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Pending: Friends Moonlight MvM

Discussion in 'Community Applications' started by Professor Pannist, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Professor Pannist

    Professor Pannist New User

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    Basic Information:

    Community name: Moonlight MvM
    Community website: https://moonlight.tf
    Location: We primarily run in the United States of America.
    Languages spoken: Everybody involved within our ranks speaks fluent english, and we communicate with our community in English.
    Size of community:
    When our events go live, we are very easily pulling in well over 1000 players, most likely an order of magnitude above that amount, and the amount of medals we hand out during our event back those numbers up. Here are a few examples: https://next.backpack.tf/almanac/ag...n Soul-Binding Star 2022&quality=1&tradable=0 https://next.backpack.tf/almanac/ag...Vivianite of Vanity 2023&quality=1&tradable=0 https://next.backpack.tf/almanac/ag...Star of the Company 2023&quality=1&tradable=0

    Links:

    Main website: https://moonlight.tf
    Scam reports:
    Ban appeals:
    Other related websites and API usage:
    https://testing.moonlight.tf/

    The website for our testing servers, where we upload all of our assets. Only judges, content creators and playtesters ever access these servers, I don't think they'd ever need to run the Steamrep API, though I wouldn't be opposed to it, in the event of aplaytester with a scammer tag I may be unaware of.​

    Staff and groups:

    Steam group: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/moonlightmvm
    Admin group:
    Staff ID blocks:

    Application:

    What are your community's policies on scamming & scamming-related activities?
    Since we are endorsed by Valve by our ability to produce and distribute in-game medals, we are also strictly tied to their policies with regards to bans. While scam-related offenses are a rare occurrence in our circles, as our community is entirely unrelated to scamming, we have absolutely 0 issues issuing bans for such offenses, as valve's terms clearly encompass fraud as a bannable offense. We occasionally deal with RWC fraud, when we receive donations that get chargebacked after we irreversibly hand out our donation medals to a scammer - these never get another shot at scamming us out of our medals.​

    API usage:
    We have never used the Steamrep API, though we see no issues with implementing it. Get in touch with me on this topic (on steam or discord @florosap), as this isn't something we have complete control over.​

    Why does your community wish to exchange banners and become a Friend of SteamRep?
    We envision our partnership with steamrep as a relatively simple one.

    We would like to ban scammers from attending our events by using your API, which would expand your reach within the TF2 community.

    In return, we would like to be able to request information on alternate accounts when we are dealing with particularly sketchy people we want to keep away from our communities at all costs (pedophiles). I have been keenly reading scammer mark appeal threads on steamrep, and took note of sr admins being able to unearth all of a person's alternate accounts. We have dealt with situations where access to such knowledge would have been invaluable, and this is a tool we would like to have access to in the forseeable future.​

    Tell us more about your community:
    We are the biggest charity in TF2, having moved upwards of $500,000 to charities over our lifespan (since 2019). We run 2-4 events every year, releasing lots of Mann vs. Machine content that can be played for free, asking our players to donate to various charities we've supported to receive in-game medals to show for their donations. We also distribute medals for just playing through our content, as further incentive for players to come enjoy our content.​

    Questions or Comments:
    Has steamrep ever been involved with the authorities regarding some of the worst offenses you've dealt with? We would be very interested in guidance over how to properly hand over evidence to police / the relevant authorities in any specific country.

    Aside from that, if you are interested in starting a partnership with us, get in touch with me & M1, so we can properly introduce ourselves to each other, and start our journey together on the terms of open lines of communication. (-:

    (Do get in touch with me as well if I forgot any noteworthy details in our application.)​

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  2. Professor Pannist

    Professor Pannist New User

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    We discussed the post internally, and I realized I meant to say "entirely unrelated to trading"; my apologies for that.