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Spring Y3
8.29.19 - 10.13.19
by Split, 08-31-2019, 09:06 PMRE: News Archive
It's time for an update to how we handle time! Now that we are a couple days into the first season of this year, I'll explain how our flow of time will now work. We will be keeping double time, but our time will be more fluid. Essentially, from here on, you will be allowed to back date threads.

All threads from here on out will need to have a date AND time listed in the thread title. This will allow users to see exactly when a thread occurred.

Previously, if you posted a new thread, the time and date that thread was posted was the time in which that event was happening. We are altering the rules regarding timelines to allow you to backdate threads for any date in the current year. (This is Year 3.) So this year started on 8.29.19. You may date a thread from the current date backward to the first day of the year. So as today is 8/31/19, you may date a thread for any date between 8/29/19 and 8.31.19. You may not date threads forward.

So as the year progresses, you will be able to date threads for any time that has already passed in the year, but you must be careful not to break your own character's timelines. The best way to track a character's timeline is to go to their profile and click the button on it labelled "Thread Log". It shows every thread the character has ever participated in. Likewise, events that would break your timelines should also be carefully monitored. So, for example, if I posted a thread for a character dated for today in the desert, it would break the timeline if I posted a thread dated for the 29th in which they ended up dying.

Excessively breaking your own timelines or other characters' timelines is frowned upon and if done consistently, Staff may intervene. Tomorrow I will be instituting changes to leader logs and pregnancies that reflect these changes, so keep an eye out! Please DM or PM a staffer if you have any questions.
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Character OTS Katchneil
Relationship OTS Ariodeoux & Dragon
Player OTS Kaitlyn
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Staff Applications


Gods


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Staff Applications


Hello Omnians! We, as staff, don't hold staff auditions when we're looking for someone to join the team. Instead, we take applications year round and select from the pool of applicants when it is determined we need a little more help. If you're interested in eventually joining our staff, please post below with the following form!



1. Staffers must, first and foremost, active! If you aren't able to dedicate a reasonable amount of time to Omne, your chances of being selected are a little bit lower.

2. How long you've been a member of the site has very little to do with whether or not you are accepted. We're looking for talent, not necessarily experience.

3. You don't need to know how to use HTML or CSS to join our staff. We'll teach you whatever you might need to know.

4. If you have had a strong, recent history of rule-breaking when we examine these apps, it may affect your chances of selection.

5. If you decide later on that you don't have time for staff after all or need to change something, feel free to update or remove your application as needed!



We also recommend you post from your OC.



Form



Name: Your OC!

Link: Link to your OC, if you post from your OC then you don't need to link.

How much time can you dedicate to Omne every day?: Try to give us an idea on the AVERAGE day. We know things happen! If certain days of the week are better or worse, let us know!

Do you have any previous staffing experience?: It's okay if you don't have any, just answer honestly!

Are you currently a staff member on any other sites?: Being a staffer somewhere else isn't a deal-breaker, but we like to know what your responsibilities are.

Why do you want to be a staffer?: Staffing is a thankless job many days and can be frustrating. What makes you want to join Omne's staff?

What are your strengths? What are you good at? What are your strengths as a person?

What are your weaknesses?: Acknowledging where you could grow shows us a lot about you and where you'd like to go. Please be honest! We want to know YOU.

What makes someone a good staffer?: What do you think makes someone a good staffer? This is strictly opinion and there are no right and wrong answers.

What do you think Omne's staff could do better? How would you help with that?: Don't be afraid to be honest with us. We're not perfect, no one is. We want to know what you think could be improved and how you could contribute to that change. ^^


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Name: Tae
Link: N/A
How much time can you dedicate to Omne every day?: On an average day, I can pretty much be on whenever. I usually will let people know if I'm about to have class or something of the like.
Do you have any previous staffing experience?: Yes! On a site called Doutaini!
Are you currently a staff member on any other sites?: Nope!
Why do you want to be a staffer?: I want to be a staffer because I simply like helping people. it's what I do! I wanna help lighten the load of the current staff and I just wanna help the site grow ^^
What are your strengths? I am able to multi-task pretty well, at least I think I can. I also think that I'm a very warm, welcoming, and active person who can take care of problems at the very moment they occur! I'm also decent at photomanips.
What are your weaknesses?: I have a tendency of getting sidetracked often. I'll start something and somethin' else will pop up and I'll get focused on that. That's only on bad days though. I guess a true weakness is that I don't know crap about coding.
What makes someone a good staffer?: It's mainly about personality in my opinion! How hard you're willing to work and your intentions!
What do you think Omne's staff could do better? How would you help with that?: I honestly think it's great right now! However, it could be a little more active OCly and ICly! I hope this doesn't offend the staff!
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Name: Nibi
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How much time can you dedicate to Omne every day?: An hour or two for sure depending on work load. As you know I've got 19 class hours and 20 hours of work a week. And I like to sleep for 7-8 hours a night. So. But weekends I'm far more free than weekdays.
Do you have any previous staffing experience?: Yes as a forum moderator over on FelisFire for ~6 months. I had to step down due to missing the weekly staff meetings that were held when I had other commitments, even though I was doing my job and checking in with the other staff daily.
Are you currently a staff member on any other sites?: No.
Why do you want to be a staffer?: So that I can take some of the pressure and weight off of the admins shoulders. They're working their behinds off for us (the userbase) and I'd like for them to all be spread a little less thin.
What are your strengths? I'm dedicated and diligent; if I'm given a specific set of tasks to do daily they will get done at the earliest time I can do them. I try to make my explanations to others clear and thorough. I have high moral standards and am very good at maintaining emotional poise - even if that means stepping back and not allowing any of my feelings to show during a tense situation. I believe that I'm both loyal and dependable, having served in positions within my sorority that required me to be timely and not show favoritism; this is also true of one of my jobs last semester when I graded for my lab students and one of my sisters. I believe that I'm truthful and honest and I try to be cheerful at all times (even in the face of great trial). As I state in my weaknesses, tempering my tolerance with kindness and the consideration for the needs of others can be difficult, as to be effective at a job I sometimes must not be so understanding.
What are your weaknesses?: I can come off as wanting to micromanage things, or, on the other end, be very aloof if a situation is stressing me out. This means that I can sometimes not apply enough empathy to the situation at hand. I also have a very black or white view of things: either you broke the rule or you didn't. There is no grey area. I'm also a lot harder on my friends than I am on people I'm not friends with in an effort to avoid seeming like I'm showing favoritism (I'm also that hard on myself, though). I'm also blunt without meaning to be at times (which is why I run things by others before I say them if it seems a delicate situation).
What makes someone a good staffer?: Fairness, a serving heart, honesty, and the ability to make judgments as needed to help keep the site up and running.
What do you think Omne's staff could do better? How would you help with that?: One thing I feel could be better is timeliness. Having more hands on deck to help with updates and scavenge rolls would probably help lay the stress off of the admins.
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Name: KittyKookiez
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How much time can you dedicate to Omne every day?: I'd say maybe 5-6 hours on weekdays and nearly all day on weekends.

Do you have any previous staffing experience?: Yes, although at the time there were so many other Staff members that really, it was like a race to see who could update the /only/ person left first.
Are you currently a staff member on any other sites?: No. Omne be my one and only babe.

Why do you want to be a staffer?: Lately it seems you guys have been really busy lately, and the amount of Staff work you guys put in prevent you from having more fun and making posts. I want to help take the load off of you guys. I often explore the site and re-read OOC things even when I know I have no posts to do, because I love Omne so much.

What are your strengths?: I'd say my enthusiasm to be on this site pretty much everyday is one of my greatest strengths, as well as really just having too much freetime and wanting to get some progress done with things, both on and off Omne.

What are your weaknesses?: Honestly this community is so small and tightknit that my previous weakness, which was my inability to really socialize with other members, is gone. So I'd say that now my biggest weakness would be uncertainty. If I'm not sure about something I usually leave it to someone else for them to do because of a fear of messing it up. As well, I might not always be on the same page as other Staffers, so things I'd consider to be okay (mostly in the example of: is 'this' a good enough reason to change this other thing?) might not be okay by other Staffers.

What makes someone a good staffer?: It really depends on if the team prefers specializing in certains areas or if everyone does an equal amount of work in everything. It seems Omne's staff does the latter, but either way: what makes a good staffer is someone who listens out to other members and treats everyone's opinions equally. A good staffer does not make anyone feel stressed or left out, and though they do things regular members cannot, that doesn't mean they are worth any more. Everyone is equal.

What do you think Omne's staff could do better? How would you help with that?: Really you guys are doing the best you can, at least in my eyes.
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(thank you Split for reminding me of this lol)

Name: Aki

Link: Posting with. ^^

How much time can you dedicate to Omne every day?: During weekdays, I’d say around 3 hours. On weekends, however, I can be on for the entire day.

Do you have any previous staffing experience?: Yes! I‘ve been a moderator on a site I’d rather not name (though I’m sure the current staff team already knows about this). Not to mention the other 2 positions (acolyte and site-aide) that came before mod. I was a staff for a little more than a year.

Are you currently a staff member on any other sites?: No.

Why do you want to be a staffer?: When Omne’s members welcomed me after several incidents with another site, I felt like I had to do something in return. These people took me in regardless of the bad things I did to them in the past (which I regret), and helped me break free from a very toxic community. So I want to help people here, just like they helped me. Maybe not on the exact same way, but I‘d like to contribute to the community nonetheless. I truly enjoy helping others, even if behind the scenes. I really want to see Omne grow, and I think I can help with that!

What are your strengths?: I enjoy doing things right. No rushing, no not checking twice. I’d say I can work well under pressure, or in a small, given amount of time. I know this contradicts all I’ve said about my school life, but things were always very different while I was working for staff. I don’t mind doing the work of others, should they not have time to do something. I’m also very patient. If I have to explain something to someone over and over again, I will. I have no problems with that.

What are your weaknesses?: I’d say my memory isn’t the best one. If I don’t do something quickly, I might forget about it. But, I’d say working as staff for a year helped me manage that.

What makes someone a good staffer?: I’d say how dedicated they are. A good staffer is a staffer who truly loves the community, and wants to see it thrive. They’re willing to use their time to work on things for the site. They should also enjoy working along the people from said site.

What do you think Omne's staff could do better? How would you help with that?: Though I think the current staff team is doing an amazing job (especially under the pressure of changing hosts n’ all), I believe they could use some extra hands when it comes to updates and rolls. These things are crucial for a role play community to function. And, I’m pretty much specialized with doing both tasks, as well as profile reviews, and more.
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How much time can you dedicate to Omne every day?: During weekdays, I'd say about 4 hours on a good day and around 2 on a busy one. I don't do much on weekends so usually 4 or more hours.
Do you have any previous staffing experience?: Nope, I'd be new to this.
Are you currently a staff member on any other sites?: No
[b]Why do you want to be a staffer?:[/b] I've been around since day 1 and I've watched how the site has grown without a lot of help from me. I wanna bee able to aid in the site's growth and I do want to help current staff get stuff done. I know you guys tend to be busy and I want to be able to help lift the workload a little. In addition to that, I don't have that many characters and I tend not to post them so much, so I'd have time to do staff work when I have nothing to do regarding posts.
[b]What are your strengths?:[/b] I don't get upset very easily and have a more nonchalant attitude. Even when I do get mad, I'm good at keeping that to myself. I don't express my anger when it matters. I also do my best to look at things from a different perspective in order to get a better understanding of situations I'm dealing with.
[b]What are your weaknesses?:[/b] My words tend to be sharp. I can come off the wrong way sometimes and even when I don't realize it and when I don't intend for them to. I can also be a little forgetful when there's a lot going on at one time. 
[b]What makes someone a good staffer?:[/b] I would see a good staffer as someone whose fair, honest, and listens to what the members have to say. Good staffers are helpful and level-headed. They can keep their composure when the going gets tough. 
[b]What do you think Omne's staff could do better? How would you help with that?:[/b] You all do a great job at maintaining the site, though sometimes it takes time for some things to get done. I want to be able to help you accomplish tasks in a quicker manner, whether it be doing it myself(in areas that I'm allowed/able) or freeing up a different task so you can do what I can't.

Note: Putting this up for when I do have time, which will probably be in the summer.

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How much time can you dedicate to Omne every day?: Um, on school days it's iffy but I do check daily. I could do easy stuff, if easy stuff even exists in staffing, on school days and potentially much more over Summer and on weekends.

Do you have any previous staffing experience?:  Hah nope. This is my first time even honestly considering it.

Are you currently a staff member on any other sites?:  Nope. This is the only site that I really role-play on and I've fallen deeply for it and all of the people in it.

Why do you want to be a staffer?: I honestly just want to try it out. I don't know what needs to be done, I've never had any prior experience, which makes me a bad candidate. But it's been suggested to me, and I'm curious. I would be willing to learn, I think, because I really love this community and it's given me so much joy. I'm no artist, I'm just a student of many things, and I want to learn how to give back the love that I've received. If staff work is a way I could do that, then hey, that'd be cool. And I am also curious to see if I fit the bill, I was told by a little Splitterbird that I might enjoy it and I cannot fathom why so I'd like to see. I also like the idea of being able to function as a creative counselor sometimes. I like to help others create stuff if they want me to.

[b]What are your strengths?
[/b]Hehe um... I have free time. I try to be disciplined with my time. People have said that I am kind. I like to help people with creation of things specifically, I think I am good at that.  

[b]What are your weaknesses?:
[/b]I'm sporadic with muse and with energy. I don't know what I'm doing in the staffing department. Despite trying to be disciplined, it is a skill I have yet to hone. I am not knowledgable in coding, really. 

[b]What makes someone a good staffer?:[/b] There are many things. Someone who keeps something running like these sites and these communities should have a lot of love for that community. They should be willing to do much for it. You don't need to commit yourself one-thousand percent to anything, but you should at least enjoy the people you serve. I feel like any position of power should be not high-and-mighty, but open and on the same level as everyone else. Power is placed into the hands of those who can use it for the betterness of everyone else, not because they deserve it for whatever reason, you know? A good staffer is not intimidating, listens to everyone's opinions, does not enforce their way upon anyone. A good staffer I think would say "How can I help you?" and/or "What do you think about this?" to the member base instead of "Here's what we're going to do" or "Here's what I've planned out for you". Good staffers are more like ambassadors, or messengers -- vessels for the wills of their communities. They, being a part of their own community, can also have a say, but that say should not be any more important than anybody else's. And I think the reason, then, for why there is distinction between Member and Staffer, is because Staffer is organizer. Members have a lot of ideas, and I think the Staffers are just the ones putting them all together in an organized fashion into, hopefully, something everybody can enjoy (at very least one aspect of).

[b]What do you think Omne's staff could do better? How would you help with that?:[/b] I have no idea, you guys are the best staffers I have ever seen and I love you all. You love this community with a passion, even when your lives are hectic and busy, and I cannot thank you enough for radiating your positivity despite all of that. You're all angels. I think I want to help lighten the load? I also have seen Split's massive plot be unfortunately not taken as fully as it could've been and I don't know, maybe I could help with that? I really think that plot is an excellent idea, as are so many plots, and I'd love to see it and more succeed, and I wonder what I could do to help that. Like maybe, ask the members for when they think a big ol' plot would fit their schedule, or what they would like to see in big plots, just have them be a little more involved in these stories that we make with each other. See what can be done to make stuff like Rise of Rudis more accessible to folks if it isn't already. I really don't know, I don't want to assume things, I just want to see what needs to be done.

Wow this was waaaay too long, I'm sorry.


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