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What are you afraid of?

Postby Ispiria » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:29 am #435857

Firstly don't misunderstand, not asking for your fear of spiders or small spaces. It'd be cute to know but not particularly relevant to the subject at hand here - no, what I'm asking about is, what situations, events, or responsibilities are you afraid of encountering should you be elected headmin? For example - when I started playing Space Station, I was afraid of screwing up and getting banned. When I started playing CMO I was afraid of making a mistake and getting someone killed. When I began acting as an admin I was afraid of banning someone who didn't deserve it. These fears ultimately worked to keep my behavior under control and, I believe, led me to being a better player and better admin.

Since it's our fears that keep us in check and guide how we act, the most important thing to know about anyone who'd ask to be headmin is what, specifically, you are afraid of taking on as part of the role. Having more public scrutiny on you than you've ever faced before? Being the final say in upholding a permaban on a person who may have been your friend? Interacting with and giving directions to a team of admins who may, in all likelihood, have been doing this much longer than you? Keep in mind that these are just examples, and be honest to your individual values when giving your answer.

There are many responsibilities and obligations that come along with the fancy title and ability to help decide policy, not all of which are pleasant or enjoyable ones to have. It's one of the most important roles in the server's authority hierarchy and if that doesn't scare you at least a little, you really oughtn't be running in the first place. So let's hear it. What part, or parts, of being elected headmin are you the most afraid of?



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Re: What are you afraid of?

Postby jcll » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:04 pm #436072

I am afraid of someone getting seriously hurt in the community. In past communities have seen doxing and what it does with people. I have seen people with mental health issues pushed and tormented into very bad states. I just want to make sure we can keep our unique culture without making an environment that anyone gets seriously hurt. And for me that is being strict on sexual harassment and extreme targeted harassment.

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Re: What are you afraid of?

Postby BeeSting12 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:28 pm #436079

yea i think i can sum up my answer for this question by saying "im afraid of fucking up"

i actually had mroe stuff written but then it didnt send and im not writing it again
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Re: What are you afraid of?

Postby Arianya » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:15 pm #436700

While the fear of fucking up is an ever present one, I would say my biggest fear is being the headmin who is always last to express their opinion/not available for discussions. In my experience these headmins drag things down more then one who was actively opposing things, and so my intent is that I won't become such a headmin.
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Re: What are you afraid of?

Postby Stickymayhem » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:42 am #436874

Unresolved conflicts. In my first term I was so worried about being full nazi like previous administrations that I just didn't make any hard decisions if possible. I quickly learned that was a terrible idea and grew a backbone and don't mind upsetting people if it's an important issue.
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Re: What are you afraid of?

Postby The_Dreamweaver » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:13 pm #438128

On top of what Jcll said, I'd say I fear misunderstandings. Everyone is bound to have their opinion and own ideas, and these all have an effect on how they perceive a situation or other individuals/groups. That's why I try to make communication and discussion, even with people and groups who come off as quite disagreeable, a core idea in how I approach things, as even a simple discussion can make great progress.
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