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How to pick good staff for your server.

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Podkid7 avatar Podkid7
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
Ok so you have your server set up and have gotten players playing, what now? Well you need to pick some staff members to help watch over your server and keep it hacker and griefer free. Here are a few tricks to help you pick good people to fill those positions.

1. They use good grammar.
Using smilies and slang words means that they are not taking the application seriously and do not have the maturity required to be a staff member.

2. Watch their actions in game.
Someone can say on their application how they always help when someone asks and in game when someone is asking a question they ignore it. Make sure that they act mature and helpful in game as well as on their application.

3. They have something special to bring to the server.
A new staff should have something extra then everyone else, having experience with plugins or gfx design that can help the server even more.

4. Ask their age.
I know that some younger members can be good in staff positions but many minecraft players are immature and prone to not controlling their anger and trolling innocent players. 

5. Check for experience.
See if they have been staff on a server before and if they have see if you can go on that server and ask the owner how they did as a staff member. Make sure you don't go ask one of there friends who will just uptalk them, make sure they get a honest and sincere referance. 

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps you pick good staff. If you have any suggestions for things I should add please post them in the comments or send me a message.

Name: Alex
In game name: Podkid7
Why should you be Mod?
I believe that I deserve to be a staff member because I believe I bring a lot of good things to the server. I have a lot of experience as a server staff member, I was an admin of Teamshadow, BeyondMC, and Beyond Pvp. I have the ability to calm down arguments and think clearly when a fight or issue happens. I also believe that I can help keep people from disrupting our players experience. I am also good at R&D and publicity, and can produce things such as the banner I made and other cool new things to keep players coming to the server.

Please write a essay on your knowledge on how to run a server, how the server is structured, you're qualifications and what Moderators should do.
Many people believe that running a successful Minecraft server is only setting up plug-ins and then banning hackers, but I know that its more than that, it involves reaching out to new players and coming up with exiting new ways for people to have fun. I have run multiple servers in the past so I have knowledge on the plug-ins and commands needed for a server to run and I also know how to publicize a server and get new members into are already established community. I'm qualified to be a moderator on this server because I have experience, I have been a long time Minecraft player(Since Alpha) and I have been in administrative and owned servers in the past, and through those learned how to run a successful server that people enjoy and stick around on. A moderator needs to be someone that people can turn to with any issue they have in-game even if the moderator can't solve the issue they can help to resolve it and contact the admin team for assistance. Moderators need to also keep an eye out for hackers and cheaters and prevent them from ruining others gaming experience. Finally, moderators need to be respectable using correct grammar and language. Thank you for reading my application and I hope to be joining the staff team at TekkitSmp Soon.

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Update #3 : by Podkid7 10/24/2014 7:03:00 pmOct 24th, 2014


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10/22/2014 11:18 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Explorer
GrayPluto avatar
Nice blog, but I'll have to disagree slightly with the first point. I believe that staff members should be mature when it is necessary, but being strict and to-the-point all the time is unnecessary. I think that if a staff member is fun and playful around players when he/she is not needed, it keeps players on, since it will assure them that the staff are still people, who like having fun too and aren't just robots. From my point of view, when I log onto a server and all I see the staff doing is scolding for minor things, I get off. I believe that everyone is equal in rights, no matter their position. I respect the staff, but if they see me as just another pesky player, I don't enjoy that. On the other hand, I enjoy staff who can be fun around players and not just strict and scolding.
10/23/2014 8:00 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
Podkid7 avatar
I agree compleatly with what you said, I think its great for staff to be another player as well as an autority figure, but I dont belive staff should goof around and mess around at normal players expense. A good staff member is a combo of mature and a little goofy.
11/17/2012 1:16 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Turtle
nazgulas54 avatar
very good tips
11/17/2012 1:10 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
Samotage avatar
Great Blog! I now know how to properly choose my staff! Thank you so much!

- Samo
11/16/2012 6:01 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
Podkid7 avatar
Thanks again for the support also if anyone reading this is a server owner who needs help picking staff just send me a pm and I can help out.
11/16/2012 12:19 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Skinner
P1nk avatar
Very true. This is also helpful if you are trying to apply for a server - it has some of the do's and dont's that everyone should know.
11/16/2012 8:08 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Engineer
icyzesk avatar
True. I will have to talk to the mods and ops on my server...
11/16/2012 7:27 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
Fignuten avatar
It is true and explains me and I'am a moderator on a minecraft server
11/16/2012 12:18 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Modder
n8D13ja0o avatar
Diamond-ed cause legit and true
11/15/2012 11:51 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Warrior
alfonsus3d avatar
Diamond-ed twice
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