Carll

7 years ago #T6495
1. Why do you want to join the Bazaar.tf Staff?
You should really take some time writing your answer for this.

I would like to join the Bazaar.tf Staff team for a couple reasons. First of all, I feel that I am the right person for this position because of my past experience, and my personality. I have the determination and necessary skills for this job as a member of the staff team, and I will not let you down. I have ample experience in moderating a community and I believe this sets me aside from others. My past experience moderating a large communities has forced me to work with others despite complications (most notably time zones). I understand two main traits, organization and communication. I am a very organized person and understand how vital organization is to making things happen. In addition to organization being key, I understand that communication is also integral to an effective and efficient group of staff members and a mixture of Skype, Teamspeak, Trello, Slack, etc allows this, my experience in working with these communication/organization utilities will be beneficial. Another reason I’d like to join the Bazaar Staff Team is because there are people who (sadly) are not the greatest, and their intent is to harm/scam others. I personally have been scammed in the past and know how heartbreaking/devastating it is and I would like to prevent this from happening as best I can. Lastly, I feel as though it would be fun to organize small Bazaar events. I previously organized events for the Overcast Network and truly had a blast with it, perhaps I could continue my organizing of events with Bazaar. Lastly, I've been a part of the Bazaar.tf community for quite a while now, and I feel that being able to volunteer would be a way of paying thanks to this fantastic community!


2. How old are you?
I am 22 years old, I’ll be turning 23 in just a week!


3. Where do you live, and how much time can you spend moderating? Also what is your timezone?
I currently live on the East Coast of the United States, and I feel I can spend between 1-3 hours a day moderating bazaar.tf. My timezone is EST, or UTC-4


4. Are you an active Steam user?
I am a very active steam user, I play either csgo/tf2 every day. I have been a steam user for over 2 years now, and a couple games I have thoroughly played/play and enjoy are TF2, CS:GO, and Dungeon Defenders.


5. What experience do you have in community administration?
I have extensive experience moderating large communities of people. I have been an administrator of a large (20,000 person) Team Fortress 2 Raffling Group. Although this may seem like somewhat minor experience, I was able to understand the troubles of dealing with a large community. I quickly learned that I had to be patient with others and that dealing with a bunch people trying to enter my raffle at once was quite difficult, but as I ran more and more raffles, I became more and more efficient, and patient.

I also did Administrate a minecraft community called the Overcast Network. My time on the Overcast Network has been very valuable and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also learned to deal with mass amounts of people communicating with me as there are consistently 1000+ players on the network. I’ve also learned what it feels like to be swamped in hundreds upon hundreds of website reports. I understand that this is not the amount of people that Bazaar deals with, but I feel that it my experience makes me more qualified for the position as a staff member over others who may apply. Not only have I moderated this community of players, but I have helped organize tournaments for the community too. I also helped administer a tournament that the Overcast Network ran, by planning the format, picking referees, picking tournament advisors, and making sure all the matches started seamlessly. This experience I have with tournaments could benefit the community of Bazaar, and bring some fun happenings to it!


6. If you’ve been banned from another community, what happened?
I have been banned from the Overcast Network before. The reason I was banned was for “Hacking - High Jump”. This ban however was invalid because I actually had a jump boost potion but the moderator thought I was hacking. After I was banned, I alerted the moderator through the appeals system that it was but a mistake and I was not in fact hacking. What I learned from this experience was that as a moderator you must always be careful and understanding of those that you ban.


7. Are you really willing to commit to putting in work for Bazaar.tf?
Keep in mind that we deal with reports, tickets, and complaints constantly.
Yes, I’m very aware that people can and will complain, and I’m prepared to deal with reports, support tickets, etc. I’ve faced it in past communities that I’ve been part of, what I’ve learned (and what I think is quite important to keep in mind when working with a large community) is that you can never satisfy everyone all the time. There will always be people who are upset.


8. Finally, do you understand that we don’t conduct ourselves too seriously around here?
Honestly, if every staff team was 100% serious all the time it would be painful. Everyone has to have a little fun!

As a final note I do have experience with coding. I currently have worked with HTML, CSS, Python, XML and a bit of Java. I completed the Python course on Codecademy. This was useful to me because Python teaches a lot of the basics and concepts of coding while using very simple syntax. I also completed the HTML/CSS codecademy ages ago, but have not worked much with HTML/CSS since then. As for java, I've made my own test plugin before, and messed about with different data structures such as linked lists and binary search trees, but other than that, I've not spent much time learning the bukkit API or the Java syntax.

As for my experience with XML I've used it as a data file that the Overcast Network's Plugin, PGM, reads. XML is necessary for any map to work on the Overcast Network. Here are some of the XML files that I've written.

http://pastie.org/9406281
http://pastie.org/8945091
http://pastie.org/9406284

I would be interested in helping out with back-end stuff if I got the chance (even if it be "grunt work"), but I'm aware I would start as a "janitor" as everyone does.

I don’t know if this is of any interest to you folks, but I figured I’d include it, thank you for taking the time to read my application!

Cheers,
Chainz

User ribbon Curly

7 years ago #94071
I'm no staff here, but it may help a bit to link to the sites you say you've moderated on. Just so others can observe what the users there are like since "large" can be vague on how many people are in the group.

Carll

7 years ago #94072
Curly Brace
I'm no staff here, but it may help a bit to link to the sites you say you've moderated on. Just so others can observe what the users there are like since "large" can be vague on how many people are in the group.


Right, I did forget to specify what "large" meant in regards to the raffle group, I've updated my post to reflect my idea of "large" as well as included some links. I appreciate the feedback.

User ribbon Akali~

7 years ago #94309
A challenger appears!
I applied to be a mod and tought I'd be a great help since I live in a completely diffrent timezone then everyone else.
You seem like you could mean a lot to this site with all that coding and community experience, and maybe even help out with more than just moderating.

Best of luck ^^

User ribbon chraff XI

7 years ago #94311
hmm, you seem competent enough, however i haven't seen you around the community too much... dunno if its me, not having seen you or if you don't post a lot but one thing's for certain, being a part of the community is important. may i ask, out of curiosity, how much time do you spend on bazaar currently?
no offence if you participate in the bazaar.tf community experience on a regular basis and my ignorance is making a fool out of me :) i'd just like to know more about your current involvement.

Carll

7 years ago #94323
FourFooted
hmm, you seem competent enough, however i haven't seen you around the community too much... dunno if its me, not having seen you or if you don't post a lot but one thing's for certain, being a part of the community is important. may i ask, out of curiosity, how much time do you spend on bazaar currently?
no offence if you participate in the bazaar.tf community experience on a regular basis and my ignorance is making a fool out of me :) i'd just like to know more about your current involvement.


Well, I've been using the website for over a year, however recently I've been, one might say, more "active" amongst the community. As for how much time I spend on bazaar, per-day I'm probably on 3+ hours. I'm consistently in the IRC channel, hunting for good trades on the website, and on the trade server. I'd say I "participate in the bazaar community experience" every day.

Fidller™

7 years ago #94325
2Chainz
FourFooted
hmm, you seem competent enough, however i haven't seen you around the community too much... dunno if its me, not having seen you or if you don't post a lot but one thing's for certain, being a part of the community is important. may i ask, out of curiosity, how much time do you spend on bazaar currently?
no offence if you participate in the bazaar.tf community experience on a regular basis and my ignorance is making a fool out of me :) i'd just like to know more about your current involvement.


Well, I've been using the website for over a year, however recently I've been, one might say, more "active" amongst the community. As for how much time I spend on bazaar, per-day I'm probably on 3+ hours. I'm consistently in the IRC channel, hunting for good trades on the website, and on the trade server. I'd say I "participate in the bazaar community experience" every day.


Just like Jenny you just came in the forums/Community and i think its a bit better if you are more known trough the community or whatever Inu said on Jenny's application

Might go and take a shot for staff next year or so myself so good luck to you man

Carll

7 years ago #94326
Fidller™
2Chainz
FourFooted
hmm, you seem competent enough, however i haven't seen you around the community too much... dunno if its me, not having seen you or if you don't post a lot but one thing's for certain, being a part of the community is important. may i ask, out of curiosity, how much time do you spend on bazaar currently?
no offence if you participate in the bazaar.tf community experience on a regular basis and my ignorance is making a fool out of me :) i'd just like to know more about your current involvement.


Well, I've been using the website for over a year, however recently I've been, one might say, more "active" amongst the community. As for how much time I spend on bazaar, per-day I'm probably on 3+ hours. I'm consistently in the IRC channel, hunting for good trades on the website, and on the trade server. I'd say I "participate in the bazaar community experience" every day.


Just like Jenny you just came in the forums/Community and i think its a bit better if you are more known trough the community or whatever Inu said on Jenny's application

Might go and take a shot for staff next year or so myself so good luck to you man


Perhaps applying in a few months may be the best idea, however I think I'm ready for the position currently. We'll see what inu thinks, if he wants me to become more well known amongst the community in the coming months and show that I am dedicated to bazaar, that's fine by me.

User ribbon _inu

7 years ago #94532
That's exactly what I want you to do. You saw the reason on Jenny's app so I won't type up a novel you have to crunch through.

Accell and me thought your application itself was impressive(also if you wish to help out on site code, we are always happy if a staffer is very well versed in HTML/CSS, JS or PHP) and we would like to see you re-apply once you have been around the forums for a while.

Carll

7 years ago #94557
inu or riot
That's exactly what I want you to do. You saw the reason on Jenny's app so I won't type up a novel you have to crunch through.

Accell and me thought your application itself was impressive(also if you wish to help out on site code, we are always happy if a staffer is very well versed in HTML/CSS, JS or PHP) and we would like to see you re-apply once you have been around the forums for a while.


Alright inu, cheers, you can expect me to be re-applying later on!

User ribbon _inu

7 years ago #94558
Awesome. Locking this.
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