you want to try to apply, please do! I love seeing new faces on the staff team, even if i mostly stay in the shadows and out of public conversations. If you do go ahead and apply, i wish you the best of luck!

    SIDE NOTE: Ask Butane about the scramble teams rule.

    Best wishes
    ~ A concerned citizen

    LINK TO PREVIOUS APPLICATION RESPONSE:
    https://forums.sourceop.com/threads/...administrators

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