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

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avatar BouncingBall
Level 53 : Grandmaster Blacksmith
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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
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04/19/2019 7:01 am
Level 1 : New Miner
babas321213321
How much do you know about commands and plugins?

pls somm1 help
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12/26/2018 4:46 am
Level 1 : New Miner
meek203
why you should be selected to become a staff member plz help

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08/27/2018 9:36 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Explorer
KessThetrainer
Perfect this will defiantly improve my staff app thank you!Last time I hade a poorly made app and hired a developer that went crazy and started ddosing everyone then I hade to change my ip address and overall lost players.
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02/16/2018 6:31 am
Level 1 : New Miner
IWantToBePilot
I copied and pasted the entire thing... got warned/denied
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10/07/2017 1:33 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Network
Rj GameinG
THANK YOU!! SO MUCH DIS GOT MEH SAF ON HIPICKLE!







Lol, (Great Application I'm sure you will get staff)
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10/31/2016 1:29 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
unfortunatelyme
thank you very much! i hope to become a mod with this kind of format.
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10/24/2016 1:45 am
Level 1 : New Miner
FreyaWolf267
This is an amazing tutorial I love have you expressed what you knew in a detailed manner plus I kinda have an obsession on Moderators lol
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09/21/2016 3:51 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
endlessloop
People copying this app... omg. One of them copied exactly the same!
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09/16/2016 5:14 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Rover2015
Servers do not need to know your age and skype.
I tried to apply but first of all too much information that should be kept private such as age and skype.
If you are a server owner, DON'T ASK FOR SKYPE AND AGE!!!!
It will only cause people to not apply mainly because need of skype name.
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09/18/2016 11:44 am
Level 24 : Expert Blockhead
Nitwick
While I consider those requirements silly, people post applications with them all the time - people will apply if owners ask those questions or not, they even apply if owners ask for a real name.
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07/02/2016 2:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
ThorTM
I LIKE COWS
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05/16/2016 4:28 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
EdahYT
YOU HELPED ME GET A STAFF RANK ON MY FAVOURITE SERVER! THANKS DUDE I APPRICIATE THIS!!!
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05/07/2016 10:46 am
Level 1 : New Miner
jasonb4529
got meh shtaff
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05/07/2016 10:46 am
Level 1 : New Miner
jasonb4529
gege nub.
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02/24/2016 11:47 am
Level 1 : New Network
BOND282
The amount of people I have seen being denied from this format xD
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02/23/2016 2:21 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Toast
TheOreoBoy
I only saw this because that thread, good app guide though
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10/07/2015 5:41 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
craymonkey
Really helped me thanks dude.
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09/20/2015 10:07 am
Level 1 : New Miner
StinkenChickenYT
That guy is maybe a 1/10
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09/20/2015 10:07 am
Level 1 : New Miner
StinkenChickenYT
I am quite mature for a 10 year old lol.
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08/21/2015 10:09 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Meowbuz
I just had a person on the forums of the server i'm admin on post the sample application xD
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08/18/2015 2:42 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
MotionHASPvP
Diamond And A Favourite From Me :D I Got Staff On Lots Of Servers
Me Too!
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08/18/2015 2:42 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
MotionHASPvP
Nice Blog Mate!
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08/15/2015 9:24 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Gand123+
THIS IS MY APP YOU COPIED MY FUDGING APP!!! THATS MY APP!!!!!!!! F YOU!!!! THATS MY APP!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WERE NEVER ON ECHOCRAFT A 30 SLOT PUBLIC SERVER HOSTED BY CREEPERHOST IN THE UK!!!!! I WAS!!!!!!!!!!!!! F U!!!!!!!!
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01/05/2018 5:38 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Warrior
Wemnix
Somemoderator punish this guy, please.
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07/01/2016 9:31 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
Prunella
My the amount of rage you put out, I hope you left that server.
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04/09/2016 9:18 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Warrior
Marcho_bomb1
I am sorry for your lose
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08/13/2015 2:03 am
Level 1 : New Network
xxXEnderClanXxx
Great job diamond for you!
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02/22/2015 3:01 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Banana_Craft
Why name some state? I live in CANADA :P
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12/28/2014 7:18 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Architect
Webbit
First of all, as this is trying to show you how an application should be done, "Why should we except you?" Headings should be capitalized like Title's and you spelt "accept" wrong. 


Apart from that, this guide is 'except'ional :)
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07/09/2015 7:06 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Artist
Ontvlambaar
You spelled 'spelled' wrong.
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04/03/2016 3:41 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
KnightCrunch
actually its Spelt when talking in past tense
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04/06/2016 10:05 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Warrior
yoshee08
http://grammarist.com/spelling/spelled-spelt/
"
American publications (and Canadian ones to a lesser extent) prefer spelled over spelt for all uses relating to the verb spell"
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04/10/2016 10:16 am
Level 1 : New Miner
KnightCrunch
I was talking about in the UK, not America or Canada.
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10/01/2014 2:20 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
waveforce
Its not bad. I only read this after I posted my own app to see how ii may have done.
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08/01/2014 3:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Jessieleigh
Very amazing blog, diamond from me :)
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07/26/2014 3:30 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
eliteskater21
Thanks bro, that helped me :)
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06/30/2014 3:45 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
iPlay_G
This helped me make a staff application format for my server :D Thanks alot!
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06/26/2014 7:54 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Pyro
_0blivionGates_
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?"
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06/07/2014 6:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
DJPostars
<br data-mce-bogus="1">lol
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05/13/2014 4:05 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Obliviion
thanks u made me get SUPER ADMIN THANKS
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04/18/2014 7:20 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Mc-KoalaKraft
This helped me so much man, very proffesional.
Diamond from me :D
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03/31/2014 7:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
000a0bbb7d7b3470093ab5251
Very good blog man SWAGGGG!!!§§§§§§§
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01/28/2014 6:44 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Mage
Baneroson
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.
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06/14/2014 2:59 am
Level 1 : New Network
casdan363
Its an example dumby -.-
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06/15/2014 2:30 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Mage
Baneroson
I know..... Pshhhhhh
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01/25/2014 8:31 am
Level 27 : Expert Taco
experttacobear
Good blog EXCEPT do NOT put the example in. I have had many people copy and paste it in. -_-
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02/13/2014 7:50 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Lukeman060607
IKR
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03/18/2014 7:06 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
DeathBlaze1
It great for everything but that reason, I totaly agree that people copy and paste it but its still a great format and such
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09/05/2014 5:33 pm
Level 28 : Expert Nerd
Filip96
i copy pasted it but i also changed it and read thru it to make sure it was tellling the truth about me
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07/10/2013 7:29 am
Level 1 : New Miner
pikachu-is-awesome
Thanks so much u earned a diamond
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