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V6 Staff Hires
Topic Started: Nov 6 2016, 02:02 PM (815 Views)
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Attention, SOTF handlers:

The staff team is once again seeking to recruit new staffers.

We will be accepting applications for the next two weeks (fourteen days). Soon after this point, we will move into the test phase. The staff application test will consist of at least two phases. The first phase involves critiquing demo applications. The second involves answering questions and performing miscellaneous tasks.

The aim is to conclude staff hirings towards the latter half of V6, where we would begin discussions on V7 pregame.

Please keep in mind that being on the staff team is a serious commitment and will require a non-trivial investment of your time and effort. Please be sure that you're both committed and have such time available before applying.

In order to be eligible for consideration, a handler must:
a. Have been a member of SOTF for at least three months
b. Have handled a character in an actual version or have handled a character actively in V6 pregame for at least three months.

Your applications should be submitted to SOTF_Help via PM. The application template follows:

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Handler Name:

Contact Methods: (AIM, MSN, Skype, etc.)

How often do you check the site?

Why do you want to be a moderator?

What do you feel like you could contribute to the forum that others couldn't?

What is one quality, attribute, or obstacle that you feel may hinder you as a moderator? How do you propose to work around, eliminate, or improve said hindrance?

How good are you with deadlines?

Do you consider yourself a prompt person?

Do you consider yourself a fair, unbiased person?

Are you able to handle sometimes stressful situations?

Generally speaking, how well-versed are you in the world of SotF? Which versions are you familiar with? How well do you know older games, characters, or plot devices from v1 through v6? Be as specific as possible.

Can you commit to reading at least one fifth of v6?

Do you have any prior experience, forum, school related or otherwise, that you feel is relevant to your application for a position as moderator?

If you could recommend one other person for the job of moderator, who would it be and why?

Often, staff may find a particular handler likely unsuited for a staff position. Historically, we have not sent them the test, as it entails a truly great amount of work and it seems unfair to ask a handler to put in so much time if the odds of hiring them are low. However, handlers have expressed displeasure over this, so we will be allowing them the choice, as we are always open to being pleasantly surprised. Assuming staff does not think you are currently a likely candidate for a mod position, would you rather take the test anyways, or be notified and removed from consideration without putting in the work?


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As before, there is no penalty for choosing to be tested regardless of our initial feelings. At the same time, we will not inform you of your likelihood to be accepted at any point, and opting not to be tested if we feel you're unsuitable will result in a polite declination if we believe this to be the case.

Staff applications are based on many things. We do take into account, among other things, general activity level, attitude, and history on the site. That said, the tests are the most important part of staff applications.

We will be hiring however many mods we think we need, on a sort of bell curve system; that is to say, we'll take the best applicants until our need is full. If we do not have enough qualified applicants, we will cap hiring rather than hire someone we do not find fully qualified to hold staff powers.

Once you have begun the application, all communications relating to it should be channeled through SOTF_Help. Any communications addressed to individual staffers will be grounds for mandatory immediate rejection of your application. Any communications with individual staffers which are not reported by the staffers will result in consequences for the staffer in question upon discovery. We have had way too many instances of this in the past, and it puts staffers in an uncomfortable position, therefore it will be a zero-tolerance issue from here out.

Furthermore, PMs to Help should only be questions regarding the content of the current test section or notifications regarding your availability so that test sections can be rescheduled. In the past, we've had many applicants provide updates or commentary as they worked, and while this is generally innocuous it has occasionally led to slower responses. Staff log and discuss every communication with Help related to the test, so for the sake of brevity and ease of response we want to keep it completely business related. As such, PMs outside these guidelines will be counted against you.

Please remember that mod applications should remain secret until new staff are chosen. This is a part of the test. Staffers must be good at keeping secrets, and this lets us test you on that front. If you mention having applied, directly or through insinuations, this will be held against you during consideration.

Given how serious staff applications are to the future of the site, please be aware that we consider information from all sources when determining staffer eligibility. Normally, we wouldn't care if you admitted to, say, lying about reading people's characters to mess with them in a side chat or Skype conversation. This sort of thing is absolutely relevant to staff hirings, though, and will be counted for or against you as applicable.

Finally, deadlines in the test are absolute. If you will be absent during a part of the testing period, please notify staff right away, and they will reschedule your personal test for later, giving you the same total time as everyone else. This ensures that everyone receives the same amount of time, and also avoids delaying the entire test waiting for one person.

To help you wtih your application, please have a look at our guide below.

The Guide to the Staff Test


Good luck with your applications, we look forward to seeing them.

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We are no longer accepting new staff applications.

Current staff will be taking time to review all applications and to make decisions on whether or not to test those who have expressed their desire to be notified if they are unlikely hires.

Thanks to everyone who applied. The next stage will begin in the near future.
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The next stage has now begun, and will run for the next two weeks. If you have not received a PM containing your instructions, please contact staff ASAP.

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That's time for this stage.

Staff will be reviewing the responses then sending out stage two in the new year, which will be announced in this thread.
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Part two of the test should be going out this weekend, most likely on the Sunday. Please let us know ahead of time if anything in your near future will impact your ability to respond to the next phase.
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Part two of the test has now gone out to all participants, and will run for the next week. If you have not received a PM containing your instructions, please contact staff ASAP.

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That concludes part two of the staff test. We will now be looking over the responses, and will announce our decision in due course.
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