Moderator Application - Ahana
What is your BYOND key?
What is your Discord username?
What characters do you play on CM-SS13?
Laurencia Beck, Eleanor Tudor
Are you 16 or older?
On average, how many hours are you available to moderate in an average week?
10-15 (about 10-15 rounds) a week. There will be fluctuations depending on what I have going on in my life.
Do you have previous experience in game or community moderation?
Yes, I have ample experience. I have been moderating communities for coming close to a decade now. I have moderated forums, different games, and different communities. I am currently a head of staff for a non-SS13 community. I started as a moderator years ago. I helped rebuild the system to be more autonomous, so it does require some of my time, but not much. It granted me a great understanding of staffing structure and enforcement and how to handle situations even though they may not be cut and pasted from SS13. I have been a moderator for various Discord chat rooms as well.
I have also volunteered as staff in SS13 previously. I have been an administrator on three different servers:
Persistence SS13 - Administrator (appeal management, staff training, maintenance of server like opening and closing, ticket handling)
Runtime Station 13 - Administrator (ticket handling)
Estrella Station 13 - Administrator (staff training, maintenance of the server, ticket handling)
During my time as a staff volunteer, I received one SS13 report. It was from Persistence SS13. The report contained complaints about me playing Veggie Tales songs on the music bot Rhythm off YouTube, which our Discord used at the time. I got reprimanded for playing the Veggie Tales songs.
Aside from those servers - I was also a part of the women’s management club for SS13, Girl Power 13. Unfortunately, it was hacked and dismantled by the Host of Estrella station at the time. I have contacts for all previous positions, except the head of staff position, since I am the contact for such.
Provide any links to any previous CM-SS13 whitelist, mentor or staff applications:
Ahana - Moderator Application - #37 by ScarletReign (Denied)
Mentor Application - Ahana - #40 by Crimson (Withdrawn on Acceptance Terms)
Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on CM-SS13?
Yes. And this ban was over a year ago.
Can you actively engage and communicate with the team through Discord?
Why would you like to join the CM-SS13 staff team?
I wish to help push an RP-friendly atmosphere. I presented ways on how I would positively correct behaviors that were problematic in my last report via IC means, while both contributing to the atmosphere and restoring it. As a part of this, I would be excited to help assist or run events one day, when the time comes.
I also recently ran into some transparency issues. I had yet to see a glare of any until recently, but I ran into them nonetheless. I would like to help make the staff team a more transparent figure so that players know what should be going on. I can’t say for certain what everything should look like, as I can’t see from behind the scenes, but things that would be appropriate for the player base to have access to I will voice internally where possible.
What makes you a great addition to Staff? (Experienced Tabletop DM, Aliens Lore Buff, Super Organized, etc.?)
I’m comfortable with working in a team, delegating and being delegated to, and working colaboratively with others.
I am a fast learner as well, and can easily reapply any skills that are taught to me, and I think this would be especially useful during the trial moderator phase as it would quickly reveal if I’m a good fit or not in staff.
In your opinion, what is the most important quality of a CM-SS13 staff member?
While I believe the ability to improve upon oneself is critical to being staff, I have come to believe that rationality is most critical.
Staff should be able to walk through their actions with themselves, or others, and determine why, if any, courses of action they took were beneficial or not, or at a minimum, be able to back actions with reasoning(s).
Anything else you want to add?
There are a few things I’d like to address beforehand as I’m sure they are going to be brought up and I’d rather they just be accessible from the start:
1 - Recent inactivity. I have been playing in less active amounts recently. This was due to a couple of factors, such as kickstarting a business, raising a puppy, and tax season being due. This period of inactivity is over.
2 - Mentor Application. I did not feel the sanctions were fair as they were not being applied equally to everyone, solely me.
3 - De-escalation abilities. I submitted evidence of myself working on this to staff already, and anyone is welcome to observe me while this application is up. I believe they’re at acceptable standards now or past them.
Edit: For transparency, I have received a recent Discord note. However, I was not being malicious or trying to be disruptive and I apologize if I was. I was just trying to get an answer to my question because the Vice-Host had told me the situation needed to be investigated and there were wrongdoings, and then an advisor ruled it an IC issue completely. I took it constructively, and make a policy feedback forum bit calmly and rationally because it was not my intent to cause disruption in #staff-help and I believed it was something that players should probably know.