Wolfhome Administrator Applications (CLOSED!)

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The Administration is currently seeking hard working, motivated, and friendly new faces to join our Team.

We look for Administrators in two different ways: Applications and Nominations.

An Application is where you can speak on your own behalf as to why you believe you should be an Administrator and how you fit the role.
A Nomination is when other users can speak on your behalf, and may give their own reasons as to why someone may be fit for the role.

This thread contains the Application. You will need to copy and paste the format and PM it to any Alpha via Forum PM with your answers. Do NOT send to Underdog. The Alphas will receive the Applications and post them for discussion with the rest of the Administration Team.

The way in which we discuss applications has now changed. Applications will now be voted on whether or not you will go through an interview stage. If not, you will receive a notice with our decision after discussion of your Application. However, if you do make it through to an interview stage, a Beta will contact you to organize a time in which the interview will be conducted. From there, you will go through a final voting process on whether or not you will be accepted into the Administration Team.

Please note that making it to the interview stage does NOT secure a spot on the Administration Team.

From the day someone submits an application to the day a notice is sent regarding the status of an application, your application and interview responses (if an interview is conducted) will be carefully reviewed. We want to gain a sense of whether or not you answered the questions honestly and to the best of your abilities. From there, we decide if the role of Administrator is a suitable fit.

Please send your Application via Forum PM to an Alpha

This process can take up to TWO months. In this time, we ask that you patiently wait. We understand this wait can be stressful, but we take ample time to ensure we are making the best decision possible.

There are also several reasons an Application can be disqualified. Lying about your age, sending the Application to anybody that isn't an Alpha, falsifying information, and prior major rule violations within the past 6 months are a few.

**Please note that we are no longer accepting Applications from people who are in a relationship with one another. If you and your significant other(s) send in an Application this round, the Applications will be disqualified. This is because the Administration now has a fraternization and nepotism policy.**

Once a decision has been made, an Alpha will send you a message or will approach you regarding the status of your application. If your application is accepted, you will be promoted to Administration Assistant and there will be a training period, which can last a few weeks. You w ill also be asked to read and sign the Wolfhome administration's code of conduct. You can find a copy below under the spoiler, and a copy of the Chatlands code of conduct that applies to all administrators is here. It's important to note that should you resign from the team, you are still held to the confidentiality standard.

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Admin Code of Conduct wrote:These rules may be appended and altered as seen fit. They are posted for all Administrators to read and withhold responsibility for reading, acknowledging and abiding by.
Should you have any questions or concerns in regards to these rules, please PM an Alpha.

General Administrator Behavior

Fraternization & Nepotism - An Administrator's S/O is not permitted to be a member of the team if their partner is already an Administrator. This rule is in place to prevent any favoritism or "ganging up" of team members in a relationship vs others. Should your significant other apply at a later date, their application would be disqualified. Should the Administration find out later that you and your partner both applied, were accepted, and have become full fledged administrators, we require that you deliberate among yourselves and one of you steps down.

Room Limit - Do not enter a full public room unless you have been howled there to help with a problem. The ability for administrators to enter a full room is strictly in case a room is already full with no administrators in it and a troublemaker needs to be dealt with.

Admin Ignore Lists - I confirm that I have cleared my ignore list upon promotion, unless otherwise approved by the Alpha team. If a user is persistently bothering you as an administrator, you can present the case to the Alphas, who will discuss it and will either approve or disapprove of the ignore feature being utilized.

Email Visibility - I confirm that I have edited my forum profile and the sniffs of all chat accounts to hide my email address. The email address that is used to validate my accounts is not displayed in my forum posts or in the contents of my sniff(s).

Login Name - Do not change your login name without first asking an Alpha for permission. Seeing an Administrator account with a different name can be confusing to the users so we would like to limit that as much as possible. You are always welcome to login under a different name using a non-administrative account. There is a 4 month cooldown before you may change your username to a new username, and a 2 month cooldown to change your username back to a username that you have used previously.

Professional Mannerism
Administrators are encouraged to openly communicate and maintain not only a professional persona to the user-base, but to show our "real selves" so to speak as well. We do not want to give off the impression that we are simply robots who only exist to enforce the rules. However, there is, in fact, a time and place to joke given the situation and location. We strongly encourage our Admins to have fun and joke (including mild/minor swearing) in public rooms so long as you both use common sense and respect the chat rules. Administrators are held to a higher standard than the general userbase, so that should be reflected even when letting loose. When it comes to handling a report, you absolutely MUST remain professional and unbiased regardless of time, place, or user in question.

• For example, it would be extremely unprofessional for an Admin to swear at the users, ignore questions, or treat them poorly in a private room. Just because you are in a private room that does not mean you're permitted to dismiss a user's question or disrespect them.

• Intoxicated behavior or being under the influence of any other impairing substance while on chat. What you do on your own time is your own choice, but please stay off the chat if you are about to use any substance that may impair your judgment.

• Under absolutely no circumstances are we to use derogatory slurs or other epithets in public rooms. Even if it's in jest among friends. Even in private rooms, use your judgement and common sense.

• Off-site conduct is not particularly something we are strict on nor do we want to be strict on. If you are vulgar or inappropriate on Facebook, DeviantART, Tumblr or any other website, that is completely your choice. However, any and all malicious statements made against or about admins, or users of chatlands, be it to the individual themselves, or to another chatlands member can result in a demotion. Regardless of where the comments are made, it still reflects poorly on us as a whole. If you are dealing with users directly or indirectly outside of chatlands, you do so appropriately and respectfully.

• No site, admin or owner is allowed to make discords, or forum modifications to include even monitored NSFW art to be posted, or having NSFW environments with pornography being allowed without it being properly filtered. Proper filtration and moderation of any mature forums or discords must be fully satisfied and viewable by the Chatlands Overseers. New forums/discords must present their filtration methods BEFORE they can be opened to the public.

• Under absolutely no circumstance is an Administrator permitted to bash, slander disparage or make negative personal remarks about the users. This is wholly unacceptable behavior and will not be permitted on chat, off-site, or on the Wolfhome Admin discord server. You are of course allowed to have your own opinion and views, however you MUST remain respectful.

Confidentiality
• Anything and everything said on these Forums or discussed amongst ourselves is assumed to be private. If you're unsure if something is fit for public release or discussion, (including conversations among friends) please ask an Alpha for discussion as a team. User information should never be shared with the public. This includes e-mails, IPs, ban records, etc. As an Administrator you are trusted with sensitive information and content that is confidential. Under no circumstances are you to share any of this information with the public. You ARE allowed to state a user is banned but the reasoning why may not be shared with the users. Should you share information with someone that is viewable with your rank and not theirs, there are consequences.

• Alphas are the only indivduals allowed to give out alleged ban reasons and proof of the ban to any user who requests it. This of course will be heavily dealt with on a case-by-case scenario, and Alphas can refuse to give out this information to the users for any reason. The following below is the guideline as to what is and is not permitted to be shared:

• Proof of bans that are smaller offenses or offenses that effect the community, such as art theft (which effects the community) or spamming (a minor offense) may be shared with anyone.

• Proof of bans that involve vulgarity, excessive swearing, or slurs may only be provided to users over the age of 13.

• Proof of bans that involve severe offenses such as sexual harassment, sexual/drug solicitation, safety threats, or spreading information on how to glitch and or hack the chatlands are only to be shared to Overseers, and may not be shared to subordinates or other site's Administration. There are NO EXCEPTIONS (including owners) in regards to sexual harassment and solicitation bans. As it currently stands, logs pertaining to sexual harassment/threats are strictly Alpha only. Any logs containing such should be given to an Alpha.

• Alphas are NOT allowed to share any proof to subordinate users that may uncover the identity of the user who sent in a report. Revealing the identity of the reporter is a serious offense and may result in severe repercussions such as removal of the chat site and ability to ever Administrate again.

Rank Guideline
Alphas: Alphas may confirm a ban has been placed, share the length of said ban, the alleged ban reason (or confirmed reason if an Overseer has approved firstly), and proof of the ban if it falls in the shareable category. *Local Bans Only.* Please note that Alphas can refuse for any reason and are under no obligation to release this information.

Betas:
Betas may confirm a ban has been placed and share the length of the ban. *Local Bans Only*

Gammas:
Gammas may confirm that a ban has been placed and share the length of the ban. *Local Bans Only*

Helpers:
Helpers may not share ANY ban information whatsoever.

• Please note that upon becoming an Administrator and agreeing to abide by these terms, that you are also agreeing to withhold confidential matters and sensitive information as a subordinate. All information that you learned throughout your time as an Administrator is meant to stay private, even after leaving the team. Should the confidentiality be breached after leaving the team, your account is subject to a chatlands ban. This rule applies to past, current and future Administrators.


Cooperation with Other Sites

• Chatlands is a working community, and in turn, all chat sites are expected to be united in that sense. Site owners and staff members will be required to cooperate with one another and mutual respect will need to be shared at all times.

• All Alphas are welcome and encouraged to apply to join the Chatlands Guardians Forum / Discord, a community of Admins (Alpha+) who work collectively to ensure that Chatlands is a fair place and that all rules are upheld and enforced.

• Every Administrator is expected to fully cooperate with the Overseers and provide information as requested, as well as demote any staff member that is either ineligible for their rank and/or causing an issue, and remove artwork that is deemed inappropriate or is in violation to the CoC / fair usage permissions.

• Slanderous remarks regarding any Administrator on any team, attempts to deprecate or ridicule another chat site or Administrator, encouraging users to leave a specific Chatsite, and acts of spreading false rumors or misinformation concerning another site or staff member in any manner are strictly prohibited no matter the circumstances. These types of offenses can result in harsh reprimands.

• While staff are permitted to advertise Administrative applications for their own site on different platforms, it is not acceptable to promote applications or recruit staff members for Wolfhome on different sites WITHOUT that specific site owner’s explicit permission, as it is considered to be discourteous. We also ask that you do not go to other Chatlands sites and advertise for Wolfhome or staff applications for Wolfhome without the site owners permission, as it is considered disrespectful. You may advertise only on that sites forum, if an appropriate section is available.


Dealing With Users

Upholding Rules - Any user who breaks the rules gets in trouble, but for an Admin to break a rule is even worse. The Administration has the additional responsibility of being both an upstanding user and a role model to the userbase. We are expected to follow the rules and deal with troublemakers regardless of any social ramifications.

Trust - Upon promotion you have been placed into a position of trust and users will look up to you and how you present yourself. We have a very good level of trust between both the Administrators and users; they come to us when they have an issue that they need dealt with and we try our best to resolve any dispute. We are a team, and we trust that as individuals, we use our best judgement when policing the chat. Please do not jeopardize or abuse that trust that we have strived so hard to achieve; do not use your status to meet your own ends or to kick someone from the chat simply because of any personal issues you may have with them. If you find that you are having difficulty due to your personal feelings on a situation we urge you to ask another team member to deal with it.

Warnings - When a user misbehaves in chat, make sure to give them a warning prior to kicking or banning them. Then, make sure to kick at least once before you ban. Some users may just not understand the rules until they get a warning or they may not fully comprehend that there will be consequences to breaking the rules. If you were sent a chat log after the fact, make sure to send the user a warning in the forum of a WH mesage or NG unless they have already been warned for the same offense prior. The exceptions to this rules are obviously trolls, ie. users who are only on the chat with the intention to flame, antagonize and disturb the peace. (Per our rules trolls should be immediately banned across all sites.) When warning a user, please stick to whisper as much as possible to keep their warning confidential.

Reporting - Do not leave any bans, kicks, or warnings unreported or not properly logged on the forum. Every single case should be posted in the Warnings & Bans section of the Admin Forums as soon as possible. Please refer to the guidelines in that forum for posting.

Impartiality - Each Admin must be an impartial judge and enforcer of the rules. Whether or not you get along with someone like a best friend or dislike them strongly, you must be completely neutral when administering the chat. If a friend breaks a rule and you take no action, you will also be held at fault. Likewise, if you are known to be at odds with a user and blatantly abuse your privileges, you will be held responsible for that.

Log Checks - Please reserve log check requests strictly for when they are absolutely necessary. Log checks will absolutely not be done just because you may want to know what a user said about you. When applicable, log checks are provided upon serious offenses such as: safety threats, hacking threats, fraud, stalking, or soliciting sex from minors just to name a few. You may @ an Alpha, or comment in the "Alphas Help" channel on the Discord server for such situations. When it's possible please try to get the log from the user who reported the issue. If you are unable to receive it, simply ask them for the room name it happened in, and a general time frame (make sure to get the user's time zone!) in which the incident occurred.

Sharing Information About A Ban With Others (Subordinates) - If a user asks you about a ban or the reason another user was banned, you may only tell them two things: You may confirm that a user has or has not been banned and you may share the length of the ban. Under absolutely no circumstance are you allowed to explain why a user was banned or anything else about the ban situation, such as where it took place, and who else may have been involved. You may only tell people that ask you about a ban whether or not the user being asked about is in fact allowed on the site or not allowed on the site and when, if ever, that user will be allowed back on the site.


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If your application is rejected, you can always try again in the future. You are free to send in another application in the next application round. We ask that you please wait at least 4 months before submitting a new application.

Please note that sending in an application does not mean that you can instantly join the team or that you will be ensured a place on the team.
All Administrators on Wolfhome must also be at least 18 years or older in age and must have joined Wolfhome at least 5 months prior to sending an Application.

People who have recently been released from a permanent ban, and are undergoing their probationary period at the time of submitting their application are not eligible to send in an application and will result in an automatic disqualification.


And before you consider filling out an application, here is some advice from us to you:

Honesty is Key
Be honest in your application! Honesty is very important, and that is a trait that we look for in Administrators.

Content
An application should have a lot of thought, effort, and attention to detail put into it.
Usually this comes in the form of having an appropriate amount of content. An Application should not be too short and it should not be too long.
Try to explain yourself and answer the questions with as much important information as you can.

Devotion
We look for active members of the community! Being active means that you log into the chat and the corum regularly (that means, at least once a week at minimum).
We want to promote people who care a lot about Wolfhome!

Patience
All applications are discussed thoroughly and go through a selection process. This process can take awhile, as we want to ensure that we are making a proper and educated choice.
For this reason, we ask that you be patient as your Application is discussed. This also pertains to sending in multiple Applications at the same time. It is also important to note that asking about the status of your Application will result in your Application being denied.
Please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Maturity and Responsibility
We look for users who can behave professionally.
That is not to say you have to put your whole personality aside and be “strictly professional” or “rigid” all the time in order to become an Administrator, but an Administrator must know when to put jokes aside when it comes down to serious business.
This is also to say that a few prior offenses on your account will not mean you will be automatically rejected.
Similarly to that, an Application should have a lot of thought, effort, and seriousness into it, similar to an Application one would send in for a job. You would not use text-speak or abbreviations in a job Application! You would use full, complete, and well thought out sentences.

Be True To Yourself
This does go along with being honest, but do not feel that you need to be someone you are not while filling out your application.
Just be true to who you are and represent yourself accurately!

Rejection Is Not The End Of The World
If your application is denied, it does not mean you can never become an administrator on Wolfhome in the future!
There will always be other opportunities, whether it is on Wolfhome or not. You can always try again after a full four months have gone by.

“Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself.
There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying.
It is the courage to continue that counts.”

― Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

“It is common sense to take a method and try it.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt, Looking Forward


Ask questions!
If the phrasing of a question is confusing you, feel free to ask an administrator for clarification!

With all that said, here is the Application. Good luck!

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[b]Chat Username *[/b]

[b]Forum Username *[/b]

[b]Birthdate *[/b]
[size=85][i]MM/DD/YYYY[/i][/size]

[b]Email *[/b]

[b]What is your timezone? [/b]

[b]How long have you been part of the Wolfhome Community? *[/b]

[b]Why would you like to join the Wolfhome Administration? *[/b]

[b]Have you submitted an application to Wolfhome before? *[/b]

[b]If you become an Administrator of Wolfhome, what are you hoping to get out of the experience? What Departments would you be interested in joining? *[/b]

[b]On a scale of one (being not very often) to five (being very often), how frequently do you use the Wolfhome Chat? *[/b]

[b]Explain... *[/b]

[b]On a scale of one (being not very often) to five (being very often), how frequently do you use the Wolfhome Forum? *[/b]

[b]Explain... *[/b]

[b]Briefly describe your schedule. At what times do you log into Wolfhome usually? How much time do you plan on devoting to Wolfhome? *[/b]

[b]Do you have moderating experience on any website (including Chatlands sites)? If so: which website/s, for how long, what rank/s, and what were your primary duties? **[/b]

[b]Do you have any suggestions for the Wolfhome Chat or Forum? If so, what are they? *[/b]
 
[b]Anything else you would like to share while we consider your Application to join the Team? If so, state it here! *[/b]
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Howdy all,

The Wolfhome Administration has decided to close applications starting after March 31st, 2016. This close will be temporary, and applications will be reopened at a later date. If you are interested in joining the administration team, please bare in mind that we will not be accepting applications after March 31st. All applications that are submitted before this date will still be considered.

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Applications are now open for a short time, two months to be exact :) If you are interested in joining the administration team please send in your application. Good luck to everyone!
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Nudge! We will be closing applications on October 27th!
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Applications are open from now until May 26th!
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Slight update made to the application, if you already applied, do not worry about resubmitting!
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