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Pending: Friends Neogenesis Network

Discussion in 'Community Applications' started by ScorchingVenom™, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. ScorchingVenom™

    ScorchingVenom™ Partner Community

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    Basic Information:

    Community name: Neogenesis Network
    Community website: https://neogenesisnetwork.net/
    Location: USA (Dallas, TX)
    Languages spoken: No. Although we have players that come in internationally, we are primarily English-speaking.
    Size of community:
    Our community gets around 600 to 1,000 unique players daily.​

    Links:


    Staff and groups:

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

    Application:

    What are your community's policies on scamming & scamming-related activities?
    Scammers are not allowed to connect to the server. We do not condone scamming of any sort. Many of the staff members are/were traders and know how to deal with reports regarding scammers along with knowing what to look for when confronting one and knowing how to deal with them.​

    API usage:

    Yes, all trade servers run a modified version of Dr.Mckay’s API. The modifications are just to skip writing player information to a file and instead keep it in memory. We have no other sites/servers.​

    Why does your community wish to exchange banners and become a Friend of SteamRep?

    For a while now, NGS has operated using SteamRep’s API and other moderation plugins/applications, committing to the philosophy of protecting players from instances of scamming, theft, and other forms of economic dishonesty. We’ve not only been strongly opposed to scamming and other forms of theft, but we’ve also held a sincere gratitude towards the services provided by SteamRep. After the most recent reorganization in our community, we’ve thought long and hard about writing up an application and being a part of SteamRep (at least in an official sense).

    We strongly believe that we are now in a position where we can form an indispensable relationship with SteamRep. We believe that the information that SteamRep uses within its services can provide NGS with a far greater ability to moderate our servers and forums accordingly. With this friendship, NGS can provide SteamRep with both an active community and staff able to assist in maintaining a trustworthy and safe environment for new and veteran traders.​

    Tell us more about your community:

    Neogenesis Network has been around for two years. NGS came to be after inheriting GDN (Grand Noddle Army) roughly three years ago. Since then, the primary goal of NGS was to create a community representing the people that made it up. NGS is primarily centered around Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, and the communities within it. NGS has plans to expand into other communities but in its current state, it is mainly TF2 trading.​

    Questions or Comments:

    We have VIP and Donor perks, none of which include administrative powers in their packages. Ban appeals are handled through a basic structure on our forums that allows our Marketing team to address them separately of admin/moderator intervention. We pride ourselves in a separation of powers between different branches, and as such, have processes in place that prevent any particular branch of staff from abusing any possible friendships or partnerships we pursue.

    Here are some of our Discord contacts:
    TheXeon - TheXeon#2230
    veno - Malern#1077

    Our server IPs are:
    TF2 Trade Server - neogenesisnetwork.net:27015 (Provider: NFO-Servers)
    Minecraft Server - mc.neogenesisnetwork.net (Provider: NFO-Servers)​

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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2018
  2. NGS | Karibeu

    NGS | Karibeu New User

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  3. TheXeon

    TheXeon New User

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    I am a Lead Developer (Coowner) of this group, SccorchingVenom is authorized to be our representative in this application.
  4. ScorchingVenom™

    ScorchingVenom™ Partner Community

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    I'd like to update that Karibeu has resigned from our staff and no longer represents the core leadership of the Neogenesis Community.
  5. ScorchingVenom™

    ScorchingVenom™ Partner Community

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    Is it possible that we can receive an update on the progress of this application? We understand that applications normally take around a few months (and in some cases, up to a year), but we'd like some sort of standing.
  6. ЩĄ | Horse

    ЩĄ | Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin Partner Community

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    Holidays have delayed everything like usual - as it moves into the year things should pick up.
    Thanks!
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  7. TheXeon

    TheXeon New User

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    Just wanted to give you a heads up, I've recently modified our SteamRep plugin (a fork of Dr. Mckay's SteamRep Checker Redux) to include Backpack.tf user api integration. The reasoning behind this is to possibly include TF2 trade rep info in a chat tag or similar. Because Backpack.tf's User Info API aggregates a lot of data at once, including SteamRep bans, Valve's trade caution/bans, and a moderated rep system, we have added Backpack.tf as an additional source of truth.

    We are still making an additional request to SteamRep in order to provide SteamRep with user info and help track player movement. You may have a gap in the data as the additional request was added in a follow-up version on top of me being a bit dumb and messing up the flow of logic a bit before. My thinking at the time of writing is that we will lean on SteamRep API in addition to Backpack.tf so we can still have the ignore-clan-tags functionality of the plugin as well.

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  8. ЩĄ | Horse

    ЩĄ | Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin Partner Community

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    Keep In mind that mckays version does NOT auto check a specific CVAR which helps us out.
    You may want to review your config file.
    Any questions you can PM me I'll explain more.
  9. TheXeon

    TheXeon New User

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    Solved in DMs, the default value for some of the ConVars in our version is set to true in order to send SR info while Dr. McKay's is set to false. We are sending SR info in an additonal request that McKay's plugin doesn't. View commit log at links above for more info.
  10. ScorchingVenom™

    ScorchingVenom™ Partner Community

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    I no longer represent the community administration. Please refer any and all questions or concerns to TheXeon#2230.