Many of our members crave the title, and many do not deserve it. Help us figure out whether you are deserving of the responsibility of being an Admin.
Be aware that adminship not not a toy, and not something that makes your experience enhance, rather it is a responsibility.
If you have a microphone, it would be preferred. an admin without a voice is unheard. People don’t read things nowadays.
You must be willing to follow these guidelines:
1. You must remember the MOTD Rules and Notes. It’s very simple to do, just remember it as the “No Bullshit Policy”. Now The forerunner admins don’t care about your views on religion, politics, and social issues. But our server has a policy that the admins must adhere to: you must not promote or denote anyone based on their orientation or lifestyle.
An example: Someone on the server is openly gay. Even if you are a homophobe, should your viewpoint constitute admin-based-actions inflicted on them? No. In fact, being the target of much ridicule and hatred, it is your responsibility to protect them. Why? Because we are Team Fortress With Friends, a community based on unity despite our differences.
Now if someone is openly a skinhead who is racist or bigoted. They’re not wanted here. Simple as that.
2. You must be willing to learn and take criticism. A lot of the time you will mess up. We all do. I have accidentally banned the wrong person and did not know how to undo it at one time. Did I just play it off? No, I manned up and asked for help. You must be willing to take the initiative to correct behaviors the forerunner admins deem unacceptable and ask for help. If we have a direction for the server to remain hatred free and you get angry at people who do not violate any of the MOTD rules, then you need to calm down and adjust your temper.
3. You must be willing to take the TFF Members’ Cry For Help. The greatest source of input we get is from out members. They’re the ones who tell us about hackers, mic spammers, and griefers. Without out dedicated members, admins wouldn’t be needed, as the servers would have no reason to exist. So as an admin you must be ready to jump onto the server that is afflicted with a violator of rules and take the appropriate action.
Example: You are playing payload (hopefully on our TFF Server, ahem). Someone on our Steam Group messages you and says there is a mic spammer on his server (Let’s say Saxton Hale #2). Ask for the name of the person and join the server. Mic spammers get a 1 week ban. If when you join the mic spammer is still playing music, initiate the ban. If they are not, ask the other members if the individual was mic spamming. You’ll get an honest reply, and will take action from there. The reason you do not simply ban them if they are not mic spamming during your presence, is because people tell lies to get others in trouble. We haven’t had a case like that yet, but it’s better to be efficient than carelessly ban people.
4. You must understand that your powers can be taken away at anytime. The title of being an admin is a responsibility, not a right. Once you act irresponsible with your powers and cause unhappiness on the server, you will be stripped of your title and rank.