||Becoming A Helper/Admin
We currently are accepting more helpers.
The below texts will give you an idea as to what we will look for.
Also we won`t be looking for people who magically start helping when
spots are available, we will be looking at those who have been helping
First off let me start off
by saying ETG is unlike any other network currently
around. Not just because of our staff, or what we offer,
but because the way we are run/setup. ETG is actually
owned by me and my company, I am paying about 20,000$ a
year to bring ETG to the gaming community out of my own
pocket. That`s right I`m paying tons of money so that
*YOU* can use a free IRC service. Think I`m crazy? Well
so does the rest of my family and friends so join the
That being said, ETG is made on some very strong
rules, standards, foundations. When ETG was made, it was
made to be different from all other networks. It was
designed in a way to provide you with the maximum
stability, performance, and service. I have been on IRC
so many years I choose not to even count them or
remember them anymore frankly. Those years have
shown/taught me alot of things, mainly how many jerks
and perverts there are on the net, but it also showed me
how many good people are also here.
That`s what ETG was
made for, a place for the good people to come, not have
to worry about problems etc. A place where the gaming
community could come together and actually get along
(weird dream I know but for the most part, that is what
we all do.) Among the other things these years have
taught me is how much the different networks don`t
actually care about their users, and the network itself
really. Mostly run by power tripping people who expect
you to bow to them. If there is a real problem on the
network they won`t do anything to help you unless you
are a close personal friend of theirs etc.
ETG`s Admin staff is
selected not based on who they know or what they have
done in the past, but based on who they are and how much
they truly want to help. Imagine that, a network that
selects admins based on their character.. Cool concept
eh? People become helpers after they have proven not
just a willingness/desire to help but have actually done
so selflessly without asking for or expecting helpership
in return. Sound weird? Well that`s because we don`t
like people who help for the sole purpose of attaining
status on the network. We also don`t like people who
feel they should be admins just because they have admin
experience elsewhere. Frankly we don`t give a rats-butt
about where you are from or what you have done. In all
honesty alot of people that request adminship because of
their past adminship don`t even get considered because
of where they have served before and our foreknowledge
of type of people that admin there. Many people inquire
and want to be admins because they think it makes them
special and gives them power over others. That`s not the
case. An admin is no better then a normal user. This is
because they are in fact a normal user, bound to the
same rules the users are. Another cool concept eh? The
people who staff the network are responsible for acting
within the same rules the users are expected to. ETG
isn`t a "do as I say, not as I do" network.
Admins/helpers get cut/suspended quite quickly if
abusing the system.
Anyways, so to get to the
point here. If you want to be a helper/admin for any
reason other then helping others, you are going into it
for the wrong reason. The job we do is greatly under appreciated.
It is reward is knowing you are helping others and
hearing the occasional person saying "thank
you" or complimenting you. We bring on people who
help out alot and who have proven themselves as wanting
to help for the right reasons, who have good character,
and who genuinely care about the network and its users.
All of that alone is not enough though, you need to earn
the trust of the fellow admins in order to be
considered. if we don`t think we can trust you, or we
can`t trust whether you are doing this for the right
reason or not odds aren`t good for you. The last
determining factor is whether there is actually a need
for more helpers/admins at the time.
Once someone becomes a
helper, as they prove themselves more trustworthy and
show they really do like helping others and really do
care, they get raised to an ETG Admin. Likewise once you
are an ETG Admin, the more trustworthy you are and the
more you help, the more responsibility/access you will
I`d also like to
re-iterate that whether you are a helper, and admin, or
a normal user any amount of help you give is greatly
appreciated by those you help, and by the admin staff.
ETG`s greatest asset it its great users. Without them we
wouldn`t be much. We do appreciate all of your help and support.
Thanks again for
Start by helping people in #etg. Read over the ChanServ documentation, learn how ETG services work. Answer questions, learn from others. Show good judgment, good attitude, and maturity. When something major happens, be part of the solution, not an additional problem that the admins have to deal with. Help calm people down rather than instigating additional trouble. If
#etg goes +m for some reason, donít change your nick to something obscene or beg for voice thatís not the way to solve the problem.
Find out what people need and steer them to the appropriate Admin. If they need channel registrations, just about anyone can help them. If they need something more specific like a channel deleted or a channel admin changed, thatís a smaller group of people. Learn who can do what, and help users get the help they need. Know what people do well, and know where you can fill in if help is needed on a network project.
When itís busy, help direct traffic. Ask the helpers (the people with +) who of the ops is busy and whoís not. Donít just automatically tell people to message one particular op. That person may be insanely busy, and you telling people to message them is the last thing they need right at the moment. If thereís someone that comes in screaming takeover, find out quickly if theyíre the channel admin. If they are, help Ďem get the channel back. If theyíre NOT the channel admin, get an Adminís attention and get that person help ASAP.
If you run a channel, donít advertise your channel in
#etg. Donít spam, donít insult the ops or other users. Please, please, please donít be a dick!! Get to know the current
admins. No, we donít mean kiss ass. If we meant kiss ass, weíd have said it. Donít automatically hang in all their channels and pester them to bits. No we donít mean incessantly message them about useless trivia unless itís a legitimate question. Do talk to them and find out whether theyíre people you can work with. Know them well enough to know which way theyíre likely to jump in a situation.
Make sure youíre doing this for the right reasons to help people, to make the network a better place. If youíre just doing it for status, get lost now and donít bother starting. Itís not worth it. There are easier ways to get status.
Thereís no set time on when people who help get their + status. It could be two months, it could be twelve months, it could be longer. Thereís no set time for people to go from + to @, either. Thereís no set number of ops we can or will have at any given time.
What are we looking for? Good people who are interested in helping make the network a better place for everyone. If you think thatís you, start helping in