Quick Moderating tip- audio settings (a MUST READ for trainers and mods)

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All disciplinary staff should be aware of this simple audio option.

Step 1: have GMOD open and go to audio settings. 
Step 2: uncheck the box that says "Silence audio while game window is in the background (this is checked by default)
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Step 3: apply, select ok, and have a great day!

You will now be able to listen to what happens in-game, even if you are tabbed over to the staff discord and reading the logs, even cycling through spotify, browsing the internet, or any number of infinite reasons.



REASON FOR THIS POST
Many staff and players already have this unchecked already! But you will be surprised at how many people don't. And there's plenty of people saying mods are allowing severe rule breaks to happen in front of them when this may not actually be the case!
  • I am raising awareness of this because if you are tabbed out, and this is checked, you will not be able to hear what's going on in-game.
  • Your presence on server is a resource that players depend on and look up to, making it so you're able to hear what happens in-game when tabbed out is important. 
I'm not telling you how to do your jobs, but sometimes people scream hatespeech or other slurs, or do other VOIP-related rulebreaks (ERP) in front of (usually new) mods and players get the wrong impression that it is allowed or that the mod is simply allowing the bad behavior, this can contribute to negative feedback constructive criticism and poor community perception!

I would say that this option should be made known for GMs to learn, but not obligated for them to implement, as they may need to tab out for a conversation to instruct event participants on teamspeak or discord and have some quiet- they're also not required to take disciplinary sits. 

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#2
Lowering the Sound Effect Volume and Music Volume also helps with the very loud songs/sounds that the GMs play on the server. It's something that a lot don't really do and it surprises me.

Cool thread chief.


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I cant even begin to explain how many times i’ve tabbed out for something, and someone will start screaming the n word lol. Luckily I have had this box unchecked, but sometimes it can be hard to find out who did it after you tab back in. So it’s good to have some clipping software that can clip your game when it’s not in focus. That way you can just review the clip if someone says/does something while you are tabbed out!
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I actually did not know this existed! I always feel bad if I didn't hear someone due to being tabbed out (in any situation) and have to ask them what they said :p

Very useful!
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(05-11-2022, 03:01 PM)Marlene Wrote: I cant even begin to explain how many times i’ve tabbed out for something, and someone will start screaming the n word lol. Luckily I have had this box unchecked, but sometimes it can be hard to find out who did it after you tab back in. So it’s good to have some clipping software that can clip your game when it’s not in focus. That way you can just review the clip if someone says/does something while you are tabbed out!

That program is called Medal 
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