This was last updated on 27th July 2017
Original Post - Contents, Introduction, License Requirements, Revoking a License, OWI lockdown and TLR's response.
Reply 1 - The Squad Admin System, broadcasting a message, kicking or banning players.
Reply 2 - What we expect from admins.
Reply 3 - Admin permissions.
Reply 4 - How to become an admin.
Reply 5 - Reserved.
Reply 6 - Reserved.
Hello and welcome to this thread all about becoming an Admin for our Squad server. TLR was lucky as a clan as we were quickly given a server license after proving we had a well structured community and active admins. As a clan we are sure to follow the server license requirements to ensure we keep the license as without a license we would have a dead Squad server.
Server License Requirements:
~ Have a quality, dedicated administration team.
~ Host from reliable and powerful server hardware.
~ Promote teamwork and communication in their community and/or clan.
~ Provide a positive environment for new players to learn the game and play with more experienced players.
~ Use the vanilla Squad gamemode rules so regular players know what to expect (will be important once modding is possible).
How the license can be revoked:
~ Abuse of in game administration powers.
~ Lack of administrative presence.
~ Poor server health.
~ Promoting poor in game culture, contrary to Squad’s goals of teamwork and communication oriented gameplay.
~ Facilitating an environment which is hostile to new players.
~ Failing to use “vanilla” Squad rules and files.
~ Intentional exploitation of game bugs, or trying to crash and/or cause harm to another server by you, as the server owner, or representatives of your community, could lead to your server license(s) being revoked.
As of 27/07/17 the OWI developers have started to take a hard stance on admin abuse on licensed servers as shown below.
As a result of this we have overhauled our admin procedures and how we work as admins. All of this will be explained below however as of this post we have deleted all admins and the system is now an "Opt-in" system, meaning you have to ask to become an admin for us.
All admins must read and understadn the following OWI guidelines. http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/7849-game-server-administration-guidelines/
The Squad Admin System:
We now use BattleMetrics to administrate our Squad servers, the ingame admin commands do not provide enough logs for us to enforce bans and our admin decisions. BattleMetrics logs everything which will allow us to easily defend an admin in the case that an admin abuse case is brought to OWI.
BattleMetrics is an online Remote Console website which allows you to view lots of information about our server, including current and past players, name changes, VAC Bans and previous kicks and bans. We hope using this system will eventually make everything a lot more fluid. It also means admins can administrate the server from anywhere.
When made an admin, you will be emailed an invite code for BattleMetrics - use this to sign up and look around. You mainly want to be using https://www.battlemetrics.com/rcon as this shows the current server stats and information.
Broadcasting a message:
Browse to https://www.battlemetrics.com/rcon and expand the servers - you will then see a log of who joined, left, got kicked, other admin commands etc - at the bottom you will see a textbox - anything typed in there will be broadcast when you press send.
Kicking or banning a player:
Browse to https://www.battlemetrics.com/rcon and expand the servers, on the left of the player log you'll see a live players list, each name has a dropdown box which can be used to interact with the player. When kicking or banning, you MUST enter a reason, this reason is public and is seen on the server so ensure it is informative and accurate as any abuse complaints will look at the reason.
Video by @Pigeon
What we expect from Admins:
As an admin for TLR we expect you to uphold the basic server rules and ensure people are dealt with accordingly.
As an Admin or a TLR member you represent TLR, try to de-escalate a situation.
Admins should give multiple warnings before resorting to a kick - intentional teamkilling and leaving can be banned via a Super Admin on BattleMetrics for 30 days.
To be logged in to BattleMetrics (I suggest using the Steam web browser ingame) when playing on our server so they can enforce our rules.
Normal Admins have the power to kick and broadcast on our servers.
Super Admins have the power to kick, ban for 30 days, broadcast and go into admin cam on our servers. Founders and Recruiters are all Super
How to become an Admin:
To become an Admin for TLR you must be a full TLR member and not on your probation period.
You must read this entire thread (you reading these is an expectation and we won't accept any admin not knowing the up to date information.) and then reply below and a contact [TLR] Pigeon with your contact email address.
Check your email when a founder tells you the invite has been sent, sign up to BattleMetrics and setup the views (expand the server boxes).
Confirm to the founder that messaged you that you have got access to BattleMetrics.dmins.
Just some broadcasting text's you can use
Team kills are not tolerated! Apologize!
All SL's need to have a mic and use English coms
Watch out for friendly mines
Any issues? Join our discord or go to our forum.
If there is anything you feel needs adding to this list make mention it to me on discord.