Hi guys! I just want to preface this with a huge disclaimer: I am not against the SEA role. I do not want to see it removed, because there are people out there who really enjoy the role and play it very well. Punishing a collective group to target an individual is extremely pointless and never makes anyone happy. I am also not saying that every single SEA player does the following examples I am about to highlight, and I am not going to make this post versus the SEA role, and the SEA player. Let's talk a bit about the SEA role. (Feel free to please comment on what you believe the role is, as well.) What is it? Well.. It's a role designed to enhance roleplay in a militarized environment. As the Senior Enlisted Advisor, you represent someone who has been enlisted in the Fleet for a few decades or more. You are usually on the bridge as a wise enlisted member who has climbed the ladder to an administrative position. In your position, you provide experience and wisdom in the form of advice and suggestions to those inexperienced around you (inclusive of other command members, especially the CO and XO), and you also act in the capacity of ensuring members of the crew (particularly fleet-enlisted) are following set-out military courtesies and practices they are required to abide by. I see this capacity as being a support person to: department supervisors, the XO, and department heads alike. The above example has been distorted quite a bit. The current definition of the SEA role as perceived by the majority of what I see is basically what I call "SE". Senior Enlisted. No advisor at all. Sometimes I see SEAs bypass the lack of the "advisor" descriptor by doing things such as backseating departments, micromanaging departments in lieu of (despite the fact there usually is one) a department head, among other things. These are the kind of people who play the SEA as supersoldiers that fought in Space 'Nam and lost an arm. Honestly, two things would make me satisfied with the SEA role. The SEA whitelist solution: Whitelist SEAs. Simple. The SEA role requires a significant and exhaustive amount of knowledge about the Baystation lore and environment, and the expectation is and should be on par with persons who attempt to whitelist for species. To play any species, you must have a significant and exhaustive knowledge of your species lore. Why can't the SEA role be the same? The SEA "reiteration" solution: Have staff reiterate the SEA role and make a point to as many players as possible (hopefully through discord #news channel), and highlight the above (and more) as best as possible. Please discuss. I really want to see a beautiful role (albeit outdated) which I have seen players put lots of effort into roleplaying fulfilled to its' best extent.