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

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BouncingBall avatar BouncingBall
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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
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babas321213321
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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
meek203 avatar
why you should be selected to become a staff member plz help

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08/27/2018 9:36 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Explorer
KessThetrainer
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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
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I copied and pasted the entire thing... got warned/denied
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10/07/2017 1:33 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Network
Rj GameinG
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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raidarr
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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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