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In-game Username: Hmeister

Discord username: Hmeister

Characters you play: Joseph Phabian and others that I play less often.

On average, how many hours do you expect to admin per week: Around 10-45

Days you are available to admin on: Usually from mid mornings to night GMT (00:00) on weekends and on afternoons mid day to midnight

How old are you? 27/08/99 (24)

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard's Den servers, or any SS13 experience? I only started playing SS13 after trying SS14 and have only recently properly began trying to get into it, but I have a decent understanding of the game. I usually play on TG, Monkestation, Goonstation, the fallout 13 servers (not furry ones) and I also am one of the few people with access into Lifeweb but I don't play it often. With SS14 I am very well versed in almost every single thing have 400+ hours on Delta-V and have played and adminned on other servers other than Wilden such as Apocalypse station, Frontier Station, Ekrixi and used to play on Frigid rock, and Combat Rim 14 when they were online (rip Combat Rim my beloved Frontier predecessor)

Do you have prior administration experience (SS13/SS14 experience preferred, please also post a way for us to verify this)?Yes, On SS14 I have adept understanding of administration, know a lot important commands and off the top of my head, and am a Head Admin on Apocalypse station (very chaotic and griefer full server). Proof

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers? When I first started playing on Space station I was a bit of a shitter and was naming my character inappropriately, and then angering and admin and getting temp banned. Afterwards I decided to try to evade my ban which resulted in it being escalated to permanent. I have also been banned from other servers for various reasons, all being minor shittery. However in January-Febuary of 2023 I was able to clear my name and get unbanned from every single server. As of now, I am not banned on any SS14 server. I have yet to be banned from an SS13 server.

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? Dealing with shitters and rule breakers, noting people, doing minor events (Prayers, Messages/faxes to Centcom (ERT and funny announcements), EoR funnys, contained minor scenarios, etc with other admins approval ofcourse) and also savegrid/map 'ing ships for admin events (I have built very useful ships for Apocalypse station in the past such as an ERT ship, a new pirate ship, A very cool ghost hotel, etc.)

What are you least interested in doing as an admin? Doing large server wide events, Kicking/Banning people (I'd rather leave that to higher rank admins), Ban Appeals, Reviewing logs/replays (Information overload), Abusing Admin. :godo:

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 server at peace by enforcing rules, stopping rule breakers, fixing bugs and minor unintended outcomes (E.g. Going into a wall and dying after vaulting a table) and also keeping the game interesting and upkeeping non-player elements by doing events and doing Centcom things and such.

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14? Because I really enjoy SS14 and the lack of admins greatly frustrates me, the amount of times I have ahelped and literally never got replied to is silly. I want to help that and take some of that Ahelp load for the other admins.

How do you feel about the current roleplay status on the servers? On LRP such as Lizard I feel as though is fine if a little too much NRP and powergamy, Leviathan LRP-MRP I feel is doing great thanks to the population decrease and I feel is better than Lizard enjoyment wise, and MRP Salamander is very good albeit a tad bit too LRP with some people, but the whitelist really helps with that.

Other than banning problematic players, what admin actions do you believe have the biggest positive impact? Helping player enjoyment by adding or fixing things in a round, with a smidge of events in-between.

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? Yes, I once got killed and gibbed by a non syndicate person who wanted to "operate" on me and ahelped, and had to wait a good 20 minutes before an admin dealt with it and then respawned me. I feel as though that amount time for a single non antag griefer and a respawn is too much. A lot of the time I also never get replied to.

Have you ever had a good experience with the game or a game admin? If so, what was it? Once a while ago there was a bug with the jetpack where if you had it turned on while you went crit and it was on your back, it would forever fly you in the direction you were going, once it happened to me while I was fighting a solo op and I began flying very far into space and I ahelped and almost immediately the admin turned off the jetpack and comedically dragged me through space back to where I could be found, and later was then got revived. 

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". Either ignore them or mouse smite them while hovering in maints, never defined who they wanted it to be funny to.

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. Firstly, I would ahelp the secoff after they are no longer busy with the conflict as to why they immediately arrested the clown without roleplaying it, or at the very least just instantly arresting the clown and then defining that vandalism is breaking windows or trying to hack a door, not drawing as it is literally in the clowns job description to do so, then minor note him about abuse of power as security that would expire in a week him. Secondly I would silent note the greytide something along the lines of "Slipped and stole a baton from a secoff, then stunned another to free a clown" to expire in a week, it is very minor in my opinion as in all fairness the clown hadn't done anything illegal and no lethal force was used by the greytide. Finally I would ahelp the detective on why he used lethal force on an AoS order and try to understand it from his pov, if he has no previous warnings I would tell them not to use lethals so willy nilly and only as a last occasion and give them a medium level warning, however if he has warnings related to abusing power as sec there, unless he gives a damn good reason I would probably dish him out a Job ban for sec for a while or a temp ban, beforehand discussing it with another admin of course.

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. I would admin chat to the other admin on why he would think that, and also check if he is a higher rank than me with adminwho, if they are a higher rank I would let it happen but report it as that is still admin abuse, if it's a lower ranking admin or equal ranked I would try to tell the admin that they are not allowed to do that and then go back to the ahelp and tell the person that they are not allowed to break that rule and ignore what the admin said, then later report that admin for admin abuse, unless they are a trialmin then I would just tell them clearly not to butt in others Ahelps and to never let anyone just, "ignore a rule" as it is Admin Abuse to do so then note the admin.

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