[DarkRP] Public Staff Rules and Expectations

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[DarkRP] Staff Rules and Expectations



Current member of the staff team? Check out a more detailed post about your expectations as a staff member here.​


What This Means
> As a staff member, you are not to use your staffing privileges outside of staffing situations. Doing so will lead to Demotion/Removal from the Staff Team, being put on Forced LOA, and possible punishments in-game via a Server/Network Ban.
> Do not abuse your permissions to gain an advantage over another player.
> Don't noclip into bases unless you absolutely need to.
> Don't noclip into the skybox (this will lead to instant demotion and a 6 month ban)
> Don't noclip when not on the staff job (The only exception is when you are the only staff on. Even then, stay cloaked and out of view from players)

What This Means
> As a staff member, you are expected to use common sense and maintain control and maturity over your emotions. Don't spark drama within the community.
> Don't start beef with other players, don't start beef with other staff members.
> Never disrespect or threaten any staff members or players of the Atomic Networks community.
> Always remain professional and impartial. Responding to negative/critical feedback about your performance as a staff member in a toxic or otherwise unproductive fashion is strictly prohibited.

What This Means
> Never enforce rules that are not in the AtomicRP Rules and Guidelines, and never punish someone for a reason that is not explicitly shown on the AtomicRP Punishment Guidelines.
> If you don't know how to enforce a particular, refer to the AtomicRP Enforcement Guidelines or ask a staff member in the #staffhelp channel on Discord.

What This Means
> When banning a player, you use this template - !banid [STEAMID64 Only] [Ban Length] [Ban Reason] - Banned by [Your Name] - Appeal at atmc.cc
> When jailing a player, you must use this template - "!jail [STEAMID64 Only] [Jail Length] [Jail Reason]"
> When warning a player, you must use this template - "!warn [STEAMID64 Only] [Rule Broken] [Class]"

What This Means
> All AtomicRP Staff Members are expected to be present and active within the general community (Discord and Forums)
> As a staff member, you are obligated to respond to any warn/ban appeals that involve you as the banning/warning staff member. Check these categories often.
> Optionally, you have the option to respond to staff applications and staff interview responses.
> Optionally, you also have the option to be in the staff chat on discord when you are on the server.
> Although, you must be able to respond to other staff in the #drpstaffchat at all times, especially for ban extensions and warn removals.
> If you are interested in climbing the ranks, it's highly recommended that you make your presense known within the community and you do what you can to leave feedback.

What This Means
> The Staff Member with the Highest Rank always has the final say. Do not argue with a higher-ranked staff member's decision unless they are breaking the rules. In that case, you must report to a member of the Management Team.
> If you have an issue with a decision that a higher ranked staff member has made - reach out to an SA or Wilkers - we can get things sorted there.

What This Means
If you need to make a report on a staff member, compile evidence and fill out a staff report.

What This Means
> When possible, never take a sit for/punish someone for breaking rules in a situation that you were involved in.
> Before handling the situation yourself, make a ticket first.
> If you cannot have someone of a higher rank take your ticket, you are allowed to handle the situation on your own. We recommend recording the sit as it will given extra scrutiny.
> Do not take bribes, and do not allow yourself to be influenced by outside sources in your verdict.
> Other staff members and people that have donated do not get special treatment, they are subject to the same rules and level of scrutiny as a normal player that has just joined the server.
> Your opinion is not what dictates the verdict. What dictates a verdict is the evidence from the logs, testimony given by witnesses, and other forms of evidence collected by players.

What This Means
> Ex. A player RDM's another player two times and has a sit called on them, instead of warning twice for RDM and giving them a 10 minute jail, warn them once for RDM and jail them for 5 minutes.
> Note that if a player RDM's two different players and they both call sits around the same time, still jail the offender for 1 offense.

What This Means
> Only actively engage in player situations when it is obvious and self-evident that the offender is ruining the server experience for a large amount of players. (Ex. MRDM, Racism, Abusing an Exploit etc.)
> In all other circumstances, no crying, keep flying. The main goal of the staffing team is to ensure that everyone is having fun on the server, if 2 players are bending rules against one another and they are not ruining the experience for others, it is not your place to step in and ruin their fun.
> If you are a newer staff member, this may seem a bit confusing at first, but as you get more experience you will quickly learn when you need to step in and break up the lunchroom brawls

What This Means
If you need to take a break from your duties, you are allowed to post an LOA (Leave of Absence), and if you need to take a break, or need to staff with less obligation, you are allowed to request a ROA (Restriction of Action)
Note: A staff member cannot be on ROA and LOA at the same time.

When you are returning from an LOA, you must be active within the community for the period that you were on LOA for before making another LOA/ROA.

> If you go on LOA for a week, you must be active within the community (doing your tickets, interacting w/players, etc.) for 1 week before making another LOA/ROA.
> The Management Team grants exemptions to this rule if you take a rank demotion back down to Trial Mod (if you are a mod) or Moderator (S-Mod+)


When you are returning from an ROA, you must be active within the community for at least half of the period that you were on ROA for before making another LOA/ROA.
> If you go on ROA for a Month, you must be active within the community (doing your tickets, interacting w/players, etc.) for 2 weeks before making another LOA/ROA.
> The Management Team grants exemptions to this rule if you take a rank demotion down to Trial Mod (if you are a mod) or Moderator (if you are a member of the Upper Staff Team)

There are multiple ways to meet your obligations, you can do so by doing any of the following.
> Making sure that every week (Sun to the Next Sat) you put in 10 hours every week.
> Making a consistent pattern out of being present on the server (1-2 hours of Non-AFK time every day)
> Taking Tickets (THE EASIEST WAY)
- Aim to take around 50-100 tickets each week at the bare minimum.

If you are not maintaining activity, your rank will be changed and or removed at an SA's discretion.

> Don't engage in negative banter with other players/staff on the discord or in-game in OOC/Advert Chat.