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[SKILL SURF] YAO's Moderator Application


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Current Steam Name: YAO
Steam ID: STEAM_0:1:91253012
Discord Handle: Pluto#3883

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Description of myself: Top 50 KZG surfer. I am on a lot when I can be (currently I am not on a lot. I will not be on until November 9th as that is when I will become more available).

Qualities I can bring to Killzone Gaming: I know the rules and am willing to give fair punishments (please take note that I specify fair punishments). I believe that I will be one of the most unbiased staff members KZG has ever seen. If my best friend, with his dying breath, broke the rules, I would mute him. It is the right thing to do. I do not believe in leniency. I do not believe in 'cutting slack'. This is unprofessional, biased behaviour that should not be allowed by any staff. I firmly believe that I can act as a role model, and stand as a pillar of the KZG skill surf community to abide by, and uphold the rules. I will create a safe space, free of negativity, harassment, slurs, doxxing, and worst of all, mic spam.

In an ideal world, we would have an automated chat and voice filter, that would enable us to keep communication clean, safe, and appropriate for the server (and of course, context, as playful banter must be allowed); however, that does not exist. I am willing to step up for the sake of the KZG community and ensure that (while I am on) the server is filled only with positivity, helpful surf advice, and faces in reaction to good runs, or choked runs (I believe these are integral to fostering a positive, supportive and collaborative community, and should be made an automated feature, such as the audio line when people break a turbo master record, which I firmly believe should be removed as a feature. Please comment if you would like to hear more thoughts about this as I think about it a lot).

KZG is notorious for having players that are toxic. This is evident through Sourcebans (bans.kzg.gg [Internet] 2022) where many people are getting muted every day, and often try to evade. This leads to me my next point. Evasion undermines the essential dogma of retributive justice (Hogan, R., Emler, N.P. (1981). Retributive Justice. In: Lerner, M.J., Lerner, S.C. (eds) The Justice Motive in Social Behavior. Critical Issues in Social Justice. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0429-4_7) and creates the very opposite of a safe space. Prisons do not allow prisoners to walk free, as they pose further threat to society and in order to encourage reformation, must be punished (appropriately, and refractory to each offence, with account of prior offences, demonstrators of chronic attitudinal and behavioural issues that are incompatible with the KZG Skill Surf community.) I will strive to report evaders to higher-ups who can ban them (as moderators cannot permanently ban alternate accounts).

Finally, I believe that staff members should be as approachable, if not more, than any other player on the server. I believe that staff members must be open to feedback, criticisms, praise, everything that can be encountered and provide positive or negative reinforcement both to the individual staff member, and the team as a whole. I will strive to act as a point of contact with the community, similar to Head Admin Skoll who I believe is a role model in this aspect (please note, Skoll does not vouch for me, I am simply saying he is an excellent staff member who acts as a positive role model).

To summarise:
- Mature
- Unbiased
- Willing to uphold the sanctity of punishment, and the removal of evaders as they are a poison to the KZG community (until they are reformed, then we can be friends again)
- Motivated
- Open to feedback

I hope this explains the qualities I can bring to KZG. If you need further clarification, please leave a comment.

Contributions I have made towards Killzone Gaming: I had a private server.

Play time on the server group I am applying for: At least 100

Vouching staff member/s: I do not believe in nepotism
Vouching player/s: No

I have read and met the application requirements for the server group I am applying for: YES
I have read the Community Rules: YES

Are you currently a staff member of another community: NO,

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Hi Plooto,

We wish you all the best in your Staff Application!


The Staff Application Process usually takes between 2-3 weeks upon making an application.

- Killzone Gaming Management

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I also wanted to mention that I believe that being a KZG staff member goes beyond in game, and extends into discord. I promise to be active in the discord, promoting a safe space similar to in game. Please see below the evidence of me trying that in the discord. (Please excuse the light mode, I did this on my phone and I don't know how to change it in mobile).

It would not let me upload the .png so I have put it on imgur. I hope this is acceptable.


You might also notice I am Member ID: 131. That is Original Gangster. Even the bot is 1580. This should further act as proof I am part of the community.

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3 hours ago, safi said:

"KZG is notorious for having players that are toxic" Spoken by his truly lmao

Hi Safi,

Thanks for the comment. I'm not too sure what you mean by this.

Clarification would be appreciated :)

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As a previous KZG admin and the best one that has ever touched KZG SkillSurf, I highly recommend Pluto is taken onboard the admin team as he is a perfect candidate and will drastically improve server moral with his highly impression people skills along side his large pool of knowledge regarding sourcemod.


This is my +1 for this amazing potential for the admin team.

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I can always find respect for a considerate author who is not afraid to provide in text citations. We stand on the shoulders of giants, after all. However, with regards to the nature and setting of your writing, perhaps a numeric in-text referencing style can be relied upon in the future? A "Vancouver Style" perhaps, as I frequently encounter in technical non-fiction works.

Further, any greater elucidation upon your turbomaster style solutions would be appreciated, not only by myself, but by any discerning reader.

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We are sorry to inform you that this application has been denied.

If you have enquiries about the judgement of this application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Senior Staff Team ( one of the following; Head Administrator, Manager, Management).


- Killzone Gaming Management

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