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dingousa
Level 51 : Grandmaster Mage
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Welcome to today's tutorial, brought to you by Dingo and Infini Garde!

Ever joined a server, and wanted to be a moderator on it? Well, you've come to the right place! Read on, oh dear Reader, and find out how you might achieve your desire to one day be a mod on a server.

TiP: This tutorial is for people who fantasize about getting moderator status on their favorite server. If that isn't you, I have some other tutorials that might interest you HERE and HERE. ;)


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No. No, no, no, no, no! Never, ever, EVER ask for op right when you join a server. If you do, you will narrow your chances of getting it down to zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada!

On that topic, you should never ask for moderator status either. Or even ask how to get it. That is what this tutorial will give you tips on how to do. Don't even mention that you might want to be a
mod
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Keep this in mind: not all servers even want more moderators. If the slots for mods are all full, then that server will most likely not accept you as a mod. This will probably be the case on very popular servers that already have a great team of mods to keep the players in line.

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On that note, other servers might be looking for mods. They may even have a 'moderator

application form.' Even so, don't apply yet (if you just joined). Wait a while. Get to know current players, lend a hand to newbies, never ever ever break any of the rules, and help out the staff (for example, report players who break the rules and/or grief). Don't be a suck up, though (praise the server, be a mini-mod, etc.). That'll just get others jealous/mad at you, and may put the staff off. One BIG thing that will definitely put the staff off: your grammar.
Don't tawk likz
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Be sure to talk a lot in chat! Just staying silent and private messaging the staff a lot won't make them notice you. They probably will be getting tons of messages from other players, too.

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Become a well-known player on the server, and their forums. If they have a forum, that is. Stay up to date on all the server news and possible rule changes.

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So, you were promoted, you say? Well congratulations! You now have a very difficult job. ;)


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Hurry and blow those candles out, because you have a tough job ahead of you! A job filled with mercilessness, fatigue, and late-nights.

And fun too, don't forget that!

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Now that your dream has become reality, you have power. And, as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. Don't abuse your newfound power by letting it go to your head. That would totally undo all your hard work getting to this point! Plus, you would lose any trust the owner/admins may have ever had in you, and probably never get to mod status again. Or worse: you might get banned.

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Most servers have similar rules regarding when to mute, jail, kick, and ban players. Consult the following table regarding when each scenario is acceptable:


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ITzrjpngNB: This chart may not apply on all servers. Be sure to consult the server rules, too!

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I think you're ready, young padawan. Go out into the wide world of Minecraft servers, and find one you like. Try these tips out, and who knows, maybe I'll see you one day as a mod on a server.

I leave you with this graphic:


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Please comment if you think I missed anything.

Thank you. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! :D

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Thanks for getting this on the pop. reel guys! ;D

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Credit:Graphics/Info: dingousa; Pictures: misc. sources

Update #2 : 09/06/2012 4:47:42 pm9/06/12

- Added to '
Don't
be a suck up, though.'

(praise the server, be a mini-mod, etc.)

Update #1 : 09/04/2012 1:50:59 pm9/04/12

- Added 'don't talk with bad grammar' bit. End of 'Working your way up' section.

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  • Creatizkit
  • Level 23
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • May 24, 2015, 12:05 am
plx cn yarr ge mwee OP on the no0bcwaft sewer??pliss PLISSSS!!!
  • Creatizkit
  • Level 23
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • May 24, 2015, 12:06 am
What I mean is "Great blog"
Great! Diamond fave Ana sub :D
  • pat58339
  • Level 21
  • Expert Artist
  • March 8, 2013, 7:37 am
really cool but how do you get that picture at the bottom with the like,fav,subscribe?
lol. now we can use this on the battle for conwy server so that people will sto bothering us moderators.
  • cirquo_2
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Pirate
  • November 10, 2012, 1:16 pm
Just amazingly gorgeous blog my friend! Keep up the good job! :)
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • November 10, 2012, 1:21 pm
Thanks Cirquo ;)
  • spongeman10
  • Level 22
  • Expert Taco
  • October 29, 2012, 1:25 am
I think this will really help me become one of the staff on a server. This is exactly what I was looking for. A Diamond, Favorite, and Sub to you my friend :)
  • spax4
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • September 9, 2012, 4:38 am
me me me
  • SlenderBro
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 6, 2012, 1:17 pm
Really like the chart you added.Nice touch and Guide
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 6, 2012, 1:19 pm
Thanks Server. :)
  • yaitsbilly
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Unicorn
  • September 5, 2012, 12:06 pm
Did you make the banners?
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 5, 2012, 12:11 pm
The headers? Yeah.
  • yaitsbilly
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Unicorn
  • September 5, 2012, 1:02 pm
May I use the Kick-able,Ban-able one? More or less I just want to use it for its template, I would change the everything around.
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 5, 2012, 1:05 pm
For a server or something? Sure.
  • yaitsbilly
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Unicorn
  • September 5, 2012, 1:15 pm
For my server. Thanks.
  • XoobHunteX
  • Level 1
  • New Dragonborn
  • September 5, 2012, 11:55 am
I shall master the art of moderating. :3
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 5, 2012, 11:57 am
:3
im likin it
  • JDHalliday
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Artist
  • September 5, 2012, 8:14 am
Great Post!
  • ParaHaXz
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • September 5, 2012, 5:34 am
Worthy of a diamond!
  • FarGuardian
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Scribe
  • September 4, 2012, 9:51 pm
That picture of the Sticks was sweet. It shows even though Moderators look just like us, they have power too. (Represented by the Spear).
"With great power comes great responsibility" LOVE IT diamonded :D
  • Blake545
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 4, 2012, 12:15 pm
needsWAY MORE
  • wannamymilk
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Princess
  • September 4, 2012, 12:12 pm
so u basiclly just typed up what everyone knew?
  • Eratheon
  • Level 42
  • Master Zombie
  • September 4, 2012, 3:46 am
You definetly deserve a 50th diamond!
Looking forward to more from you :)
  • CryXCry
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • September 3, 2012, 10:43 pm
I love this blog. Short and sweet and with adequate amount of images:D
  • Pownage
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 3, 2012, 6:04 pm
You are a genius.
  • RiotShielder
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Network
  • September 3, 2012, 3:55 pm
Brilliant Guide! Just plain brilliant! Will refer my players to this when they ask "Omg how do I become staffz" also will post the chart of punishments on my staff forums :P +sub +fav + dia, and of course comment
  • Pr3d_
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • September 3, 2012, 12:54 pm
Excellent, I am going to put a link to this on my staff app and make players read it before they apply :D
Subbed diamond favorited cookied and more!
  • vinyl-ripp
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 40
  • Master Princess
  • September 3, 2012, 12:47 pm
Well structured and very needed in this community.
  • Animatrix
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • September 3, 2012, 8:48 am
Subbed. This is brilliant.
  • bapp
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • September 3, 2012, 6:13 am
Best blog ever. Will be helpful for other players. :)
  • Korigon
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • September 3, 2012, 4:09 am
Dingousa...No way! Your on PMC? That's cool..Anyway, nice blog, +1

~Korigon
  • FoofleManiac
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 3, 2012, 4:08 am
congrats on the pop reel! This article is accurate compared to what ive been through. Great job, and great pics!
  • TWSSYesterday
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Cyborg
  • September 3, 2012, 2:26 am
Thank You
  • carloooo
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • September 3, 2012, 12:31 am
This is really helpful :)
  • _Wright_
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 2, 2012, 8:28 pm
Good job :)
  • TrizzyDip
  • Level 40
  • Master Dwarf
  • September 2, 2012, 6:48 pm
I love this post! I cannot stress enough how a project is nothing without hard work! You worked hard to make a good post and it SHOWS! Thanks for inspiring better posts and less spam. You sir get a subscriber now.
  • TrizzyDip
  • Level 40
  • Master Dwarf
  • September 2, 2012, 6:53 pm
Many shall learn from you!
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 6:53 pm
*dips hat to Trizzy*
Thank you Trizzy. :)
  • dmcfadyen
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 2, 2012, 6:09 pm
I like this! Time to diamond! Great job
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  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 6:11 pm
Thank you dmc. Glad you liked it. ;D
  • dmcfadyen
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 2, 2012, 6:27 pm
Hey could i ask? Do you have a server?
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 6:29 pm
No, sorry. :(
I did, but had to shut it down.
  • dmcfadyen
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 2, 2012, 6:30 pm
oh, that suck.:L
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 6:34 pm
I am a mod on a great server though. If you like PvP, check it out. :3
IP: thedarkage.nl
  • dmcfadyen
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 2, 2012, 6:56 pm
Hey! i just sent you a pm, I was just wondering if you could chack it out i will be right back though.
  • Rock_TM
  • Level 29
  • Expert Creeper Hugger
  • September 2, 2012, 4:55 pm
Too bad i didnt need this (already mod :P) BUt i can still agree that you have put together a good set of advice for people to be able to achieve the status of their dreams!
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 5:05 pm
Thanks Rock_Star! :)
  • Rock_TM
  • Level 29
  • Expert Creeper Hugger
  • September 3, 2012, 1:47 pm
Yay, thanks to you im 1 step closer to Admin, (2 Mod phases)
  • SlenderBro
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 2, 2012, 2:57 pm
Wow.
  • Zemor
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 2, 2012, 1:14 pm
Amazing work.
  • Nice7
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 28
  • Expert Fish
  • September 2, 2012, 12:24 pm
Very good blog. I'm starting to really like your blogs. They're all interesting with pictures and presentation is great. Sub and diamond from me.
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 1:03 pm
Thanks Nice_70! :)
Glad you like them.
  • theChickenz
  • Level 28
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • September 2, 2012, 12:01 pm
This is an amazing guide. And it's better than those guides with long, boring paragraphs, too. DIAMUNDZ
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 12:02 pm
Thanks theChickenz. I try to use the graphics on all my tutorials to prevent just that. ;)
  • Kerrtastic
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Taco
  • September 2, 2012, 12:01 pm
Wow, it is really obvious that you put a lot of time and effort into those graphics and formatting, plus all of that info is true! Diamonded.
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pig
  • September 2, 2012, 11:57 am
:O Pictures help me. I don't like reading, but teh pictures are very nice!
  • dingousa
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • September 2, 2012, 11:58 am
Thanks Grey. x3
*Congratz on level 40... :0

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