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Mentor Application [Friend Besto/Enemy Worsto]
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Usual character name: Friend Besto / Enemy Worsto 
BYOND username: MetaReferencer
Discord username (if you are on our discord):Elusif
Recommended by (if applicable):Arthur Holiday (I'm 80% sure it wasn't a joke)
Goon servers you play:Main

Reason for application + game experience (300 word minimum): 
I really like to help people. I also am really averse to hurting people. I know everything there is to know about cyborgs/AI/Robotics, and lots of other thingies (mostly engineering related, a little bit of chemistry and medical, a little bit of cooking). I would love to answer people's questions because there is a chance they will remember the advice I give them and that will make the game more interesting for everyone else. I am quite good at not using meta information in game, and I have infinite stores of patience and compasssion, even for those who don't deserve it. Anywho, I am applying to be a mentor because it would let me do what I am compelled to do normally (answer every question that comes by) but for a larger potential audience. What do I expect to get out of this? Well it would give me something to do after Grifflez obliterates me for sending annoying prayers. I also expect that I might be able to increase the general adeptness quotient of the server, if only gradually, but any improvement is better than no improvement. It is time to give something back to this community aside from a really awful code addition (loot crates) and hundreds of dollars of whiskey money to wire. We have an awful lot of new players, and my god I really want to help the ones that decide to play AI, Borg, or Roboticist (that last one most of all). Please, ask me about robotics things I just want to help you do robotics things just HIT THE FRAME WITH A WRENCH PLEEEEEEEAAAAASE. Where were we? In conclusion, I am ready and willing to throw my knowledge at people and see what sticks. I will never be overbearing or abusive to anyone who asks a stupid question, and maybe just maybe answering questions will improve the experience for everyone. 


Previous bans (while this will not affect your application lying about it will):
That one time in 2016 where I took a cloaked pod with 40MM HE grenade launchers and blew everyone up. That one time 2 or 3 years ago where I had been awake for 60 hours and I got really mad at firebarrage and said some really stupid things. (Silicon Ban) That one time I turned an emitter off and it caused the singularity to get loose. 
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No. -1.

You're knowledgable about silicon stuff and I recognize that and that's fine. You also have come off as rude to me more than once when looking at conversation on Discord.

I've played rounds on Classic with you in them too and you are a pretty abrasive presence inwhat experiences I have had there. In particular I remember a round I played security and we were having problems with robotics and trying to clarify laws and do legwork to see if anyone had changed any of them, I believe since a borg or secondary AI was acting out. And nobody in Sec really listened when we were doing this at first and instead got increasingly frustrated and repetitive, and that's fine and bound to happen, so I repeated what was up, the timeline of asking for information and laws for them, and that I thought it would be worth it to check the AI because it seemed to me the only excuse was that the laws were changed. I had actually stepped away for a few minutes before I came back to most of this conversation and no one had any additional information on what was going on. So, I think someone eventually went in upload and checked, but what stuck with me that I remember the most from this round was whereas Security was working through this, the two AIs, including you, began to escalate and deride us in Sec Comms because we had kept asking for laws and bounced the idea that maybe you/the other AI was rogue. And then Sec responded unkindly and some members escalated and derided too, and that wasn't acceptable either. And then in OOC and on Discord you were kind enough to call us all idiots and shitsec. You handled that entire stiuation, in all of its complexity and confusion, with an unbelievable lack of patience and such a genuine OOC insulting of anyone who was on "the wrong side" of it. This was maybe a month and a hald ago, really not too long.

Your application doesn't really sell me on any of that being a misconception or being moved past, particularly where you talk of robotics; it holds the same derisive tone. I'm not interested in having that represent Goonstation, especially not to new players.
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