Rhinosaur's Admin Application

In-game Username:  [Rhinosaur]
Discord username:  [Rhinosaur]
Characters you play:  [Valkner Tepist, Blobert Blorble, Pagliacci Tipo]

On average, how many hours do you expect to admin per week:  [10]

Days you are available to admin on:  [Most weekdays, depending on work schedule. Some weekend days.]

How old are you?  [33]

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard’s Den servers, or any SS13 experience?  [Most exclusively Wizden, played on goon and bee back in the day]

Do you have prior administration experience (SS13/SS14 experience preferred, please also post a way for us to verify this)? [No]

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers?  [No]

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?  [Log review, Ban Appeals, Error recording/documentation]

What are you least interested in doing as an admin?  [Events]

_ 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?
[They steer the ship in the right direction, but let it float as it will in that direction]

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?
[Making a positive change in a project I believe in. The community is special.]

How do you feel about the current roleplay status on the servers?
[Could be better, lot of new players don’t get a decent intro to how they should act(they don’t read)]

Other than banning problematic players, what admin actions do you believe have the biggest positive impact?
[Ban appeals and error logging/documenting, both keep the show going]

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?
[I have had a new admin overstep and get oddly aggressive about an RP kill, defending the downed player without looking at the context. It did follow rules, and I understand where the admin was coming from but they didn’t want to listen to me. I logged for the day. Trial admins overstep sometimes, it happens.]

Have you ever had a good experience with the game or a game admin? If so, what was it?
[I’ve had so many great events. Those aside, almost every Ahelp is speedy and to the point. Can’t thank them enough for their fast and accurate responses.]

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 don’t like the idea of messing with the server for a laugh. If I ever do intervene or have an event, it would be something more serious than poking the server with a stick saying “Do something”]

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.
[I don’t believe admin intervention is needed here, provided the passenger has an antag role. The passenger should be given medical immediatly, cuffed and given an appropriate sentence. The clown could walk, as it’s expected in their role to goof around without causing direct harm. The detective should have used non-lethal(matching force of the passenger), but that would be up to HoS to punish.]

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.
[Respect eachother enough to talk about the ruling in admin chat. Depending on the degree of offence, leave a note for the other admins about the event to have them weigh in. Rules are rules, with little esception. No player should be told to ignore rules, or else they wouldn’t exist. Ignorance does happen, some folks don’t read all the rules and some minor offences are worth verbal warnings.]


Application accepted, please check your discord for instructions on how to proceed. Good luck during your trial period and welcome to the admin team!

From Accepted to Admin Applications