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How to make a decent staff member app for a Minecraft Server

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BouncingBall
Level 35 : Artisan Blacksmith
This is a detailed tutorial on how to make a Mod Application. Keep in mind that each servers criteria isn't always the same, so make sure you don't just copy this format.

1st things first, always remember, that this:

What position do you want? i tink i want mod or admin
Age? 10 but im realy mature 4 my age
Maturity level: 999999999/10
Why do you want to be staff? becaus i want to hav commands and I pwomise that i will be faire.
If someone curses towards you, what would you do? mi mom always says dat cursing is bad, so i ban them and kill dem.

quite frankly, is crap.

What I like, and a lot of others do too, is for a mod app to be clear and neat. I would advise making it more appealing by making it easier to differentiate the question from the answer, for example:

Why do you want to be staff?

I would like to become a staff member because I love helping people and making them enjoy their Minecraft experience, as staff of my first few servers I played on were helping and supportive towards me, I think that's why I am able to be playing today.

For the record, I see a lot of people trying to "show off" their "English skills" by doing this

I Think That I Should Become A Admin Because I Know How To Do It And I Have Done It Before

You guys have to remember, " There isn't some rule when writing that if you don't capitalize a word it doesn't 'count' as a word" -The Oatmeal

Also, if someone asks for your age and maturity level. Don't say you're only 12 but you're super mature, it just makes you sound like a brat that thinks he/she is advanced. Be modest and let them decide how mature you are by the way you act. Also, don't say 12 and a half or give your birthday. If your 12, you're 12, if your 17, you're 17.

Also, adding extra criteria may be more laboring, but the prize might be worth it. Just simple stuff like your background and some personal info (Again, don't brag and overstate, just tell a little more about you.)

Remember that if they ask for your previous admin info, they probably don't want to hear "I was admin on 10 of my friends 4 slot hamachi server's." Personally, if its hamachi, I would prefer you just put yes, if its a 10 slot and over PUBLIC server then that's when you can give the number, position and name of the server.

Above all, (a) don't be a dick on your app by not saying your better then someone else's app or doing anything stupid against other people/staff. That will just start a huge flame war significantly risking your chances of being staff. and (b) Use common sense. If you lack that, you don't stand a chance. and (c), be honest. Maybe you'll get away with it for the first few days if you are accepted, but when they find out, it won't end well.

Here's a example of my Ideal app:

What position are you aiming for?
Preferably Moderator, though, I would take a lower ranked position if offered.

Age?
15

Maturity Level
6.5/10: I love the common jokes, I have fun with what I do, I curse, and do a lot of stupid things, though I am serious when the matter requires me to do so.

Why should we except you?
I love the minecraft community, even though it is harsh at times and I am harsh at it sometimes, but I still enjoy helping it. I like building creations for the good of the community and for my own enjoyment. I don't rage, if I were to leave, I would say my goodbyes and demote myself, not blow the server up first, and I see myself as a good member of your team.

Previous experience?
I have been staff on a few of my friends server and I had a admin position on NameYourServerHereCraft, a 30 slot public server hosted by CreeperHost in the UK. It was successful and had alot of players per day, but I didn't like the way the owners were treating the problems (letting the the staff members do all the work and then having them take all the credit) and I didn't like the fact that the chose the worst staff members possible, almost of all of them corrupt. I was also a Mod on ExampleCraft, a small 15 slot which usually had 9 users on avg. and 1-2 staff on at one time. It was a fun community but was shut down do to lake of time and lack of good staff (most of them were leaving because they wanted to become staff on a bigger server and they couldn't picture the server growing)

Any additional info?
I live in a small town in NameSomeState, USA. I have been playing since late alpha and have been going multiplayer servers in early-mid beta.

Remember, diamonds keep the minecraft world from exploding. Give them to me and I'll keep them safe. (In other words, give me a diamond.)

Disclaimer: Even though it seems like I am hating on kids, I don't. Games are meant for kids. I still count myself as a kid, even though technically I am a early teen. I am just being realistic, some of them tend to do some wrong moves regarding app making which I have stated in my tutorial.

Coming from a previous admin, staff member, and server owner,
I Hope this helped,
BouncingBall
Tags:App, Minecraft, Minecraft Server, Mod, Admin, Helper, Application, Template, Tutorial

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waveforce
Level 4
Apprentice Architect
September 30, 2014, 10:20 pm

Its not bad. I only read this after I posted my own app to see how ii may have done.

FlaminSwords
Level 1
New Miner
August 11, 2014, 1:49 pm

shit

1AwesomeGirlGamer
Level 26
Expert Geek
August 13, 2014, 5:40 pm

What do you mean "shit"? This is a well done blog...

Jessieleigh
Level 1
New Miner
August 1, 2014, 11:16 am

Very amazing blog, diamond from me :)

eliteskater21
Level 1
New Miner
July 26, 2014, 11:30 am

Thanks bro, that helped me :)

Derrick355
Level 1
New Explorer
June 30, 2014, 11:45 am

This helped me make a staff application format for my server :D Thanks alot!

Flower Studios MC
Level 21
Expert Pig
June 26, 2014, 3:54 pm

Hi. Um. Yeah I thought about this. But, thing is,  doing that is like.. short. The server Im playing is like you have to put ALOT of words into like "Why do you want to be a staff member?"

DJPostars
Level 1
New Miner
June 7, 2014, 2:09 am

<br data-mce-bogus="1">lol

Obliviion
Level 1
New Miner
May 13, 2014, 12:05 pm

thanks u made me get SUPER ADMIN THANKS

Mc-KoalaKraft
Level 1
New Miner
April 18, 2014, 3:20 pm

This helped me so much man, very proffesional.
Diamond from me :D

The_Pros_Master
Level 1
New Miner
March 31, 2014, 3:52 pm

Very good blog man SWAGGGG!!!§§§§§§§

Baneroson
Level 1
New Mage
January 28, 2014, 1:44 pm

In my opinion, this isn't a good staff app. I am a previous server owner of a very successful server, the server shut down because the server host thought it wasn't being used. i had many people use this application, and all of them got denied. Maybe you should add some more questions.

casdan363
Level 1
New Network
June 13, 2014, 10:59 pm

Its an example dumby -.-

Baneroson
Level 1
New Mage
June 14, 2014, 10:30 pm

I know..... Pshhhhhh

gbg1101
Level 20
Expert Taco
January 25, 2014, 3:31 am

Good blog EXCEPT do NOT put the example in. I have had many people copy and paste it in. -_-

Lukeman060607
Level 1
New Explorer
February 13, 2014, 2:50 pm

IKR

DeathBlaze1
Level 1
New Miner
March 18, 2014, 3:06 pm

It great for everything but that reason, I totaly agree that people copy and paste it but its still a great format and such

filipkinjan
Level 14
Journeyman Robot
September 5, 2014, 1:33 pm

i copy pasted it but i also changed it and read thru it to make sure it was tellling the truth about me

pikachu-is-awesome
Level 1
New Miner
July 10, 2013, 3:29 am

Thanks so much u earned a diamond

Juiced_Apple
Level 1
New Miner
July 9, 2013, 4:12 pm

Thanks. Helps me quite a lot.

Nman8303
Level 1
New Miner
June 21, 2013, 3:28 pm

u sux

Kitteh of the east
Level 1
New Network
June 17, 2014, 8:12 pm

Be nice, he's contributing to the commuinity.

serdarminecraft
Level 5
Apprentice Warrior
June 7, 2013, 5:22 am

Ä° dont think that this will be a good admin app for me. The owner will deny this app if i post this or something like this.

StarrLite14
Level 42
Master Batman
May 22, 2013, 3:57 pm

This helped so much, thank you!!

bogzdipp
Level 1
New Miner
May 18, 2013, 9:00 pm

Thank you, I hope become staff on a server the next time there are staff applications

NorraN97
Level 1
New Miner
February 8, 2013, 12:48 am

Exceptionally writed, i like how you really include a lot of detail.
This guide have helped me out some times when i have applied for staff.

Thank you!
And yea..Diamond for you sir :)

tumber77
Level 16
Journeyman Artist
August 5, 2012, 4:53 am

When submitting an application, don't insult your previous employer, or put them down in any way, it makes the person reading the application think you will do that to them when you leave.

WateringHole
Level 1
New Miner
August 3, 2012, 5:44 pm

Thanks, this helped me a lot.

killer99603
Level 14
Journeyman Architect
July 20, 2012, 9:41 pm

I hope the kids you're talking about read this -.- they need it

TheHof125
Level 25
Expert Scribe
July 20, 2012, 6:55 pm

A really good blog and I'll give you a diamond for the good information you gave.

BouncingBall
Level 35
Artisan Blacksmith
July 20, 2012, 7:10 pm

Thanks, much appreciated. Took a while to write, but, if you could, my goal is that you could be able to post this link as a reference when someone posts a 'looking for staff' post. Better the community.

TheHof125
Level 25
Expert Scribe
July 20, 2012, 7:35 pm

Will do!

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