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  Fish's Assistant Server Manager Application
Posted by: Fish - 6 hours ago - Forum: Volunteer Community Staff Applications - Replies (4)



Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions

Last updated: January 20th, 2021

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Star by Star Gaming ("Company", “we”, “us”, or “our”), concerning your volunteer services on any of our services and or platforms such as and not limited to, our websites, game servers, any other media form, media channel, console or PC application, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto. You agree that by posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM APPLYING FOR A VOLUNTEER STAFF POSITION AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS IMMEDIATELY.

You accept and understand that you are not any form of an employee, contractor, or agent of Star by Star Gaming. You accept and understand that the volunteer services you provide will be a donation and under no circumstances will you expect wages, salary, or benefits from Star by Star Gaming for the services provided during your time as a Volunteer Staff member. We reserve the right to remove or let go of any volunteer staff member for any reason and at any time at our sole discretion.

Any and all actions, including and not limited to, player and or user punishment, such as issued bans or otherwise on our game servers, websites, or other platforms, as well as any statements made by you, or any behavioral misconduct, does not express the views of Star by Star Gaming and are conducted at your sole discretion. You agree that all of these are of your own and you withhold full personal responsibility. Your actions, behavior, and or statements will be taken or given at your sole discretion and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners, contractors, volunteers, volunteer staff, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand due to the outcomes of your gross negligence, willful misconduct, actions, statements, and or behaviors or any other conduct on your behalf, which cause or may give rise to criminal liability while performing volunteer staff services for Star by Star Gaming.

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEER STAFF, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions can and may be updated at any time without notice at our discretion, so be sure to frequently check back for any updates to these terms and conditions. An effort to inform you that they've been updated will be made, but not promised, so it's your responsibility to periodically check back. By posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you are accepting and agreeing to these terms and conditions indefinitely regardless of any changes or amendments to these terms and conditions unless or until you are no longer a Volunteer Staff member. If at any point you no longer agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately resign from your Volunteer Staff position and cease to continue your volunteer services immediately.

Please do not remove or delete these terms and conditions from your application, otherwise your application will be considered and declared void.



Applicants Steam ID - STEAM_0:1:47692189

(1.) Do you agree to and accept the Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions? If so, please answer with "Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions." - "Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions."
 
(1a) What name and or alias are you most commonly known as within the SBS community? - Fish
 
(1b.) What is your age? - 24 

(2.) Which volunteer community staff position is your application for? - Assistant Server Manager
 
(3.) Approximately, when was the first time that you joined our community and how did you initially discover it? - I joined SBS in 2019 
 
(4.) Community staff are held to a much higher standard both in general and with activity when compared to standard game server staff. In this case, do you understand that you can be let go at any time for excessive inactivity at our discretion? - Absolutely.

(4a) How can we be certain that you will remain active on the server upon being accepted for a volunteer staffing position? - I was the server manager at CWRP, and have demonstrated a track record of commitment and activity within the SBS community. 
 
(5.) Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be accepted for a volunteer staffing position on SBS. (100 words or less) - I am an engineer and researcher in my day job, and I enjoy making things more efficient and streamlined. I see myself here as an asset to tighten up the current state of Halo RP and to really eek out what the community is looking for. 
 
(6.) In your opinion, which quality of yourself do you feel that you need to improve on the most? - I at times can be indecisive, especially when the community is evenly split on decision making. Being the tie breaker can be a bit anxiety inducing, but I have been steadily working on that flaw in my previous managerial role and in my personal life.

(6a) In your opinion, which skill set of yours do you feel that you need to improve on the most? - Not to be redundant, but I think having a more robust decision-making complex is something that I want to hone in on. To me, processes should be clear, repeatable, and justifiable. That being said, I have a lot of experience working with Guy and setting up updates and staffing to best embellish the strengths of the team. 
 
(7.) How would having you on our volunteer staff team benefit our community and what qualities set you apart from the rest of the applicants? - I like to think I was an effective, democratic, and open-minded manager in my tenure at CWRP. I think my time with Halo will emphasize the listening aspect, and really get to the meat and potatoes of what the community wants. 
 
(8.) Have you ever previously maintained a game server staffing position, or currently are, on any other Garry's Mod servers? If so, which ones, and in which staffing positions? (List them if possible) - CWRP Server Manager, Moderator on CWRP

(9) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10 (E.g., patience, response time, etc.) - 

Patience - 9/10
Response Time - 10/10
Delegation - 8/10
Communication - 9/10
Let me know if you would like me to speak on any of this!

(10.) Provide a couple of examples of situations or issues you may encounter and how you would handle them in the position you are applying for -'

Rather than being anecdotal, I can cut completely to the chase of what I intend to encounter and how I intend to handle it. I believe that the Halo CWRP server has an incredibly loyal and vibrant community, and all of the issues related to timing and player count can be resolved by looking inwards and directly engaging the player base. I intend to actively seek out players, staff members, and community members at large to determine what they enjoy and find amiss about the server, and directly relate that to any changes being made structurally. Furthermore, I intend to put a significant focus on streamlining server performance, reducing instances of crashes and low fps, and created a streamlined, more curated experience for all players. This server has the people it needs to be wildly successful, and I intend to bring in an appropriate structural model to supplement it. 
 
(11.) If applicable, please provide a list of all your previous volunteer staff applications, provide a link to them if possible, and list any reasons why they may have been locked. If they were previously accepted, please provide a short explanation of why you are no longer volunteer staff at the time of this application. (Disregard if this is your first application) - 

My Server Manager App (Accepted) - https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=13406

My Mod App (Accepted) - https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=12873

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  Ban appeal on behalf of ASILENT_PIES
Posted by: Lexa - Yesterday, 07:42 AM - Forum: Discord Ban Appeals - Replies (2)

This appeal is written by @Asilent_PIES. As he was having trouble accessing the forums, I'll post it for now (white text is Pies' words)

(1) Discord Name & ID (EX: JohnSmith#4444): - ASILENT_PIES#1428

(2) Which Discord were you banned from? - Halo RP

(3) What is the name of the Staff Member who banned you? - From Halo I believe it was Aura

(4) Have you been banned on any SBS server or platform before? If so, approximately how many times? - Yes, 1 and it was halo due to me defending my self from someone directing everything towards me.

(5) Have you been banned within the last week? - Past week? No this happened about 2 weeks ago if that.

(6) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - Ok so me and my "friends" were goofing around it was a fun night, and i asked them "hey want to post funny memes into this discord?" and they agreed  but i have told them nothing serious, as in such doing it was going chill then they spammed the "N word" and just foul stuff and content. As in such they were banned in doing so, and right then and their as they took it to far after saying no bad memes. I was then caught and i owned up to my dumb actions, i was then recieved a ban from Halo RP. As in such i have started playing Halo RP again recently and trying to gain their trust to let me back into the discord again as i have done a terrible deed.

(7 ) Do you think you deserved the ban? - Yes i fully do as it was a dumb action and I will not invite people back into SBS discords again as i know they will take things to far.

(8) Why should you be unbanned? - I should be Unbanned because over all as much as i hate to admit it but SBS is like a attraction, if you stay on halo until your like Gold 5, you are basically glued to the server and its hard to get away from it due to the amazing people there. I also would like to interact with my buddies again.
Lastly, my actions were completely out of the ordinary, and from being staff as well makes me feel even worse, to my conclusion that in a Community ive been in since 2019 i need to act more maturely and more outstanding knowing that i should be setting a example to those in the discord because I am Old member in halo, with that said i will be acting better and will not invite people unless they are from the server after done being trained.

(9) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - I have learned completely to not be a dumb ass anymore in SBS Discords.

(10) If you are able to provide a screenshot of the reasoning of the ban, please post it here: - N/A


User was banned by @Exo, but considering he has since resigned, this appeal might be better dealt with by @K2 or @rockymtns98

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  Hogwarts Bulletins 9/26/2021
Posted by: Marlene - 09-26-2021, 10:27 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

[Image: YDFicKS.png] [Image: jHDQSJC.png]  Hogwarts Bulletins  [Image: S9jcRHT.png] [Image: PPSHCmL.png]

September 26, 2021


Staff News

@@Misa Sugarplum has been accepted as a trial moderator! Good luck to him, we know he will do great! 
(also ignore Justin, don't be mean to me)


Do you or someone you know have an interest in becoming staff? Hogwarts is always looking for people to apply!

Want to focus on keeping the server clean? Consider applying for moderator. Want to create unforgettable events and experiences for players? Consider applying for gamemaker! Applications can be found HERE for those year 7 or above.



Server News


Hogsmeade is here! Check out the latest post from Guy here!

Mock trials are this week! If you would like to learn more, check out the thread made by @@Myranda Nova-Aeternalis here!

Calling all Cryptologists! Check out the thread made by @@ERROR: NAME NOT FOUND here! 
Contestants have the chance to win server tags!  TriHard

Rule Clarifications
-

The compendium has been updated to include all rule changes/specifics in regards to Hogsmeade. You can find more on that here!




Roleplay

The Owl exams are coming up! Make sure to study hard, as you wouldn't want an owl sent home! Check out the thread made by @@Headmaster Albus Dumbledore here!


We love including threads from the community! If you want a chance to be included in the bulletins, make a roleplay thread Here!


That's all for this week! Thank you for reading!


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  Before you apply for staff in SBS...
Posted by: ERROR: NAME NOT FOUND - 09-26-2021, 01:24 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

This is just my opinion


I know there's been posts by other staff members (both current and former) on this same subject, here's mine.

All of the things I am going to touch on are extensions of what's listed on the application itself, or are things that someone can expect to encounter while trial. 

If you are currently staff  and haven't satisfied some of these points, it's likely that there's players in the community who have negative criticism of you. I am not commenting on the staff team individually or as a whole, some of this feedback is broadly generalizable to other communities as well, while other parts of it are specific to this community.



1. Be self aware and disclose your faults, then work on them

This has been missed on every PSA/informative post. This community has shown time and again that it despises people who aren't self-aware. If you aren't aware about how you come across to others and how your behavior may impact peoples overall impressions of you, then this will be held against you and can hold you back considerably. Being aware of your faults is the first step to improving peoples overall opinion of you as it shows you are willing to admit to them, which means you can change that quality. 

Some specific examples:
  • Poor microphone quality and unwillingness to type- Honestly, this sometimes gets mistaken for having a bad accent. So long as we can understand what you're trying to say, having a bad accent doesn't matter! But if you are using a built-in microphone on your laptop, we are going to hear the audio from your speakers, which means we will be able to hear ourselves talk as you key up. We can't have this from staff, as they are here to guide people on this server that relies on social interactions.
  • You making people uncomfortable. you may be either (1)intimidating, (2)come across as a hornball who always has someone attached to you who you flirt with or (3) perhaps you're a rule nazi. If (2) or (3) then you have to understand that these behaviors have been seen from people in the past who are no longer staff, failed trial, or worse- have been cbanned. These behaviors are red flags that instantly associate your behaviors to being like one of those people, and are impossible to look past. 
  • Being unaware of your Clique/people you listen to and hang out with and how that mob's mentality may impact what you say- as this is a small to mid-sized community, cliques unfortunately have power, and people in them wield it carelessly and to instigate drama sometimes. Learn how to have your own voice and to speak up apart from your clique, and learn when you don't have the information needed to make a decision and when to be silent, otherwise no matter what you do or how small a mistake you eventually make, it will be blown out of proportion. If your responses are always predictable based on who you hang out with, this is ultimately a negative. 
  • Being too pushy- Maybe you got feedback and want to know who said it. This is also a negative, because even if you learned who said it, it would be held against you because that knowledge is supposed to be secure. Don't be pushy, and if you happen to have heard whoever said that thing, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. Do not make the mistake others have and confront people on server over secure staff criticism where the identity of the person who gave it is supposed to be unknown. Criticism is meant to help you, but it can also be seen as an obstacle to test you so the person giving it can see how you respond to it. 


2. Be active and engage
You may be thinking to yourself, "Duh." But it's not really that simple. You need to be actively engaging both staff and the community, because you could have dozens of solid reports under your belt, but if no one knows who you are then you won't get your shot. This is an issue of trust. 
Specifically for applicant, here are some things to make sure you do when staff are online these days:
  1. Host great halls and make them engaging (do not force others to do them or put people on the spot)
  2. Ask to host prefect meetings (snatcher meetings are great too)
  3. Teach and make it engaging
  4. Prefect sometimes, and when you prefect do it well.
  5. Make sure you know what you're doing, and ask questions when you can't find the answer in the compendium
Please note: do NOT tell us in @ chat when you are teaching or hosting great hall, and make sure your name matches your name on your application. We aren't evaluating your lore knowledge and need to see that you can change your name to the names of professors, we need to be aware of who you are without you telling us who you are. 
Regardless of if staff are online:
  1. Attempt to maintain order without being a stooge.
  2. Have fun while engaging other members of the community. Do not force it.
  3. Show that you don't need special powers to have and create fun. Be an active CONTENT CREATOR, not a passive CONTENT CONSUMER/audience member/critic.
  4. To reiterate these points- don't be an oppressive and unbearable cloud that looms over the actions and spectates everyone and everything. Move on and create your own thing. Your presence will turn into something that suffocates players into leaving the server or no longer RPing a scenario out. 
  5. Give everyone a chance. If you have a higher standard of RP, keep your opinion on what some player is doing or how well they are RPing to yourself. 
Activity for applicants- at the minimum, you should be online for at least 2 hours a day during your app period. This doesn't mean play 14 hours on Saturday then don't play the rest of the week. Each time you log in, log in with the intent of doing something positive and impactful and creating RP. If you are a boring person and are incapable of this, it won't disqualify you from ever being staff but it may be a factor that holds you back and makes you less noticable. 

If you know you can't make the mentioned time commitment during any week in your app period, make sure to close your app (you can always re-open it). We will skip over your app if you are not active. 


3. Be knowledgeable of basic rules 
This is baseline knowledge you need to have. I have seen people fail trial in part for not knowing these rules by their second week. If current staff don't know these rules, it may ultimately get held against them and players will criticize them. 
For applicants- regardless of if staff are online or not, you need to know some basic things. Here are those things: 
  • How to prefect at the basic levels
  • Rogues
    1.) You fit into this category if you work undercover as a Light Force and are the following jobs: Snatcher, Snatcher Leader, Head Snatcher, Lucius Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy, Werewolves (in human form), or other specific custom jobs.
    2.) If you do something considered dark, you are revealed. This includes using Dark Apparition, snatching, assisting other revealed Dark Forces, stupefying outside of the school's outer walls, being within the Dark Forest, being within the Quidditch Pitch/Hagrid's Hut (see grey areas), being in specific animagus forms, or casting an unforgivable curse.
    3.) If you are revealed, you must retreat to the Dark Forest--this should always be your number one priority.
    4.) You may kill anyone threatening your escape, but keep in mind you must be outside the school to use Avada Kedavra.
    5.) You must leave the school once a Lock Down ends and may not return until the following class reaches 550 seconds. You may choose to hide either in an animagus form or within an empty room. If a Light Force sees you before 550, they may still kill you.

  • Snatchers | Head Snatcher | Snatcher Leader
    1.) You may not capture if the number of Snatchers is outnumbered to the number of Ministry or student jobs in the area, including the target (animals do not count towards the witness total unless they are a revealed animagus; light force or wild). If the numbers are equal to or more then snatching is allowed. You may not capture if a professor is present when the Snatchers outnumber the witnesses. You must use Fumos to mask your actions to capture in a group setting where snatchers are outnumbered or in the area of a professor. (Example)
    2.) You may not capture anyone that is not a student, Auror, and other Ministry related job.
    3.) You may snatch anywhere on the grounds with the exception to the house dorms, boathouse, stairs leading to the boathouse, active classrooms, Astronomy, Room of Requirement, or Dumbledore's office.
    4.) You may not enter the school courtyard if you are the Head Snatcher or Snatcher Leader unless a Lock Down is in progress.
    5.) You must see if your roleplay leader wants a victim first before you sell them. They are required to give you 50% of your asking price if they want them.
    6.) You are revealed as a snatcher if you pull out your cuffs, you cast damaging spells at others, or Stupefy outside of the castle walls.
    7.) You are always revealed during Lock Down, at the Quidditch Pitch when Quidditch is not in session, and at Hagrid's Hut when Quidditch is in session.
    8.) You may only snatch one person at a time.
    9.) You may not intentionally reveal yourself for the sole purpose of starting fights.
    10.) You may not hang people inside the school or outer courtyard. Anywhere else is fine.
    11.) You may not start rope trains (snatching someone with a snatched person attached).
    12.) If you choose to abandon a snatch in an isolated location (such as the forest, underwater, etc.) such as to torture them, you must stay in the area of your snatch.
    13.) You may break rule 7 to an extent when torturing your snatches as long as you're not playing music, using a soundboard, violating any other rule, and are not audible to other players.

  • Prefects | Head Prefects | Head Boy | Head Girl
    1.) You may only send students to detention.
    2.) You must make sure that students around you are where they need to be and are behaving.
    3.) You must give a warning first before you arrest someone unless your roleplay leader is ordering you to.
    4.) You may only release someone from detention that you originally sent.
    5.) You may not release yourself from detention if a higher ranking Prefect gave it to you.
    Head Prefects+ 6.) You may arrest troublesome Prefects below you in the hierarchy.

  • Aurors | Elite Aurors | Order of the Phoenix | Animagus
    1.) You may not run into the Graveyard with the sole intent to attack Dark Forces.
    2.) You can free kidnapped students by paying a ransom to a seller or by sneaking into the Graveyard alone. (See Grey Areas)
    3.) You may purchase up to two people at once from the Dark Forces.

  • Aurors with Cuffs
    1.) You may apprehend all Dark Forces except for Voldemort, Trolls, and Giants. You may not apprehend within the Graveyard.
    2.) You cannot apprehend Wild Neutrals but may apprehend Allied Neutrals and the Azkaban Escapee.
    3.) You may not apprehend someone that has a snatch attached to them, this is to prevent trains.
    4.) You may only apprehend rogues, allied neutrals or the Escapee that are revealed.
    5.) You must take all the targets to the toilet located in the castle wall tower. It is your goal as an Auror to take targets there and flush them.
    Dark Forces 6.) You may not cross your normal boundaries to attempt and rescue a fellow Dark Force. If you are a rogue and witness an apprehension, you may choose to either reveal yourself and attempt to rescue the Dark Force member or remain disguised. If you attempt to rescue and whether you succeed or not, you are still revealed.


  • Professors
    1.) You must stay on the topic of the class's main subject and should actually attempt to teach something before handing out XP books.
    2.) You must make a legitimate effort to explain a spell before handing it out.
    3.) You may award or remove 5 house points by typing !points. This can be done every 15 minutes and you must Owlpost an appropriate roleplay reason.
    4.) You may not spawn books outside of your active classroom.
    5.) You may not take your class on a field trip without approval of a staff member. If you are on a field trip, all active class rules apply to your group.
    6.) You must stay in the classroom until the bell rings in the event someone shows up late.
    7.) You may purchase up to two people at once from the Dark Forces.
  • The top 10 server rules and NLR/KOS rules at the bottom
That's right! You don't need to be a PVP legend like @@Pierre thought he needed to become (and achieved) in order to become staff
But in all seriousness, even if you manage to get your chance without knowing these rules, you will be tested on them during your trial and it can be one of the reasons you fail trial if you don't know these easy to understand rules.


4. Have a sense of humor and don't overrespond to minges
If you aren't going to be tested on this by new players who only join and try to get a rise out of you, you will for sure be tested on this by the more active/veteran players who care about the server. 
Remember, you are representing SBS, and the worst sit you do will be the one you are remembered for. If someone is trying to get a reaction out of you, just understand that it's part of being a staff member and accept it. If you find that you are not having fun or can't put the energy in to react, then it's time to log out or do something else. You don't have to punish people for every infraction that you perceive, understand that there may be reasons to why someone got killed in front of you that you aren't aware of. You don't always need to break the 4th wall and jump to creating a sit out of thin air when the possibility exists that nothing actually happened.



5. Avoid drama, but stand your ground

The community doesn't want people who actively participate in drama on or off server on the staff team. 
Sometimes, though rarely, you will find that drama is unavoidable. It is how you respond to the drama that will either be held against you or in support of you. If you're unable to bury the hatchet anywhere but into someone's back, then this will get held against you. 


6. Don't report for petty things and try to handle things in RP 

Don't light up @ chat with the fact that someone has the RP name "The Hamburglar." If someone has hatespeech in their name, it's fine to report it. Do not expect staff to take action on simple reports without evidence, even if the offense is continuing after the report (ex. someone talked about sniffing cocaine or smoking pot during herbology). 

You should attempt to steer someone away from breaking rules without being a stooge before attempting to get staff involved unless the offense is severe/continuous. 

7. Show that you care about the server

Believe it or not, there have been staff who loathe the server and hate getting on it. 
You would think to yourself, why bother being staff then? 
Possible answers include: 
  • There are people who try to go for staff to satisfy their own carnal ambitions for power. 
  • There are others who try to get staff to satisfy their friend group and to fit in better. 
  • To prove to themselves that they can get it if they apply themselves
  • Habit. They liked the server at one point, and don't anymore, but they made a commitment.
If you're one of these aforementioned people, you contribute to a specific type of detriment and should not bother to apply, no matter how good of a person you may be. What's really needed are people who like the server and want to see the community thrive in it. 
here are some quick DOs and DON'Ts
DO: 
  • Check out applications and ban appeals and contribute your feedback when necessary
  • Report serious offenses that cannot be resolved through a simple conversation
  • Have some sort of presence on our alternative media platforms so people can reach out to you (Discord, Teamspeak, etc)
  • Engage others and invite them into RP scenarios
  • Exercise common sense
  • Report bugs and inquire about new additions
  • Make event and server suggestions
  • Find your own creative way to show you care about the community
DON'T: 
  • Start or contribute to unnecessary drama (this includes defaming others)
  • Try to seduce a staff or community member for votes. For some people this is just in their nature as they are naturally seductive. This happens more frequently than you think, and memory is elephantine on people who have done this. You will be remembered forever if you have done this. 
  • Be unnecessarily negative or toxic
  • Hold grudges
  • Loophole rules/continuously test staff or players

Thanks for reading/getting this far, I hope this post is helpful for someone.

Here is Tyrone's post https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=14934

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  ban appeal
Posted by: smarts - 09-26-2021, 12:04 PM - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (9)

(1) What is your in-game name? - chad king

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:1:579729578

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? -

(4) How long were you banned for? - 1 week

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - no

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? - no

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - spamming links that werent malicous ar all

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? -no

(9) Why should you be unbanned? -because they werent malicious because there was nothing on them

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - yes

(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server: - 

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For Question 3, you can also tag the Staff Member who banned you so they can receive an immediate notification. To do this, type the: "@" symbol and the name of the staff member after it. If you are not sure who the staff member is on the forums, just list their in-game name and Forum Staff/Server Staff will tag that staff member!


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(1) What is your in-game name? - chad king

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:1:579729578

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? -

(4) How long were you banned for? - 1 week

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - no

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? - no

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - spamming links that werent malicous ar all

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? -no

(9) Why should you be unbanned? -because they werent malicious because there was nothing on them

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - yes

(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server:  @Mike Donner

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  Blair's GM Application
Posted by: Mina - 09-26-2021, 08:18 AM - Forum: Volunteer Staff Applications - Replies (3)



Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions

Last updated: January 20th, 2021

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Star by Star Gaming ("Company", “we”, “us”, or “our”), concerning your volunteer services on any of our services and or platforms such as and not limited to, our websites, game servers, any other media form, media channel, console or PC application, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto. You agree that by posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM APPLYING FOR A VOLUNTEER STAFF POSITION AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS IMMEDIATELY.

You accept and understand that you are not any form of an employee, contractor, or agent of Star by Star Gaming. You accept and understand that the volunteer services you provide will be a donation and under no circumstances will you expect wages, salary, or benefits from Star by Star Gaming for the services provided during your time as a Volunteer Staff member. We reserve the right to remove or let go of any volunteer staff member for any reason and at any time at our sole discretion.

Any and all actions, including and not limited to, player and or user punishment, such as issued bans or otherwise on our game servers, websites, or other platforms, as well as any statements made by you, or any behavioral misconduct, does not express the views of Star by Star Gaming and are conducted at your sole discretion. You agree that all of these are of your own and you withhold full personal responsibility. Your actions, behavior, and or statements will be taken or given at your sole discretion and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners, contractors, volunteers, volunteer staff, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand due to the outcomes of your gross negligence, willful misconduct, actions, statements, and or behaviors or any other conduct on your behalf, which cause or may give rise to criminal liability while performing volunteer staff services for Star by Star Gaming.

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEER STAFF, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions can and may be updated at any time without notice at our discretion, so be sure to frequently check back for any updates to these terms and conditions. An effort to inform you that they've been updated will be made, but not promised, so it's your responsibility to periodically check back. By posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.",  you are accepting and agreeing to these terms and conditions indefinitely regardless of any changes or amendments to these terms and conditions unless or until you are no longer a Volunteer Staff member. If at any point you no longer agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately resign from your Volunteer Staff position and cease to continue your volunteer services immediately.

Please do not remove or delete these terms and conditions from your application, otherwise your application will be considered and declared void.



Applicants Steam ID - STEAM_0:0:77944715

(1.) Do you agree to and accept the Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions? If so, please answer with "Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions." - Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions

(1a) What is your most recent or commonly known in-game name or alias? - Blair-121

(1b.) What is your RP Rank and Loyalty Rank? - Was LTJG but due to being away rank being worked out. Was Champion and Loyalty+

(2.) In which time zone do you reside? - GMT

(2a) Please provide the hours of the day that you are the most active on the Halo RP server according to CST (Chicago, US), so the managers and staff know when they can expect to see you. - 08:00 - 22:00

(3.) What is your age? - 24

(4.) Approximately, when was the first time that you joined our Halo RP server and how did you initially discover it? - I joined the server when it first launched. Played for a while but left. Came back early June 2020 and left again for a beak after a year.

(4b.) How can we be sure you will stay active and loyal (with your time) to Star by Star? - I have been a part of the SBS community since mid 2017. I have always taken breaks here and there but have always returned to the community. I put a lot of time and effort over my span with SBS and plan to continue to do so.

(4b) Do you understand that you can be let go at any time for excessive inactivity at our discretion? - Completely

(5.) Do you understand and agree to not only comply with but also enforce the rules of the server when necessary? - Absolutely

(5a) please list and explain the main 7 server rules so we know you understand and comprehend them fully.

List Rules below

1:No Fail RP. As an RP server everything has RP rules, Fail RP would be anything that your character would not do. For example Marines flying Aircraft like they were AF, entering the SoS Ship or not following their NCO/CO's orders.
2:Be Respectful to others. Everyone is here to have a good time, don't go around causing drama or getting into fights with people or be rude.
3:No RDM. No Random Death Match so no going around base killing people on purpose or killing people during events without a valid RP reason.
4:Obey Staff and RP Leaders. As this is RP be sure to obey any commands given by RP Leaders whether this be GM's during events or NCO/CO's. Out of RP staff have the final say on things what you can and should not be doing, if staff say change your name or stop doing something there is a valid reason for it.
5:No Meta-Gaming. Don't take out of character stuff into character. For example using PAC Camera to fly around the map to find areas or people. During RP if in comms there is a message like [Closed URF] We are moving forces to the warehouses it would be fail for people to start moving to the warehouses as in character you don't have access to chat.
6:No mic/chat spam. Fairly simple one of not spaming music or loud noises down the mic as this could ruin other peoples experience. Chat spam is similar in the way of spamming the same message over and over in chat making it harder for people to use it for RP reasons.
7:Do not Avoid the AFK System. The server has a 40 minute AFK timer which is more than reasonable compared to other servers 20 minutes. Don't go AFK and set up a script to move every few minutes to reset the timer in order to get more play time and get a higher loyatly rank without actually playing.

(Pulled from previous app as I feel these are still good explanations/interpretations).

(6.) Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be accepted for a volunteer staffing position on SBS. - 24 Year old British Lad working as a Firefighter and Rescue Team Operative. Getting to sit down at the end of that day and RP is something that really helps with the pressures of work. I would like to be accepted as staff as I can bring coverage to a lacking timezone and do that I can to keep the player count up in downtimes. I have missed being a GM, creating new stories and events for being to enjoy.

(7.) In your opinion, what do you need to improve on the most? (qualities, skill sets) - Accepting help. I will more often than not turn away the offer of help when I am doing something in worry that if something happens then it will be out of my span of control. I like to have set plans and from previous experience it doesn't always go that way with others. I need to be more accepting time to time and explain better what my intentions are.

(8.) How would having you on the Halo staff team benefit the server and what qualities set you apart from the rest of the applicants? - I would be a returning GM that held a pretty good record for passing set quotas and being able to pull events/passives out of the air in order to cover for other staff or just kill time. I know pretty much all of the systems that are used and would be more than willing to learn anything new. 

(9.) Have you ever previously maintained a game server staffing position, or currently are, on any other Garry's Mod servers? If so, which ones, and in which staffing positions? (List them if possible) - Ex  Halo GM: https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=13991

(10.) Have you ever previously been banned on any Garry's Mod or SBS servers? If yes, then please list approximately when, how long, and the reasoning(s). - I have been banned twice. Both of these were on HPRP. The first was when I was a First Year about 4 years ago. I just got Verdi and was testing it, I shot it and killed a student. I left the server right away and got a 3 day ban for RDM, Freespelling and LTAP. The second ban was only for 12 hours. I was putting loads of time into the server and had been awake for around 40ish hours with no sleep. A staff member that I was good mates with gave me a 12 hour ban so I wouldn't be able to come on the server and get some sleep.

(11.) In your opinion, are the server staff or the players more important and why? - Both are as important as each other. If there were no players there would be no need for staff as they would have no need for such powers. If there were no staff then things would become stale and players would get bored, they would also have no support in the case where someone comes to minge.

(12) Please list and rate your skills out of 10 (EX patience, response time, leadership, activity, etc.) -
  • Patience: 9/10
  • Response time: I always try for an instant response but at times like event leading or sits this will be delayed. I would get it as soon as I can but would also let the person who me help know that I will be delayed.
  • Creativity:9/10
  • Teamwork 8/10

(13.) On a scale from 1 to 10, how familiar are you with Garry's Mod's default tools, context menus, and utility menus? - 9. If all the tools are the same then 10 but just in case there are any news tools that I need to play with and learn.

(14.) Please provide us with at least two detailed examples of events that you would orchestrate and how you would proceed with organizing, operating, and constructing them. -

System Wipe

A UNSC Ship/Station has encountered the Covenant. The ship/Station has failed to enact the Cole Protocol/or System Wipe. Battlegroup Three A has been sent to get aboard the ship/station, kill any contacts they find and clear the ships systems before the Covenant can pull any data. The idea of this is simple but the twist will be that the longer it takes everyone to get to the control room the more intel the Covenant will gather, the more systems it will learn and colonies they will find. This will play handy as if the UNSC is able to stop the Covenant in good time it will stop them learning about certain locations, if they take a longer time though it can lead to follow up events where the Coveneant start showing up closer to UNSC Colonies.

I would keep a timer running and would base it off the amount of players active. If there is only a small force I would allow more time than I would if there was a larger force. Depending on this misions success rate it can span out to multistages. If the UNSC forces struggle to complete their objective or fail it then they will have to try escape the Covenant. This can lead to the old home map that has the Concordia and the Hades. UNSC Crew will be engaged in ship to ship, EVA and combat on the ship. Again if UNSC get overwhelmed they may scuttle the ships and try get away in life pods leading them to another map in which they must find equipment to call for support or find transport.

This would use a range of tools to construct each and every stage but would not be massively complex. I would let everyone know OOC and Via discord before the event that this may have several stages so the give more time for it and to get an overall feel for how they may wish it to play out.


Guerilla Tactics

This one is less on an event but something I would try put in place to keep the server active. The FOB is often left unmanned for several hours a day. This is enough time for Innie, rebels or any force to set up and start doing Guerilla warfare tactics. The way this would work is small bases, NPC outposts would be set up, small missions that can be done with ease will be done while there are little to no players online. This way when the FOB starts to get troops they will have to clear areas and do patrols. The longer people are away from the FOB the larger the forces in the area will be, this will hopefully encourage people to come on before events and stay on after in order to keep the FOB secure.

For example,
1-3 hours: Basic forces in area, small outposts, a vehicle or two.
3-6 hours: Larger forces, several outposts, attacks on key areas like comms tower and IED placed are the area.
6-9 hours: Several key areas fully taken over with large camps, Attacks on the FOB and more/ heavier vehicles around the area.

This can obviously be changed to fit but it can be used for good event set ups as intel can be recovered, Higher ranking NCO's may be in the field and so on.

(15.) Do you have any prior experience using ULX administrative system or sandbox building on Garry's Mod? - Yes had a lot of experience from previous GMing.

(16.) You both understand and realize, that by applying for a volunteer staffing position on the server, you are sacrificing the complete freedom of being able to role-play and or socialize freely all the time without any interruptions, and are obligated to handle all server issues and or volunteer staff position tasks at hand no matter the situation and to the best of your abilities? - Completely understand.

(17.) Please provide a list of all previous volunteer staff applications, provide a link to them if possible, and list any reasons why they may have been locked. If they were previously accepted, please provide a short explanation of why you are no longer volunteer staff at the time of this application. (Disregard if this is your first application) - https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=13991



I understand I have only recently came back to the server but I do wish to return to GMing as it is something I have missed and really wish to do again.


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  Gamemaker Application
Posted by: IMMA-RAGE-QUIT - 09-25-2021, 10:03 PM - Forum: Volunteer Staff Applications - Replies (1)



Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions

Last updated: January 20th, 2021

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Star by Star Gaming ("Company", “we”, “us”, or “our”), concerning your volunteer services on any of our services and or platforms such as and not limited to, our websites, game servers, any other media form, media channel, console or PC application, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto. You agree that by posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM APPLYING FOR A VOLUNTEER STAFF POSITION AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS IMMEDIATELY.

You accept and understand that you are not any form of an employee, contractor, or agent of Star by Star Gaming. You accept and understand that the volunteer services you provide will be a donation and under no circumstances will you expect wages, salary, or benefits from Star by Star Gaming for the services provided during your time as a Volunteer Staff member. We reserve the right to remove or let go of any volunteer staff member for any reason and at any time at our sole discretion.

Any and all actions, including and not limited to, player and or user punishment, such as issued bans or otherwise on our game servers, websites, or other platforms, as well as any statements made by you, or any behavioral misconduct, does not express the views of Star by Star Gaming and are conducted at your sole discretion. You agree that all of these are of your own and you withhold full personal responsibility. Your actions, behavior, and or statements will be taken or given at your sole discretion and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners, contractors, volunteers, volunteer staff, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand due to the outcomes of your gross negligence, willful misconduct, actions, statements, and or behaviors or any other conduct on your behalf, which cause or may give rise to criminal liability while performing volunteer staff services for Star by Star Gaming.

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEER STAFF, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions can and may be updated at any time without notice at our discretion, so be sure to frequently check back for any updates to these terms and conditions. An effort to inform you that they've been updated will be made, but not promised, so it's your responsibility to periodically check back. By posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.",  you are accepting and agreeing to these terms and conditions indefinitely regardless of any changes or amendments to these terms and conditions unless or until you are no longer a Volunteer Staff member. If at any point you no longer agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately resign from your Volunteer Staff position and cease to continue your volunteer services immediately.

Please do not remove or delete these terms and conditions from your application, otherwise your application will be considered and declared void.



Applicants Steam ID - STEAM_0:0:170831701

(1.) Do you agree to and accept the Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions? If so, please answer with "Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions." - Yes I Do Agree And Accept To These Terms And Conditions 

(1a) What is your most recent or commonly known in-game name or alias? - Rage/RageQuit

(1b.) What is your RP Rank and Loyalty Rank? -  LCPL / Silver Master

(2.) In which time zone do you reside? - Mountain Standard 

(2a) Please provide the hours of the day that you are the most active on the Halo RP server according to CST (Chicago, US), so the managers and staff know when they can expect to see you. - 7pm-12pm

(3.) What is your age? - 25

(4.) Approximately, when was the first time that you joined our Halo RP server and how did you initially discover it? - about 4 or 5 months ago and I joined this one because it doesn't lag me and seems to focus on low end pc's  

(4b.) How can we be sure you will stay active and loyal (with your time) to Star by Star? - Thank you but your all doing very well and I will stay and continue to grow with SBS because of our great staff and officers 

(4b) Do you understand that you can be let go at any time for excessive inactivity at our discretion? - Yes i understand 

(5.) Do you understand and agree to not only comply with but also enforce the rules of the server when necessary? - I will stand up for our server and make Shure all who join and play know and understand the rules

(5a) please list and explain the main 7 server rules so we know you understand and comprehend them fully.

List Rules below

Rule 1 - No FailRp - FailRP is an event surrounding an action that your character commits that is not probable
Rule 2 - Be Respectful 
Rule 3 - No RDM (Random Death Match)
Rule 4 - Listen To Staff And RP Leaders
Rule 5 - No Metagame - Metagaming is considered unsporting or cheating
Rule 6 - No Mic Spam Or Chat spam - No playing sounds over and over with your mic and don't spam the same thing in chat over and over 
Rule 7 - No Cheating Or Exploiting - an unfair advantage usually gained by the exploiter.

(6.) Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be accepted for a volunteer staffing position on SBS. - I Love halo and i have played halo most of the time when i was little and would like to bring my experience with halo in my past back to SBS servers  

(7.) In your opinion, what do you need to improve on the most? (qualities, skill sets) - No Opinions

(8.) How would having you on the Halo staff team benefit the server and what qualities set you apart from the rest of the applicants? - More ACTIVE GameMaker's

(9.) Have you ever previously maintained a game server staffing position, or currently are, on any other Garry's Mod servers? If so, which ones, and in which staffing positions? (List them if possible) - N/A

(10.) Have you ever previously been banned on any Garry's Mod or SBS servers? If yes, then please list approximately when, how long, and the reasoning(s). - No

(11.) In your opinion, are the server staff or the players more important and why? - Players are more important because without players there would not be enough people to rp   

(12) Please list and rate your skills out of 10 (EX patience, response time, leadership, activity, etc.) - Patience- 8 / Response time - 10 / Leadership - 6 / Activity - 7 / Team Player - 10 

(13.) On a scale from 1 to 10, how familiar are you with Garry's Mod's default tools, context menus, and utility menus? - 8.9

(14.) Please provide us with at least two detailed examples of events that you would orchestrate and how you would proceed with organizing, operating, and constructing them. - Event 1: Search And Rescue! Part 1 = after finding a map and laying down the land structures I will set up a path of enemies for the marines to wipe out. Then I'm going to lead them to an enemy base with I decent amount for them to kill. After they kill the enemies they will find an important officer that was captured and at the briefing we will set up the continuation of Search And Rescue! Part 2. 
Search And Rescue! pt 2 = The officer we rescued has now told us what's going on and how he was captured along with the rest of his Squad and how they took them to another base to make them POW. So the marines are now going to go rescue the marine's that wore put in to a prison. After the Rescue marines land they will be challenged along the way by lots of enemy forces do to the fact that they are on enemy ground. When the marines Finally rescue the POW'S they will be evac'd out.

(15.) Do you have any prior experience using ULX administrative system or sandbox building on Garry's Mod? - ULX = No / Sandbox Building = Yes 

(16.) You both understand and realize, that by applying for a volunteer staffing position on the server, you are sacrificing the complete freedom of being able to role-play and or socialize freely all the time without any interruptions, and are obligated to handle all server issues and or volunteer staff position tasks at hand no matter the situation and to the best of your abilities? - Yes 

(17.) Please provide a list of all previous volunteer staff applications, provide a link to them if possible, and list any reasons why they may have been locked. If they were previously accepted, please provide a short explanation of why you are no longer volunteer staff at the time of this application. (Disregard if this is your first application) - N/A


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