Ronald Freeman Mod Application

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(1.) What is your SteamID?
STEAM_0:1:54319985

(1a) What is your most recent ingame name?
Ronald Freeman.

(1b) What is your current year level in-game? (MUST be 7th to apply.)
Nearly just prestiged, so i'm prestige 1 year 2.

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

(2a) Please put what times you are most active in CST (Chicago US), so the managers know when they can expect to see you.
Between 7 AM to 8 PM.
 
(3.) How old are you? 
21.

(4.) When did you first join our server and how did you discover it? 
Actually 2 years ago because i saw a funny youtube video about hogwarts rp, but i stopped very shortly after playing, and now i returned because i got reminded that the server still existed.

(4a) How can we be sure you will stay active and loyal (with your time) to Star by Star?
I just started playing (again), and therefore its gonna take a while for me to burn out - also i just purchased VIP so i am comitted to this server.

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

(5.) Do you understand and agree to not only comply with, but also enforce the rules of the Server when necessary? 
Ofcourse, that's the "job" i'm applying for.

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

 1: No Fail RolePlay (FailRP)
This basicly means you can't do anything illogical for the character that you are playing. Examples: jumping off a building for the fun of it, a professor being rude to Dumbledore (he would lose his job), a student helping a snatcher or other dark forces (student role is sided with light force). So in short, when you pick a job you play within the boundaries of that job you picked.

 2: Disrespectful, hateful, and offensive behavior or speech towards others is not allowed
This one is obvious, hateful- and rude behavior has no place on a social server, the point of playing on this server is to have fun and to spread positivity for others to make sure they have fun as well, being rude is never the right choice and should be avoided at all costs. This is especially important in discussions/arguments as it's gonna take far longer for it to be settled if it turns into a personal fight, instead of a civil discussion/argument. It's just unnecessary and serves no good. This also entails bad slang that could potentially offend someone and ruin their experience.

 3: No Random Deathmatch (RDM)
You can't kill someone without a legit RP purpose. If this rule didn't exist, the server would turn into a csgo deathmatch server and it would just be chaos, that is not what this server is about. A legit RP reason could be Voldemort killing a snatcher because of the snatcher being disrespectful towards him. Another legit RP reason could be a snatcher revealing himself, which then allows light forces, like students, to kill said snatcher.

 4: Obey Staff and Roleplay leaders
Obeying staff is obvious, they are here for you, the player, and should always be respected and listened to as they want the best for the server.
Obeying Roleplay leaders basicly means you have to follow the role hierarchy within this server. Example: A student is at the bottom, then comes prefects, head prefects, head boy/girl, professors/teachers and at the top, the headmaster. Roles has to listen to the roles above them, as long as their command isn't something that will make you break a rule.

 5: No massive free spelling
Keyword here is "massive". The server is meant to be fun, so you can use Heyedillo to mess someones mouse up or make someone laugh with Richtusempra, as long as the person you are doing it on is fine with it and the setting you are in allows it. However if the person tells you to stop messing with them, or if you are in a setting, like for example a classroom where prefects say: "No freespelling last warning", it is required of you to use no spells what so ever as it disturbs the person or the class, depending on your situation. Also, damage spells are a no go, you can't use them for fun like other harmless spells, so a prefect does not have to warn you if you are using a damage spell to freespell with, however if you are using non-damaging spells, they are required to give you a warning so you have a chance to stop, before they give you detention.

 6: No Metagaming
Metagaming is when you use/have an unfair advantage, that you aren't suppose to have. For example knowing that someone is a snatcher because it says so under the name. Ofcourse you are gonna know that fact, but you need to pretend that you don't, because you play a character. Another example could be to inform your teammates on discord that you are being snatched so they can cut off and kill the snatcher, or if you have DOS on you, you could swap roles to avoid detention. Just play the game how it's intended and don't exploit something just because you can.

 7: No Microphone/Chat spam
This one is obvious. No one wants to hear loud noices or montone repeated sentences which are made for the sole purpose of annoying someone. Mic/chat spam disturb people actually trying to conversate and play the game, and it makes talking to each other very difficult, especially in a class room where u can't move away from the person.

 8: Owlpost is for signnificant roleplay purposes only
Many people like to use Owlposts in whatever way that pleases them, because it makes their text stand out. However Owlposts shouldn't be exploited and it should only be used to what it was made for, and that is RP purposes only, like someone selling a snatch, or a teacher putting PTS on their class.

 9: No ERP (Erotic Roleplay)
This server is for everyone, including younger people. Therefore teens/adults can't go around and do erotic roleplay or say stuff that a kid isn't suppose to hear. And not only shouldn't you do it because of the younger players, but it just isn't the purpose of the server regardless.

 10: Do not avoid the AFK system or map exploit
Because you gain XP passively on this server, it's very tempting for people to gain an advantage by avoiding the afk system in the form of a macro for some free XP. This ofcourse isn't allowed, because you should be rewarded for playing and not for doing nothing.
And map exploiting; you shouldn't go to places where it isn't intended for you to be. That being said however, people can by accident run into bugs that puts them into places there are not meant to be, which is out of their control, and that shouldn't be punnished as long as they message someone to unstuck them and inform admins about teh bug/glitch, but doing it on purpose is whole nother story!
 
(5b) Expain what the term "minge" means, when referring to a player on the server
A minge is someone joining the server for the sole purpose of ruining other people experience for their own entertainment, and they have no interest in doing actual roleplay or to play "normally". 
 
(6.) Tell us about yourself and why you want to be staff on SBS? (100 words or less) 
I'm from Europe, more specifically Denmark, which means when i first log on to the server there is little to no staff, and it can definitely be felt on the server. I'm a very level headed guy with high patience, and nothing makes me happier than to help and serve other people. I have also always been the issue solver in my friend group, and it's just very natural to me. I always try to be objective and listen to both sides, and i try to be as fair as possible. I'm also very approachable and clash well with nearly all people!
 
(7.) What do you feel you need to improve on the most? 
In terms of playing on the server i need to "create more content". I don't find teaching that interesting, but i know how big of an impact a good teacher can have for a class and their playing experience. In general i just go with the flow and chill out, but i need to be better to be that guy who takes initiative and make some funny moments, not only for myself but also for everyone else.
 
(8.) How would having you on staff benefit our server and what sets you apart from the rest of the applicants? 
First of all being on early would benefit the european playerbase alot, but what also makes me different is my long background with being good at issue solving throughout my life. I have talked with all different kinds of people, and people often go to me to talk because i never judge and my interest is always to help whoever i'm speaking with, and people can feel that. I genuinely don't want to have an issue with anyone, even the people i don't agree with or find "annoying", i will still go to great lenghts to make sure i'm friends with everyone.
 
(9.) Have you been staff/are currently on any other servers? If so, which ones? (List them if possible) 
Nothing on gmod, i have really only played on this server, but i used to be admin on some Counter-Strike Source servers, and i'm also mod on some twitch channels.

(10.) Have you ever been banned on any Garrys Mod/SBS servers? If yes, then please list when, how long, and the reason. 
Yes, as recent as 2 days ago on this server, and it's embarrassing for me. I was AFK exploting and got banned for 1 week, however i got unbanned the next day because of my ban appeal. It's not an excuse, but one of the reasons was exploting the system was to get to year 7 quickly so i could make this mod application. I only afk exploited when i had to do IRL stuff like eating, doing laundry or homework, and it was never for very long periods of time.
You can read more about it here.
https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?...2#pid97532
 
(11.) Are the Server staff or the players more important? 
Both are obviously important but if i had to pick one it would be the players. Without the players there wouldn't be any  server for the staff to run. People tend to think having staff is a privilege and should be seen as a luxury, however that's far from the truth. Being staff is a "job", and you work for the players. You are bound to help them and make sure they have fun and have a great experience. So as a staff, you should always put the players first and value their playing experience above yours.
 
(12) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10
I would give myself a 7 when considering all factors. What brings me down is my initiative. I got great communication, patience, and are good with people and issue solving, however i'm bad at putting myself out there as for example a teacher. This should not be confused with me being scared to lead a class, this just means i don't find enjoyment in it, but i do understand the quality of having an outgoing feature, which i lack.
 
(13.) If you do not know how to handle a situation in a mod-sit, what do you do
I look up the rules if it's something simple that i might have forgotten or ask another mod/admin for support. I would never jump the gun and make up my own punishment before being absolutely sure what the right thing is to do, and someone being treated unfairly would be the worst outcome, and i rather take some extra time to make it right.
 
(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, it's a "job" not a luxury.


FYI: Writing this application i have no expectations of even being accounted for such a position, as i'm a new player who hasn't really put their name out there, and because i got banned 2 days ago. That being said, i saw no downside in writing one anyways. Regardless of the outcome, i'm satisfied if just some of you read this application, so that you know "Ronald Freeman" just a tad bit better. :)

Cya on the server! (You will most likely see me snatching you :D)

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Looks like you just started playing unless you've changed your name recently.

I personally have never seen you before, and from what I've seen its been bad. You just got off of a ban for AFK exploiting, then proceeded to say you AFK exploited to reach year 7 so you could apply for staff. Year 7 is not hard to get whatsoever, it just takes a little bit of dedication to the server.

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I'm sorry my guy, I'm gonna be a -1 on this. 

Honestly, I think you should wait at least 2 weeks, possibly more just to get the lay of the land, and to meet new people, and make a 'name' for yourself. Staff will not have anything positive to say about you if they don't know who you are :(
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who? -1
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#5
Alright the real advice I feel you need is to get known around the server. Interact and meet people, get yourself well-known so that when we vote on you on the meetings we don't go like "who? n/a". Despite all your skills what really matters right now is people actually knowing who you are; the most important thing if you know what I'm saying.
-1 for now but good luck on everything buddy

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I do not know you and your activity shows that you only recently started playing.
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You do seem like a nice person but I've only seen you on like 3 times, and I've only seen you on snatcher. Plus you've just been banned for afk exploiting, so idk how much you've actually played. You should get some more experience and more known. For now...

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#8
As i said in the last bit of the application, i had no expectation of anyone to give me +1, that would be delusional, and the sole purpose of this application was mainly a way for me to put my name out there and so u guys know me a bit more. Thanks to everyone who have read it so far, and thanks for the replies :D

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(05-20-2020, 09:09 AM)Sharp Wrote: As i said in the last bit of the application, i had no expectation of anyone to give me +1, that would be delusional, and the sole purpose of this application was mainly a way for me to put my name out there and so u guys know me a bit more. Thanks to everyone who have read it so far, and thanks for the replies :D

if this was just a way to get your name out there then why not just post in introductions? 

-1 cause you were sending me to detention the other day for breaking pts when I just said something to the teacher AND I was a prefect lol


@Sharp there is never a good reason to arrest an unarrestable job in class 
LUL obviously doesn't understand the rules
@Sharp dude then you call staff? your mentality is exactly why you should never get staff.

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"the sole purpose of this application was mainly a way for me to put my name out there and so u guys know me a bit more"

Reasons have already been stated by others. But just that quote alone should tell you enough.

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