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PLAYER SERVER PROFILE INFORMATION

In-Game Name (Most Identifiable): SCHEFF

SteamID32: STEAM_0:0:58980244

Steam Profile Link: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198078226216

Time Played (UTime): 315089146_playtime2021.png.9a0229598840a8dabfbbf5621f98a423.png
Due to multiple UTime resets, this does not represent my overall playtime, which is likely between ten or twenty weeks more. I have been an active community member since January 2017.

 

PLAYER HISTORY

Have you had any warnings in the past? If so, please list them:

I have had two warnings, but one from November 2018 was deleted by Kosmos, our Community Founder, which was 1x RDM on a mingey ST who had been set to Recruit just before I killed him. This warn was received by Wolf, then-Community Owner, without being pulled into a sit and Wolf later warned a player for simply swearing in OOC without a sit as well.
My only withstanding warning is for impulsively disconnecting the server to avoid an in-RP punishment, a public execution I wrongly thought was a PK, on December 15th 2020.

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Have you had any bans in the past? If so, please list them:

I have not been banned on the Imperial RP server, but I did receive a brief ban on the Teamspeak by Tank last year (?) for exploiting the ability to give roles to anybody on the Teamspeak.

Have you had any similar positions (Staff, PAC3, Developer) on other servers? If so, please list them:

I was a Moderator on the Imperial Gaming Imperial RP from June 2017 to July 2018 where I reached the rank of Senior Moderator.
I've had access to PAC3 on Imperial Gaming since September 2017, with Tier 2 access granted in December 2017 and Tier 3 access granted in August 2020; I am the only active User with Tier 3.

 

BASIC REASONING QUESTIONS

Why should you be given this position over others?:

I should be given this position over others due to my longstanding and consistent commitment to this community since close to its inception. I have long-time experience in moderation on Imperial Gaming and have proven myself to hundreds of players over the years that I am a professional yet fun, and serious yet compassionate individual.
I have intensive knowledge on how a Moderator operates and what their responsibilities are, and have great goals and ambitions I wish to achieve while in the moderation team.
I am an individual who would, or at least try very hard to, eliminate bias from conflicts and sits and provide a sensible solution to any problem at hand. My real life friends could attest to this being a key part of my personality: a mediator.

Why should you be trusted with this position? and do you believe others think of you with the same perspective?:

I should be trusted with the position of Moderator due to my aforementioned long-time commitment to this community and my previous one year tenure in the moderation team. I have proven myself to be trusted with many sensitive documents, both regarding roleplay and OOC matters, as well as competent with tools. I am an honest individual, so players can expect what I say is to be the real truth and that I would not be lying or hiding information in a malicious manner for my gain/their detriment.

I understand that over my many years of being in this server, notably this year and last year, that I have gathered disdain from a few players. This saddens me, as mentioned before, I always wish to be the mediator in conflicts. Some of this negative reputation is uncalled for and unprovoked, but some of it stems from negative interactions I have had with some players, mainly in roleplay. Unfortunately, negative actions in roleplay reflect on the OOC conceptions of players, and I am not immune to this - I have done some pretty shitty things in roleplay that would piss off these players, and vice versa. In this regard, some players would not trust me with the position of Moderator, but I am certain a large majority of players would.

Why are you applying for this position?:

I am (finally) applying for the position of Moderator because of my love for this community. I wish to give back to this community, which is evident by my donations to this community and several projects that benefit the community, these projects being the LFS walkers and rp_lothal's custom textures. Do not take my mention of donations as me providing a reason to why I should be a Moderator, I am simply providing supplementary evidence to my commitment to this community - I am simply gushing.
Being a part of the moderation team, i.e. the driving force to better players' experiences in this community, is part of that wish to give back. I am already good friends with a lot of the staff team and being in the team itself would strengthen these bonds, creating a better experience for me personally.
Being a Moderator also comes with the privilege of having tools on-hand at all times, and I know I could use these tools for purposes outside of moderation duties to benefit roleplay not just for myself but for other players.

Before we continue, anything else you’d like to add?:

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MODERATOR REASONING QUESTIONS

You see a civilian killing others without an obvious roleplay reasoning behind it, what do you do?:

I would first approach the situation in roleplay and ask the intent behind their killings. I will attempt to keep the situation in roleplay as long as I could until it was clearly not an effective method of dealing with the player, the threshold being obvious malicious OOC intent.
If the player's answer(s) are generally acceptable, I would give them a brief reminder (not verbal warning) in PMs as a Moderator that murderous roleplay as a civilian, without proper establishment, is generally frowned upon due to the consensus among many players that being a civilian is an excuse to minge and RDM, and urge them to lessen this behaviour for the betterment of their image. I would then continue roleplay as normal.
If the player's answer(s) are blatantly mingey or otherwise unacceptable, I would give them a verbal warning to end this behaviour immediately or be removed from their civilian role and be possibly blacklisted from being one again. If they ignore this verbal warning, I would follow through with what I said: remove them from their civilian role, check their past warnings to see if they should be blacklisted, and warm them for RDM.
Following either situation, I would check damage logs to see who attacked first and confide with players who were killed to see how they felt about being killed by the civilian, mainly with the intent of seeing whether they thought it was unjust or unprovoked.

Someone Mass RDMs and disconnects from the server. What do you do?:

I would immediately grab their SteamID from logs and/or other players that could provide it to me. I would then confide with each player who was killed by them to see if their actions were blatantly unjustified and unprovoked. Depending on the players' responses and the amount of people indiscriminately killed, I would contact more senior staff for advice on how to continue, providing their SteamID in the process, and instate a ban of either several days or a week myself or have senior staff permanently ban them if they see fit.

A user has been given tools for training. You soon discover they are using the tools to prop kill and prop block. What course of action do you take?:

I would immediately pull the user into a sit and tell them how severe and unacceptable their actions are. I would see if they are aware of the rules regarding exploiting props in this way.
If they are obviously unaware (partially indicated by low playtime and/or low rank), I would give them a verbal warning but strip them of their tools and delete their props as punishment.
If they should be definitely aware of the rules, I would strip them of their tools, delete their props, warn them for RDM and exploitation of tools and contact senior staff about the possibility of blacklisting them from tools, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the severity of their exploits.

Someone is bullying another member of the community. What do you do?:

I would immediately pull both players from roleplay and into an controlled environment (in case of the Star Destroyer map, the top of the bridge) and I would separate them. I would ask each player separately why they themselves and the other player were acting the way they were with the goal of establishing the origin and background of their disputes. I would gauge how malicious the bully's actions are via each of their testimonies and previous actions I could have witnessed, and assure the victim that the situation will be resolved.
If I believe it is acceptable, I would have both players confront each other under my supervision as to give a space for explanation and/or apology.
Regardless, depending on the severity of the bully's actions, I would inform them that bullying is not tolerated and is against server rules, and warn them for bullying. If I believe it is necessary, I would monitor the situation over the coming days to ascertain whether the bully has conceded and if the victim is fine.

A player enters the servers and begins to make racial slurs. What do you do?:

I would immediately pull the player into a sit and state that what they are saying is blatantly unacceptable according to server rules and tell them to stop. If they continue to spout racial slurs, I would grab their SteamID, kick them, and then ban them. Depending on how often they spouted slurs, how malicious their behaviour was and how offensive the slurs were, I would either instate a ban myself or contact senior staff for advice on how to proceed, seeing if a permanent ban should be instated.

Someone threatens to DDOS the server. What do you do?:

I would grab their SteamID and immediately kick them from the server. I would then advise senior staff to ban the player permanently, as it is against server rules and is a federal crime.

You see a higher ranking staff member abuse their powers. What do you do?:

I would confide with other staff members to gather more witnesses to the high ranking staff member's abuse. With enough witnesses, an immediate group testimony could be made to management to provide evidence and urge them to deal with the problematic staff member. Whether if I am able to gather enough witnesses or not, I would still attempt to record the abuse to gather undeniable evidence against the staff member, which I would then present to management myself.

 

TERMS OF APPLICATION

1. Application bumps are viable after a total of 7 days following the last bump/post. If the application is bumped prior to the minimum amount of days it is liable for denial.
2. Any member of the community is allowed to provide feedback by posting a “+1” or “-1” and can present evidence to support their vote. 
3. Advertisement of applications in any form, including but not limited to, in or out of character chat, discord, forum chatbox and teamspeak, will lead to an immediate termination and denial of the application.
4. Failing to answer questions will lead to the termination and denial of the application.
5. False information will lead to the termination and denial of the application.
6. Failing to meet the minimum requirements laid out by the template will lead to either the application being placed on a temporary hold until requirements are met, or it will be terminated and denied.
8. Knowledge of the ULX Commands are not essential when applying but it is recommended and preferred that applicants expand their knowledge prior to applying or while the application is active.

I, SCHEFF, agree to the terms stated above and accept that if my application is successful, I am henceforth a representative of Imperial Gaming and will act maturely and responsibly. I accept and will respect the powers that are given unto me with my position. I will only use the power given to me to enhance the experience of the members of the community. I accept that any abuse of these privileges comes with the risk of termination from the staff team. I accept that I may be demoted at any given time without prior warning or valid reason. I, the applicant, am well aware of the server rules and to the best of my ability will uphold and enforce these rules.

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On 7/22/2021 at 5:42 AM, Eclipse said:

why you posting applications at 12 am smh

 

+1 long time community member and was a good staff last time I *think*

why you replying at 5:43AM then?

 

Also my man actual re-applying for staff. Didn't think I'd see the day. +1

Changing my opinion to Neutral based on later responses and my own latter response.

 

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-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

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47 minutes ago, Fredrick said:

-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

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Aside from people not understanding the difference between RP & OOC....

 

I'll be leaving a +1

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| + Friendly in OOC Interactions

| + Efficient at understanding roleplay

| + Trustworthy (has Tier 3 for god's sake)

| + Active

| + Extensive amount of experience

| Threatened to stab me for touching his hair

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Good luck with your application.

 

It's a trial position, if he's not the best at it, he's not the best. It's the point of a trial.

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On 7/22/2021 at 9:08 AM, Fredrick said:

-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

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On 7/22/2021 at 9:08 AM, Fredrick said:

-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

Neutral

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look dude i really like you as a person, your time in compnor really change my opinion of you and we had some good times, but in saying that, i also saw how you handled arguments and conflict situations, and it was not great, you are quick to anger and struggle to see things from others point of view in situations which would make it hard to deal with moderator situations 

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Whilst I do agree that Scheff can be heated when it comes to roleplay and general situations in the past, his commitment to the server and the community is evident in the time hes served, his suggestions that have benefited the community, his unique set of roleplay and his sometimes encouraging nature. Scheff is a person that is passionate about what he does, and its a good thing hes passionate for the community.

Ive been on the receiving end of Scheffs spiteful wrath, and while I was angry and resented him at the time its clear to me that he just cares deeply about his fun not being ruined by some loopholes that some people tend to take against him and the characters he plays. This dosent mean he isnt with fault when it comes to these situations but it isnt completely onesided.

+1. Scheff has served and is willing to serve again in another position, and no one should deny him a chance at going into a position he wants to better help the community in. If its too much for some people then Scheff could be put onto a extended trial period.

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Oh lord, what to say about Scheff.

Scheff has been a long-standing confidante and pal of mine ever since around 2 and a half years ago when he took me under his wing in Regional Government. Now, I'll be the first to say that I most definitely disappointed him with my multitude of shitty choices and actions - but I digress.

As a former member of regiments he was in command of (at both commissioned officer and command staff grades), I seem to surprisingly be the most qualified individual on this forum thread to talk about his alleged questionable actions and anger issues. What some people can struggle to comprehend is the excellent standard of roleplay and commitment that Scheff holds himself to whilst playing their characters, whether it's being a disgruntled Moff, Imperial Intelligence Commander or Marauder, it is important to keep in mind that the vast majority of people in these positions within the Empire would view those who aren't in their inner circle as lowlife fucks and treat them as such. Just because Scheff displays an impressive level of competency (and passion) while roleplaying, doesn't mean that everyone should come to the conclusion that out-of-character he cannot control his emotions and act as any other moderator could. Personally, he has never been overly angry at me, even when it was bloody necessary, and always managed to retain his composure and professionalism over Teamspeak, Discord and any other OOC platforms.

In conclusion, there is not a single other person who is more dedicated to Imperial Gaming than Scheff; nor is there anyone more deserving of a chance to step up and help the server even more than he already has. Out of all the current applicants, in my opinion he is more experienced, committed, trustworthy and overall just better than anyone else lining up to become staff at the moment. If it wasn't already obvious, a massive +1. Best of luck mate.

 

If you need someone to back up my claims, please reach out to any of my former Regional Government friends: @Wind@Nemo & @Ragnar. They would be more than willing to agree with my statements and probably even provide more positive feedback about Scheff. Cheers.

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10 hours ago, cornelius said:

-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

 

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10 minutes ago, Butcher said:

Oh lord, what to say about Scheff.

Scheff has been a long-standing confidante and pal of mine ever since around 2 and a half years ago when he took me under his wing in Regional Government. Now, I'll be the first to say that I most definitely disappointed him with my multitude of shitty choices and actions - but I digress.

As a former member of regiments he was in command of (at both commissioned officer and command staff grades), I seem to surprisingly be the most qualified individual on this forum thread to talk about his alleged questionable actions and anger issues. What some people can struggle to comprehend is the excellent standard of roleplay and commitment that Scheff holds himself to whilst playing their characters, whether it's being a disgruntled Moff, Imperial Intelligence Commander or Marauder, it is important to keep in mind that the vast majority of people in these positions within the Empire would view those who aren't in their inner circle as lowlife fucks and treat them as such. Just because Scheff displays an impressive level of competency (and passion) while roleplaying, doesn't mean that everyone should come to the conclusion that out-of-character he cannot control his emotions and act as any other moderator could. Personally, he has never been overly angry at me, even when it was bloody necessary, and always managed to retain his composure and professionalism over Teamspeak, Discord and any other OOC platforms.

In conclusion, there is not a single other person who is more dedicated to Imperial Gaming than Scheff; nor is there anyone more deserving of a chance to step up and help the server even more than he already has. Out of all the current applicants, in my opinion he is more experienced, committed, trustworthy and overall just better than anyone else lining up to become staff at the moment. If it wasn't already obvious, a massive +1. Best of luck mate.

 

If you need someone to back up my claims, please reach out to any of my former Regional Government friends: @Wind@Nemo & @Ragnar. They would be more than willing to agree with my statements and probably even provide more positive feedback about Scheff. Cheers.

  1. Ye that bout sums it up +1
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17 hours ago, Fredrick said:

-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

Agreed

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29 minutes ago, Shepard said:

-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

big facts, cool guy, cool pac 3's but mans needs to work on his attitude

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+1

 

A lot of people are saying he needs to work on his attitude. This is... inaccurate. The more accurate thing to say is people need to stop fucking with him. An absolute chill dude, and probably one of the favorite people in the server

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13 hours ago, Higashi said:

Whilst I do agree that Scheff can be heated when it comes to roleplay and general situations in the past, his commitment to the server and the community is evident in the time hes served, his suggestions that have benefited the community, his unique set of roleplay and his sometimes encouraging nature. Scheff is a person that is passionate about what he does, and its a good thing hes passionate for the community.

Ive been on the receiving end of Scheffs spiteful wrath, and while I was angry and resented him at the time its clear to me that he just cares deeply about his fun not being ruined by some loopholes that some people tend to take against him and the characters he plays. This dosent mean he isnt with fault when it comes to these situations but it isnt completely onesided.

+1. Scheff has served and is willing to serve again in another position, and no one should deny him a chance at going into a position he wants to better help the community in. If its too much for some people then Scheff could be put onto a extended trial period.

Whilst I know members of the community have different opinions on scheff, I know for a fact he has the servers best interest at heart, and he is more than capable for this position for the following reasons

- He has extensive knowledge on how roleplay should function

- He is proactively trying to create RP 

- Is active 

- Long standing member of the community.

 

+1

Good Luck Scheff.

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2 hours ago, Pendragon said:

+1

 

A lot of people are saying he needs to work on his attitude. This is... inaccurate. The more accurate thing to say is people need to stop fucking with him. An absolute chill dude, and probably one of the favorite people in the server

Oh of course, the classic victim mentality - its not me its them.

If SCHEFF can't deal with people fucking with him when he's a user, how is he going to deal with them when he's a moderator with privileges not afforded to the average joes?

No one is perfect, and by saying this you are discrediting everything everyone else is saying - basically saying I'm right and you're wrong.

And it's not even like the people who have -1'ed are out to get him, they're just being honest in their judgement of this application - something you could probably work on.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Binny said:

Whilst I know members of the community have different opinions on Scheff, I know for a fact he has the servers best interest at heart, and he is more than capable for this position for the following reasons

- He has extensive knowledge on how roleplay should function

- He is proactively trying to create RP 

- Is active 

- Long standing member of the community.

Dude lives for RP 

Has tier 3 so already trusted 

Very epic gamer when stealing lightsabers

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On 7/22/2021 at 8:08 AM, Fredrick said:

-1  Dudes made way too many questionable decisions and lets his anger get in the way of any rationale thought during heated situations, wouldn't trust him with a moderator position.

Neutral

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On 7/22/2021 at 11:36 AM, Yuri said:

Aside from people not understanding the difference between RP & OOC....

people for the most part understand the difference. But it's hard to guage if a response is indead an RP response or an OOC response.

8 hours ago, Pendragon said:

A lot of people are saying he needs to work on his attitude. This is... inaccurate. The more accurate thing to say is people need to stop fucking with him

As a Moderator, if you cannot keep your cool, even - No, especially if people are fucking with you, then you straight up shouldn't be Staff.

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3 hours ago, Mauler said:

people for the most part understand the difference. But it's hard to guage if a response is indead an RP response or an OOC response.

As a Moderator, if you cannot keep your cool, even - No, especially if people are fucking with you, then you straight up shouldn't be Staff.

Unfortunately, staff are not totem statues that are unfeeling and unbias, staff may act unbias and try to keep a level head in most situations but emotions do peak through and that is our nature as humans. Staff guidelines in most communities dictate that you have to be unbias in all situations regarding modertion and staffing, leading more 'reactive' or 'emotion driven' people not to pursure further helping a community.

Rather than discouraging people who are responsive with their emotions from applying to positions that may better help and grow the community, instead give them a shot and teach them how their emotions can be kept under wraps and even used as an advantage in certain situations.

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  • Has an Understanding of Server rules.
  • Long time player, has a Good Reputation among community.
  • First Tier 3 user ever I believe, shows level of Maturity and Attitude.
  • General Poor Attitude in OOC, not to say not a lot of people in Staff positions or users are also like that.
  • Quick to anger, which in a staff member is bad, however I am not one to say that as I have had a Staff Report on that issue myself and in Recent times on the server situations have led to Relatable.
  • I believe as a moderator you may use your privileges of spawning weapons or vehicles to further benefit yourself in rp, which may reflect badly on yourself as a moderator and reputation in the community.
  • On the Topic of PAc3, you have publicly admitted to breaking pac rules either as a joke or serious in many IG pac related channels or in ooc, I do not have screenshots for these claims, but this is just what I have seen. Many people are basing the fact you have Tier 3 as a reason for you to be mod but it's not always the best choice.
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