Absolucy Mod Application :3

Your CKEY (Including any alts you have): Absolucy

Your Discord Name (Including any alts you have): absolucy

How often are you online to help? (Timezone): EST, and usually don’t have much better to do.

What changes, if any, would you bring?: Being active during midnight lowpop hours which often lack moderation, being able to assist with more technical staff matters.

How old are you?: 19

Why do you want to be a moderator?: Well, there’s often no staff on, I observe often, and often have nothing better to do. Plus, I’d like a chance to improve the state of the server by helping discourage shittery that chases high-quality players away.

How long have you been playing SS13?: Since late 2016

How long have you been playing BeeStation?: Since around Feburary (2023)

On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in SS13?: I’d say 8-9

On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you as an administrator? (this can include past games): I’d say… 5-6? I’m not too sure, honestly, it’s been a while since I’ve administrated anything other than small discord servers with friends.

Have you ever been an admin or moderator on another server? This is not limited to SS13: Was a Hippie admin for a bit (full admin), retired due to burnout and personal issues IIRC

Do you have any alternate accounts on SS13? If so, could you provide their CKEY?: No active alts

Your strengths: I’m skilled with technical stuff (including the codebase itself), I have lots of free time, and I can sometimes hyperfocus on tasks.

Your weaknesses: I’m not the best at explaining things, I often have trouble distinguishing whether something someone said is serious or not, I can get bored rather quickly, and I’m not a consistently creative person. My OOC and IC emotions can bleed into each other, but this doesn’t cause (visible) problems, as I usually attempt to remove myself from situations if they’re causing painful amounts of irl stress.

Is there anything that gets you really mad, real fast?: Spam and bigotry (especially homophobia, transphobia, or aphobia).

What do you think is the most important trait for a staff member to have?: Common sense, not being afraid to ask other staff for help if you aren’t too sure about what course of action to take, and recognizing+acknowledging your own personal biases and mitigating them.

What makes a staff team good?: Taking action to deal with people who make the community a worse place, and being able to recognize their mistakes and attempt to correct them if needed.

What is a staff team’s purpose?: To keep the community in proper ‘balance’, by preventing problematic individuals from taking over and driving the good, enjoyable people out, and to actively engage the community, keep things a bit fresh if possible.

What kind of player are you?: I tend to hyperfocus on things, however I try my best to roleplay with others. I also dislike playing in a ‘violent’ way, preferring to use either stealth or manipulation as antagonist.

How do you think you will change once you become a staff member?: I’m not sure, I’m not the greatest at predicting these kinds of thing, sorry.

The clown slips the HoS and steals his gun, spacing it right after. What do you do?:

  • Non-antag clown, no IC buildup/justification: Check clown’s notes. If no history of this kinda thing, just tell them to knock it off and perhaps note them. If they have a solid history of this however, it may be time to escalate to a clown ban or perhaps a short server ban.
  • Antag clown: IC issue.
  • Otherwise: Depends on if the clown has an IC justification, or if there has been some sort of IC buildup or not. Sec sometimes gets mad at the Clown for doing typical clown things, and this can result in escalation, with the end-result perhaps being this situation.

A non-antagonist is sabotaging the Atmospherics loop and pumping plasma into the distro, along with dragging around a canister and releasing it into the atmosphere. Assuming that an admin is cleaning up the after-effects, how do you conduct the ahelp with him?: Keep an eye on them via orbiting and checking their inventory to ensure they don’t pull anything else during the conversation, and get straight to the point during the bwoink: “Why are you releasing plasma everywhere?”. This is likely a griefer - if they log off (for more than a minute or so, sometimes people have unreliable internet) or get aggressive, apply banhammer liberally.

A chemist who is working alone accidentally mixes an explosive mixture inside of his chem dispenser, instantly killing himself and destroying the machine, along with exposing Chemistry to space. Nobody else was injured aside from him as a result of his actions. What do you do?:

  • Seemingly isolated incident: Likely, this is just typical chemist bullshit. I’d leave a hidden note in order to help other admins recognize a pattern in case of future incidents, though.
  • Multiple incidents (no visible note): Bwoink them, asking why they keep blowing up chemistry repeatedly. Don’t jump to assumptions too quickly, however. Escalate to visible note if this has happened too much.
  • Multiple incidents (visible note): Bwoink again - unless they have a really good reason, a chemist or medbay ban is likely, along with warning them that perhaps chemist isn’t the right job for them if they keep fucking up this much.

While I am not an admin and cannot provide a +/-1 i still feel this is worth mentioning.

While I was an admin i witnessed several incidents from you in which you let your emotions greatly influence actions IC and OOC including a few particularly nasty outbursts almost immediately after becoming a mentor that resulting in me needing to talk to you about it. Your actions over time lead me to see you as rather volatile and letting your emotions greatly influence your decision making.

I cannot provide a vote but I believe this is very important for the other admins to keep in mind for their voting to decide whether they agree or disagree with me and if they believe its something that can be overcome if they do agree.


I would like to build on what Acronad said by describing two separate incidents in which I saw Absolucy lash out at individuals.

In the first incident, in deadchat, I saw Absolucy berate a chemist for failing to make rezadone despite having the carpotoxin necessary to produce it.

In the second incident, during a delayed roundend, someone playing as an AI spammed a global alarm audio. Absolucy lashed out at this person, and one of the admins responded by asking Absolucy something along the lines of “What part of that did you think was okay to say?” To which Absolucy replied, (paraphrasing because I do not recall the exact words) “What part of what the AI did was okay?” Shortly afterward Absolucy apologized for what they said.

Both of these incidents occurred many months ago. It is rather bewildering that I still remember these events, but there is a reason why they left an impression on me. Absolucy is an important member of the Beestation community as both a mentor and a coder. From what I recall of the update logs, Absolucy added many quality of life improvements for doctors and virologists and, more recently, significantly improved holoparasites.

Since Absolucy has made positive contributions to both the community and the game, seeing them lash out at others is remarkably off-putting. I agree with Acronad that Absolucy’s infrequent hostile behavior is something the admins should consider in deciding whether to promote Absolucy to moderator.


I do believe I’ve gotten the lashing out under control over the past few month, for what it’s worth. I can’t recall any particularly bad incidents since the whole spamming borg thing.


Hey there, thanks for applying!!

I thought I gave you these questions last week, but I apparently had them saved as a draft here since then. Not being good at forums and being super busy IRL is a deadly combination.

Here they are now:

In each situation, every player has no notes. what do you look for from the player in question, and what action do you take, if any?

  1. An AI was ordered to turn off the holodeck safety. They bolted the door and did so. They then proceeded to start loading simulations, including the bee simulation which proceeded to escape the room and sting crewmembers. When bwoinked, they stated that they didn’t know what the simulation was and was just testing them.

  2. A member of the cult is captured and deconverted. They tell security who the cult leader and sacrafice target was upon deconversion.

  3. A player accidentally plasmaflooded atmos after unwrenching a pipe. Nobody except them was harmed in the fire, but atmospherics is now unusable due to being burnt down.

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  1. Bolting the doors shows they at least suspected it was dangerous… but it also means they at least took action to prevent harm. Nonetheless, most lawsets would discourage/prevent the AI from taking a potentially harmful action - i.e, under asimov/crewsimov, this would fall under law 1, and “turning off safeties” would imply that the results could be dangerous. I’d give them a low-severity note, giving them some future advice - whenever they don’t know what something does, they can just mentorhelp, ask in #questions on the discord, or even just ask someone more knowledgable ICly.

  2. This is… yeah that’s bad. Being deconverted from the cult explicitly tells you “cleansing the taint of the Geometer and all your memories as her servant”. If they’re a somewhat new player, I’d just give them a note, however if they’re combative during the bwoink, not understanding what they did wrong or someone who should very clearly know better (i.e hundreds of hours), I’d likely just go straight for a temporary antagonist ban.

  3. Sometimes people fuck up. As you specified “accidentally” in your question, I’m going to answer as if I know for sure it’s an accident… honestly, I’d likely chalk it up as an IC issue. At most… I’d add an expiring hidden note regarding the accident, to alert future admins in case they start having repeat “accidents”.

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Good answers, I appreciate how on the first question you told them how to seek help to stop this in the future.

From what I’ve seen of your actions ingame, on discord, and what I’ve seen on logs, you’ll do fine for the most part. Just remember that as an admin, you’ll be held to a much higher standard of behavior, and I’m not sold on what’s happened in the past has particularly changed. I’ll abstain from voting for this app, if only to give others more of a say.


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Whenever I make some sort of mistake, I always appreciate whenever someone tells me what I did wrong and how I could improve, so I try to do the same for others, golden rule and all :slight_smile:

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I havent been around too much recently to witness any behavioral changes, but at least it seems like you’re trying to work on yourself more.

So, couple of questions~

  1. You spot two assistants shoving eachother in the halls, one gets tabled and ends up zip tied, then has his toolbelt stolen by the second assistant, no damage is done to either player and neither of them are antagonists. What would you do?

  2. A player opens an adminhelp about an issue, the issue seems to be entirely IC, and no rules have been broken, as such you inform the player and close the ticket, marking it as IC. A few minutes later the player opens a fresh ticket about the same issue, What would you do, and why?

  3. A felind virus was released by a non-antagonist. What investigation would you do, and what rule/s could they have potentially broken if any, and what action would you take if any?

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  1. This seems like somewhat valid escalation, and an IC issue that’d result in a theft charge/arrest by the second assistant. Neither ended up injured, much less crit/killed. Honestly… typical assistant bullshit.
  2. Assuming they didn’t open a new ahelp bc they forgot to mention important details in the first one… I’d warn them that it was already marked as an IC issue. If they understand and drop it, then that’s that, but if they persist, I’d honestly mute them from ahelps for the round…
  3. … how the fuck did they even managed to get a felinid virus? Toxoplasmois Sapiens / Feline Hysteria can only be spawned in by admins, it can’t occur or be obtained naturally. I’d first ask in asay if anyone intentionally gave them that virus, and if so, well, I’d tell them what happened and let that admin handle it. If not, though… Wee woo, wee woo, that’s a potential exploit (Rule 7.10)! Immediately begin investigating that player’s logs (mainly LOG_VIRUS, LOG_GAME, and INVESTIGATE_ITEMS), while also bwoinking them and prying for details about how they obtained the virus. What happens here depends on how they obtained the virus, but nonetheless it’s likely a tempban due to self-antag (rule 9, bioterror is a capital crime), with a high likelihood for rule 7 on top of that.
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Very good answers, the felind virus was to trip you up, but you got it spot on.

+1 from me here


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You’re obviously extremely knowledgeable and your history shows you know the rules well (plus I suck at questions anyway).
And after talking to you on discord I’m confident you have the right mindset as to why you apply.
Still, I’m not a 100% certain you’re ready yet so I’ll leave a +0.5



Ok I promised questions, so here they are, don’t forget to read up on admin conduct:

  • A player DMs you that they are being harassed by another player both IC and OOC, you think you might have seen bits of it on discord that could be taken as a joke or the usual banter in general over the past few weeks but nothing that really sticks out. Do you take action? If you do, what do you do? If not, why not?

  • A player you are friends with has an ahelp opened about them while you are ghosting around as an admin. Their activity seems pretty grey area, and they have several notes about this behaviour. Today they are spraytanning people that walk by in the central hall as a gimmick, but not doing anything other than that, nor really talking much. Do you do anything?

  • A 0h player joins and sits on the shuttle for the entire round. The entire round ends, and they never leave their seat on the shuttle. The next round starts, and five minutes in, they join again, never moving from the shuttle seat. They are inactive the entire round and respond to nothing. The same thing happens a third round in a row. The account was created that same day. Do you do anything?

  • You’re a full growed admin now, observing a round idly between rounds of osu!, your guilty nightcore secret pleasure. A very cute orange haired catgirl with a blue blindfold, in a wheelchair, prays for help. She has space adapt and a virus that makes her no longer need to breathe. You check her bag and its full of warm teriyaki donkpockets. She is trapped on a random z level in space due to an unfortunate player-made shuttle accident involving a door and Kalo. She does not have a GPS. Do you do anything?

  1. Ask for more context - how exactly are they harassing you, can you link me to specific instances that make you uncomfortable, etc? The player could understandably be uncomfortable with the idea of asking said person to stop themselves, so if it’s just banter that the first player is uncomfortable with, I would be willing to act as a middleman to attempt to explain to the other player that they should tone it down a bit. However, if it’s more blatant, that could easily R7 and/or R0, which could lead to a warning+note and/or ban if it’s really bad.

  2. Honestly, with friends, I’d attempt to ask for the opinion of other admins if possible, to mitigate any potential bias on my part. I would however, attempt to collect any context and logs to help other admins understand the situation.

  3. This is… an interesting situation. I would check to see if there were perhaps any detected alt accounts, and check to see if they had any antags enabled (IIRC player panel → antag panel shows that?) Do you mean respond to nothing as in… respond to no IC stimulus, or they don’t respond to bwoinks or anything like that? Either way, I’d also try asking other admins for their opinion on the situation if I was completely unsure, but I’d still attempt to look into it myself
    3.1. (no IC stimulus): Attempt to bwoink, ask if they need help figuring out the game.
    3.2. (no bwoink): (Temp?)ban, with an “explain on forums” message, I think? Would need to carefully word it, though…

  4. Sounds like a perfect opportunity start some low-impact shenanigans to have other players to get involved in a ‘rescue’ for her! The specifics of such would honestly depend on the round itself, but low-impact rescue mission shenanigans would likely be fun the players involved, and I’d find a way to have her involved too, instead of just waiting around. Either way, I’d try to do something more involved than just giving her a direct way back to safety if possible. Also, I’m going to ignore the fact you think I play osu… I’d obviously be watching video essays or listening to Touhou music instead :stuck_out_tongue:

  1. You should post it in admin channels where it will likely become a headmin problem depending on various factors, those kinds of situations are tough in that it could be baseless or a whole can of worms to act on in an official capacity.

  2. Is bueno

  3. Good mindset. Someone joining several rounds in a row and not leaving the shuttle or anything looks like an account building hours and good chance of an evader. Depending on latest griffman waves, I would probably have sent them to the forum or a detailed hidden note.

  4. Good, don’t forget to be actively adminning!


Alrighty, apologies for letting this sit for so long.

After internal discussions taking your past history in to account we have decided to *accept this application. While there are some rough edges here and there, we think you are worth giving a shot at moderator.

Welcome to the team!

Accepting at T: +1.5