KiwiApteryx's Admin Application

In-game Username:  DoKillMeImKNew
Discord username:  kiwiapteryx (Nickname in server is Sean McAllister
Characters you play:  Sean McAllister , Clown McHonk , Silence-Is-Loud

On average, how many hours do you expect to admin per week:  ~15, Likely more but I am accounting for if I become busy.

Days you are available to admin on:  Sun-Sat, unless busy.

How old are you?  18

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard’s Den servers, or any SS13 experience?  No, other than playing with my friend on their server a few times.

Do you have prior administration experience (SS13/SS14 experience preferred, please also post a way for us to verify this)? Not that I remember, no.

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers?  I was banned from the SS14 Lizard Wizard server around a year ago for accidentally plasma flooding the station on LRP. I did not try to argue that it was “only an accident” though.

Admins have the ability to perform various tasks which are not available to the average player. An incomplete list of these tasks is: in-game rule enforcement, in-game events, ban appeals, and out-of-game rule enforcement through things like replay/log reviews in response to player reports. With these, and any other tasks you’re aware of in mind, answer the following two questions.

What are you primarily interested in doing as an admin?  Helping keep the server interesting on late nights, as I am usually still playing when the other admins are asleep most days.

What are you least interested in doing as an admin?  Having to deal with people who do stupid things then pretend like they are the victim.

_ Answer the following questions in detail, so we can get a better idea of how you’d approach adminning. _

What role do you think game admins serve on our servers?
Keeping the games interesting and troll free.

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?
I want to be able to help fellow admins with dealing with tomfoolery, to help with keeping the server interesting, and to help with smaller, sometimes overlooked things like prayers.

How do you feel about the current roleplay status on the servers?
I apologize for not understanding this question fully, but I believe that the expected RP on MRP servers are perfect, and is the reason why I keep coming back time and time again to constantly play on the server. 

Other than banning problematic players, what admin actions do you believe have the biggest positive impact?
Helping make unique shifts, like occasional “Poolops” and "Clownops

Have you ever had a negative experience in the game or with a game admin? If so what, if anything, would you do to prevent other players from experiencing this?
The only negative experience that I had was when I was being told to not use an autoclicker on the prize giving arcade machines, and instead of simply telling me “hey, when you do that you flood the command box” they kept giving me vague reasons why it was against the rules, as I used to be a rulesnob. 

Have you ever had a good experience with the game or a game admin? If so, what was it?
Yes, recently ryan_strudfelt gave me the opportunity to become a nukie clown, putting in a lot of work to be able to make it seem like there was a clown event happening at the station, so me and two other nukie clowns could break into the station and try to blow it up, causing an incredibly unique shift.

The following are scenarios, respond with how you would handle each as an administrator. Respond with the assumption that you are an administrator with full access to the admin tools, and that you have all the knowledge needed to use these tools. Respond in detail, explain the reasons behind decisions you make and describe any assumptions you are making. When you need to make an assumption, it is preferred for you to describe how differences in the assumption would affect your actions.

It is the start of the round. There are 60 players on the server. The game mode is traitors, traitors have not been selected yet. There are three players who decided to observe the round instead of join it orbiting you. Two of them are encouraging you to “do something funny”.
I would not do anything “funny” unless I see an in-rp reason to do something, and simply proceed through the game as usual, but keeping in mind how many people are ghosts.

You see a clown using crayon to write on the floor in front of security. The clown writings are negative things about security, like “shitsec”. A secoff tells the clown that they’re being arrested for vandalism, stuns them, and cuffs them. Before the secoff is able to get the clown into the brig, a passenger slips the secoff, causing them to lose their baton, then uses the baton to stun another secoff that comes to help as the clown runs away. The passenger escapes through disposals. Having heard an AOS radio callout, the detective enters maintenance near disposals and shoots the passenger to crit. There are four players in this scenario, the clown, the passenger, the secoff, and the detective.
After checking to see if this detective has done things like this in the past, would use ahelp to talk to the detective after the ordeal is done, either telling them about their repeat crimes and either temp banning them if they have done this exact thing more than two times in the past, telling them that they are on their last chance if they have done it once before, and reminding them of the rules of escalation if they have never done it in the past, and asking them to be more hesitant to use lethals in cases like these. But as long as the crit passenger is later revived, all the detective has done is upset and inconvence another player, which should be mostly handled in-game by their HoS using spacelaw if it is MRP, and given a small warning by an admin.

You and another admin have been adminning for around an hour. The rate of issues has been easily manageable due to having 2 admins. Neither of you have been talking in admin chat. You are using ahelp to warn a player for breaking a rule when the other admin joins the ahelp and confirms that it is against the rules, but that it’s fine in this case and they can ignore the rule for the rest of the round. You haven’t taken any other admin actions yet, such as applying a ban or writing a note.
Even though it depends on what rule was broken and what “special circumstance” allowed the player to break the rule, as long as the other admin is correct I would apologize for my harshness and gently remind the player to keep the rule in mind.

Thank you for applying. We’ve decided to not accept this application, but you’re free to apply again in the future.

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