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Admins Manual
« on: July 12, 2011, 05:11 pm »
Administrators Manual for ByB Dark RP *Any Rules that are crystal clear in the new Motd are not listed*                                                     
 
Disclaimer: If this guide conflicts with the MOTD in anyway, the MOTD is right!
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Forward
This manual has been created to improve the quality of administration on our GMOD Dark Rp servers, and help new admins get started on their path.

Contents
Welcome to Administration duties
Rules to abide by, *The Elder Gods demand it!*
Some Base Rules*Why Motd why! Why must you be so cryptic!*
Admin commands, *How do I slay again?*
Ban Table, *General bans for general infractions *
Player to admin interaction, *How to play nice with others*
Infractions, *What punishments do I give out?*



   Welcome to Administrative duties!  We thank you for your choice in buying admin! We hope that you time as admin is pleasant and that you will renew your admin when it expires to continue helping this fine community! If you will be so kind as to read the following, as this manual is designed to optimize your experience as an administrator.

General Rules to abide by.

   There are some unspoken and written down rules on how to administrate your selected server/s that will hopefully be listed below.( this list is to clarify the rules posted on the front page, so what’s absurdly clear their will not be listed here)
•   Do not abuse your admin (this is general, more detail will be provide below)
•   Being an Administrator does not make you above the rules, your job is to help the players, not to be a Minge bag.
•   If caught abusing you will receive a warning, three of these can cause a loss of administrative privileges with no refund (mind you if they are on a broad space of time your warning/s might diminish.  We are not THAT cruel, and we understand that people are not perfect).
•   Use common sense, this is self explanatory.
•   Always follow the instructions of a Super Admin; they are the Elder Gods of the server you reside on.
•   Try not to noclip around the map when off duty, this can be considered abuse.
•   Always be respectful to the players of the server you reside on.  Think of yourself and the customer service rep, your job is to help others and enforce the rules of the server. 
•   Your phys gun is a tool to be used ONLY in administrative matters on other players, don’t use it to kill others when rping.
•   Admin chat is to be used ONLY for administrative matters or discussions, it’s not there to insult your fellow administrators or for RPing.
•   TRY to answer to reports.
•   In console, type “byb_who” every half hour or so, to insure that you won’t accidentally ban an undercover super admin.
•   If an admin needs help dealing with server issues, you HELP them, do not sit by and watch as the admin tries to be everywhere at once, you are an admin as well, and your job is to help others, including other admins when need be.
•   Don’t give out free Dark RP cash to other players when on duty, unless the situation warrants it.
•  DO NOT  kick or ban other admins.  This is a big no no.  Use proper channels in order to deal with admin abuse, in extreme cases, you CAN ban other admins for big things like spawn blocking and prop spam, but after the ban you MUST go to a super ASAP with the evidence, or you WILL receive an admin warning and a ban yourself.
•  NEVER use your administrative powers inside of RP (for example, you are not allowed to slay someone if they are raiding your base)  Using noclip to build, however, is allowed.
•   Don’t spam an admin command, as this tends to annoy others.
•   Use Evidence when making judgment, don’t just trust someone’s report. 
•   Don’t clean up disconnected props unless its after a ban or the server is lagging. *command is for trusted_admins and above only* 
•   If you wrongfully ban a player, its not the end of the world. Contact a Super Admin and explain the situation.
•   If you think someone IS hacking, you can only ban them if you ARE a Trusted or Super admin, To do so you HAVE to spectate AND record them before banning (thank Moo for adding this in)   

Base Rules, what you need to know.
This section will cover some basing rules that are not defined in the motd

• No one is allowed to build by the fountain
• Hobo cant have keypads in their shack
• Crouch entrances are not allowed
• You can only have one sign advertising your shop
• Prop bases are still not allowed
• Three fading doors in a row to get inside a base is also not allowed.
• Keypads cannot be delayed 
• Inappropriate sprays are not allowed*Porno sprays*
• Invisible props are not allowed.
• Players cannot spawn props in other peoples bases unless the player that owns the base allows it 
Punishments  for brakeing these rules varies, but mostly falls under a verbal warning for the first offence and a kick for "ignoring admins" second offence.

 


Administrative commands

   In console type “ulx menu” for reference (Also, for most of these commands, you will need to put part of a player’s
name after the command and/or a reason for it <i.e. !ban Pantho 60 one hour, lazy, or !ban Pan 60 one hour lazy, same applies to most of these commands, the ones that do not need a reason will have a * next to it)
Console Commands are the same only with ulx infront of it and in console
(Also if there are a lot of players on the server, put more into the name to insure accuracy)

/adminduty to go AoD
!kick (reason)
!ban (time) (reason; include time with the reason as well)
!slap (!slap !all to slap all players, same applies to other commands )*
!banid (Steam id) (reason, time, most likely they won’t be able to see it, but include it anyways)
 (TRIPPLE check the Steam id BEFORE you ban it!)
!motd*
!slay*
!freeze*
!unfreeze*
!bring*
!return*
!goto*
/demote (reason)
/a (admin chat)
/aadvert (for admin adverts)
!gag*
!ungag*
!mute*
(Extra edit by Sky: Gagging = Muting microphone but not chat, Mute = Muting chat but not microphone)
   
Ban Table
   
   The chart below will help decide which ban to assign to what infraction. But first, how to ban:
It goes like this for most infractions (the exceptions will be listed below)
Verbal Warning/ slay
Kick
Ban one hour
Ban one day
Perma ban
Note that the ban time is in minutes, do plan ahead on your ban if need be.
 
   Now, the chart is set up like so for your convenience, and to give you an idea of what type of ban is needed for each type of infraction:
Ban time                     l  Reasons for ban (this table is an example of general kicks and bans)
Kick                              l NLRx2 RDMx2 Lying to a admin, Job abuse, First warning for faphack
60 One Hour              l  RDM in bulk, Repeated braking of NLR, fist abuse, sign spam, prop pushing, prop block after warning est. 
120 Two Hours         l  Excessive swearing after warnings, Admin disrespect Admin disrespect as a kick reason is no longer allowed, please be descriptive with your ban/kick reason.  See whole announcement here
1440 One day            l Prop surfing after a warning, minor prop spam, building in other bases, faphack user rejoining with it still on, est.       
10080 One week       l  Mostly used to ban steam ids for avoiding punishment
Bans no longer go over a day, they are automatically capped (unless they are perma).  Please submit a ticket with evidence if you want someone to be banned longer than a day
0 Perma Ban             l  Spawn killing, aimbots(contact a trusted or super admin, and let them handle the issue), spawn blocking, prop spam, server crashers, tool gun spam (like door spam)                 
 

A few tips on how to interact with other players when Admin on Duty

   Well for one if you keep your tone helpful and be nice, the amount of reports against you WILL go down.
Don’t noclip around peoples bases unless you have something to attend to inside that base, having an admin inside someone’s base can be unnerving at times.
Be friendly.
ALWAYS be calm and collected when making judgments, and be fair when casting them.
If needed use text to help others if they cannot hear a microphone.   
Crack a joke every once in a while, as this helps relieve tension between the player and the administrator. 
When they need an admin, get there ASAP!!!  The faster you are, the more secure the player feels about playing on a ByB server.

What Punishments for what infractions
Well let’s start with the permas
Prop spam
Spawn block
Spawn killing
Door spam
Aim bots (You must seek for a trusted_admin or super admin to ban for aimboting)

What to do for most of the other infractions.

The following will list off the infractions and what punishment is to be dealt.

“Idiot 1 breaks NLR once or twice in a row.” (Verbal warning the first time then kick)

“Idiot 1 rejoins and keeps on breaking NLR!” (ban for one hour)

“CODFANBOY: (Report) BattleFieldLover Rdmed me(what you do is goto “codfanboy” and bring “battlefieldlover” to you, and have both parties state their case, normally in these situations you will advocate both parties and try to get to the truth, and most likely give the offender a verbal warning)

“Moron1 is prop pushing me!” (Ban for a day if it’s offensive, if it’s defensive then investigate as to why/ give verbal warning and reminder to use /report for matters that require an administrator) 

“fool2312 is mic spamming!” (gag him, if he rejoins to continue microphone spam, ban him for a hour or two, your choice)

“Hacking Idiot is aimboting!”( this one can be difficult, you should straight away contact a trusted+ admin and start recording (demos are best for this due to the drive feature).  Observe them from a distance, if possible contact a trusted+ admin to spectate the user, if no trusted+ admin is available then just keep recording them to collect evidence of snapping/locking onto players, then make a ticket )

“Nutsforachin is prop blocking!” (If it’s a door, look around the base first, as their maybe another entrance into it, or they might be building. When there is no other entrance, then give a verbal warning to the offender, and order him to remove the blockage. If he refuses, remove it for him. Say that he has a building sign, but his base contains something, issue a verbal warning, and tell him to remove it. If he refuses, remove the block. If its prop blocked printers, remove the prop block and bring the offender and give him a verbal warning. If “Nutsforachin” continues to prop block his printers, ban him for an hour)

“Another Idiot” decides that he is better then you, and knows more about server rules then you do,
yells at you and/or is a smeging prick while doing all of this (ban “Another Idiot” for two hours for admin disrespect) 


Kicking banning for admin disrespect is not longer allowed, ban them for excessive swearing if they keep running their mouth off.  If they keep harassing you after you've asked them to stop then just mute them and kick then ban if they continue via /advert or /pm.  See whole announcement on the subject here.

“Wannabegangbanger says in ooc: Man did you see dat A** last nite, was F***ing hot as Sh**
(Slap him, NOW! then say in admin advert “Don’t swear in ooc”)
Wannabegangbanger: B**ch pleas! What dat for!
(Now slay em! Give him a warning that if he swears again you will ban him)
 Wannabegangbanger: Ni***r ima kill you fo! (You know what; ban him for two hours for excessive swearing)

“RDMPRO is mass RDMing everyone!” (Ban him for a day)

“Numbnuts stole my door!”  With the new update to the motd, this has changed to "Deal with it."

F.A.Q. Beta

Mr Super! I lost my admin by getting three warnings? What happens if I re-buy it??!?!
Answer:



In conclusion, this brings the manual to a close. Enjoy your time on ByB!
     
   
 
« Last Edit: September 21, 2013, 05:22 am by Khan »
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 05:34 pm »
Errhmm...
You aren't an admin yourself, how are you going to put your practical / server experience in here?

There already is one of these I think, but still, good thing :)

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Let me modify, since you did:

Very nice job!
This covers nearly everything!
« Last Edit: October 16, 2011, 10:03 pm by Bouche Dag. »

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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 05:43 pm »
Errhmm...
You aren't an admin yourself, how are you going to put your practical / server experience in here?

There already is one of these I think, but still, good thing :)


Dag I Am a Administrator on Server 4. You haven't seen me on? 
Wow man.
The purpose of the manual is to combine ALL the admin rules and such into one package, and to go more in depth on some aspects of the rules, because honestly, most of the newer admin I've seen so far suck, badly :P
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 05:43 pm »
Errhmm...
You aren't an admin yourself, how are you going to put your practical / server experience in here?

There already is one of these I think, but still, good thing :)


Dag I Am a Administrator on Server 4. You haven't seen me on? 
Wow man.
The peruse of the manual is to combine ALL the admin rules and such into one package, and to go more in depth on some aspects of the rules, because honestly, most of the newer admin I've seen so far suck, badly :P

Forgot :o
Saw you a few hours ago!

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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 06:32 pm »
Errhmm...
You aren't an admin yourself, how are you going to put your practical / server experience in here?

There already is one of these I think, but still, good thing :)


Dag I Am a Administrator on Server 4. You haven't seen me on? 
Wow man.
The peruse of the manual is to combine ALL the admin rules and such into one package, and to go more in depth on some aspects of the rules, because honestly, most of the newer admin I've seen so far suck, badly :P

Forgot :o
Saw you a few hours ago!

Few hours? Khan is more  active than you bouche ;)
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 06:51 pm »
Errhmm...
You aren't an admin yourself, how are you going to put your practical / server experience in here?

There already is one of these I think, but still, good thing :)


Dag I Am a Administrator on Server 4. You haven't seen me on? 
Wow man.
The peruse of the manual is to combine ALL the admin rules and such into one package, and to go more in depth on some aspects of the rules, because honestly, most of the newer admin I've seen so far suck, badly :P

Forgot :o
Saw you a few hours ago!

Few hours? Khan is more  active than you bouche ;)
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 07:18 pm »
+support!
Finally, someone dedicating time to help run the servers better :D.
Like a personal MOTD for admins!

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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 07:41 pm »
what about doing !Amotd and the admin MOTD comes up, showing the guide?

btw +support

but yeah, there are other ones.

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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 07:53 pm »
what about doing !Amotd and the admin MOTD comes up, showing the guide?

btw +support

but yeah, there are other ones.

Im well aware of that, however they are a pain in the rear end to find, or only cover part of the admin rules
Thats why this one is simply ment  to combine as much info about the admin rules as possible, and put it into one easy to read document.
Also im nearing completion of the document its self, ill will release a version one very soon.
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 08:32 pm »
Version 1.0 release!
If their is anything that needs to be corrected, pm me or post it on this thread! Same goes for addons! 
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 09:33 pm »
"Errors" that i've found so far -
As far as i'm aware even the supers don't have money spawning commands - as such money can be given out freely if you feel that way inclined
You say never kick/ban another admin then give reasons why you can - contradiction?
A 1 week ban is 10080
Aimbots/faphack get between 1 hour and 1 day not perma

Alot of stuff is advice and still goes by personal judgement really but for some of your listed cases i'd go with different techniques i.e

NLR rule break follow the path of verbal, slay, kick, ban 5 minutes, ban 1 hour

Slapping people that swear just gets irritating only do it after a few verbal warnings and when you slap do it for 0 damage

If someone "steals" a door then bring the person then ask him to sell it, if they refuse kick

Typos -
Triple only has one P

For the most part it seems pretty much like a guide of common sense, but with that said some of our admins are lacking even that
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 09:56 pm »
"Errors" that i've found so far -
As far as i'm aware even the supers don't have money spawning commands - as such money can be given out freely if you feel that way inclined
You say never kick/ban another admin then give reasons why you can - contradiction?
A 1 week ban is 10080
Aimbots/faphack get between 1 hour and 1 day not perma

Alot of stuff is advice and still goes by personal judgement really but for some of your listed cases i'd go with different techniques i.e

NLR rule break follow the path of verbal, slay, kick, ban 5 minutes, ban 1 hour

Slapping people that swear just gets irritating only do it after a few verbal warnings and when you slap do it for 0 damage

If someone "steals" a door then bring the person then ask him to sell it, if they refuse kick

Typos -
Triple only has one P

For the most part it seems pretty much like a guide of common sense, but with that said some of our admins are lacking even that

And that is why its open for improvement, and thanks for the feed back

Admins cant give out rp cash as they can not rp when on duty  :P

The kicking of another admin part does need to be reworded a tad, as the point is kinda lost

 thanks for the correction on the week ban   

this is what im talking about, their is such a gap on how each admin issues their bans, the players that ive seen baned for aimboting where permas 

I always ban the player the refuses to sell the door for 5 as sometimes they rejoin to fast for the owner of the base to buy the door


Ill fix it in the next release.
Fixed
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 10:06 pm by Khan111 »
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 11:14 pm »
"Errors" that i've found so far -
As far as i'm aware even the supers don't have money spawning commands - as such money can be given out freely if you feel that way inclined
You say never kick/ban another admin then give reasons why you can - contradiction?
A 1 week ban is 10080
Aimbots/faphack get between 1 hour and 1 day not perma

Alot of stuff is advice and still goes by personal judgement really but for some of your listed cases i'd go with different techniques i.e

NLR rule break follow the path of verbal, slay, kick, ban 5 minutes, ban 1 hour

Slapping people that swear just gets irritating only do it after a few verbal warnings and when you slap do it for 0 damage

If someone "steals" a door then bring the person then ask him to sell it, if they refuse kick

Typos -
Triple only has one P

For the most part it seems pretty much like a guide of common sense, but with that said some of our admins are lacking even that

And that is why its open for improvement, and thanks for the feed back

Admins cant give out rp cash as they can not rp when on duty  :P

The kicking of another admin part does need to be reworded a tad, as the point is kinda lost

 thanks for the correction on the week ban   

this is what im talking about, their is such a gap on how each admin issues their bans, the players that ive seen baned for aimboting where permas 

I always ban the player the refuses to sell the door for 5 as sometimes they rejoin to fast for the owner of the base to buy the door


Ill fix it in the next release.
Fixed

words of Pantho are 1hour-day for aimbot/faphack etc
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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 09:16 am »
Great job :), very good that you've done this!

I've been taking a look at this, and I've found out a few things:
- RDM is listed at one hour, and RDMx2 is listed at kick... - this is weird. I think you mean mass RDM for one hour.
- “ Nutsforachin is prop blocking!”  ... or they might be building ... - This might suggest that propblock while building is allowed, which is not.

I'd like to see:
- Rules about base expensions (when they are allowed and when not. I'd say small ones are allowed and they may not be on the streets (pavement is ok).
- That admins should not ban people for disrespect when they're trying to explain (without argueing, calling him names) a new admin what he did do wrong.
- Rules while building (put a sign, buy no shipments/printers, if you're raided/killed it's RDM).
- If admins (when not AOD) can noclip around the map to check if people's bases are ok (which, I think, is not ok).
- If admins can(not), if they find out a player they're raiding is breaking rules: ban/kick the player, clean DC props and then steal his printers.
- That if the statement in a report seems to be very important, that admins should go there very quickly. And that you have to handle reports.
- Admins need to have evidence, and not just believe someone's report.
- Tips 'n Tricks for admins, like: Before doing whatever to a player, you can always try to /pm (playername) to see if the name you use targets the right player, so no players get accidently banned.

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« Last Edit: July 13, 2011, 10:06 am by Cor »

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Re: Admins Manual
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 11:18 am »
Ok my previous post didnt post when the forums smegged up a lil.

Anyway , my previous post was something like this;

Its great your doing this, but you should run it through with some super admins, and then run it through with Deon (Mrs iRIDE) for further clarification.

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Also if you want, When its all done, you could give it to me, and then i could make it into a PDF Book, with a front cover and stuff ? :D
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