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Codein
03-09-2008, 10:41 PM
I was at a loss for a witty introduction so I'm just going to say a big Hi to you all, since most of you know me and who I am :) I've been playing graal since I was 9. From the moment I started, I was hooked and I still am. I can't put a reason down to it but it's probably because of it's diverse community, which accepts people in all shapes, sizes and type.

With my spare time, I like to develop on Graal. This includes graphic design, level design, scripting, sound design and ganis. I started developing in general when I was around 11 years old so, in some areas, I'm experienced at what I do. I have also become a decent team leader through a love of working with people.

My experience in general are as follows:

Babylon - Webmaster, Graphics Designer, Developer, Asst. Dev Admin.

Bravo Online - Graphics Captain, Asst. Graphics Admin, Developer.

Endora - Graphics Designer, Developer x 4, Dev Admin, Admin

Unholy Nation - Graphics Designer, Scripter

N-Pulse - Graphics Designer.

Quian'Dor - Graphics, Developer, Admin, Manager.

Soakath - Project Leader

Gear (Dev Codein) - Project Leader

Classic - GAT

Bomy Moon - Graphics Designer

I have also been Moderator and Super Mod in many different online communities aswell, most of which are dead now.

As you can see, I have been active in the development of a lot of playerworlds (and many many more UC worlds). My large base of experience has enriched me with knowledge and the general "goings on" of most popular playerworlds. I am also a fair person and I do not tolerate any kind of discrimination, be it illegal or not. I am also an extremely fast learner, so I will be able to take on the harness of PWA duties almost at once.

I'm currently a college student and I also work at UPS as a technician, both require deadlines to be met and working under pressure.

I live in the GMT timezone, so I will be available to most European players and I could work behind the scenes to most East-Coast Americans. Any changes I make would happen "over night" so to speak, which is more fluid than making changes with a large player count.

I have little to no "good judgement" scenarios on Graal, however, in real life I have come face to face with many. Here are some examples:

A girl, who is a good friend, came to me with a problem. She was extremely confused about what to do. However, the facts were extremely visible and I made choices for her, based on the facts, steered her in to the right direction. Thanks to my judgement and choices, she was able to pick herself up and now has an MEng in Computer Science.


A final note: I always look for facts. I'm a very factual person, therefore, opinions do not leak into my community work. If something is against the rules, I will explain that the rules are facts and I will enforce the rules. However, I am able to talk to people easily. This makes me fair but friendly and generally easy to get along with.

From a glance, I would say that these things need to be done:
Removal of extremely inactive playerworld from the Classic list.
Encourage development servers, well, to develop. Possibly help each one in some way or form
Go through each playerworld and check for anything that breaks policy. Discuss with the servers with what needs changing. Instead of problems coming to the team, the team goes looking for them.

Ravenblade1979
03-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Nice app.

xXziroXx
03-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Codein is a great guy in all imaginable ways, and he definitely deserve the position.

cbk1994
03-09-2008, 11:10 PM
Good application :)

Codein
03-09-2008, 11:31 PM
Thanks all :)

Xterminator
03-09-2008, 11:42 PM
Good application :)
^^.

Pimmeh
03-10-2008, 05:12 PM
For some reason I missed this thread.
Codein is a really really awesome guy with the power to do anything he lays his eye on. I saw him develop from a newbie (more or less) scripter to someone who could make an entire MUDlib system.

He is always kind, even to a person that I blocked at a certain point, and I can hardly imagine him getting angry at a player, unless he threatens/offenses another player.

All in all, I think I'll be a very sad panda if I had to share Jim with the PWA duties, but he is certainly worth it.
...Oh god that sounded as if I was his lover... I ment development terms! :P

cbk1994
03-10-2008, 11:09 PM
Would definitely be nice to have a PWA to deal more with UC servers and helping them like Codein would.

Codein
03-10-2008, 11:24 PM
Would definitely be nice to have a PWA to deal more with UC servers and helping them like Codein would.

Aye :) If I become PWA, this would be my main focus. People pay to make the servers and people pay to play the game also. It's only fair if customers of CJ were given an official helping hand where needed, which I'm sure I could provide. If I were unable to provide the support in terms of development, I would research for them. If I were unable to provide support due to impossibility, I would let them know that and provide them with alternate solutions to their problems.

Aimee
03-11-2008, 04:24 PM
Quite a lot of experience. I like the application. You've got a thumbs up from me :)

Codein
03-11-2008, 04:27 PM
Quite a lot of experience. I like the application. You've got a thumbs up from me :)

Thankyou :) I liked your application also and you're a friend of Brooks, so you've got my support.

Twinny
03-11-2008, 11:50 PM
Thankyou :) I liked your application also and you're a friend of Brooks, so you've got my support.

Worst. Reason. Ever.

Tigairius
03-11-2008, 11:52 PM
Worst. Reason. Ever.

Haha, I was kind of thinking the same when I read that.

Clockwork
03-12-2008, 12:14 AM
I remember when I brought you back into the graal world on Endora as my little gat... You didn't even know how to script back then. :(

Inverness
03-12-2008, 12:19 AM
someone who could make an entire MUDlib system.Thats not considered something difficult to do, is it?

Nothing against Codein but I'm just curious.

Darlene159
03-12-2008, 12:21 AM
My only input on Codein can come from actions on the forums, and from what I can see, he needs to familiarize himself with rules because of several infractions, and a few for the same thing.

Knowing the rules for Graal, it would seem, would be mega important in this position. You cannot enforce rules if you dont know them, or follow them yourself.

Codein
03-12-2008, 12:31 AM
Worst. Reason. Ever.

Yeah. I wasn't being completely serious. However, she did have a good application in my eyes. What more a reason could I give?

My only input on Codein can come from actions on the forums, and from what I can see, he needs to familiarize himself with rules because of several infractions, and a few for the same thing.

Knowing the rules for Graal, it would seem, would be mega important in this position. You cannot enforce rules if you dont know them, or follow them yourself.

I read the rules and most of which were just my own misunderstanding. Maybe the rules should specifically say "There should be no mention of sexuality, at all, what so ever, on Graal". If it does though, many people, including many of the globals, have broken this rule.

The swear filter evasion, well, yeah. Fudge is in the same league as "Darn", "Poo", "Wee", "Heck", etc. A lighter word I've always used in replace for the much strong counter part. Would "poo" be against the rules because it's a lighter way to say the taboo word we all know and use very well? I don't mean to argue, since it's your interpration over mine but, yeah.

Thats not considered something difficult to do, is it?

Nothing against Codein but I'm just curious.

It's not to someone of your skill but it is to someone without any prior knowledge to mudlibs, GS2 and what not.

cbk1994
03-12-2008, 02:16 AM
It's not to someone of your skill but it is to someone without any prior knowledge to mudlibs, GS2 and what not.

I just started making one 'cuz I'm bored ...

I remember the last time I made a mudlib, I was using someone elses code and just rewriting it, it was a complete mess, and it took like 4 weeks. I've almost got one done in a few hours.

So yea, not hard for an experienced person (myself ;)), but seems hard for t3h n00bz (you guys--not meaning you, Codein ;))

Codein
03-12-2008, 02:57 AM
I just started making one 'cuz I'm bored ...

I remember the last time I made a mudlib, I was using someone elses code and just rewriting it, it was a complete mess, and it took like 4 weeks. I've almost got one done in a few hours.

So yea, not hard for an experienced person (myself ;)), but seems hard for t3h n00bz (you guys--not meaning you, Codein ;))

For me, I was at a loss where to begin. I have a good idea where I'd start now though.

Horrified
03-12-2008, 03:18 AM
I'm religiously following this idea of not commenting on other applications, but I do have one thing to say...It would be kind of cool if there could be some kind of global position of developers who run in on servers and help them out. People like Codein and Twinny would be well-suited for it 8)

Pimmeh
03-12-2008, 09:11 AM
Thats not considered something difficult to do, is it?

Nothing against Codein but I'm just curious.

I can script like my favorite brick wall, and it seems really hard to me!

Clockwork
03-13-2008, 01:40 AM
I'm religiously following this idea of not commenting on other applications, but I do have one thing to say...It would be kind of cool if there could be some kind of global position of developers who run in on servers and help them out. People like Codein and Twinny would be well-suited for it 8)

There have been these types of things, like the global scripting team, which still is here. There used to be a global graphics team, but it was removed.

James
03-13-2008, 01:49 AM
There have been these types of things, like the global scripting team, which still is here. I believe there used to be a global graphics team, but it was removed.

Yeah, we've already been through this in the past. It didn't work out. Honestly, those jobs are just way too demanding for a few people to fill.

The only way I could see it working out is if the team consisted of 10-15 great graphic artists, with some type of requested graphic queue system, and the graphics would have to belong to the community to use on any playerworld.

It'd be even better if they had projects such as:


Brand New Tilesets w/ Different Themes (i.e. jungle, forest, urban, etc)
Custom Bodies
Sprite Sets (that fit the themes of the new tilesets)
Brand New GUIs

Horrified
03-13-2008, 12:56 PM
Yeah, we've already been through this in the past. It didn't work out. Honestly, those jobs are just way too demanding for a few people to fill.

The only way I could see it working out is if the team consisted of 10-15 great graphic artists, with some type of requested graphic queue system, and the graphics would have to belong to the community to use on any playerworld.

It'd be even better if they had projects such as:


Brand New Tilesets w/ Different Themes (i.e. jungle, forest, urban, etc)
Custom Bodies
Sprite Sets (that fit the themes of the new tilesets)
Brand New GUIs

I'd say that it would be great if they could get a team like that, the only problem with it would be getting those graphic artists focused on there projects. Having "free-to-use" graphics shouldn't really be anything other then the essentials for a classic playerworld. The GGT would more be using some type of queue system for different playerworld creation requests, ranging on the time they take to make, the size, how essential it is to that server, etc.

I have a few ideas in terms of payment-wise to get them focused, mainly it doesn't sound realistic any time soon, unless players would want to pay $10-$15 for graphics for there server which I find an unrealistic idea, as they complain enough that they have to pay for there server to be up. Unless you can find quality 2D Graphic Artists who will take on loads of work for free...well yeah.

Vulcan
03-13-2008, 11:00 PM
Please try to stay on topic with Codein's application. You can start a new thread in the right forum if you want to continue the discussion on a new sort of global team.

Ziro_of_the_Turks
03-13-2008, 11:07 PM
Wasn't this the guy who, not-to-long ago, had to apologize to the forums for being a racist and drug-user (or maybe drug-using was just the justification)... after trying to start a server based on the ideas of Stromfront, a "White Nationalist" (also known as white supremacy) board?

Just a thought...

Pimmeh
03-13-2008, 11:13 PM
Wasn't this the guy who, not-to-long ago, had to apologize to the forums for being a racist and drug-user (or maybe drug-using was just the justification)... after trying to start a server based on the ideas of Stromfront, a "White Nationalist" (also known as white supremacy) board?

Just a thought...
Yes, but wasn't this the guy that apologized to us on his own account?
I know him thoroughly, and he is completely ridden of any Stormfront stuff.
And drugs. Dude even I did some space cake in my life!

Inverness
03-14-2008, 12:12 AM
You cannot enforce rules if you dont know them, or follow them yourself.Says you. I'm very experienced at enforcing rules and following the ones I deem worth following.
Wasn't this the guy who, not-to-long ago, had to apologize to the forums for being a racist and drug-user (or maybe drug-using was just the justification)... after trying to start a server based on the ideas of Stromfront, a "White Nationalist" (also known as white supremacy) board?

Just a thought...That is no longer relevant.

Darlene159
03-14-2008, 12:52 AM
Says you. I'm very experienced at enforcing rules and following the ones I deem worth following.
That is no longer relevant.Following rules you deem worth following leads to enforcing rules you deem worth enforcing. :cool:

Dante55555
03-14-2008, 01:46 AM
Following rules you deem worth following leads to enforcing rules you deem worth enforcing. :cool:

VERY well put.

Inverness
03-14-2008, 01:52 AM
Following rules you deem worth following leads to enforcing rules you deem worth enforcing. :cool:And there is nothing wrong with that in my case. :D
I'm not some goody-two-shoes role model staff person and I'm not trying to be either.

Ziro_of_the_Turks
03-14-2008, 06:45 AM
Yes, but wasn't this the guy that apologized to us on his own account?
I know him thoroughly, and he is completely ridden of any Stormfront stuff.
And drugs. Dude even I did some space cake in my life!

Don't get me wrong. I don't care what drugs anyone does. That's their personal business (and even if they wish to make it public, I won't hold it against them). But in this case, I think he said the drugs were (at least partially) responsible for the whole Stormfront crap.

And this is totally different from the whole Hell Raven and Tigarius situation (see Tig's app for that discussion) where they apparently did things that they can apologize or be forgiven for. It's easy to apologize for and forgive specific actions, but you can't really apologize for someone's belief-system (which is what racism and white supremacy are; ideas, beliefs...)

Nabru
03-14-2008, 07:25 AM
Nabru supports Codein.

Horrified
03-14-2008, 12:43 PM
But in this case, I think he said the drugs were (at least partially) responsible for the whole Stormfront crap.
Drugs mess with your mind, you don't even need a class to understand anyone can blame anything on a drug they took and it would be perfectly reasonable.

Tigairius
03-14-2008, 06:47 PM
Drugs mess with your mind, you don't even need a class to understand anyone can blame anything on a drug they took and it would be perfectly reasonable.

Drugs are mind altering and can mess up your decision making process, but they don't effect your personal opinion.

Door
03-14-2008, 07:07 PM
Drugs are mind altering and can mess up your decision making process, but they don't effect your personal opinion.

Um... I'm sure a person's opinion of diving off a 30 foot cliff while high and while NOT high vary greatly.

Ziro_of_the_Turks
03-14-2008, 07:36 PM
anyone can blame anything on a drug they took and it would be perfectly reasonable.

I can't.
I honestly know I'd be unreasonable (and telling a lie) for doing so.

Drugs are mind altering and can mess up your decision making process, but they don't effect your personal opinion.

QFT (cause itz wut all da kewl kids due)

Um... I'm sure a person's opinion of diving off a 30 foot cliff while high and while NOT high vary greatly.

That's a decision-making process.
Know what golden rule we all forgot? Maybe because nobody says it anymore:

Read-->Think-->Post

Also, it doesn't vary as much as you're implying. Being "high" wouldn't make me suddenly decide to jump off a 30-foot cliff. It MAY help someone who already wishes to commit such an act...

cbk1994
03-14-2008, 10:43 PM
I can't.
Read-->Think-->Post


POST -> READ -> ICECREAM

Ziro_of_the_Turks
03-14-2008, 11:09 PM
POST -> READ -> ICECREAM

so i herd u liek mudkipz

Bell
03-15-2008, 01:53 AM
Please stop spamming peoples applications with nonsense posts.

Codein
03-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Drugs are mind altering and can mess up your decision making process, but they don't effect your personal opinion.

Actually, it's possible for your opinions to be manipulated whilst on them. I don't think it's anyones place to bring up my rocky past. I'm still suffering, personally and socially because of what happened.

Don't get me wrong. I don't care what drugs anyone does. That's their personal business (and even if they wish to make it public, I won't hold it against them). But in this case, I think he said the drugs were (at least partially) responsible for the whole Stormfront crap.

And this is totally different from the whole Hell Raven and Tigarius situation (see Tig's app for that discussion) where they apparently did things that they can apologize or be forgiven for. It's easy to apologize for and forgive specific actions, but you can't really apologize for someone's belief-system (which is what racism and white supremacy are; ideas, beliefs...)

I'm sorry you can't find it hard to forgive me for what happened in a very fragile part of my life. Bowie once said "Britain's ready for a fascist regime" and he's redeemed himself, and it's known he was under the influence of cocaine. Much like I was, I've tried to redeem myself, it's just people like you who can't forgive me. I've changed, I've worked with racially different folk. I know what racism is like.

I never made any racist comments, and I never personally attacked anyone. You can't pin my past on me because that past, is well, over with and I'm a different person now. If you can't see that, you're a fool.