Mina Blair Run's Staff App 7th Attempt. *Edited Q7*.

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(1.) What is your SteamID? - STEAM_0:0:77944715

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

(1b) What is your current year level in-game? 3rd Prestige 7th Year

(2.) What Timezone do you live in? - GMT +0

(2a) Please put what times you are most active in CST (Chicago US), so the managers know when they can expect to see you. - 4am to 7pm.
 
(3.) How old are you? - 22

(4.) When did you first join our server and how did you discover it? - Joined August 27th/28th 2017. Found it by watching videos and saw it in the server listings. I am a big HP fan so thought why not give it ago see what happens. It was my first RP server and yet here I still am.

(4a) How can we be sure you will stay active and loyal (with your time) to Star by Star? - I have been playing for just under two years and I'm still here and making a 7th application. I have put a lot of time and effort into my being here, I have done serveral VIP giveaways and made guides on teaching. I actually met someone on here when I started and 9 months ago they became my real life partner, this may seem unrelated but my point is I have the server to thank for that so I hold a special place for it. I

(4b) Do you understand you can be let go at ANY time for inactivity? - Completely, if I was going to be inactive for more than a day I would inform other members of staff so that they know that I am busy and not just skipping out.

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

(5a) When listing the rules please explain what they mean to show that you understand them.
 List Rules below:
Treating this a bit like a Great Hall.
 1: No FailRP: This means you should not be doing things that are outside of your character. For example attacking fellow students, dark and light forces not attacking each other when at QP, Voldemort inside a classroom and suicide.
 2: No Disrespect or Hate Speach: This means be respectful to everyone. This means not going around being discriminatory saying the N or F word, making sexual remarks, targeting/bullying other plays and so on. We are all here to have a goot time and there is no need for this kind of behaviour.
 3: No RDM: Do not go around killing people unless there is a valid RP reason for it like fighting a Snatcher or Lockdown. Killing someone because they attacked you is not a valid reason. Sometimes accidents happen but try to avoid it if you can.
 4: Obey Saff and RP Leaders: Follow orders given to you by your RP leader. Almost all roles have an RP leader, inside Hogwarts it goes like this Students < Prefects < Head Prefects < Head Boy/Girl < Teachers < Headmaster.  What this means is if you are a student and you are told to do or stop doing something by a RP leader then you would have to do it. As well as RP leaders there are staff. If they tell you to stop doing something or to change your name it will normally be outside of RP and due to a main rule being broken so it's best to listen to them.
 5: No Free Spelling: Don't go around casting spells at people for no reason. It can be tempting once you get a new spell like Verdimilious to cast it and see what it does but the ramifications must be considered. For example you could hit someone and kill them as they may be on low health. This doesn't mean you can't use spells, you just need an RP reason for them. For example using a damage spell to kill during lockdown, a prefect using stupify to catch a rule breaker or using spedom/spongify to get around faster.
 6: No Meta-Gaming: This means using outside knowledge to your advantage. Being in a discord call with someone and they tell you they have been snatched, this would be meta-Gaming because in game you would have no idea that it was happening. Other examples are sitting on a bench during a fight to avoid being killed or snatched knowing you can't be interacted with or attacking a snatcher when they are not revleaved as a snatcher.
 7: No Mic or Chat Spam: Don't go around spamming either chats. Whether this be filling the /OOC/chat with random messages or the same thing over and over, chat is used for genuine reasons and trying to find a message in the midst of spam makes it harder. Mic spam is similer. Mic spam can be classed as used for a prolonged period of time so this includes playing music, singing, screaming or just holding the mic key down for ages.
 8: Advert is For Advert Purpose Only: /Advert is a very useful tool for RP, it allows prefects, teachers, RP and leaders and so on to use an easy system to get messages out which are easily seen. Good uses of this can include the activation of PTS, DOS, RFD, class start and dismissed, meetings, owning the QP and so on. These are good becuase they are relative to the RP of someone who posted it, bad uses would be stuff like "Party at Hagrids, I want homework, I am lost, where is my friend".  This stuff can and should be put in OOC.
 9: No ERP: No ERP/ Erotic Role Play. We have lots of younger players on the server who should not have to see or hear ERP, this can include talking about or even recreating any kind of sexual act.
 10: Do not Avoid The AFK System or Map Exploit: The server can become very busy and all slots can be taken with people wanting to get in. The server has a 20 minute timer that will kick someone if they have not moved for that time. This is to free up space for players waiting to get in and free a role whether that be a custom, prefect or any role that has limited spaces. People try avoid this by creating Macro's that push a movement key every so often reseting the timer.  Map exploiting is doing anythging that breaks the map or exploits a break like flying into the skybox when there a loads of props spawned in and getting past the teleporter making yourself really big, hiding in a broken wall, jumping in the suicide corner and so on.
  
(5b) Expain what the term "minge" means, when referring to a player on the server - 

A Minge is someone who has come on the server with no intention of RolePlaying or following rules. They will actively break rules and set out to ruin other peoples times by RDMing, Mic Spamming or acting similer to the Cannoli's.
 

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

I have been playing for nearly two years and have had some amazing moments, taking part in events, hosting VIP giveaway's, hours of BenchRP and many other things. Over my time I have seen a lot of players come and go. I want to be staff because I enjoy helping people and get satisfaction that I could help someone whether that be something small like showing someone to class or answering a question about a rule or getting inolved in a bad situation between players and be able to leave with them no longer fighting and working it out. I just want to help so you guys might have seen my bind offering help to anyone, I have been temp mod before a few times and it opened my eyes to what the staff have to deal with and it just made me even more determined to get the position as there is only so much I can do to help as a normal player.
 

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

My forgiveness and attitude. I've always given people lots of chances when they have done something wrong rather than giving them a punishment. Over the last few months I have worked on this and I know when and when not to be forgiving to people but there is always room for improvement. In regards to attitude I need to lighten up sometimes, Before I used to be awful and got on the wrong foot of some people by the way I prefect. The last few months I have tried to be lighter and not as strict and found a better balance of knowing when to be relaxed and when to be a bit more forceful depending on the situation, for example taking a step back from my role and trying to act more social. 

Another thing in regards to attitude is my self criticism. If you've ever seen me teach, do a Great Hall or a Prefect Meeting you might notice at the end I'll say how bad it was or I'll ask people how bad they thought it was. If I do teach and so on and it doesn't go so well I feel like I could have done better. Most of the time I'll ask how bad it was only to have people say it was really good. I need to stop being so harsh on myself and accept that not everything is going to be perfect. 

I feel like I have already imporved massively on the first two but do need to work more on the last one.
 
(8.) How would having you on staff benefit our server and what sets you apart from the rest of the applicants? - 

I've seen a lot of different staff over my time of being here and seen lots of different staffing methods, some being harsher than others and some being relaxed and would reason with the person. As mentioned I have been temp mod several times a while back for a few hours at a time when the server was busy and had little staff. I know the rules very well to a point where it has casued some discussions and maybe arguements if you wish to call it that. I like to think I conduct myself in a professional way by not getting annoyed and I can resolve issues in a fast and effective manor. As well as this I am on at a time that is very conflicted. By this I mean there can be 6 members of staff on including Gamemakers, Mods and Admins then 10 minutes later there will only be 1 or 2 staff on or even go into Prefect Law, this happens a lot so being part of the team I can bridge the gap and help give constant staff availability.
 
(9.) Have you been staff/are currently on any other servers? If so, which ones? (List them if possible) - 

I have been staff on a few Minecraft servers and a PropHunt Server (It died sadly).
 
(10.) Have you ever been banned on any Garrys Mod/SBS servers? If yes, then please list when, how long, and the reason. - 

I have been banned once which is embarrassing looking back on it. It was when I first joined. I had just got Verdimillious and I started to shoot it not fully understanding the rules. I fired it and hit someone and they died. I didn't know what to do so I left the game and got a three day ban for RDM, Freespelling and LTAP.
 
(11.) Are the Server staff or the players more important? Why? - 

Neither, the Staff are just as important as they players. If the server had no staff then there would be increased rule breakers and it would kill the server as the people who want to RP would not come back so there would be no players. On the other hand if there were no players then there would be no need for the Staff as they would have nothing to do. Everyone is equal in regards to their importance on the server.
 
(12) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10 (EX: Patience, response time, etc) - 
Patience - 8
Respone time - 9
Communication - 10
Friendliness -8 (Would give it more but people think I am intimidating )
Adaptability - 8 
Rule Knowledge 9.8 (I might forget something and will need to check).
Attitude - 8
Willing - 10

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

I would handle sits differently depending on the issue being discussed. I would start by checking the Compendium of Rules to see if I could find anything that would fortify my decision or help me come to one, at the same time I would be thinking about sits that I have held/ seen and been involved in to try remember some that were similer and see how other members of staff handled it. If there were other members of staff on I would ask them to give their verdict or take the sit so I could see how they handle it, this would let me know if my decision was correct or incorrect. If I was solo staffing I would fall back on the Compendium and most likley give them a warning as long as it was not a severe breach then talk to a member of staff when they come online. If I felt like there were sits where I did not know what I would do then I would start sitting in on other sits in order to expose myself more in the hopes of getting more experience.

 
(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? - 

I understand. I have had my fair share of time to RP and feel it's time to move up. As staff it does not fully stop RP and I know this.

(15.) Please make a list of all previous staff applications, a link to them, and the reason they were locked. If they were accepted, please give a short explanation of why you are no longer staff. (Disregard if this is your first application) -

Applications 1, 2 and 3 were all made on the old site so can't get them.

Application 4
https://starbystargaming.com/showthread.php?tid=346

Application 5
https://starbystargaming.com/showthread.php?tid=4624

Application 6 
https://starbystargaming.com/showthread.php?tid=5499
All my previous applications hit the 30 day mark and been locked.

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If you made it this far then thank you! Before I sign off on this there are a few things I wish to talk about/clarify but couldn't find a place above that would really be appropriate.

A lot of people might not know my name and this is due to the fact I like to play and get unnoticed. By that I mean I rarely join big groups, I would rather go around and interact with people on a smaller level. When I play if I am a prefect my thinking is getting the job done, whether that be arresting rule breakers or helping then that is what I will do, I won't go and just hang around with people, I see the work/job/role as more important than the socialising. Another is my rank, my rank does not match my play time or even when I started. I started ages before prestige and even when it came out I stayed at 7th year unprestiged for a long time before doing it. There is also Gametracker that shows my playtime as wrong but last time I checked it showed 2 Mina's. At one point is showed 4 different Mina's which were all me somehow

People will say I come and go all the time. There is reason for this. In real life I work as a Firefighter. Before starting I had to go through a lot of training, my training lasted from December 2017 to my passout of May 2018 and even then it was not fully over till at least July/August 2018. My play time here was massively reduced due to the fact that after doing 5am starts and 8pm finishes after all studying and kit preperation was done for effectively 6 months I had little time and even energy to play. Not long after my return my PC died and was unable to afford a new one (Car, insurance, fuel, and so on had to come first). Once I got it fixed I have been playing none stop. 

Just want to say that given previous incidents and all things are considered there are several factors that should help me.
  1. I am in a timezone that desperately needs help.
  2. I know the server rules very well.
  3. I report in @ chat and the forums. 
  4. I am always on during Prefect Law.
  5. I have been around a long time and have shown commitment at all times (Not including aforementioned times I was away due to Fire Training and dead PC).
  6. I Prefect, Teach and RP all the time.
  7. I host classes, Prefect Meetings, Teacher Meetings, some DF meetings and Great Halls a lot.

If we have had an issue before or you had one bad moment with me please keep in mind all of this. We all have our bad days, been kicked, banned and so on, everyone makes mistakes.

I know this looks like a copy and paste from my last app which it kind of is. I copied the framework and some parts, changed and added parts. Just want to say thank you for taking the time to read my application and I would appreciate any critisim whether it be posative or not. I know my name is not well know to the newer community but give me a chance. I like to thnk I am a nice person so if you see me come and say hi, hope you all have a great day!

-Mina Blair Run.
Joined SBS 27th August 2017. 
Became V.I.P 2nd November 2017
Heir Of Ravenclaw 13th December 2018.
Ravenclaw Overwatch 5th March 2019.
Ravenclaw Forever.
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#2
+1 
He is a good prefect and long time and active player, Knows the rules, Very nice guy and its his 7th try just let him be a mod

#3
Easy +1.

Mina is very active and prefects a lot and teaches quite often and he is nice. He also knows the rules well, I think he should be given a chance to be a Moderator.

#4
I wanted to watch u before i comment here 
U teaches alot and always pefecting
Knows the rules
Want to organaize the server
Def deserves a chance

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#5
+1 you've been here a while and know the rules I sat in your class last night it was a good class you're a good teacher
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#6
You said that my skybox props broke the skybox, but when I said I doubt props could break the skybox and it was the staff using the disable command, you aggressively replied "(OOC) Mina Blair Run: I can find photos if you are trying to call me a lier or call me out."


Neither of those things I was trying to do, I only simply doubted it breaking by props. I don't know man not with that attitude, still I cannot support this application.

-1


You say in your application everyone has bad days and if I had a bad moment with you everyone makes mistakes.

The problem is that my only interactions with you have been nothing but you snapping or "bad moments." and I've only had like 2 interactions with you. This isn't an excuse and I really suggest you get the impulse or anger taken care of first.


EDIT: You were never personally attacked by me, as a matter of fact you take things way to personal, hence your response to me about calling you a liar.
I know that I and many others have told you in every single new application that you still do the same mistakes, which is anger, attitude and impulse control.
You aren't improving at all, and are just throwing applications at the wall hoping one sticks instead of fixing the things mentioned.

You were the one slandering another moderators application about things untrue as you are never on with them in hopes yours would be selected instead, and were called out for it. Afterwards you decided to change your comment on the moderators application and I agreed to remove my comment from your application as it was no longer needed.

EDIT2: I truly don't have anything more to discuss with you, just because someone gave their vote and opinion on your application doesn't mean they have to talk to you about it every single time.

Deny it all you want, say you don't take it personal, say you worked on these things, say whatever you want, but I know what I see and this isn't the case. Again don't know why you think me giving you a -1 is unprofessional, you said the untruthful things and once you took back what you said, I had no further reason to leave my comment as it didn't make sense anymore.
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#7
(05-22-2019, 10:19 AM)Ryte Lionheart Wrote: You said that my skybox props broke the skybox, but when I said I doubt props could break the skybox and it was the staff using the disable command, you aggressively replied "(OOC) Mina Blair Run: I can find photos if you are trying to call me a lier or call me out."


Neither of those things I was trying to do, I only simply doubted it breaking by props. I don't know man not with that attitude, still I cannot support this application.

-1


You say everyone has bad days and if I had a bad moment with you everyone makes mistakes.

The problem is that my only interactions with you have been nothing but you snapping or "bad moments." and I've only had like 2 interactions with you. This isn't an excuse and I really suggest you get the impulse or anger taken care of first.

Hey Ryte.

I did say they broke the skybox but what I meant was the barrier as mentioned that TP's you back. I was just talking about something that had happened before as someone else mentioned your props and the skybox and you just said "doubt it" then the second mesage. If your message in game was the same as you said in this reply then my reply would have been so much different but it was just after I said "the props were there for nearly a hour" and "I was a giant Peeves" you came out with just "doubt it" which to me seemed like you were trying to make out that what I was saying was false. So yes I admit it was a reply in somewhat frustration but it was more of "Well hey I got some photos that show otherwise". Maybe it was because our messages were spaced out rather than being in a single line as you say above but I should have typed it a better way but I often type/talk in a way that is straight forward and some people do think I am trying to be aggresive so I am sorry about that, I have added the whole chat just for the sakes of it. 

The event I was talking about in game was one of the first times you spawned in those big trees and the big decking that goes next to QP. I was flying around then had Jennifer Pickens tell me that I was a huge Peeves in the school. You went offline a few minutes later and everything but I was still in the Skybox.

Mina Blair Run: If I remember rightly these trees break the skybox boundry.
Ryte Lionheart: They don't break anything lol
Mina Blair Run: Last time these or any of your big stuff Ryte you could fly right into the skybox and there woiuld be no barrier
Mina Blair Run: Can't remember how but with all these trees and such you can get into the Skybox without being TP'd back.
Rtye Lionheart: Staff can temporarily disable the skybox for 5 minutes at a time
Mina Blair Run: I did it once by accident as I was looking around, I was a giant Peeves in the outer CY. The props had been there for 
Mina Blair Run: For nearly a hour though.
Ryte Lionheart: I doubt it 
Ryte Lionheart: Staff would of seen a giant peeves and pulled you
Mina Blair Run: I can find photos if you are trying to call me a lier or call me out.
Ryte Lionheart: Relax jesus, I said I doubt it, like I said staff can temporarily disable it, nothing really breaks theskybox

As mentioned the attitude seems like a slight misunderstanding, if you knew me you would know that is just how I talk and since it is hard to express tones and such through chat it doesn't come across in the way I intended, think of the John Cena meme where he is like "Are you sure about that", that is they way I was thinking but it seems to have had the opposite effect. I do say that because it is true. You say you have had two interactions with me, the first I remember quite clearly as it was when I made a report about you for metagaming and bad attitude/ situation handling over a year ago. The second one other than this was something that happened when I left a -1 on another persons application and you commented on mine and personally attacked me.  We have not had the best time together and I think we can both agree on that but like I mentioned in the application "keep in mind all this". This being in referance to the application as well as interactions. I appreciate the comment as it lets me try and explain my side of this story but really feel like this could have been discussed in game rather than making a comment based on two interactions that happened over a nearly two year period., it also feels like a bit of a pot calling kettle black when you mention my attitude.

I have added the photos just for the sakes of it as well so you can see what I was talking about in game and above.

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None of this was written in an aggresive, passive aggresive, sarcastic attitude or anything like that so please don't think that, it's just me being completly candid.

Thanks.
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Became V.I.P 2nd November 2017
Heir Of Ravenclaw 13th December 2018.
Ravenclaw Overwatch 5th March 2019.
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#8
Hello Mina, u are really great as a friend. But i have to be honest here, u have no patience. You dont give homeworks when you teach and the reason is people asking for it. So if someone asks you something few times when you are staffing are you just gonna kick them ? You dont have forgiveness, you just send everyone to detention for smallest things. You are too serious and you seem like ur always upset. My advice would be to stop trying to be a staff and just rp for fun with your friends. Good luck. -1
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#9
(05-22-2019, 11:57 AM)Daphne Xenos-Klein Wrote: Hello Mina, u are really great as a friend. But i have to be honest here, u have no patience. You dont give homeworks when you teach and the reason is people asking for it. So if someone asks you something few times when you are staffing are you just gonna kick them ? You dont have forgiveness, you just send everyone to detention for smallest things. You are too serious and you seem like ur always upset. My advice would be to stop trying to be a staff and just rp for fun with your friends. Good luck. -1

Daphne, this comment confuses me. So, he doesn't give homework sometimes because when he is teacher he gets disrespected, i have seen it myself lots of times when i prefect and have had to deal with it many times. Mina is too serious? isn't that sort of a good thing? it shows he respects the rules and won't let anyone go with a 'free pass'. Mina prefects like i do, rules are rules, if you are warned and continue to break them, off you go to detention.

Mina, i honestly think you would be a good mod, you are always active, i always see you teach, you are helpful towards new players and i've seen you host a few GH's which i think are good. I know you have done some Prefect Meetings which i have yet to see. Prefecting i think is spot on. +1

Goodluck!
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#10
(05-22-2019, 10:19 AM)Ryte Lionheart Wrote: EDIT: You were never personally attacked by me, as a matter of fact you take things way to personal, hence your response to me about calling you a liar.
I know that I and many others have told you in every single new application that you still do the same mistakes, which is anger, attitude and impulse control.
You aren't improving at all, and are just throwing applications at the wall hoping one sticks instead of fixing the things mentioned.

You were the one slandering another moderators application about things untrue as you are never on with them in hopes yours would be selected instead, and were called out for it. Afterwards you decided to change your comment on the moderators application and I agreed to remove my comment from your application as it was no longer needed.

I am I feel this way due to everything that has happened, you leaving harsh comments on my old app, the way you act in game and constanly say I am slandering. I don't take it way too perosnal, I just don't like to be called a liar and I would imagine that most people would not either, especially when I was telling the truth. I have worked on these things, I have spoke to other staff members and they have said I have come a good way on some of these and the main things I need to work on is strictness. As said other staff and even people that I played with when I joined have said I have improved. I am not just throwing applications, I have been addressing issues each time.

In referance to slander as I said in the PM's when you accused me of it before there was no slander, everything I said on that mods app was completely true as it was stuff that I had seen done from their time as a mod before. I was on with them quite a lot and I knew that my app was never going to be selected over theirs, also I am curious as to how I was called out on this? Aftwards I talked to the person the applied and we worked things out, they gave me answers and explanations to the things that I had put and due to the way they handled it I changed it, the fact you now say you removed your comment once I changed mine just shows that you gave me that comment becuase I gave them a -1 which is highly unprofessional. 

I am not going to respond to you again, if you want to try talk it out then pm me or talk to me in game, I have made enough attempts to converse with you.
Joined SBS 27th August 2017. 
Became V.I.P 2nd November 2017
Heir Of Ravenclaw 13th December 2018.
Ravenclaw Overwatch 5th March 2019.
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