Based on your commendable performance, your willingness to help out, and your positive attitude towards the people here, you are now a part of Team TripSit as a Tripsitter. On this page is some vital information and a good reference for the network and staffing to help you perform well in your new position! Please review all of the following points and return here or ask another staff member if you have any questions.
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 September 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.
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 guiding and firm, while maintaining a positive and supportive attitude.
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. 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!
Our primary goal as TripSit is to tripsit the universe.
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 of them.
Never be afraid to defer a question to another member of the team by asking in #teamtripsit or even by using the '~tripsit user' command to call for help. Remember that no information is always preferable to incorrect information.
When the encounter is over you must send a notify to tripbot (syntax below) detailing how it went. See [Notifications #notifications].
Check out our tripsitting guide.
If a user is trolling, becoming overly aggressive, or otherwise causing a problem, you may ~quiet (syntax below) them in #tripsit, and ~report them in other channels.
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.
Move conversations to appropriate channels, for example: #psychonaut for spiritual talk, #psychopharm for chemistry discussion, #sanctuary and #tripsitvip for slower, denser chat and the Nexus for 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! Speak to operators or admins to find out what you can work on.
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:
We have weekly meetings every Sunday at 23:30 UTC. The pad for the current month can be found on TitanPad
Titanpad is our document handling platform, hosted here. We have a large amount of documents here on different subjects. The main document that we use is the monthly staff meeting pad. In this document you are encouraged to put your thoughts on the different happenings of the network. Please check the month and go to the corresponding pad.
Staff members are entitled to an @tripsit.me email address if they want one. Contact reality if you do.
Remember that a fair amount of tripsitting happens on the /r/tripsit subreddit, so try to check there frequently for anyone who needs help!
This Wiki is a good source for information about the network, harm reduction information and staff information.
Admins (Teknos, reality) generally try to have a short one-on-one with all staff members every week to discuss any issues. We're still in the process of setting this up.
This section will cover a few basic tripbot commands you'll need. You can find more information about there here or by asking another staff member.
Your primary interaction with TripBot is going to be ~notify's. You are asked to do a notify to #tripsit for each and every interaction in #tripsit. You are also encouraged to use the function to notify #teamtripsit if you wish to send announcements to other staff. Use this as much as you'd like. Notifications sent to you while offline will be stored and you'll be notified of them when you next log into IRC.
Syntax: /msg tripbot ~notify <#room> <user> <message> <@assistant> <#update>
TripBot as a web-interface located here. Your username is myuser@tripsit, 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.
Entry Alerts will alert you when a previously unrecognised user enters #tripsit who may potentially need help.
~gettripsitentries to receive them, ~notripsitentries to stop receiving them.
Syntax: /msg tripbot ~report <user> <#room> <message>
As a Tripsitter, this command will primarily be used to get the attention of more staff to a problem user. This will send a notice to everyone voiced in the #room reported to. When responding to a report, send a ~notify to #teamtripsit to acknowledge that staff has followed through on the report and what the outcome was. Encourage regular users to employ use of this command, we rely on reports to know when thing's are not right.
Example: /msg tripbot ~report #drugs Teknos is being a jerk.
Sometimes a user will come in with a default nickname. Different nicknames indicate where they came from.
If you or someone you know wants to join Team TripSit then direct them to this page.