This document is the primary staff orientation document. It includes a general overview of the network, and coverage of staff members‘ duties, responsibilities, and expectations. Articles containing additional information, including specific information related to particular staff roles will also be linked from here. Please ensure that you are familiar with these articles, as they will teach you what you need to know to perform your role.
The TripSit network was founded by Techno_shaman (Teknos) in reddit.com/r/tripsit on September 26th, 2011. It progressed into an IRC channel on September 2, 2012 and continues to increase its focus around harm reduction and providing a safe community for the world's Psychonaut community. It has since grown into a website, live web radio, and social network. So far, we have helped countless people in many different ways. We have been featured by MAPS and we've had several news articles written about us. We're currently expanding our social network and working on developing a real-life presence at festivals and concerts, and you're invited to be a part in the next step in growing our network.
Staff members are positive, nice, respectful and professional in their dealings with members whether regular or staff; they represent the entire network! We want people who have leadership skills and can enforce rules while still promoting a positive environment. They guide conversation to an acceptable level of quality by being firm, while maintaining a positive and supportive attitude.
All staff members agree to uphold the code of conduct.
You will be expected to know the network policies and procedures as listed here. Regardless of their role, staff will enforce our rules, recognize misinformation, request citations when needed, and deal with trolls. Remember: No info > bad info. If a user is trolling, becoming overly aggressive, or otherwise causing a problem, staff may ~quiet (syntax below) them in #tripsit and #sanctuary, and ~report them in other channels. Non-staff are welcome to ~report them, and a staff member will come by to take care of it.
Move conversations to appropriate channels, for example: #psychonaut' for spiritual talk, #lounge for general chat, #psychopharm for chemistry discussion, #sanctuary for positive trip environment' and #tripsitvip for regulars chat.
Try to get involved with the various other TripSit projects. Learn to DJ, contribute to the Wiki. Contribute Contribute Contribute! We want you on the team! We want your input! Speak to operators or admins to find out what you can work on.
While we want all of our staff members to be role models and regular contributors. All staff supervise and advance a part of the TripSit network. Please ensure you are familiar with the role-specific orientation documents linked below.
Communication is extremely important and as such our team communicates in a number of different ways.
All staff members should be on at least these channels:
TripCloud is our document handling platform, hosted here. We have a large amount of documents here on different subjects.
Staff members are entitled to an @tripsit.me email address. This email should be used for staff communication only.
Remember that a fair amount of tripsitting happens on the /r/tripsit subreddit, so try to check there frequently for anyone who needs help! If you're a heavy reddit user, you can ask Teknos to be made a moderator on the subreddit. Once this happens, you will be asked to comment and flair posts.
This Wiki is a good source for information about the network, harm reduction information and staff information. Especially index of Guides
This section will list the basic tripbot commands you'll use in the course of your activity as staff, split up by position. You can find information about how to use the commands, and about the wider set of commands available at here, or by asking another staff member. You can also find this information, along with some usage guidelines, on the individual position orientation pages.
If you or someone you know wants to join Team TripSit then direct them to this page.