1. There is no such thing as a "pending" ban or Steam admin. Anyone threatening your account is a scammer trying to scare you. Read more.

Accepted advicebanana's Moderator Application

Discussion in 'Archived Applications' started by advicebanana, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. advicebanana

    advicebanana SteamRep Moderator Friend Community

    Messages:
    1,076
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:11522747
    1) SteamRep ID block pasted from your SR profile.
    | steamname: аdvicebanana
    | steam3ID: [U:1:23045495]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:11522747
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197983311223
    | customURL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/advicebanana
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561197983311223

    2) Are you at least 18 years of age? Timezone and nation of residence?
    Yes, I am 30, living in Germany and my timezone is UTC+1.

    3) Please tell us about yourself (job, school, hobbies, etc)?
    I am studying mathematics with a CS minor, currently working on my thesis. I spend my free time on my bicycle, gaming and learning more about online fraud.

    4) Why do you want to become a SteamRep moderator?
    I reduce Steamrep's backlog by posting reports over on FoG right now. Helping with this notorious problem does seem worthwhile.
    I have noticed what I call "typical fancy scammer profiles" for the first time in the summer of 2014 and hope to focus on reports against this type of user as a moderator.

    5) How much time can you devote to SteamRep per week?
    I could do 15 hours.

    6) Do you have any prior administrative experience, or similar (please elaborate)?
    I have been moderator of /r/steamgameswap on reddit for about a year and of /r/steam for about 9 months.

    7) What challenges do you foresee if you become a moderator?
    This kind of fraud carries a lot of negativity with it. I've been a position where I can prevent or counter fraud. Only being able to pick up the pieces in reviewing reports might have a negative effect on me.

    8) Can you accept the fact that you must enforce SteamRep rules and guidelines?
    Yes.

    9) Do you feel you will have any issues denying / accepting reports and appeals?
    No. I could recuse myself in case of a conflict of interest.

    10) Do you handle instruction and direction well?
    I do.

    11) What do you feel are your personal shortcomings or attributes you can improve on?
    Lacking self-esteem and self-confidence, tendency to focus on details rather than the big picture. I nitpick stuff.

    12) What contributions do you believe you will be able to make to SteamRep?
    Speed up report queue, hopefully reach out to other communities pushing towards implementing education about fraud in communities that lack it. I tinker with MySQL and a some Python which might be helpful as well.
    I speak English, native German, and also French and Japanese on a basic level.

    13) Do you have any interest in eventually becoming an SR Admin? If so, what kinds of things would you like to do? (Example- community relations, appeals, scam reports, etc.)
    Yes. Handing reports and appeals,

    14) Please list all alternate Steam accounts using SteamRep ID blocks.
    This is the only account I use to interact with other people. Storage accounts will be listed in private notes visible to moderators and admins:
    -----
    Hidden Content:
    **Hidden Content: Content of this hidden block can only be seen by members of (usergroups: Administrative, Moderating).**
    -----

    15) Do you agree to the Code of Conduct and agree to abide by it?
    I agree.

    16) Have you read the Duties of SR Moderators post and understand it?
    Yes

    17) (If applicable) List Steam trading communities you are / have been active on and in what capacity (user, mod, admin), also give a link to the account(s) there.
    Steamgifts user: http://steamgifts.com/user/falsifiable
    CSGOLounge user: http://csgolounge.com/profile?id=76561197983311223
    /r/steamgameswap moderator/user: https://www.reddit.com/user/reireirei/
    backpack.tf user: http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561197983311223
    TF2Outpost user: http://www.tf2outpost.com/user/156317
    Fortress of Gamers user: http://forums.f-o-g.eu/members/advicebanana.html

    18) Do you have any questions?
    No questions
    dimon222, Edward., n33dweed and 11 others like this.
  2. advicebanana

    advicebanana SteamRep Moderator Friend Community

    Messages:
    1,076
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:11522747
  3. Everette

    Everette New User

    Messages:
    19
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:0:109065025
    Your application is well written, and your reasons are great. I'm sure you could handle a position as Moderator. Best of luck to you Banana.
  4. Tio José das Vacas

    Tio José das Vacas SteamRep Admin Partner Community Donator - Tier V

    Messages:
    6,201
    SteamRep Admin:
    STEAM_0:1:32194479
    I would like to vouch for this person.
    Knows the ins and outs, dedicates his time to help the trading community, he has reported many many many x999 scammer on FoG, it's a very nice person to talk to and very mature.
    I've seen several people applying for mod on SR and I would like to say this person is on top 5 of people that I believe have what it takes to be one.
    I hope to see you on our team, helping the community. Gl with your app, I hope you make it!
    Katpolice, Enstage and Pointlessness like this.
  5. Enstage

    Enstage SteamRep Admin Partner Community Donator - Tier V

    Messages:
    4,660
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:52569926
    Although it doesn't mean much, I too would like to vouch for Banana, the sheer amount of time he dedicates to the community is amazing.

    He would do well as a SteamRep Moderator.
  6. Pointlessness

    Pointlessness New User

    Messages:
    15
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:0:61888952
    From what I've seen, banana is a very capible guy and would perform well in this enviroment. However much my vouch doesn't matter, I certainly give it. Good luck!
  7. n33dweed

    n33dweed Retired Staff

    Messages:
    239
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:48789606
    We do awesome work 2gether. He post to me shitload of spammers/scammers from csgl almost every day.
    Hes good guy with good manners and very helpful i think hes perfect match :p
  8. Someone 2

    Someone 2 Donator - Tier V

    Messages:
    14
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:33937776
    Advice has always been a dedicated member of the trading community.
    Not only does he often take time to create reports for himself but he also assists other traders who are in need of help.

    Best of luck!
  9. ScorchingVenom™

    ScorchingVenom™ Partner Community

    Messages:
    128
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:74998026
    I agree with every positive comment about the application- followed by my own vouch. He has beyond enough experience to assist with SteamRep.
    Best of luck!
    Tio José das Vacas likes this.
  10. Clive

    Clive SteamRep Admin

    Messages:
    6,438
    SteamRep Admin:
    STEAM_0:0:43668349
    Thank you for applying to join the Steamrep staff!! Your application is now under review!
    Tio José das Vacas and Enstage like this.
  11. Norstersa

    Norstersa Banned on SteamRep

    Messages:
    4
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:150388524
    Big vouch for this user, I am the owner of the Bitcoin group on steam and he has helped me go through and pick out all the banned steamrep profiles, which is a task that would have taken me hours, if not days to do. In my opinion he is definitely deserving of a role as a steamrep moderator.
  12. ^Σ§Ƈ^ Mofo #Sick

    ^Σ§Ƈ^ Mofo #Sick New User

    Messages:
    17
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:51078243
    Vouch, Seen him helping keep Steam a safer place both in blocking out scam URLs & posting multiple reports over to FOG
  13. a Gentleman

    a Gentleman SteamRep Moderator Partner Community Donator - Tier V

    Messages:
    2,644
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:0:25990581
    Advice is incredibly diligent and helpful. He is very active already in several aspects of the anti-fraud community, but I'd also like to point out that he's one of the leading sources for getting phishing links and scam URLs manually removed from Steam!

    Voucherino.
    Edward. and Pointlessness like this.
  14. advicebanana

    advicebanana SteamRep Moderator Friend Community

    Messages:
    1,076
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:11522747
    Thanks you for your support!

    Private notes:
    Hidden Content:
    **Hidden Content: Content of this hidden block can only be seen by members of (usergroups: Administrative, Moderating).**
  15. Black Burn

    Black Burn CSGO/DOTA2 Lounge Friend Community

    Messages:
    86
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:44269628
    Good Luck , Banana.

    You deserve it.
  16. Littlemadtiger

    Littlemadtiger New User

    Messages:
    5
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:28791015
    Been so helpful over at FoG, he's definitely suited for a position here.
  17. SIVARTZ

    SIVARTZ Retired Staff

    Messages:
    5,839
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:46928737
    Make him a Mod already. Banana is very versed in our system and will need very little training.
    Ive worked with him on many occasions.
    Great guy, would like to see him as part of the team.
    RuhaI, Enstage, Clive and 4 others like this.
  18. DragonFyZex

    DragonFyZex New User

    Messages:
    23
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:104529601
    Whats up Nor, I'm in your group.
  19. DragonFyZex

    DragonFyZex New User

    Messages:
    23
    Steam:
    STEAM_0:1:104529601
  20. Clive

    Clive SteamRep Admin

    Messages:
    6,438
    SteamRep Admin:
    STEAM_0:0:43668349
    Congratulations! Your application has been accepted!!! Welcome to the staff!:)