Byond username: TheA1ternative
Discord name: TheA1ternative#0004
Join date: 2019-07-30 (According to Fulpstation Manager)
Hours you’ve been on the server: 800 hours as of right now (According to Fulpstation Manager).
When are you online or available to get on:
TLDR: Whenever I’m awake.
I have a rather erratic sleep schedule that causes me to be awake and asleep during inconsistent times, which was part of the reason I was a bit hazy on wanting to apply. Some days I’m going to bed at 3pm EST and some days I’m waking up at 3pm EST.
On top of also still being in university which will also affect my online hours. I do play ss13 quite a bit as my main pastime outside of university or work.
If I do take/plan to take a long break I will ask for a retirement as other moderators/admins have done in the past. This will be typically because of university/work.
How long have you been a mentor? (Note: only current mentors are eligible to apply for mod):
Since Sept 20th 2020, so for about 8 months.
Do you have prior experience being a moderator:
I’m a chat moderator for summit1g and have been for the past 6 years and counting, a channel that gets anywhere from 10k-40k live viewers at a time. Along with also being a moderator for a few other twitch channels/discords, I used to also moderate for various (now defunct) gmod/tf2/minecraft servers in the past.
What is something you feel you do well:
Whenever I do answer mentorhelps for someone new to something such as a certain antagonist or a certain role (that I’m familiar with) I try to stay with them every step of the way (sometimes even making myself a ghost if I am a non critical role and observing them) to make sure all their questions are answered. I’ve guided people through being a traitor and plans of completing objectives from start to finish and while alive have been known to stick with people until they feel comfortable being on their own. Typically this is with janitors most of the time as it’s a newbie-friendly role that’s easy to pickup but takes time to know how to play to it’s full potential.
(This admin note/remark was given before I became a mentor):
Aside from what I know and do as a mentor, I am active on the forums and understand/keep to date with server rules. If I ever do break a rule it’s always unintentionally. Should I ever get an admin message about a situation that involves me I’ve always have been polite and have never attempted to bend the truth. If I made a mistake or mess up I admit to it right away, sometimes I even ahelp that I did something against the rules before an admin even bwoinks me about it. I have absolutely nothing to hide from administrators or staff when playing the game. My note history reflects this, is mostly clean and is in the single digits.
Any time I play with friends (gf, classmates, coworkers etc) for the purposes of showing/teaching them the game over a voicechat? I make it very clear to them that I will not be sharing nor wishing to hear metacomm information and am solely there to help them get comfortable in what’s typically and overwhelming game at first for some/most.
I also tell staff immediately (via ahelp) if I am playing with someone over a discord voice call, I make it clear no critical round information will be shared among us both and I’m mostly there to provide them answers to their immediate questions (ie: how do I charge baton?).
As you’ll see mentioned in an image near the bottom, I make sure to familiarize myself with server/discord/forum rules frequently. I have no objections to server rules, though as others have noted there are some inconsistencies in certain rulings whether due to a game update or a recent rulechange. Any time there is an update to the rules I make sure to read up on it and keep up to date as I hate to break them because I was going off of older rules.
What is something you wish to change:
While my sleep schedule is quite a bit erratic as I mentioned before, it currently aligns with EU hours (which is when we have little-to-no moderators) and is why I’ve been filling out so many grief patrols. I hope to at least fill that gap until at least we get more EU moderators.
When my sleep schedule eventually becomes so broken it returns to regular NA times for me? I’ll spend much of my time on these forums as I already do. We have a lot of people that are saddened that it takes days for their grief patrol/ban appeal to be answered. I’m hoping that by becoming a moderator I can reduce some of those wait times.
Endorsements from past/present fulpstation staff (with permission to share) wouldn’t have applied otherwise if it wasn’t for these messages (not including all mentors being told to just apply for moderator to reduce the “redtide”):
When asking if I can use the above in the future for a mod app: