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avatar GrayPluto
Level 14 : Journeyman Mountaineer
My Story

All right, first of all, I realize this is overdone. I think. This may turn out long, but I gotta get this off my chest.
Anyway, I'm sick and have nothing else to do, so I'm going to write about something that happened to me a little while ago.
I applied for staff and got accepted. Seems normal, right? I applied on the server, I'm chatting with the co-owner (who actually was very nice). Suddenly, I see Junior Admin beside my name. I became happy, started to help out.
Later, some kid got on who griefed up spawn when he got Mod. I rebuilt. He got banned. But then, someone w/e'd a circle into spawn. It was obvious that it didn't look right. I typed in //undo just in case I did something on accident, because there was only my friend on (who was a senior admin), co-owner, and owner. The owners thought I had done that, since they had seen me do the command from console (they had seen it on console, I didn't have access to console). They temp-banned me for 15 minutes, to figure it out. I understand why they did that, but they didn't seem to notice that when I did //undo it did nothing. I wasn't mad when I got back on. Then I applied to Builder (because I think I'm a good builder, and co-owner (I'll call him Co from now on) said that I could be builder and admin.). I got Admin-Architect. Of course, I was pretty happy about that.
After getting permission from Co, I started building a jail for /jail, since I noticed that they didn't have one. I finished it, and logged off for the night.
I get on the next day, owner sets me Moderator. He had been doing tests the day before, so I didn't think much of it. After about 15 minutes, I asked someone to set me back to Admin, because that was my rank, or so I thought. I asked quite a few times, being ignored each time. Finally, Co told me I was demoted. I said "okay" and just continued doing what I was doing. I didn't mind it, since Mod was what I applied for. I added on to the jail. I felt like it.
I was acting the same, saying "hi" to new players and making small conversations. Someone said they'd get their brother on. Being the caring person I am, I had said, "that's great! is he applying for staff too?". I don't remember what he replied, but owner just says "who cares? Carly, stop just annoying everyone" (or the like). I just decided to ignore him, but afterward I noticed that the owner avoided to talking to me, and whenever he did he was really bitter.
We were also talking about something else (I forget what now, but it had to do with me being Mod, and that I respect his decision, don't quite remember. Some other guy, who had joined the server that day started spamming "DENIAL" and "SHES DENYING". After a little while, after him spamming that after every thing I said, I asked him to stop. He just said "No", and continued. I asked him to stop a little while later, he said "okay", followed by "NOT!" I /ignored him, but then owner made me un-ignore him. He was doing NOTHING about him spamming at me. I was really pissed off at this point. He then banned me, but I was unbanned shortly after.
I was trying to build something, but then the others were always breaking blocks I had placed. I was getting even more annoyed. When I told them to stop for about the fifth time, the did. When the owner started doing it, I told him to stop too. He just said "Don't tell me what to do", and kicked me. After that, I did /tptoggle, just to stop them tping to me, they were getting in my way. Owner toggled tp for me again, and I said "Don't, please. I don't want people tping to me and he said "Stop telling me what to do" and temp banned me for 1 min. Then I got back on, turned off chat and just continued building. Only the owner was tping to me at this point. I turned chat back on again, and said "Stop teleporting to me, please". He replies: "There you go again telling me what to do". Guess what? Temp banned for 5 minutes. After I got back on, I gave them a mini lecture. Here's what I said: "You know what? I'll resign. I don't feel respected as an individual and only Co and [insert other guy here] were nice to me. I don't want to be staff on a server where I am not being treated as I treat others". I was about to say "Good luck with the server, goodbye" but I was banned for the reason "F*** off, b****". Guess they didn't deserve luck. Anyway, here's some things to do with abusive owners.

What To Do When You Can't Get Past An Abusive Owner.

STEP ONE: Ignore them. Continue to step two if it's getting bad.
STEP TWO: Tell them to stop whatever they're doing.
They should, unless something like what happened to me happens. ("STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO!!! ASDFKJ FUHC*#(CN(*CC*)RHB)" etc.)
STEP THREE: Leave. If you're not going to be respected for who you are, they shouldn't deserve you. If you weren't being mean to them in any way, know that you're better and that server where eveyone is mean won't be very successful. You're too good for abuse. Nobody deserves to be abused. Resign as staff, leave. That's it.
STEP FOUR: Like I said, know that resigning was the good thing to do.
That's pretty much it. At my school, they say use WITS, walk away, ignore, talk it out, seek help. If you are young and they're abusing you, legit bullying, tell a parent. If they're asking for your address, real name, age, other personal information, tell them you do not give such info away to strangers. If they don't respect that, LEAVE RIGHT AWAY. Delete the server from your server list, never go back there.
Use something like WITS, but a little differently. More like ITSW, if that makes sense. Ignore, talk it out, seek help, walk away. Or... IT'S MY LIFE.
Talk it out,

More "stop" if they don't,
Yellow is the colour of happiness, remain happy and calm.

"I am better than them. I deserve to be respected."
Erase server from server list and memory.

NOTE: If the abuse isn't that bad, but continues, you are allowed to use that ^^
BUT, if it's really bad, LEAVE. That second. Thank you to 10Andrew for pointing that out.



Other Types Of Owners

Hypocritical owners are sometimes the worst. To those who don't know, someone hypocritical means they tell you to not do something, but later they do it themselves. I don't remember exactly what happened, but this has happened to me. For example, they could tell you to not jail players, just kick and tempban, but later you see them jailing players.
How to deal:
Step 1. Ignore it. If they don't do it anymore, it passed. Not a big deal. But if they continue, go to Step 2.
Step 2. Don't do it, just tell them they're being a little hypocritical by
telling you to not do it, then doing it themselves. If they get mad,
they're turning into abusive owner. Go to above section... But if they're a little bit mad, then they don't do it again, just let it pass. If they continue nonetheless, go to Step 3.
Step 3. Ask them if you are allowed to do it now, since they are. If they say no, just go along with it. Respect their decision. If they say you're allowed, then yay! But if they do say no, go ahead and rant about it to them if you like xD.

Just read that ^^

Oh god It's late and I'm lazy >.< sorry. I'll update this soon.

I may add on later, I really just wanted to get this off my shoulders...
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And leave a comment with your opinion, I'd love to hear them!
P.S. Co, if you're reading this and realize who you are, thank you for being nice when nobody else was.
P.P.S. I love gimp for helping me make all the pics (as in cropping) you don't even know how grateful I am for gimp right now.

Omigosh, POP REEL! It's my first time :D Thank you!!!

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  • lulubelle7
  • Level 24
  • Expert Unicorn
  • October 28, 2014, 5:52 am
You are really unlucky. I never got banned from a server. The worst server I went to was one where everyone kept ignoring everyone. I guess it's just the way they are.
God I hate server owners like that... I hope I'm  not like this...
Okay one minute while I get my most active players on Skype. I gotta clear something out.
Don't worry, there are people like that out there. They probably have their own probelms going on in their lives. With this, they probably feel when you ask them to do something or to stop something, they feel like you are nagging at them. Now, I know that this is not the case and that you are obviously a well mannered person, but unfortunaltly, about 80% of servers are run by people, who may or may not be underaged (and by that I mean someone who has not hit puberty and who isn't mature when it comes to a business). If you want some good advice: Stay on servers that are clearly run as a proper business, don't go for those silly servers which are silly and the spawn looks like it took 5 minutes to build. A Minecraft server is a business and people who don;t know how to run a business are clearly not the sort of people to be an owner. Agree or not, it's my opinion, just thought I give you my view on things by your story.
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • September 2, 2014, 6:07 pm
I fully agree with your point. I have said (not here, somewhere else) that you should only run a Minecraft server if you are old enough and responsible enough to keep it, so I guess we think alike.

It's a shame I cannot +1 or diamond comments :L
  • DouglasWarren
  • Level 24
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • September 1, 2014, 12:50 pm
What's the server?
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • September 1, 2014, 3:06 pm
I am sorry, I do not recall the name or the ip.
Plus, it is against the rules of PMC to blacklist a server.
In all of my servers, the customer/player is the decision maker, staff and owners are simply there to make sure the community is safe, not to abuse power or play ridiculous pranks on other groups.
  • Maveriknight
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • August 31, 2014, 6:08 pm
welcome to the community, or at least, how it is these days. it's a shame, really, that most servers these days seem to be run by eight year olds who have no sense of real proper manners. despite everyone's complaints about it though, at least mojang's eula changes should help clear a lot of these out.

That said, you missed the "Claims all the good credit, botches everything they touch, then disappears only reappearing to block anyone trying to fix things" owner type,

The "Trolololololololololololoooooo" Owner type,

and i think that's it.

All said however, good blog.
  • Forest Fawn
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 31, 2014, 2:36 pm
Wow I'm thinking of applying for builder on a server and hope none of these happen. Thanks for de  advice.
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 7:10 pm
No prob!
There is a type of owner you didn't mention, hack threatening owner. DUN DUN XD
Here's my story:

One day I apply for builder on a server called infernalrealms. The co owner and 2 admins are on and give
me builder. Well one of the admins gets demoted because he's always abusing his prefix powers and making himself head admin XD. So I play for for a few hours and disconnect. The next day I come on and I was banned? (not like in-game, when I connect to it.) Months pass by.... There was a coincidence that another small server called withercraft has the same staff as infernal realms, but I never saw the nice co owner. D: ryno if you see this I say hi.  The owner, head admin on that server, was denoting an admin for 
making fun of his stupid "infernal" stuff.  I told him to unban me and he did. When I got on, I wasn't builder! I asked him if I could be builder again but he would just ignore me! Months after that, I met his dev, or PERSONAL HACKER. When they left the game, I met an admin named cookie. He was nice and introduced me to Skype. I Skyped him too. The next day I met the evil, horrifying, inappropriate, hack threatening owner on skype. His name was William. He still wouldn't give me builder. I had no choice but to listen to what he said or he would threaten me. One day I thought to myself, you know what, I'm leaving that stupid infernal stuff alone and I blocked him from Skype, removed his server from my list, and avoided him. Whenever someone from the infer  community added him to a Skype call, I left. He wanted to say sorry one day but I wouldn't talk to him no matter how hard he tried to hack me. He didn't even have my ip so he couldn't really hack anyways, even though he has a team of hackers.

Advice: do what I did, leave him or her forever.
I like your story, and trust me 99% of the people who say that they can hack you cannot. I knwo thereius still the risk of eing hacked by someone telling the truth but 99% don't even know the definition of hacker, They just say it to act 'hard' and 'gangster-like'. Good advice and the correct advice but trust me, all the people who say they are hackers arn't because the whole pointn of hacking is to not be found out and someone saying that they are a hacker is just giving themselves in. It;s also illigal and you can just take a printscreen and get them into trouble ;)
  • Chris9awesome
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • September 6, 2014, 12:18 pm
Actually, he had a hackers. He had a whole team of them. They've hacked dozens of server websites to make their server better.
Mmm, well he's silly then telling you he can hack when he shoudl be hush about it. But mh, we don;t need them. Proves that they cannot get a good server.
Ya your very right :D
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 1:10 pm
Good story :) I like it x3
  • Reer123
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Terraformer
  • August 31, 2014, 10:45 am
Sometimes an owner can be in a bad mood and you just need to leave and come back after a day. Happens to everyone once in a while.
  • McJackson3180
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Ladybug
  • August 31, 2014, 11:00 am
Not really an excuse to be an ass. I hate when people use being in a bad mood as an excuse to just be plain our rude.
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 7:13 pm
Okay I agree with this. Well put.
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 10:45 am
  • shKrithitz
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 31, 2014, 10:30 am
if  the owner is abusive just leave
Wow. This is a little different but some of the moderators on PMC are just like that. They ban u and delete your work for stupid reasons like one time I made a blog of skin ideas and they deleted it and banned me for a day cause they said lists belong on the forum. But it was a blog that I was gonna update and it wasn't just a random list. But it's not fair cause there are some really dumb blogs out there. Like some blogs are just a question and they want u to reply in the comments. But I won't flag them and get them deleted because I'm not mean I wouldn't want someone banned for a really dumb reason like that.
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 10:27 am
Sometimes they do delete good blogs, but they usually get back up. Eventually. But, the flagging is for those blogs that aren't even blogs. It wouldn't be a dumb reason in that case, because it even says in the rules that you're not allowed to post questions in the form of a blog.
  • 10Andrew
  • Level 40
  • Master Nether Knight
  • August 31, 2014, 10:14 am
Personaly I would just instantely leave a server with a abusive owner. By staying on their server for any longer once they have started to be a pain you are just benefiting them. I might not agree with your opinion of staying on and trying to reason with them (mainly becuase that very rarely, if ever works) I still think that you have made a great blog that has had some great ideas.
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 10:16 am
I agree, but sometimes the "abuse" isn't that bad, but if it's bad, I'd leave right away as well.
And thank you!!
  • DJForbes
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • August 31, 2014, 9:37 am
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 31, 2014, 9:33 am
Or there is the hypocritical owner, which is the absolute worst.
I've been banned by 2 already.
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 9:38 am
I've encountered owners like that a couple times >.< I should add that.
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 31, 2014, 2:31 pm
They make me wanna jump off a bridge
  • GrayPluto
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 31, 2014, 7:14 pm
I know right >.<

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