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Level 25 : Expert Spelunker

Everyone has seen these type of people before. The type of player who ask for op or admin or any other staff position before or right after they get on a server. There is a very significant difference between asking for moderator after playing on a server for a month and asking to be a moderator on a server before you even began to play. I decided to make a list of a few common mistakes people make when trying to get staff.

InGame Spamming:

This is the most commonly known type of begging for staff and in my opinion the most annoying. They will join a server and spam for a staff members attention. Once they get their attention they will instantly ask for staff. This type of application is not even a real application and odds are if you get staff on a server using this method then that server most likely is not a server of any class. In other words you could almost use this as a way to find out if a server has any values. That is of course if you don't get banned after asking

PMC Chat Spamming:

This style of asking for a staff position has been around for as long as I have played minecraft. It involves joining the planet minecraft member chat and repeatedly asking for a server position whenever someone posts an ip or even sometimes when nobody has posted an ip. Now that there is the server hall in the chat this problem isn't as much of a nuisance but it still bothers people when they are trying to either find a server to play on or promote their server. Sometimes people will even spam for staff in the main lobby when a mod or admin is not on. This is almost worse then InGame Spamming because there is nobody to actually remove this player from the chat

Forum Spamming:

Probably the least done and least annoying version of instantly applying for staff is posting on the PMC forum. These type of posts tend to actually give real information about the player and give a bit more of a background. Also people can choose to not read that particular post if they don't want to. It is also the most efficient way to find the owner of a server who actually wants a new staff member.

How To Actually Get Staff:

1. Join a server, preferably new but older is fine as long as there is not currently alot of staff members on it.

2. Don't ask about staff. Don't even bring it up to anyone and especially not the server owners or whoever makes those descisions.

3. Play for about a month being helpful to players and helping the server recruit new players.

4. Once the player base has come up ask the player in charge of staff about whether or not they are currently taking applications. If they say no leave it at that and wait a bit longer while still helping out and bringing in players. If they say yes then tell them you are interested in becoming a staff member and want to send in an application.

5. Make sure not to rage at players whether for declining your application or for killing you ingame

The Conclusion:

While most people want to get a staff position on a server begging for staff before playing is not how to go about it. The best way to get staff on a server would be by playing on it for a while, helping out others, and just being positive all around. Try to prove you can handle responsibility. Don't try to prove you deserve responsibility as this only seems pushy.

My Final Shoutout:

Hopefully I helped some people out who are wanting to be staff members on a server as well as some owners or players who wont have to listen to the whining of players asking for a staff position anymore. Maybe there could also be a forum section created just for staff member applications so owners can find new staff easily and players wanting to be staff wont have to spam other chats trying to draw attention to themselves.

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  • i4sheep
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Droid
  • November 18, 2014, 6:01 pm
actually im a staff on a server that has over 30 staff
  • goreae
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Farmer
  • August 5, 2012, 6:39 pm
I doubt that any server actually has an alot of staff.
I was asked if I wanted to be an Admin on a server because I do all this stuff all the time.
  • ranger240
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 6, 2013, 4:45 pm
same here
this is a really great blog thanks thenuk3
i falcon click the subscribe
What's this apply thing?
Last time I became a moderator I was asked by the owner
This blog, I can fully agree with Nuke :P
  • cooldude256
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • July 17, 2012, 9:10 am
u just got a diamond and i just subscribed
  • CherryWheat
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • July 17, 2012, 6:11 am
Thanks a lot, this really helped me out DIAMOND!!!
  • icyzesk
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • July 17, 2012, 4:58 am
Thanks for the tip. i am mod on 12 servers because of this. diamond for U
  • navman16
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • July 16, 2012, 11:52 pm
These are really great keep up the good work :D
  • CNCminecraft
  • Level 71
  • Legendary Engineer
  • July 16, 2012, 8:22 pm
  • Kerrtastic
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Taco
  • July 16, 2012, 5:48 pm
I like your blogs, but have a suggestion. A cover picture is really a nice touch for a blog, and easy to make or find. If you need any help with this, just message me. Subscribed and diamonded!
  • TheNuk3
  • Level 25
  • Expert Spelunker
  • July 16, 2012, 5:49 pm
Thanks, I just started this 2 nights ago to see if anyone would like it and I guess people do. I will start putting up a cover picture
Nuke let me know if u need a skilled photoshoper to make u some banners :D
  • cheesium
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 16, 2012, 5:27 pm
Where's the subscribe button? Found it :)
This new section for the forums would be extremely helpful for startup servers looking for staff as mine is.
  • Mayoz
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • July 16, 2012, 4:53 pm
Totally Agree. 2 nice blogs in a row, Nice. :D
  • TheNuk3
  • Level 25
  • Expert Spelunker
  • July 16, 2012, 4:56 pm
Subscribe :) I am going to start writing more of these
  • Mayoz
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • July 16, 2012, 5:21 pm
Subscribed :D PM me if you need some ideas I might have some.
  • seankn
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 16, 2012, 3:30 pm
As a server Owner, this is what I look for.
  • vaxivop
  • Level 44
  • Master Spelunker
  • July 16, 2012, 9:37 am
Damn, dude u are on fire. 2 popular blogs in a row. Good job xD
  • niklon
  • Level 48
  • Master Pegasus
  • July 16, 2012, 9:32 am
You don't apply for admin, you earn it!
  • infantry492
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • July 16, 2012, 8:17 am
I agree with this 100 % this is also how i got to be an admin on a server that is no longer operational. But none the less I agree with everything you have said.
  • majed9
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • July 16, 2012, 6:47 am
Nice blog but i got same blog but i wouldn't count this blog as stolen but did you submit 2 entries?
  • TheNuk3
  • Level 25
  • Expert Spelunker
  • July 16, 2012, 4:56 pm
I actually didnt submit anything for the contest until you posted this :P
  • majed9
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • July 16, 2012, 5:15 pm
oh well glad that i reminded you ;P
  • df123451
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 16, 2012, 5:54 am
i agree
as a server admin myself, this is what i would go by. so, when the server is public, i hope people follow your guidlines so the chat isn't spammed. thanks for the cool reference for my server(hope you don't mind)
  • boykidthing
  • Level 29
  • Expert Architect
  • July 15, 2012, 6:37 pm
o.o Sounds harder then what I do. Step one, find VERY new server. Step two, make sure the owners an idoit and can't do worldguard. and done.
  • Mayoz
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • July 16, 2012, 4:54 pm
  • peytonisgreat
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Meme
  • July 15, 2012, 6:12 pm
Good tutorial, but if you really like the server, being staff shouldn't matter too much, and you don't want to be staff on a server you hate.
  • Mayoz
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • July 16, 2012, 4:55 pm
Unless, you want to destroy it...
  • Vulture7
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Droid
  • July 15, 2012, 5:56 pm
  • crellis09
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • July 15, 2012, 5:17 pm
nice ive met alot of the i want op kids before i used to be one too
  • Mayoz
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • July 16, 2012, 4:56 pm
Been there, done that.
  • LTDragonz11
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Blockhead
  • July 15, 2012, 4:45 pm

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