Kerek - Moderator Application

Moderator Application -

What is your BYOND key?


What is your Discord username?


What characters do you play on CM-SS13?

Ryan ‘Firebug’ Steelberg, Horace Wallenber, and Lance Weber (Although its been awhile since I’ve played the latter two.

Edit: I’ve recently started a character named Lev Popov.

Are you 16 or older?




On average, how many hours are you available to moderate in an average week?



Do you have previous experience in game or community moderation?

Yes, I used to be a mentor and moderator for the server!

Provide any links to any previous CM-SS13 whitelist, mentor or staff applications:

I cannot seem to go onto the old forum anymore to grab my old links, but I had,
Predator Whitelist - Accepted
Commander Whitelist - Denied
Commander Whitelist - Accepted
Moderator Application
Mentor Application, but at the time this one was private and was handled just through DMs.

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on CM-SS13?


Can you actively engage and communicate with the team through Discord?

Sure can

Final Details:

Why would you like to join the CM-SS13 staff team?

I enjoyed my time as a moderator and mentor previously on the server. While dsay, msay, being able to read LOOC and aghost are awesome, being able to preserve the game state from malicious or misguided players is possibly my favorite thing to do. I also just kind of find it fun to be honest, it’s neat to see behind the scenes.

What makes you a great addition to Staff? (Experienced Tabletop DM, Aliens Lore Buff, Super Organized, etc.?)

I’m a huge fan of the Aliens and Predator franchise, but I believe that I’m rather cool-headed, and would be an excellent addition to the team.

In your opinion, what is the most important quality of a CM-SS13 staff member?

I’m a firm believer that everyone should be a little more patient, especially those in a position of power. You never know what someone is going through, and all it takes to have a positive interactions regularly with the player base is just a little bit of a patience and understanding. People come to this server for fun, and frequently rule breaks can be on accident. Just a slap on the wrist and a short conversation can be the difference between someone that is going to do better in the future, and a disgruntled player that either no longer respects staff or never returns to the server. Granted, this doesn’t mean that the player with a long rap sheet should be given a chance over and over again, especially if rule breaks are recent. Ignorance isn’t an excuse, but being an educator so that the problem is solved is more important than immediately removing someone from a game, and in general I’m a fan of letting things play out IC, as long as it’s not going to soil someone else’s environment.

Anything else you want to add?

While it hasn’t been awhile since I played last, I recently came back in the last couple months and have been enjoying the recent changes. Playing on the server makes me miss moderating it as well, and I’d love to be a part of it.

Sorry about the edit, it decided not to save the first page.

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How’s it been man? Not going to lie, I didn’t realize you were a mod the last time I saw you, lol. Even so, from what I’ve seen, you’re great mod material. You’re respectful both ICly and OOCly, you’re great at RP, and just an all-round stand up guy.

+1. Glad to see ya back!


Hey there, @kerek!

First of all, it’s nice to see a returned player and staff. Thank you for applying for Moderator!

I did some background check and I’ve seen that you’re pretty old player and staff, you noted even some managers and hosts :slight_smile: . However, checking your activity, I think you’re pretty inactive, considering your playtime and Discord activity. There are months and even years between your messages, so it made me worried I must say. Now, as you well know, staff has to know the current routine of the gameplay and the recent changes about rules and code, so they can give a healthy verdict when they encounter with ahelps.

Considering you’re not very active recently, do you think that you can catch up with those changes and do you think that you can spare time as a staff on a server you don’t play much at the moment?


Thank you for the warm welcome!

I hope to continue playing CM for a nice while, at least until the end of summer. With the coming of the next school year it may be a different story, but I think I would enjoy coming back to the server. My time so far has stirred up a lot of nostalgia, and I’ve had a great bit of fun in the few games I’ve had. Thank you for telling me about the notes on some of the managers and hosts; I had a good chuckle learning I’ve made my mark on the new gen of staff.

While the game has changed a good bit over the years, I think I’ve been finding myself adapting to the new environment. If I was added to the staff team, I think I would be able to conform to how the game’s rules are now. At the very least, I would be open to criticism, and if I came across a situation I wasn’t sure of I would ask for another moderator for their guidance. I also understand if you think that I need more time on the server before being accepted again. I wouldn’t mind if I had to meet a time requirement for being on the staff team, but I think of it as a hobby and I don’t want it to become a full time job. 5 hours a week was more of a lowball answer, as I think I’ve put in a little more than that on average in the past few weeks.


I remember firebug so +1


Kerek is a name I recognize.

Never took the heavy end of the ban hammer, been staff before. Got accepted for 2 Whitelists. You definitely got integrity and my +1

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Hello Kerek,

Thank you for your application. Can you tell me about your connection to the account “Kneez”? It seems there was an incident involving that account from quite a while back.

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It’s the original account that I played under when I first started playing SS13, and shortly afterward I ended up moving accounts to this one, but this was done during the time I was on the staff. The note in question was me. I was drunk at the time, but I don’t mean it as an excuse.

I didn’t have an interest in SS13 at the time, and I joined the server just to kind of burn time. It was awhile ago and it’s a bit fuzzy now, but it was intentional trolling. I think my target was the mess tech, and I ended up rejoining just to kind of see the reaction of security to there a duplicate free from brig.

This is the only account that is used now. Kneez should be a dead account with it’s last activity on 2021-07-14 from my last note on Kerek. If this is a disqualifier, or this should actually be a ban appeal then I understand. I have had an actual active interest in the game, and I would enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the server.

Rightio, after looking through your notes and your history, you seem to be in very good standing with the community. Your planned activity in this application to be consistent with your previous activity as a staff member.

I only have two points of contention:

  1. You’ve recently rejoined, and have not been that active on the discord or forums from what I can observe. This is not a significant issue nor does it disqualify you, just means that we the “new generation” staff do not really know you unless we’ve been dusting since you were around.

  2. You have two bans that are over 24 hours, which effectively means you lied on your application. I quite frankly believe that this might be an honest mistake, but it still is an important piece of information that was not provided regardless. This might have unintentionally misguided some people, though I appreciate that you’ve come forward with it. The question Why would you like to join the CM-SS13 staff team? refers to YOU the individual not YOU the ckey; pretty certain we’re all humans after all.

Since you are able to view your own notes, and while I’m trying to believe this was an honest mistake; I have to unfortunately give you a -1 on your application. Integrity is not only important but a fundamentally core part of being a staff member, and this mistake brings this integrity into question.


End of Round Grief by Apophis775 (Host) on Wed, May 25th of 2016 by driecg36 (TrialModerator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Warned for joining an improper mutiny by MilesWolfe (TrialAdmin) on Sat, July 23rd of 2016 by driecg36 (TrialModerator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Reason: EORG by Ordukai (GameAdmin) on Tue, July 26th of 2016 by driecg36 (TrialModerator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Reason: Improper mutiny by MauroVega (TrialModerator) on Sun, September 11th of 2016 by driecg36 (TrialModerator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Incited an improper riot in the cargo line,proceded to baton MP’s in sec by MauroVega (TrialModerator) on Sun, September 11th of 2016 by driecg36 (TrialModerator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Used net speak in IC “r00d”, warned. by Snypehunter007 (Moderator) on Sun, October 9th of 2016 by driecg36 (TrialModerator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

^ just to add, quite trigger happy and quick to come to blows by Jay Burns (TrialModerator) on Mon, October 10th of 2016 by kneez (Moderator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Reason: Entering Nexus as hellhound by apophis775 (Host) on Tue, January 3rd of 2017 by kneez (Moderator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Was warned about randomly tossing a flashbang as a CL by TheSpoonyCroy (Moderator) on Thu, February 23rd of 2017 by kneez (Moderator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Warned for taking an ID off an ssd. by Tharinoma (Moderator) on Fri, September 8th of 2017 by kneez (Moderator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

This player is brothers with (Awarepancho) and they play in the same household so check notes on both accounts. by Kavlo (Admin) on Wed, November 22nd of 2017 by kneez (Moderator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Old Account - Kneez by kneez (Moderator) on 2018-04-22 00:00:00

Seemingly accidentally murdered the mess sergeant with a shotgun, they said they intended to just whack them with it. Noting in case it happens again. by podrickequus (SeniorModerator) on 2021-07-14 23:08:54

Multiple instances of griefing, along with multi-keying when they were arrested. Admitted to both. Other CKEY is Kneez by podrickequus (SeniorModerator) on 2021-07-14 23:31:05

No where on these ban notes does it say that I was banned. I apologize if you find this to be misleading, but I think it’s a little silly that your main point of contension is that I didn’t list that I was banned for over 24 hours twice, when no where in my notes does it say a duration or indicate any bans really.

Note that the “two bans” that you are worried about are from 3 years ago on the same day, and there is a 8 year note history on my account, which is fairly spotless considering I played for years before I left. I apologize if you found that misleading, but I am blaming your note system as being at fault as it doesn’t say anywhere ban durations. In the time that I have been back on the server my notes are spotless, and I have put in over 200 hours in the past like 2/3 months.

You aren’t wrong about me not really using the discord or the forums, but I don’t typically hang out in public discords, and while I have read a handful of the forum posts, I’m more of a phantom in that sense, as I don’t post anywhere.

There was no intention of hiding any of it, as you are staff members and it take you two seconds to look at someone’s notes. There isn’t any indication in the notes made available to me that I was actually banned, besides a BRIEF description of what happened in the round. In your own words, I am in very good standing with the community, and your only problem with the application is that I didn’t indicate that I was banned over 24 hours before, which I didn’t know. I started on this server over 8 years ago, with my last activity 3 years ago.

If that’s going to nail the application into the ground then Biolock should just close the post already and hit it with denied, but this is activity from years ago and it feels a little silly to use as the most relevant information when there is an 8 year old note history that is pretty much empty behind it.


Hello Kerek,

The major concern that existed with this application was indeed what LTNTS highlighted. That said, your rationale is sound and explanation understandable. You have demonstrated time and time again that you are dedicated to this community, and it is my pleasure to welcome you back to the staff team.


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