I have been directed to post my application on the forums, so, here we go.

Hi, my name is Wundati (Wun for short). I have given this quite some thought and decided that I would like to give back to SourceOP.

A Little About Me
I am currently 19 years old and attending college in San Jose, California. I have been playing TF2 for a little over 6 years now and have been playing on SourceOP servers for around 1 year. I have two inactive steam accounts, which I have migrated from due to account breaches:
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198076776625 - Original Account (Breached)
https://steamcommunity.com/id/xXProMLGGamerXxxx/ - 2nd Account (Breached)
I also have one inactive Forum account that was linked to my 2nd account.
I have one ban on my current account (that I know of) (https://steamcommunity.com/id/wundati/) for auto balance avoidance.

How I Could Help
While myself and the SOP community look up to our admins and respect them immensely, There is a general consensus that there should be more members on the team. An example that I have personally had happen several times is the slow response time from the admins. Majority of the reports I and others have made to the discord server are not taken care of until after the user in question is long gone. I understand that SOP servers are not the sole things that our admins take care of, so I by no means blame them. I know that work and irl issues can often keep us from contributing. What separates me from other staff is that I have much more free time on my hands. I spend an average of 7 hours per week on 24/7 2Fort and am active during the weekdays. This will allow quicker response times to reports and will reduce general toxicity/rule breaking as an admin will be visible and online.

Another factor I feel will contribute to the team is my outgoing and empathetic personality. I was told that to be an admin, I would "have to be hated". I would like to break that stereotype. From what I have observed, the admins on SourceOP lead through intimidation. This is an effective method, sure, but it has its downsides. I have heard countless players say something along the lines of "I would report it, but it won't make a difference". It hurts me to see a long time player simply give up and feel powerless. My goal is to lead through respect. I want to encourage players to speak up and communicate with one another to help keep the server well monitored even when admins aren't online. I want them to feel empowered, like they make a difference. That's what got me interested in applying in the first place; I didn't feel like I was making a difference.

Finally, I keep a close relationship with other players. I have several SourceOP regulars on my friends list. I want to be the staff member who you can share a laugh with. Someone who you can talk to if you need help. I feel that if an admin had personal connections with players they would be more likely to report other players and help regulate the server.

I am well aware that there is a chance that my application will be denied. I am even prepared for no response at all. To be honest, I was scared to apply. I was scared about what would happen if I failed. Even now, I am still a little nervous, but I know that if I don't try now, I will only regret it later. I hope that my ideas and insight will come in handy to help build a stronger and more supportive community.

If I can answer any additional questions please don't hesitate to shoot me an email at Wundati@gmail.com, or add me on steam and leave a comment. Thanks for reading!