1. Must have been active on the wiki for more then 3 months.
Well, I joined the wiki on April 8th, 2012 so that is a big fat check.
2. Must have more then 100 edits.
My edits will be 569 as of posting this.
3. Must know the chat rules.
I know the chat rules to the point I was helping Mystreve and WhyAmIReadingThis earlier by getting them to add some of the unwritten rules to our actual chat rules.
4. Must be able to handle disruption quickly.
Once something is for sure a disruption, I act as swiftly as I can.
5. Must be able to handle the responsibility.
I can certainly handle the responsibility of being a chat mod.
6. Must not have any chat bans.
I have absolutely zero chat bans on this site as of this moment in time.
Now that that has been dealt with, allow me to introduce myself. If it wasn't obvious, I am ChaoZStrider though feel free to call me pretty much anything you feel like. I would like to become a chat moderator here because I have noticed as of lately that we do not have very many late night to early morning chat moderators and I am on the times when we need them to be.
Aside from this, before my demotion(which I didn't bother fighting and asked to have thread removed because I was becoming a bit more inactive when it appeared), I was a chat moderator here for a year and 46 days. During that year I did what I could to be the best chat moderator I could be with only a few upsets along the way. Looking back on my time as a chat moderator and reflecting on it, I have learned on my mistakes and I am doing the best I can to make sure that they never happen again.
From what you can see from what I posted above, I am qualified to be a chat moderator here and unlike what some would like to believe, I keep my personal feelings towards people and what I do with the powers I have separately, even when it comes to simple the power of voting(of which all of us have).
Now, I'd like to address some of the points that were made against me during the natural selection process and explain what I have done and am trying to do to change these things.
Oppose - Lucy even being around or having any control what-so-ever.
I am currently trying to find a therapist within my small town of Milton of which I can afford so I can start taking therapy to get rid of her, until that can be done, she will not be touching this account or any account on this wiki for that matter.
Oppose - Having not learned from previous incidents that caused people to question my ability to be a chat moderator.
As I stated before I have reflected on my time as a chat moderator and realize not only on what I did wrong, and what I could do better. Personal feelings, opinions, and biases will be left out of chat at all times. Any problem I have with another user will be taken to PM or off site entirely if I can't just let bygones be bygones. I have found other ways to relieve stress and anger so I will not blow up in chat at all.
Oppose - He often starts ranting about new users every time one of them appears
While I do not remember doing this in a serious manner, I know that is inappropriate and know that not only should I not do it, but no one should do it.
Oppose - He posted NSFW content in main chat
Now, the original screenshot for this point is something I do not have but I do remember the point that was trying to be made when this point came up. See, the issue was, the screenshot for this point was taken out of context for a conversation. In the original conversation I was asked for an example for a creative threat since chat was on the topic of something similar to someone having a death threat issued to them at school. I answered their question and thus the screenshot was taken. After the screenshot was taken however, I repeated it once or twice more in chat but never seriously, only to ever make a certain user cringe to mess with him.
Oppose - I do not think you should be given your rights back as you were demoted by thread.
While this is correct, as I stated above, I asked for the thread to be closed and for my powers to be removed because I was becoming more inactive when the thread came up. However, we have had a couple chat moderators have their powers removed by thread only to have them given back to the person later with or without a thread.
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- Neutral -
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Please sign your replies!
I'll outright say that I don't feel fully comfortable with you having powers, given your antecedents and the many, many problems there were with you. I still remember aaaaaall the times I had to talk to you in PM about stuff you shouldn't have done. Maybe it's me being remarkably spiteful, I simply can't leave them aside, but for the sake of, well, giving you a chance, I'm not Opposing.
Now, if you get the powers, I want you to know something that we Administrators are expecting from the Moderators, and you should be willing to accept: we are expecting the Moderators to be strict. More than before. There's no time for leniency.
After all, if there isn't order, chat will get closed again, and in the time it has been open, there has been several incidents already that hint that it's turning into the same state it was before it was shutdown. Unless that gets corrected, then it'll only end in a permanent chat shutdown.
So, as a Moderator candidate, if you accept that, then by all means continue. If you don't have the willpower to enforce the rules to their full extent, I recommend you think very, very well about your intentions to be a Moderator.
EDIT: Changed to Oppose after remembering the bias present in your way to work. A lot of assurance will be needed about this matter
EDIT2: Alright, I suppose. Back to Neutral
--"You know why he's here? Why he's investigating the broken rules? He's not paid or anything. He likes it. He gets off on it" (talk) 15:40, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
- Reading, see what I said in point two, my good sir. I leave my personal bias, opinions, and feelings out of chat, I have done so while I temp and I've proven this. 23:13, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
Support - Honestly, the chat's current moderators are shit. The only one worth a damn anymore is G4t0r, and Chao counts as not one, but TWO great moderators. Out of taste joke? Who cares. He was good before, he will be good again. I promise. To Hell with God (talk) 15:49, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
Support - He's a rare one. Very rarely do you find a good mod, and when one is found, they never get mod. Really, we need to get rid of the shit mods and replace them with good mods like Lucas here. Seriously, he's one of the few who does the job and does it right! ஜ۩۞۩ஜ 19:58, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
All right. I'm gonna be honest with you; I'm not going to bring in any personal bias into this like the harassment you've done in the past on Facebook, but I am Neutral -. During your temp modship, I can tell that you are okay on all the stuff that you said that you're going to fix, but I am afraid of your personal bias towards certain users--like Maria. The reason why I am voting neutral is that you got into a fight with one of these users with Sarah, and that's the thing that I need you to handle on. Now I'm not sure on this and you can correct me, but I think the argument was Maria defending Callie when you and Sarah were calling her a shit admin, then Maria transferring to Cleric. And that happened a week ago, maybe. I need to be assured that you're not going to repeat such actions and keep your behavior at any cost with any user. Because the reason why you were demoted was for drama reasons. 21:40, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
Oppose - Usually bad mods in the past regaining mod rights repeat their mistakes. Not taking any chances. 21:43, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
Oppose -This is not just because of all the personal drama that happened some time ago. You were a bad mod since the day I joined the wiki, and it seems like you changed things to worse. 22:14, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
Oppose - Not the best choice considering some of the other nominees. 22:28, September 30, 2014 (UTC)
Oppose - Sure, you're good with temp. I don't think I'm quite ready to trust with perm again. Major reason: You say that you leave your biases and personal feelings out of chat, but each time you've said that you've gone back against it.
On that note, there's the drama you participated in right after chat came back. Sure, you could say it was Maria's fault, but there's a thing; you were still involved, and that's not good. You were arguing with her and Sarah - over admins and leaders.
You also haven't proven that you can stop antagonizing people. You have a huge history of it. You've even had a block code instituted on you by several people, namely people who felt you were antagonizing them or trying to start the very same drama that got you demoted in the first place.
You also have a habit of blaming almost every bad thing on Lucy. Some users have even become unsure if she actually exists due to the amount of times you've scapegoated her.
- I addressed several of the things you stated in this vote. Lucy has done what she has done and I have done what I have done, I won't deny things I have done in the past.
- Both you and Thiago have stated numerous people have made it so they can't see me yet I only know of Thiago doing so. I am not even sure if what both of you have said is true or not. If it wouldn't be much trouble, I'd like to know who at least some of the other users are so I can know if this true or not. 01:28, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
- You're saying that you addressed these points in your app. Well, if you've addressed these points so well, why am I talking about these points?
- There was also Fatal. I had also had you blocked once - you know this. Thiago has. That's three off the top of my head who have had you blocked in the past. I'm certain there are probably others, but even then, that doesn't mean that it hasn't happened; it has and that's provable. Steam Phoenix - Her Majestic and Loyal Talk Page - 01:40, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
- I had you blocked in the past as well, if you do recall. I've heard Thiago is unblocking me and I didn't even know Fatal had blocked me though that does make sense when I've said hey and asked him how he was doing and got no answer.
- I don't know why you are bringing up points I already addressed, I originally thought you just didn't read my application all the way through before you voted. If you wouldn't mind rereading my application to help you reconsider you're vote. Thank you 02:01, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
- I've read your points. The issue here is the fact that I have yet to see conclusively that you have bite next to your bark. I'm not going to argue this; my vote stands as it is until I know that you are willing to keep your bias and past in the past. As in, through action, not through words. Steam Phoenix - Her Majestic and Loyal Talk Page - 02:05, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
Support - I think people are too concerned with PAST mistakes, and should focus on what he can contribute to the FUTURE. 01:55, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
Support - I think ChaoZ made an excellent mod and would love to see him in power again. Strider knows the rules and is not afraid to enforce them on anyone, even friends, if they deserve it. I'm fully open to having Strider as a mod. User:BelowXero
Support - I always liked you as a mod, you were one of the late nighters. You were good at breaking things up, I'd see you as mod again, you're damn good at your work BrokenSquid 02:53, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
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Support - One of the few apps I'm supporting. You know when to put your foot down when needed, you won't take shit. I like that. I think that's how you need to be when mod. You're also very experienced, and I personally think you were a great mod. I just think you need to work on causing less drama. Apart from that, you're all good. Good luck! Bow to the bassoon wielding seagulls oyy veyy (talk) 14:54, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
Support - I think you'll do a fine job of moderating the chat, despite your past mistakes. You also did fine as a temp which shows that you are suited for the job. Like the user above me said, I think you need to stay clear from causing drama. Besides that, I think you are able to do your job accordingly. Sloshedtrain Talk Contribs █ 18:31, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
Support - I've observed you in the chat and you are constantly trying to keep drama low and you're always on it when people are rule breaking. You act swiftly, you're often available, you're aware of what's going on, you know the rules quiet well, and overall, you're just plain cut out for being a moderator. To top it off, you're not a douche. Good job mate! User:Reprieve