Fly with us to the place where dragons dwell
One of the most frequently asked questions here is 'how can I become an su?' Because of this, this help file has been created to answer this question. First off, the candidate must realize what the su position entails (this does not mean that you must be an su elsewhere to become an su here, but rather that you learn what it means to be an su before you are actually granted the su privileges/responsibilities) Being an SU does NOT mean that you can just sneeze, boot and frog at will The admins here take these things very seriously. Such commands are to be used only as a last resort for dealing with those who would cause chaos and anarchy here. It is MUCH better, both for the su, and for the player, to be able to resolve an issue without having to resort to the threat or use of the su commands. People who are able to "explain" that 'such behavior is frowned upon, and should not be continued' are much preferred to the people whose automatic answer to any situation is to boot or sneeze. Being an SU means, quite frankly, that you have to put up with whatever others on the talker dish out. This ranges from the Admins and their quirks and insanity (all admins are insane. Don't let anyone tell you differently) to residents who hate your guts because of jealousy of your position, to newbies asking the silliest questions imaginable, like "how do i talk?" and "what is a title?" As an SU, part of your job is teacher. Everyone on the program will come to you first with any questions they have, from simple commands like seeecho and earmuffs, to complex commands (like the dreaded room edit commands) to non-talker related questions (like 'how do I FTP' or 'how do I finger a site' or even 'what is the command to compile a program in c++?') Note that, while you are expected to handle the simple and complex talker commands, a knowledge of the non-talker related stuff, while helpful, will not affect your chances of getting a position as an su here. But, you should know who on the talker (staff or otherwise) CAN answer such questions, and be able to direct the questions you cannot answer to the appropriate person. You should be familiar with all the resident commands, and be able to explain the quickly and clearly to others. You can't let frustration show when a newbie says 'i don't get it' or 'that's not what i meant.' I can guarantee from experience that you'll have people who simply have no business using a computer, who somehow stumble on the 'telnet' command, asking you questions and then never understanding the answer. You just have to wear a fake smile and try again. You'll have to deal with people who are just really stupid, who all they want to do is cause troubles for everyone else, and especially you. People will hate your guts, and you'll just have to deal with it with your therapist (you DO have a therapist, don't you?) You'll have to be an example to the other users, never bending the rules yourself, and remember that, as long as you are a su here, you represent the entire talker with every action you take. However... if you think you can handle it, then that's great. Here's some advice on how to become one, from someone who's been there. Never harass the admins .. they have to deal with this 'can i be an su' question more times in the day than they can count, and the last thing they wanna hear is another variation of that question. Try never to break the rules. Be friendly to other users, su's and newbies alike. (being a friendly person is a big plus) Always be helpful. But don't stress too much about being helpful... you'll just look like a kiss-up. If you REALLY REALLY have an interest in being an su here, however, then we suggest you send an email to the admin telling them why you'd think you'd make a good su here.