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Rainbow Bigaa (Jamie Rivers Blackgate) staff app
Posted by: [SBS]Bigaa - 07-14-2018, 06:04 AM - Forum: Locked Applications - Replies (17)

(1.) What is your SteamID and your Steam URL? -

STEAM_0:1:109971363
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198180208455/

(1a) What is your most recent ingame name? -


Jamie Rivers Blackgate ( Jamie Jordan/ Jamie Blackgate)

(2.) What Timezone do you live in? -


Amsterdam  +1

(2a) Please put what times you are most active in CST (Chicago US), so the managers know when they can expect to see you. -


Well most of the times im online.
(3.) How old are you? -
17

(4.) When did you first join our server and how did you discover it? -


I joined in 2016. I discovered it by finding a new server to play on.

(4a) How can we be sure you will stay active and loyal (with your time) to Star by Star? -


Im almost everyday online. Most of the time im online on the forums aswell. so im everywhere to find

(4b) Do you understand you can be let go at ANY time for inactivity? -


I understand

(5.) Do you understand and agree to not only comply with, but also enforce the rules of the Server when

 necessary? -

Yes, i understand and agree.

(5a) When listing the rules please explain what they mean to show that you understand them.
List Rules below:


1: FailRP:
Do not break out of your character or do anything that wouldn't be realistic. (Breaking out of cuffs, breaking NLR, attacking RP leaders, etc.)

2: Respect all others. (No cursing others out in OOC, no racism ICly, or OOCly)

3: No RDMing. (No freespelling other students, even if they give you permission)

4: Obey Staff and RP leaders. (IC: Obey teachers/prefects if they give a reasonable command. OOC: Obey staff if they tell you to stop mic spamming for example)

5: No free-spelling. (Don't cast on other players without reason/ don't cast at all without reason) 

6: Do NOT avoid the AFK System: ( example: +left +forward)

7: Do not mic/chat spam. (Do not disrupt the server, or even classes by perpetually talking/typing over everyone) 

8: Advert is for RP purposes only (If you need to say something to everyone OOCly, use /OOC)

9: Do not beg for spells. (Do not annoy the DADA, Wizardry, or Charms teachers for spells outside of class. Do not beg in class if they say no)

10: Meta Gaming. Dont use the information that you had.When you switch to a other JOB/Playermodel

(5b) Expain what the term "minge" means, when referring to a player on the server -


A minge in SeriousRP terms, is someone with no intent to RP.


(6.) Tell us about yourself and why you want to be staff on SBS? (100 words or less) -

Im on this server for 3 years now. and i never got the chance to help the server. but that is the part what i like the most.
I always loved to help people and put them on the right path. 
Well people know me cause im here since 2016. They know that theyc an trust me and that im active most of the time even im 17 they know im mature enough for this (i hope so). I also have experience of moderating and leading some large communities. Also, I'd like to believe that that having an extra body to help spread the load will improve the community by adding more support and increasing the population of the server, I want to be a part of the staff steam because I really enjoy the server and want to start helping it


(7.) What do you feel you need to improve on the most? -


Well, i get mad pretty quickly. if someone is anoying or keeps being salty at me i get mad. BUT im trying not to, so most of the times i ignore that person and im going to do something else
I have a lot of freetime and i use that to be on the server. i always wanted to help the server but i never had a chance to show what i got.


(8.) How would having you on staff benefit our server and what sets you apart from the rest of the applicants? -


i have lots of experience being a mod. i know how to handle my situations and im not afraid to ask things.  + Im very active and have nothing to do (IRL).

I want to help the server as the best i can like i never did before. And give the plaeyrs the best RP experience and lots of fun in the server

(9.) Have you been staff/are currently on any other servers? If so, which ones? (List them if possible) -


Infinity Gaming: MOD/Admin
Infinity Gaming: GameMaker/Eventleader
DutchRP: Admin

(10.) Have you ever been banned on any Garrys Mod/SBS servers? If yes, then please list when, how long, and the reason. -


I got banned 1 time for AFK Exploiting (3 day ban) 

(11.) Are the Server staff or the players more important? Why? -

Both are, The players are here to make the server alive. The staff are here to check if they dont  break rules, ( Putting them on the right path)

(12) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10 (EX: Patience, response time, etc) -


Patience: 6/7
Response Time: 8/9
Willing to moderate and not RP: 8
Activeness – 8
Trustworthiness – 10
Communication – 9
Respectfulness – 10
Attitude -- 9
Coding – 4

(13.) If you do not know how to handle a situation in a mod-sit, what do you do? -


Ill ask in the @ if someone could help me or ill ask them a question in @

(14.) You understand and realize, that by applying for staff on the server also means, that you are sacrificing the complete freedom of being able to RP freely all the time without any interruptions, and are obligated to handle all server issues at hand no matter the situation? -


Yes ofcourse i understand that.

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Question Characters??
Posted by: Melvin Mightydelaire Eggmius - 07-14-2018, 05:30 AM - Forum: Feedback - No Replies

The old forum used to have an option in which we can make characters, one of my characters happens to be from the Hogwarts RP server. Will there soon be a way to make characters so that we can log in as those characters instead of having to change the name of our accounts? I was just wondering because I used to log in by the same name I go as in the server back in the old forums.

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Star Website/forum suggestions
Posted by: Jul - 07-14-2018, 05:26 AM - Forum: Feedback - No Replies

This is my overall website/forums suggestions thread. 

Please note that these are just suggestions and not to bash on the website/forums itself!

Feedback(MyBB to Enjin (old forums)):
Positives:

  1. Overall smoother and faster loading time.
  2. More editing capabilities.
  3. Big community to support website changes (plugins/themes/custom code/etc...). Community forums
  4. Making threads/posts is easier now and supports more funcationalities.
  5. Users are capable to edit lots (for) themself with settings.
  6. Not being limited like in Enjin.
  7. Anti-bumping system.
  8. More will be added...

Negatives:

  1. Notifications threads only by pm/email.
  2. Topic/thread "ratings", rather see this removed. Doesn't really add much and knowing that will be "abused" with staff applications. Making some applications look worse due to that rating, while not having to cast an actual vote in the thread itself.
  3. (yet) lack of overal appearance.
  4. Spacing between the forum section titles and amount of replies/topics. This does not include the mobile version however it can be changed while not affecting the mobile version. The space can be used for other things.
  5. Overal size of posts/threads. Make the website compact, not having one sentence to take up 90% of the screen. If you scroll down the threads you will see that users wont even use next line after their senteces. This makes all the post take up to max. 50% of the chat box screen. So half the right half of your screen is almost always empty. 
  6. Post rating is kinda a must but limit it to the basics (no rainbow ratings and shit).
  7. Quick Edit and Full Edit don't work with eachother. 
  8. More will be added...


Suggestions:
  • Functionalities:
         1. Add a side bar.
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         Having a handy side bar not only makes your website look sleek af but it a great functionality overal.(I used to have a server for just my friends and decided to make a website for fun next to it, this is an example of a custom side bar. However, I only have pictures of my web that had problems with it.)I also used this on Enjin on my very first forums. However, it is dated wayyy back in time and almost everything broke. My example enjin page
         2. First time joining the website menu. Allow users to login with steam but on first login they will have to fill out the following:
             - Welcome to the community with some sort of introduction.
             - Fill out name, two options: textblock and set steamname. One of both must be filled in. 
             - Set profile picture, three options: upload a picture, a standard picture profided by SBS or set steampicture.
             - Optional: Signature textblock, ingame character name that will show on the forums, etc... (if added this is optional and all options can be NULL).
             Why the need for a change?
             Steamnames and pictures are mostly not related to the server/ingame character. By giving them this option at the start community members will be more likely to change their name to their RPname and use an appropriate picture.
            
         3. Addition of spoilers for text.
         4. More will be added...

  • Appearance:
         1. Give color to the mobile version of the websites address bar. 
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         2. Give the forums section a different background with the SBS logo on the bottom right corner.       
https://starbystargaming.com/forums (includes Community and Hogwarts forum sections) can be one themed background (standard/sleek)       
https://starbystargaming.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=10 (fix address to say /Hogwarts or /forums.Hogwarts, whatever) custom background (Hogwarts themed with SBS logo on the bottom right). Make it like every section feels like a standalone thing. Make the forums of Hogwarts really feel you land on a Harry Potter page.       
Same goes for the community section.
         3. Starbystargaming.com welcome page. It looks better than before but still lacks and looks amateur (for me). If you are looking for simple design then sure this one fits. 
         4. I personally don't like the footer.
             Make the SBS logo and copyright in the middle and other links (not oversized) on one side. The current copyright text is even outside the footer area.
         5. Add avatar to latest posts. Personal preference but it is a simple change.
         6. More will be added...
  • Others:
         1. Disallow steam profile picture to be set automatically. This due to majority of the steam users having inappropriate pictures.
         2. Add a reward system for forummembers to seperate long time/great (based on votes) users.
         3. Remove/limit post icons, it is ulgy af and most are mostlikely not relevent to the thread itself. Allow forum admins to use the icons for special pinned threads. Only time I see this post icon to really function is the Help/Feedback section with the question mark and Bug Report section to have the exclamation mark. 
         4. Have the address link redirect to forums and not to the portal.
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         5. Remove cooldown on posting.
         6. Remove community ability to remove their own post. False posts can be hidden/deleted by forumstaff but shouldn't be done by community members. Think about staff applications/ban appeals that can be deleted.
         7. Address bar of threads to contain the titles of the thread rather than an ID number.
         8. Fix view count, currently you can bump view counts by refreshing your own page.
         9. More will be added...


Again these suggestions are based on personal preference. Will add more points on later.

Thanks for reading!

- Jul

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Star Welcome to the new Website!
Posted by: The Guy - 07-14-2018, 05:18 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (18)

Well, hi there!

Welcome to the new website/forums!

This is something we've had in the plans for a long time coming, have been working on behind the scenes, and is finally here. We are very excited to let you guys get your hands on this new, more functional, freely customize-able, and much more professional looking website. You will notice that we finally have our own official branding and more.

Important things to note about the new site:

To rid the forums of redundancy, clutter, and to avoid alienating server communities from each other into their own forums, whether we expand with new servers, or even beyond, we have decided to mush most of the forums and discussions into the community section. This will keep things clean, and bring the community together as whole. There will still be forum sections exclusively for Hogwarts, and or other servers or other things. The forums for Hogwarts RP will still have staff applications, ban appeals, suggestions and bug reports, and a roleplay section. All general discussion, announcements (including server updates), staff and player reports, off topic, forum games, help and feedback, introductions and farewells, and all other necessary sections will all be done under the community section.

The website's overall look and functionality are exponentially better than the Enjin base we used before. We also have a load of room for more personal creativity for the future. There are an absolute ton of improvements, but I will list some important ones below:

  • Improved splash page, with interactive icons rather than just plain text. (Still a WIP)

  • Improved server's page, cleaner look with a lot more information provided both real time and general. Easy click to connect, gametracker, and more.

  • Staff Team page that will not only include community staff but all server staff as well. Easy click to contact for all staff.

  • Steam integration (sign in through Steam only)

  • Website branding, cleaner navigation.
We understand that some features are not yet complete, or are missing. There are also some bugs. That is to be expected with any new website launch. Please feel free to post any suggestions and or feedback or bugs in the Help & Feedback section of the community forums. I will also be making a post in the next few days with some of our road map ideas, improvements, and functionality that will be coming to the website over the course of time.

We hope you guys enjoy the new look, as we are always looking forward to times of improvement and growth.

Star by Star;
- The Guy

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  Greetings
Posted by: Aster Lux - 07-14-2018, 05:05 AM - Forum: Introductions & Farewells - Replies (2)

Hello everyone,

I have just returned from a long hiatus and am looking  forward to meeting some old and new faces.

I usually go by Alistair on the Server, am 23 and I like getting rekt by first year students.

See you all

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  Elusive Targets (For Snatchers + Aurors)
Posted by: GinaGovernatore - 07-14-2018, 04:48 AM - Forum: Event Suggestions - Replies (4)

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1. In-game name : Gina Governatore

2. Event Suggestion :
My inspiration for this particular event comes from HITMAN™ 
Though, it does not really involve assassination and is on a small-scale. Only snatchers/Aurors are
truly involved. Though students/teachers do get one thing: a temporary visitor to the school

This event is by nature, very simple. A visitor (or visitors) arrives at Hogwarts for a limited period of time. Aurors (or guards of some form) are tasked with keeping this visitor safe and will be rewarded/praised if they can do so for this period of time. Snatchers have a different task: snatching this person for Voldemort. If a snatcher succeeds they are rewarded/praised. The visitor will be doing something somewhere in the school, and snatchers are given advanced notice of when their target will arrive, and what they are likely to be doing in the school.
Below are some RP-examples of potential targets. The list is limitless, all a Gamemaker needs is:
-An imagination
-A reason for the person being at Hogwarts/why Voldemort would want this person snatched.

Potential Targets:

1) The Portrait Thief

A 'patron' of Hogwarts has arrived to donate more portraits/paintings to the school. His family has been doing so 'for quite some time'.
In reality, this patron is stealing portraits and paintings, replacing them with forgeries. The thief goes on to sell these pieces on the black market for obscene amounts of money. Voldemort hopes to infiltrate the school through these 'forged portraits' and has sent snatchers to capture the thief. 
Suitable player model for the thief: That one snatcher model no-one can use with the white coat and facial hair... or maybe Greybeard.
Suitable player model for guards: Standard Aurors.
HogwartsRP is littered with painting props, so, if a Gamemaker were to set up small stations around the school with paintings/portraits laid out on a table or lined up neatly against a wall, or on a shelf for the thief to inspect: this would give him (the thief) something to do, places to visit. It also builds atmosphere for students and teachers who may have to get past crates of paintings littering the school.

2) The Muggle Enslaver

Much more extreme, this target is a woman who has come to research the British Perception of Muggles. She has left her plantations overseas and is visiting the UK. She will speak with Dumbledore and analyze textbooks during her visit, plotting the abduction of British Muggles. 
Snatchers must be wary, as this witch has her own security who are vicious in comparison to regular Aurors with increased speed and jump height. Voldemort seeks to recruit her.
Suitable player model for target: Any female playermodel that looks intimidating or grossly wealthy.
Suitable player model for guards: Male peacekeeper (with custom owners permission), or other beefy models. 
I imagine she'd 'take up' an entire part of the school (perhaps the atrium? or Library) solely for her to reside in initially and return to throughout her stay. She may opt to explore the classes and speak to students about their views on muggles. She might even murder a student behind closed doors, again; all at the GMs discretion.

3) Ministry Economist

Justice Laidlaw of the Wizengamot has been made a close advisor to the Minister for Magic on economic matters. He hopes Gringotts will generously donate money to the Dept of Magical Education to improve Hogwarts' facilities and security which would 'substantially boost Wizarding Britain's Economy'. He has come to Hogwarts to further argue why this would be the case and is accompanied by Gringotts Guards/Officials investigating the school's potential. Voldemort wants to use Laidlaw's position to redirect the money to his Dark Forces.
I imagine Laidlaw would be showing the Gringotts Officials around the school, perhaps giving a seminar at one point to prove ostensibly the school needs this generous donation. Perhaps after giving the Seminar, snatchers could catch Laidlaw alone in a guarded room and have to sneak in with Salvio Hexia?

4) Auntie Ching
Now Head of the Department of Mysteries, Auntie Ching, a well respected but troubled seer (future predicter) is looking to recruit promising students as Unspeakables whom she will mentor personally. Her visit will be lengthy, but if she is not captured in time; she would leave via the boathouse. Auntie Ching would operate in and around Class 1 as the Hallways around there are dimly lit with a mystical blue. This is an appropriate place for the Dept of Mysteries to operate. Books, Crystal Balls, and research are appropriate props to adorn these areas during her visit. 
Appropriate playermodel for target: Default HL2 Female, Asian/ponytail. Must be wearing PURPLE or BLACK (player color)
Appropriate playermodel for guards: -Unspeakables, some or all of which would be modeled into The Faceless -Elite Aurors
The Grand Seer would be around Class 1 during most of her visit, researching/tutoring students that show promise, otherwise she'd be looking for these students around the school. 

I'm certain more could be created, but these targets give Snatchers and Aurors both an immediate goal.
It is very different from snatching a random student. Students do not have several Aurors/Guards following them around

3. Anything that could possible go wrong? / Negatives :
() Target may die, though they can simply be Godded to prevent this
() Oversaturation of Dark Forces - can be prevented through !setjob and !model
() Too many Dark Forces may overwhelm the Target and their security - Give the target's security blue batons and establish 
'restricted areas' where snatchers may be asked to leave and beaten if they are non-compliant. 
In exceptional circumstances, establish 'hostile areas' where Snatchers can be instantly revealed if they enter

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  Forum Name Change
Posted by: ❤- Mr Heart -❤ - 07-14-2018, 04:32 AM - Forum: Feedback - Replies (2)

You made it so that we can change our username, however, it requires you to enter a password to change your name.

Since we signed in via steam, no matter what we put (and if we try and recover password) it will say invalid. It even said my email was invalid when I tried to recover my password...

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