Based on your commendable performance, your willingness to help out, and your positive attitude towards the people here, you have been accepted as staff in the TripSit network. Here's some vital information about the network and staffing to help you perform well in your new position! Please review all of the following points and return here if you have any questions. When you have finished reading, please let an admin know.
The TripSit network was founded by Techno_shaman (Teknos) in reddit.com/r/tripsit on June 1st, 2012. It progressed into an IRC channel on Sept 2, 2012 and continues to increase it's 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.
Tripbot is a multi-use omnibot that includes many features we rely on to do an efficient job of moderating the network.
Your username is myuser@snoonet, and you can set a password by issuing the '~setwebpass mypassword' command. Please PM tripbot to keep your password confidential. Contact reality if you have any issues.
~gettripsitentries to receive them, ~notripsitentries to stop receiving them.
This will alert you when a previously unrecognised host enters #tripsit who may potentially need help.
See ~tripbotcommands. These commands are constantly updating. New commands will be shared via Tripbot notifications
Syntax: ~report <user> <room> <hostmask> <message>
Syntax: ~warn <user> <hostmask> <message>
Syntax: ~notify <room> <message>
Syntax: ~quiet (minutes) (#channel) <user> reason (Minutes and channel are optional)
Syntax: ~nban <user> <reason>
Communication is extremely important and as such we have several forms of contact for our team members.
Our main mode of communication is IRC as it allows real time converstations.
Required: All staff members should be on at least these channels.
Our flagship channel for immediate assistance. Please idle here and if you see someone ping you with the !tripsit or ~tripsit command do your best to respond. Remember: KIPP! (Keep it positive people!)
Tripsit handles moderation of this general talk channel
VIP section for regular #drugs users.
Accessible to Mods and Admins only. Power Users, Tripsitters, and any user may join to discuss channel issues directly with mods but cannot idle.
This is a channel for all staff. People who regular this room will recieve general tripsit memos regarding the network. Used for general and social chat, as well as teambuilding and brainstorming on how to improve the network
Channel for psychonaut discussion. Moderate the same way as you would for #drugs
Channel to discuss pharmacology, chemistry, and other psychonautic topics.
Channel to discuss the online currency, bitcoin
[www.tripsit.fm]'s channel. Used for requests, music talk, DJ talk, and any other questions about becoming a DJ or getting involved with www.tripsit.fm
We document changes to the network in monthly pads. Please check the month and go to the corresponding pad.
Nexus forum topics are used for discussion and votes. Please keep up to date with the Administrator section on the Nexus forums. This is where we will have the majority of our meetings, discussion about policy changes, etc. Click LIKE to notify that you have read a thread or a reply. If you cannot get access to the Administrator forums, please contact a Nexus admin (Teknos, reality, trees, trainwreck)
If you would like a @tripsit.me email please let an admin know
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 whilte still promoteing a positive environment. They guide conversation to an acceptable level of quality by being positive and supportive at all times.while maintaining a positive and compassionate attitude.
We want all of our staff members to be role models and regular contributors. All staff supervise and advance part of the TripSit network. We expect them to be able to devote a reasonable amount of time to TripSit projects, including: Nexus, Wiki, a TripSit affiliated IRC channel, the Official TinyChat, twitter, and future TripSit projects. Contribute Contribute Contribute! We want you on the team! We want your input!
You will be expected to know the network policies and procedures as listed at http://wiki.tripsit.me/wiki/IRC_rules Regardless of their role, staff will enforce our and snoonet's rules - http://tripsit.me/ircrules. They will recognize misinformation, request citations when needed, and deal with trolls. Remember: No info > bad info.
It is network policy not to discuss a ban in PM. If a user wishes to contest a ban ask them to join #tripsit.me to appeal.
Move conversations to appropriate channels: IE: #psychonaut for spiritual talk, #psychopharm for chemistry discussion, #tripsitvip for slower, denser chat and the Nexus blogs for trip reports.
Try to get involved with the various other TripSit projects. Get a Nexus account, learn to DJ, contribute to the Wiki. Contribute Contribute Contribute! We want you on the team! We want your input!
Tripsitters are the backbone of our network. Without their selfless efforts we would not be here today. Each of us have stepped up in the #tripsit room to help people and it's a rite of passage to advance to other positions in the network. As such we have fairly high expectations of our tripsitters and expect the best out of them.
You will continue to be an active, responsible trip sitter in the #tripsit channel. After recieving the proper flags, you will recieve !tripsit and ~tripsit notifications and are expected to respond to them whenever possible. You may tell tripbot ~gettripsitentries and he will let you know when new users enter #tripsit and may need help. Please respond to anyone joining #tripsit with a "how are you doing" or something to that effect. If the user does not need help and just wants general chat, direct them to /join #drugs. If the user needs help, do the best you can to answer their questions while keeping in mind no info is always better than false info. Never be afraid to defer a question to another member of the team by asking in #teamtripsit or even to use the '~tripsit user' command yourself to let people know a user needs further help. When the encounter is over you must send a notify to tripbot (syntax below) detailing how it went. You must send an notify for EACH and EVERY encounter. There is a no tollerance policy for trolling and sarcasm, you're free to ~quiet <user> whenever you feel they cross the line. Have them come to a staff channel to discuss why before unquieting them.
Summing up the responsibilities of a Power User would be the word "guidance."
Moderators have leadership skills and can enforce rules while maintaining a positive and compassionate attitude. They assume all the roles and responsibilities of being a power user, but with additional powers and expectations for rule breakers, as discussed in the Rule Breaking Procedure. trees, toasterlizard, sundown and borax are moderators.
Oversee entire TripSit Network and make sure the network doesnt burn down. Follow through on reports, log bans/warnings. Work on and delegate numerous projects relating to Nexus, Merch, Wiki, IRC, and other content. Work on IRL applications to our TripSit network, including merch, marketing, improving network
Sometimes a user will come in with a default nickname. Different nicknames indicate where they came from.
We do not need a certain number of staff, but it would be foolish to turn down someone who wants to help. If you or someone you know wants to work on a project let the POC of that branch know and fill out an application: http://nexus.tripsit.me/forum/thread/192/staff-application/