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What do admins and moderators do?

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Rouge
Level 44 : Master Geek
Servers these days just have their ranking systems all wrong. Admin and moderator ranks should NOT be obtained by donating to the server! If you want to promote someone, it shouldn't just be a spur of the moment thing. They should be active on the server and you should have some kind of other communication with them. This could be a voice chat server, skype, etc. Once you actually know them pretty good, you should quiz them according to the plugins you have. YOU CAN NOT JUST PROMOTE SOMEONE AND EXPECT THEM TO KNOW WHAT TO DO. If you want to make moderator and admin guidelines those are very helpful.

ADMINS:

What do they do? Administrate the server. These people monitor the console, configure plugins, etc. If someone is an admin, they should have control of the console and the servers files. There really isn't a need for a owner rank, but if you want one have ONE owner and NO co-owners.

What should there previous knowledge be? Admins need to know how to run a server. They should have previous knowledge! They need to be able to know how to add plugins, configure plugins, and other general knowledge for running a server.

MODERATORS:

What do they do? Moderate the content that is on the server. These people should be able to kick, ban, view logs on the server for who built and destroy, etc. They should be very trusted but not really have any in-game advantages.

What should there previous knowledge be? Moderators will need to know some simple in-game commands. They will need to be able to know how to kick, ban, and view logs, depending on which plugins you use.

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  • the3rdnumber
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Artist
  • May 30, 2014, 9:10 am
what about moderators getting gamemode change? do you think it is needed?
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but i did not know i can see and go back in time and who destroyed it. :P
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hey i'm a moderator i know i can ban , kick so..
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  • GOLDC3PO
  • Level 1
  • New Dragon
  • April 7, 2013, 1:24 am
well none of my admins and moderators can do this, might remove them, pm me and you might be one if you know enough to be one
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  • Phrozenbit
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 12, 2012, 11:52 am
Ah, 'top' in the image.

Running Java as root ?
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  • rockstar7631
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 5, 2012, 6:49 am
What commands do mod's have?
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  • Bing123456789
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Mage
  • November 4, 2012, 1:18 am
step 1: Ask for adminz
step 2: hundreds of griefers come on knowing there is no admins OR they apply for admin and grief
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  • F1r3tar
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 26, 2012, 7:53 pm
This is very true, I saw this server that if you donated 50 bucks, you got promoted to mod.
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  • Agt_Montag
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • August 7, 2012, 6:54 pm
Wow! This was very helpful. Thank you
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  • alfnzo
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • June 27, 2012, 8:50 am
let me get this... so u sit around on windows 98 and use dos to monitor people???
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  • Rouge
  • Level 44
  • Master Geek
  • June 27, 2012, 9:36 am
Lol, that picture? For one, it's not Windows 98, second, it's just the task manager monitoring the server.
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  • Yu_Jin_X5
  • Level 1
  • New Engineer
  • May 6, 2012, 6:05 am
read my messages
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Wow this is amazing I totally agree with you
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  • MrFinder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Cake
  • February 21, 2012, 1:44 am
great post rouge!

it seems most servers think the donating way is the best, but you show the true path of the ranks! :)
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Agreed, the most powerful person on my old most favourite server (aside from the admin) is because of donating, and me who has experience, and played for over 6 months and became great friends with the owner, get nothing. This other guy just donated a bunch of money and doesn't even have any experience like me.
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  • weja
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Robot
  • January 28, 2012, 2:47 pm
This post is true :)I have some experience with adding mods just because of spur of the moment..

Some stuff went a bit wrong.. :D But I've learned my lesson :)

thanks for good post.
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  • Jetthebuizel
  • Level 44
  • Master Blob
  • January 28, 2012, 1:37 pm
This is spot on.
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  • Po1ntBlank
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • January 27, 2012, 7:39 pm
I disagree with the only one owner, and admin rank.I let my admins have access to every single command on the server, the moderators have limited access, but still can ban/kick people, etc. The owners are the few I allow access to the console, and the FTP
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  • Rouge
  • Level 44
  • Master Geek
  • January 28, 2012, 3:23 am
I said the stuff about admins, and moderators too. :P But we just disagree about the owner rank.
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  • Po1ntBlank
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • January 28, 2012, 8:20 am
Yeah, I see that. I just personally have felt that Admins don't set up the server, the owner(s) do/does.
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  • Po1ntBlank
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • January 27, 2012, 7:40 pm
Other than that, great blog! xD
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  • LAUAR
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Toast
  • January 28, 2012, 5:50 am
Use the edit button.
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  • Po1ntBlank
  • Level 44
  • Master Technomancer
  • January 28, 2012, 8:18 am
No one cares
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  • LAUAR
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Toast
  • January 28, 2012, 9:35 am
I do care. -.-
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No1 cares about you.
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  • LAUAR
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Toast
  • January 29, 2012, 5:18 am
Me, my family and friends are caring about me...
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  • RandomPanda0
  • Level 22
  • Expert Engineer
  • January 27, 2012, 12:05 pm
Hmm, I'll have to disagree to you on the point about not giving moderators advantages. In a survival server, I find that the moderators can become too occupied with dealing with things that Creative Mode is good for their entertainment.
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  • Gundamned
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • January 28, 2012, 4:28 pm
In our server, Moderators are just like normal players, except with the powers to help moderate. They also have VIP perks as thanks for what they do.
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  • Rouge
  • Level 44
  • Master Geek
  • January 27, 2012, 1:22 pm
I don't know, there job is more to help players they may need to be able to fly though but other than that I don't think so.
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  • Shivasu
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 28, 2012, 1:33 pm
I agree with you Rogue, Moderators are there to moderate, specifically. Of course they may have as much fun and play the game as other ranks, but they have a responsibility. They are not there to be the richest people in a survival server. Their rank should be based on helping others/kicking/banning when necessary/using logblock or whatever to clear grief etc. And also, I agree that promoting people whom donate to admin/moderator is wrong, you have no knowledge of what kind of person they are. You can't even trust them. You must be able to trust your moderators and admins.
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  • Zaralith
  • Super Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 27, 2012, 10:18 am
Unfortunately, too many people do not understand this sort of thing. All of those servers advertising first in gets op I see getting a malicious op. Just one person going from server to server for those and running /stop would probably kill all of these server listings on the principle of the listing. As a moderator I cannot condone this sort of behavior however.
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  • Pownage
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 27, 2012, 1:24 pm
I saw a server that said first four people to diamond get op, I didn't diamond, went on the server, said I diamonded and became op...Then I made them pay, made them pay HARD. Lets just say I spammed the whole world with signs that said DON'T USE DIAMOND BRIBERY and destroyed everything xD
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  • Zaralith
  • Super Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 27, 2012, 2:27 pm
Next time, please report submissions like that instead of trolling.
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  • Pownage
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 27, 2012, 2:50 pm
That was about 3 months ago, before diamond bribery wasn't paid attention to that much. I know what to do now. :)
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  • Rouge
  • Level 44
  • Master Geek
  • January 27, 2012, 11:12 am
Yes, agreed. It is also hard to find people fit for the job.
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  • Evans
  • Chat Moderator
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • January 27, 2012, 8:54 am
Agreed.
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  • KCUROV
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • January 27, 2012, 9:36 am
Aww, you've beat me too it :c. Also agreed.
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