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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.


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,

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  • Rj GameinG
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • October 7, 2017, 9:33 am

Lol, (Great Application I'm sure you will get staff)
thank you very much! i hope to become a mod with this kind of format.
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
  • endlessloop
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 21, 2016, 11:51 am
People copying this app... omg. One of them copied exactly the same!
  • Rover2015
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 16, 2016, 1:14 pm
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.
  • Nitwick
  • Level 22
  • Expert Blockhead
  • September 18, 2016, 7:44 am
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.
  • ThorTM
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 1, 2016, 10:09 pm
  • EdahYT
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 16, 2016, 12:28 pm
got meh shtaff
gege nub.
  • BOND282
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • February 24, 2016, 6:47 am
The amount of people I have seen being denied from this format xD
  • TheOreoBoy
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Toast
  • February 23, 2016, 9:21 am
I only saw this because that thread, good app guide though
  • craymonkey
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 7, 2015, 1:41 pm
Really helped me thanks dude.
That guy is maybe a 1/10
I am quite mature for a 10 year old lol.
  • Meowbuz
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 21, 2015, 6:09 pm
I just had a person on the forums of the server i'm admin on post the sample application xD
Diamond And A Favourite From Me :D I Got Staff On Lots Of Servers
Me Too!
Nice Blog Mate!
  • Gand123+
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 15, 2015, 5:24 am
  • Prunella
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 1, 2016, 5:31 am
My the amount of rage you put out, I hope you left that server.
  • Marcho_bomb1
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • April 9, 2016, 5:18 am
I am sorry for your lose
Great job diamond for you!
Why name some state? I live in CANADA :P
  • Webbit
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 28, 2014, 2:18 am
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 :)
  • Ontvlambaar
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Architect
  • July 9, 2015, 3:06 am
You spelled 'spelled' wrong.
actually its Spelt when talking in past tense
  • yoshee08
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • April 6, 2016, 6:05 am
American publications (and Canadian ones to a lesser extent) prefer spelled over spelt for all uses relating to the verb spell"
I was talking about in the UK, not America or Canada.
  • waveforce
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 30, 2014, 10:20 pm
Its not bad. I only read this after I posted my own app to see how ii may have done.
Very amazing blog, diamond from me :)
Thanks bro, that helped me :)
  • iPlay_G
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 30, 2014, 11:45 am
This helped me make a staff application format for my server :D Thanks alot!
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?"
  • DJPostars
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 7, 2014, 2:09 am
<br data-mce-bogus="1">lol
  • Obliviion
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 13, 2014, 12:05 pm
thanks u made me get SUPER ADMIN THANKS
This helped me so much man, very proffesional.
Diamond from me :D
Very good blog man SWAGGGG!!!§§§§§§§
  • Baneroson
  • Level 1
  • New Mage
  • January 28, 2014, 1:44 pm
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.
  • casdan363
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • June 13, 2014, 10:59 pm
Its an example dumby -.-
  • Baneroson
  • Level 1
  • New Mage
  • June 14, 2014, 10:30 pm
I know..... Pshhhhhh
  • gbg1101
  • Level 26
  • Expert Taco
  • January 25, 2014, 3:31 am
Good blog EXCEPT do NOT put the example in. I have had many people copy and paste it in. -_-
It great for everything but that reason, I totaly agree that people copy and paste it but its still a great format and such
  • Filip96
  • Level 25
  • Expert Nerd
  • September 5, 2014, 1:33 pm
i copy pasted it but i also changed it and read thru it to make sure it was tellling the truth about me
Thanks so much u earned a diamond
Thanks. Helps me quite a lot.
  • Nman8303
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 21, 2013, 3:28 pm
u sux
Be nice, he's contributing to the commuinity.
Ä° dont think that this will be a good admin app for me. The owner will deny this app if i post this or something like this.
  • StarrLite14
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Batman
  • May 22, 2013, 3:57 pm
This helped so much, thank you!!
  • bogzdipp
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 18, 2013, 9:00 pm
Thank you, I hope become staff on a server the next time there are staff applications
  • NorraN97
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 8, 2013, 12:48 am
Exceptionally writed, i like how you really include a lot of detail.
This guide have helped me out some times when i have applied for staff.

Thank you!
And yea..Diamond for you sir :)
  • tumber77
  • Level 20
  • Expert Artist
  • August 5, 2012, 4:53 am
When submitting an application, don't insult your previous employer, or put them down in any way, it makes the person reading the application think you will do that to them when you leave.
Thanks, this helped me a lot.
  • killer99603
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 20, 2012, 9:41 pm
I hope the kids you're talking about read this -.- they need it
  • TheHof125
  • Level 28
  • Expert Scribe
  • July 20, 2012, 6:55 pm
A really good blog and I'll give you a diamond for the good information you gave.
  • BouncingBall
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Blacksmith
  • July 20, 2012, 7:10 pm
Thanks, much appreciated. Took a while to write, but, if you could, my goal is that you could be able to post this link as a reference when someone posts a 'looking for staff' post. Better the community.
  • TheHof125
  • Level 28
  • Expert Scribe
  • July 20, 2012, 7:35 pm
Will do!

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