The News team had the pleasure of interviewing KSI VENUM 7! With him just recently becoming the head admin, he had lots of information to share. We also were able to meet Chadd 2 Badd, finding out his favorite drink and what he wears!
a??Push through the pain, giving up hurts more.a?? – Vegeta
How has been the major changes from the senior mod, to head admin?
It’s been more of a recent thing for me, but it’s not pressuring. I do play a more vital role in Web ops. Ultimately, the transition has been pretty smooth. I do groups for people, merge accounts, sometimes I have the final say of forums accounts. I still do my Moderator stuff, but now I do more behind the scene than what I did before.
What were some struggles you had when you were moving up web ops?
I felt sometimes I wasn’t getting noticed. Even during my old Clan ops days, it was hard to balance being a Moderator and a Division Leader. Even more recently, I had my mom passing away, which was tough for me. But every day, everyone goes through situations. Because if you don’t go through them, then you’re never going to better yourself, so my struggles were worth it.
What are some skills you still use for web ops that you used in clan ops?
Security checks. Web ops taught me how to do my clan ops security checks astoundingly better. I always did a Web ops check when I learned it. But with apps, you have to have patience with them. Learning to be patient with people in Clan ops, helped in Web ops.
Is there any strength you think is good for web ops?
I think every person, past or present, has brought something special to web ops. We’ve seen times where people have come in and out, either it’s good or bad. With the good, we take it and make them better. With the bad, we help them more so they keep on par with their peers. The term “the team is only as strong as its weakest link” is something big for me. I would rather be the weakest link rather than any of my staff around me.
How much did you have to adapt to the ranks as you move up?
When I was in KSI in 2014, the biggest thing I’ve noticed over time is the whole recruit thing. Now, it’s more troublesome to find a recruit than in the old days. Times are going to change, and you have to adapt to them. To me, everyone has to keep moving forward. If you aren’t moving forward, then you’re stuck in the past.
Comparing to clan ops or dept ops, what are the big differences moving up the web ops rankings?
With Clan ops, it’s a larger area. You have 40 to 50 people, so there’s going to be room to move up. In Department ops there still is, with really 10 to 15 people looking to move up. In Web ops, however, there isn’t as much room with us having a 9 personal team. The Web ops 7 is the one I cherish the most. I needed to work hard to get it, and to where I am today.
Is there anything you would like to see added to web ops?
There’s a lot I would like to see added. I would like Web ops to branch into discord as discord Moderators since discord is a popular form of communication. It would also be nice if Clan ops and Web ops work more than we already do. We do have a plan for that. but as time goes on, the game of KSI is changing. Hopefully soon, web ops would be more than what it is now. We are the main form of defense against other communities, so we try to do the best we can do.