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  Hogwarts Bulletins 7/21/2021
Posted by: Marlene Weeny - 07-21-2021, 03:48 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (1)

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July 21st, 2021


Staff News

Server Manager applications are open! Feel free to apply here!

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


New Hogsmeade map progress update posted by Guy! can be found here!

Mock Trials are coming up! If you would like to participate, you can check out the thread made by @@@Myranda Nova-Aeternalis here!

Wanna take part in the underground football league? Check out the event taking place this week made by @@@Ryte Lionheart here!

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  Feedback
Posted by: Walden - 07-21-2021, 08:56 AM - Forum: Feedback - Replies (53)

 I really didn't wanna do this because I hate making threads about things that could be easily solved with any staff member, but unfortunately this has went too far and I will need to make a post about it.


Well since the thread is not about this let me actually go to the topic, I know I have been a minge in the last year and I got punished for it, but putting me on thin ice just because I have a high number of warns is just bullshit considering most of the warns/kicks/bans I got were for dumb things.


Now I accepted the thin ice and didn't complain about it, I spoke with a staff member to send the management team a review on my thin ice to hopefully get it appealed but they said it's too early, they will reconsider it in a period of around 4 months.


My last warn was issued in 15th of February, so around 5 months and a couple has passed and I am still on thin ice, this is absolute bull shit. I don't know what I did to the staff team, and what made them want me gone so badly. I did nothing but help the staff team in the past few months, by gathering evidences on alts of banned players and providing it to the higher ups and what I get in exchange is perma ban threats every 20 minutes.




I know a lot of people will bring up my toxicity, and I know that I was toxic in the past, I am not as much anymore 

But I wasn't the only toxic person on the server so this shouldn't be brought up against me.


Have a great day and thank you for reading :)

EDIT:
The tone might come off as aggressive, but I am just pissed at the fact I can get perma banned for any small mistake.

The reason I want to get off thin ice isn't to be able to break rules again, it's just so the smallest mistake doesn't result in the termination of my account

I don't want to get perma banned, since even if I get it appealed , I will be always on thin ice and this is just shit.

If Harassment is the main issue, I agree that the thin ice could be kept on harassment related sanctions, but atleast free me from the rest.

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Exclamation finding a friend ! pls help !
Posted by: paytonbigwig - 07-20-2021, 05:51 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Hey guys! I've been looking for a friend I made on the Hogwarts server, their name was Ronald Knot, they were a Slytherin but I don't remember what year they were.  My name was Payton *something i dont remember for the last name* but I miss my bestie pls bring them back to me  Heart

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  Walden's Server Manager Application #Reformed #TheComeBack
Posted by: Walden - 07-19-2021, 11:29 PM - Forum: Volunteer Community 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.


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Applicants Steam ID - STEAM_0:1:176885160


(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? -
 
Walden

(1b.) What is your age? -

Old Enough

(2.) Which volunteer community staff position is your application for? -

Hogwarts RP Server Manager

(3.) Approximately, when was the first time that you joined our community and how did you initially discover it? -

2018, through Garry's Mod itself. 

(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? -

Yes, I do.

(4a) How can we be certain that you will remain active on the server upon being accepted for a volunteer staffing position? -

Unlike other people that are applying, I play the server for fun and I have a great time playing. By applying I am gonna ensure that everyone else also has fun while playing, the position doesn't lure me because of the power it gives me, but the opportunities and the lots of things I can do in such position that can hopefully help the community as a whole!
 
(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 mostly known as Walden, I am a reformed minge that used to play the SBS Servers just to troll and make everyone have a bad time, with time I saw the consequences of what I did and tried to improve. I can happily say that I changed, I haven't got a warn for rule breaking in 5 months and that itself is a proof that I changed. Most people will consider this a joke app but it really isn't.
I have lots of experiences at managing servers (As listed in Question 8) and I feel like that is something really important specially for such a high position at a huge community like this.

(6.) In your opinion, which quality of yourself do you feel that you need to improve on the most? -

Toxicity is something I need to improve, although I said I am reformed, there were still a couple of incidents which showed my "before" self and that annoys me, but that won't affect my staffing as during the period of any staff role that I take, I am completely unbiased and I wouldn't change my attitude towards anyone due to past drama.

(6a) In your opinion, which skill set of yours do you feel that you need to improve on the most? -

Communication, I feel like communication is key when working in a community. That's because in a community everyone matters and by communicating we can hear everyone's opinion and discuss between each other to work for a better environment in the community and a better flow of how things go in it. I feel like I need to improve that and hopefully I can do that. 

(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? -

As I stated question (8), I have been manager on a multiple number of communities and that helps a lot in any decision taking or any tasks that require experience which is a key for any managing position. I also have a very wide knowledge on Harry Potter Lore and although the server isn't a Serious RP Server, we can't go that far from the Lore as it would take all the sense from the server.

Also the fact that I won the Horcrux Hunter Whitelist from Guy in the Yearly Giveaway, which ensures that I have a very tight connection with Guy and that's essential to have a bond between the Server Manager and the Owner as it is a very high position.

(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) -

I have been staff on way too many servers to list but I will include the most successful ones in my opinion:
Community Manager: Benjis RP (Closed)
Staff Manager: Excaliburn Network (Current: Server is currently in Development.)
OG Kinfo Gaming: Staff Manager (Closed)
Kinfo Gaming 2.0: General Manager(Current: Server is also currently in Development.)

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

Patience 7/10 
Organization 6/10
Reaction Times 9/10
Decision Taking 10/10
Overall Skills 9/10

(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 - 
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First, I would like to note a couple of things that I would add/change in case I get the position and in case I don't get the position this can be a suggestion for the up coming Server Manager

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Community Meetings or Community Nights would be held in a specific discord server at a specific date that would be discussed later. The Meeting would consist of both Staff and Members of the community in which they would discuss a certain community issue/suggestion. That would help create a bond between the community and the staff, and also create a more welcoming environment for any members in the community looking to be heard.

Points that could be held in a Community Meeting:

- Discuss and Clarify Server Rules
- Discuss and Clarify Ban Lengths 
- Discuss and Clarify Compendium Changes
- Go over any suggested additions and take opinions
- Clarification on Job Rules or/and Faction Rulesets
- Lookover any unbalanced or  game breaking Rulesets or Compendium Loopholes.
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In my point of view, the new compendium has way too many flaws and loopholes.
There's way too many unstated rules, and that's a big mistake since the staff members will still punish for those unstated rules, causing many unfair warns/kicks/bans.
That's not on staff hands since their job is to enforce all server rules stated or unstated.
In case I get the position, and even If I don't get the position I will be hoping the upcoming server manager does the same, I would create a new compendium based off the old one filling all the unstated rulesets/rules/job rules and change what should be changed since the compendium is a bit unoptimized.
The new compendium must contain: 

- All Server Rules including all the Grey Area rules with No Exception
- All Job and Custom Job rules with No Exception
- All Faction Rulesets with No Exception
- Updated Name/Prefecting and Owlposting Rules
- Any more suggestion regarding the compendium would be collected during the first Community Meeting.
- Input some corrections on the Hatespeech Rule

(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) -
Since most of my apps were joke apps I will be leaving this Empty
This is totally, but totally not a joke one like all the others

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  Game Freezes on this server only
Posted by: [GL] Toaster Strudel - 07-19-2021, 03:19 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (3)

Whenever I play on the Hogwarts server my game will not respond every few seconds or minutes and it only happens on this server. I can play others fine without it happening a single time for hours upon hours. Can someone help?

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  Ban appeal
Posted by: bigdaddyabou - 07-17-2021, 11:40 PM - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (5)

Your old content:
(1) What is your in-game name? - Valentine Lovecraft

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - 76561199146162851

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

(4) How long were you banned for? - 2 weeks 

(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) - Accidentally said the F word but with 6 letters then I left server after getting called to the office because my ram is bad and anytime i go to second screen it causes my pc to spazz out and reset. I came back and i was banned.

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? - No, I am a first time offender who has most certainly learned his lesson and I have also upgraded my ram in my PC and it has stopped spazzing out. Rules are rules I completely understand, but it is my first and last offense.

(9) Why should you be unbanned? - I believe that I should be unbanned because I know there should be a warning first, I did not realize I was going to be banned for two weeks, and I can sincerely assure you that this will not happen again. I feel that I did not properly understand the rules, as I was joking with my friend at the time when I said that word, but I know now there is no place for that on the server. I apologize.

(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: - [Image: EDQGpHm]
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(1) What is your in-game name? -

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:1:592948561

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

(4) How long were you banned for? -

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? -

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? -

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) -

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? -

(9) Why should you be unbanned? -

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

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




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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  Clarification on Micspam rules with Peeves
Posted by: [7DN] Levii - 07-17-2021, 11:24 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Ok can we please get more clear rules on what micspam is and isn't allowed with peeves? People have micspammed music and entire youtube videos about informational shit yet depending on the admin the rules seem to differ to their interpretations of what are allowed. I was playing music and was told to stop, asked if my soundboard of tachanka's "LMG mounted and loaded" line was fine and they said yes, then later on I'm told soundboards aren't fine. I feel like the people at the top need to make it more concrete and further define what is and isn't allowed for peeves so that conflicting things like this doesn't happen.

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