Justin's Staff Manager app

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

Steam id is - STEAM_0:0:53116355 / Steam URL is https://steamcommunity.com/id/thatstooneat/

(1a) What is your most common name for the SBS community? - 

Hogwarts - Justin Amendish

(1b.) How old are you? - 

I am currently 23

(2.) What position are you applying for? - 

 I am applying for Hogwarts Staff Manager

(3.) When did you first join our server and how did you discover it? - I first joined the server in July of 2017. I discovered it from streamers like classypax, Pentahearth, Timmac all those that were doing the GTArp at the time.
(4.) Community staff must be active at a higher standard when compared to staff, do you understand that you may be let go for inactivity? - Yes i do understand.
(5.) Tell us about yourself and why you want to be staff on SBS? (100 words or less) -  My name is Justin, I am a big ole hockey nerd my team won the stanley cup 2 years ago. I have 3 dogs all pugs and they are all good boys *insert good boy image here* I have an xbox, playstation, switch so i play on mostly all platforms. I want to be staff manager because I enjoy the team and want to help guide them further, I love staffing and helping others, I feel that I can be successful and help the server more and give back. 
(6.) What do you feel you need to improve on the most? - Mostly my jokes, I need to knock it off at times and get straight to the point. People will say it will be my ability to stay neutral towards some individuals/being bias but when i received that feedback a while ago i have worked on it since and i haven't reverted back on it, People will always be a bit bias but working on it and improving it was my goal and i've been calm, cool, collected and improved and will CONTINUE to improve. 
(7.) How would having you on staff benefit our server and what sets you apart from the rest of the applicants? - 

What sets me apart from the rest of the applicants is the amount of time and dedication that I have put in on and off the server some of the ways I set myself apart are :

Volunteering to help -  I have helped run meetings because I was asked to for example sometimes admins were asked to run Saturday meeting because neither super could get to it and I was either the first person or one of the first people to help volunteer and i would set an alarm on my phone to help make sure I make the meeting. I also helped run the sunday meetings when asked. I have always helped with taking notes for the meetings and help posting them for the rest of the staff.

Training new trials -  I love to train new trials and help get them acquainted with how staffing works and to make sure everything goes smoothly in transition. New moderators usually come in either a bit afraid or shy when using powers so I take it upon myself to help get them sorted with binds, how to handle different and each situation and to help get them sorted on the forums. I will occasionally talk to them throughout their trial period to see if they need any help. I also like to help train new admins and get them use to new powers and any questions they have of them. 

Easy to contact - I am one of the easiest people to get in contact with and that can be the most useful trait people have, If there are staff that have questions about certain rulings or how long to ban someone i am quick and easy to get ahold of, I am always beside my phone or my computer and I can respond easily. 

My dedication on the server- I do not have a set time on when I get on the server, It can vary depending on when staff is needed most. I do get on after I get home from work in the afternoon for a couple hours and in that time period between staffing i help other staff with any questions they need or doing events. As I said, the time does vary, Usually on the weekend I will get on the server in the AM so EU/AU timezone and help out the low staff on that end. The only time I have taken a real leave was when i had to work in a different state and had no computer. 

These are some examples on how I try and do seperate myself from the others applying, Throughout my time being on the staff team i have asked different members and staff managers on how i can improve myself and what details needed adjusted, Thoughts and opinions of everyone on the team is to be respected and their toes shouldn't be stepped on. I want to be that positive influence that members look to to grow on and get better from, If given this position no one will be left an outsider, they will be helped and guided. The more you staff with people the more you understand them and respect them and help them out for the better. 

There are a couple basic things that I would like to bring back/ Have more frequent or introduce to the team and a couple people did suggest them or we didn't do them enough. I will be adding more but i would like to hit these 4 quick as something i want to bring. 

Increase in team building - There has been a significant decrease in teambuilding and i want to bring it back to at least once a month. It can help give the staff members some type of way to relieve stress and to talk to each other more and increase communication. Some staff get off the server and others don't staff at the same time so it can help support each other/see how they are and have some fun.

Individual group meetings - Satia did this once when she was SM and I really enjoyed the idea looking back at it. There is always a staff meeting but i would like to bring it back to where maybe once a month or every other month we have different group meetings as well so a moderator meeting, Game maker meeting and to add in with admin meetings. This way if a certain group has any problems, questions or concerns we can all talk collectively. 

Staff Surveys - i would like to bring back some staff surveys, It wouldn't just be about staff though that's the main point, It would also contain questions regarding server rules to make sure staff know them, Failrp names, Questions about certain jobs etc I remember when Astro did this Just to see what part of the staff needs most worked on and make a point of emphasis where its needed. I would also post a survey for the community every now and then to see if there is an outlining problem either and work it out with staff at the meetings. 

Staff interviews - This was suggested by Ariel and accepted by Satia but she didn’t have enough time to implement it and i would like to do so. Being Community staff you need to have the ability to remain Neutral and unbiased, I would do as the suggested said but allow admins to conduct it. They will then be able to provide the feedback in meetings if and when we talk about the said person that has applied. We can also give them feedback on what to improve and what to work on throughout the period they have their current app up. 

(8.) Have you been staff/are currently on any other servers? If so, which ones? (List them if possible) - I have only been staff on SBS Hogwarts RP

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

*I want to say before you read this part after doing this question a couple times you can’t really judge yourself people will always judge and base differently but as the question says I’m rating myself so this is an opinionated question which will never be 100% true or on the ball to everyone*

Confidence - 9.5 - I have faith in my decision making skills and know when to confess if and when i mess up but even then it won’t deteriorate me. You need to have confidence going into something and keeping it at a high point.

Communication - 8 - In game I do at times forget to say who I warned but if they are pulled I immediately say they were warned for x reason or I ask why they were pulled to let the staff who has them know. I’m open to questions when asked by staff and always answer them ASAP. Always letting staff know when i’m AFK or hoping off. 

Leadership - 9 - I am always looking to lead when it comes to something either it be training new trials or helping with meetings. This is tied in with confidence cause with no confidence you can’t lead.

Honesty - 9 - Being honest is being truthful and if you lie then you’re going backwards not forwards. The truth needs to be told even if it is harsh at times and opinions are needed. I believe I am honest when it counts the most. 

Knowledge of rules - 9.5 -  Doesn’t mean I know ALL rules there is 1 or 2 that slip mind but with there being rules within rules (10 main rules but specific rules for specific roles/jobs) Other staff come to me asking about a rule and I am there to help them out and help if they are confused about the rules. 

Neutrality - 7 - I’m going to refer back to question 6, Yes I know someone will bring up my neutrality, I have been working on it, yes I need to continue to improve it, But i'd be wrong to say no one is completely neutral. We all have our faults and this is mine. I own up to it and i will work forward. 

Professionalism - 9.5 - On the server, talking to staff, forums and meetings. I'm on the ball I keep it to a high level and staff should always do the same, in a private channel in teamspeak or discord I do tone it down and joke a lot but it’s a completely different story and scenario.

Response time - 9 - I’m on my phone at work and open to questions that get asked to me, I’m on my computer most times when I’m home, when I’m on the server and paying full attention(at times I do listen to music so I find songs to listen to) I am very quick to calls, almost as fast as Sean (he is a very quick typer)

Patience - 8.5 - There is always room for improvement. You need to be patient when staffing on the server so you can get both sides of the story if not then how can you staff? You also need to be patient when it comes to the forums. Sometimes you can’t just rush in head first you need to look at everything.  

Calmness - 8 - This can be tied into patience, professionalism and confidence but I wanted to make it separate, if you’re alone on the server and getting rushed with calls or someone is saying bad stuff about staff after you pull them in ooc you need to stay calm and not rattled, brush it off and move forward.
(10.) Please make a list of all previous staff applications, a link to them, and the reason they were locked. If you are no longer Staff on any SBS server(s), please give a short explanation of why you are no longer staff. (Disregard if this is your first application) -

My first app was accepted on the old forums (Hogwarts Moderator)

https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=1823 - (Staff Manager) Denied due to Satia filling the position

https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=5014 - (Forum Admin) Denied due to Jacob filling the position

https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=6767 (Forum Admin) Denied Due to Seraphin filling the position

https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=8198 (Community Auxiliary) Denied due to David filling the position

(11.) (Optional) Provide examples of situations you would handle in the position you are applying for here and how you would handle them. -

Staff is found to be abusing their powers - This depends on what was done, Nonetheless abuse of power is serious and if any staff member were to abuse their powers they would have a serious talking to and if it's an extreme case then they would be put on suspension or removed from the team. You were granted power to help the server you should never go about it the wrong way even if you’re having a bad day. People should get sweps for events or types of RP. You should never give out a weapon(unless its april fools or the purge events that happen like once a year) You should never ban anyone because you dislike them. My point is if you abuse your power you’ll have serious consequences to pay.

A staff member is talking down/bad to another staff member - The staff member in question would be talked to about what happened and how to go about it. If another staff member does something that you wouldn't of done or in someway makes you mad you should talk to me about it so we can settle this, We are all humans and make mistakes but we volunteer in this community and shouldn’t be in arguments with other staff. Settle down, You can always give them advice but to call names or making them feel bad isn’t the right way.

Staff members having activity below the average requirement - Yes we are humans, Yes we have IRL stuff to do, but if you are going to have low activity please talk to me first and don’t just ghost me. I just need to know that you’ll have low activity and how long we can work something out. But i would talk to said staff member or members about their activity and get to know why they haven’t been on. If its getting to a point where they are just filling a slot for an extended period of time with different reasons or no reason at all (month+) they will be let go. You can always reapply in the future.

Staff information is found to have been leaked - Leaking will not be tolerated, A reminder about leaking will be said in a meeting 1 time if it continues then a 2nd and final warning at a meeting will be issued. If a staff member comes to me after the 1st time and admits their wrong doing they will be issued a warning and if deemed so a suspension. If no one comes forward and i find out who leaked they will be demoted and off the team.

Staff reports - Staff reports come in different shapes and sizes (figuratively and literally) and each one would be handled differently because of how it can go. Staff reports with no evidence will not be accepted as per usual but if it happens with evidence again should report and it'll be taken into some consideration. Reports with valid evidence will of course be taken into action with disciplinary actions starting with a warning. If staff continue to get reported with valid evidence it can lead up to a removal from the team. 

Staff members having low confidence - Some staff members may feel like they aren’t doing a good job which may result in a resignation and before they even get to that last step or thought process i would like to talk to said staff and let them know that a small break might help them out the most, staffing 24/7 can be tough and tiring and a small break would do wonders. But I would always talk to them and work out a solution before they think resigning is best. 

Staff members being unprofessional on forums/server - Staff need to be held at a high standard when it comes to the community and arguing with them isn’t the smartest way to go about it. Firstly i would go over the situation and what lead up to the event and talk to the staff member and remind them they need to be professional or not comment at all. If it happens again they would be on the very last straw before anything happens. I would tell them to issue an apology to the community. If it happens again then more serious action will be taken.
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+1 his application seems very well constructed and he has great plans for the staff team if he were to become the staff manager. He has been an admin/staff for a long time and I think it is time for him to take upon the role of a super position.

Have to agree with Jerome. App is constructed well and you even provided your future plans for the staff team if you're picked, which I don't believe I've seen the current applicants (at this time) do on their apps. I think you would do well in this position. You're dedicated, professional when the situation calls it, you've helped with pretty much every meeting I went to when I was moderator, and you're approachable to me. Good luck, Justin!

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Been playing this game for about a year and a bit now and I always had respect for the way Justins handles things, it's fun to look back on different times I was a bit more mingy so to say and every time Justin stepped in to wrap up to whatever the fuck I was doing at the time he always has that presence.

That presence of you better listen to me know cuz im the admin and I can ban yo ass xD While stile remaining a cool headed nice tone and just calmly explaining to me what I did wrong. I know this might seem like a basic trait all staff should have but I tell ya not all of em know whats the best thing to do in certain situations.

And that's where I think Justin stands out when compared to some of the other applications at this time. His ability to remain calm and figure out whats the best thing to do. As you mentioned in your app that you're working on Neutrality and I think that is a big thing I do love the Staff Manager to remain Neutral but I believe you can do that.

To summerize my vote for tldr;

Justin is a cool headed dude who is smart and capable for such an important position
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Impartiality should be seen as a prerequisite to this position. You, in my view, lack of understanding that you ought to: trust but verify. 

If given this position, you would, in my view: be far too impulsive.
Also, boisterous. But not in a good way. Time and place.
The idea that you are approachable is also, in my view, and from my experience: objectionable.
Wholly dependent on the circumstances.

I do not share the confidence of other voters.
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There where times where you didn't care about others in my experience and to be someone high of power like this you need to be approachable no matter what and sometimes your not. 

Another side note, the last few times ive seen you, your only done events and talk to people one on one im not saying its a bad thing its more so you should try and be more woth the community instead of being by yourself

But good luck on your application
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(09-24-2019, 09:27 PM)GinaGovernatore Wrote:
Impartiality should be seen as a prerequisite to this position. You, in my view, lack of understanding that you ought to: trust but verify. 

If given this position, you would, in my view: be far too impulsive.
Also, boisterous. But not in a good way. Time and place.

The idea that you are approachable is also, in my view, and from my experience: objectionable.
Wholly dependent on the circumstances.

I do not share the confidence of other voters.
^ Neutral to -1 for basically the same reasoning

Out of the remaining applicants, youre the best fit. +1
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Simply put you're one of the few people who can steer the team back in the right direction, it's kinda funny because people that are unapproachable to most of the community have commented saying you're unapproachable and I suggest they spend more time getting to know you.

Ever since I joined the server, I have seen you help people who have reached out and asked, to this day, I still see you do this, yes you make bad jokes from time to time, but if that's peoples main criticism of you then that's nothing, everyone makes bad jokes, it doesn't impede anyone's judgement or leadership.

This is a very detailed application and I can tell you took your time on this one as you have any other application you've made, the passion for this role is there for you, you have the motivation and drive to better the team and the community, we need a staff manager who plays on the server regularly and knows what needs improving and where.

I have no doubt you can do great things given the chance.
You are one of two applicants that can sort this mess of a team out currently, because whether they want to hear it or not, they are a team for the team, not for the community itself.
You will be there for both and that's what sets you apart from everyone else.

You're one of the few people I can say I have respected and look up to as a staff member, best of luck in your endeavours Justin. Godspeed.
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Firstly, I am so happy to see this application.. I’ve been keeping an eye out for it because of all the staff members I think that Justin is one of the best people for the job. I’ve been on the server for the past year and while I didn’t have many interactions with Justin in the beginning, I can say these past few months I have seen a great person. I have not personally seen Justin act with bias, nor have I seen him make anybody feel unwelcome on the server. He is kindhearted, and he is a phenomenal staff member, and I believe he will excel in this position. Good luck Justin!

In my opinion the decision on how should become Staff Manager should be between you and Ryte. You are a long time Staff member with great communication leadership and judgment skills, I cant recall ever seeing you too impulsive or not approchable like others said, I would argue that its the other way around you are allways calm and collected. basicly you check all the boxes that are required for this position. 


Since there are only two candidates left I think that Justin is still the right pick in terms of required skills and personality. 

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