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The Qualities of a 'Good' PMC Member [My Opinion]

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Greytopher's Avatar Greytopher
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NOTICE: This is simply my opinion on what a good PMC member looks like. Feel free to add anything, but also, respect my opinions and I'll respect yours in the comments below.

Hello once again, Greytopher here with another blog about the qualities of a good PMC member - what makes a member better then the rest, and what benefits them by being one?

The 'Good' Member... the three categories of a good member

So, when it comes down to deciding who's a good member and who's not, it definitely impacts on a couple of different categories. What I've concluded so far, is that determining a good member should divide into three seprate sections. The first section being activity, the second being quality uploads, and the last being attitude.

1. Activity

When it comes down to activity, it's essentially the main part of being a player. When I talk about activity, I mean how much you connect with PMC, whether it be going on the Forums, heading to the chat room, or just uploading quality content (which we will get to later!). Activity can be looked at from different angles. I find anyone to be... activious (even though it's not a word...) if they are frequently on the site, giving it input and also devoting time to stay here. It shows dedication in one player, and also gives you a slight advantage in, per say, achieving moderator status, if you want it. Activity also means posting content onto the site, quality content to be exact (skin steal-ers, crappy bloggers, and fake modders are a no-no!). If you post content that people love and enjoy, I would consider it being 'active' and healthy to the community.

2. Quality Uploads

Uploading original content means to upload something created ENTIRELY by you, and not stealing/plagerising anyone else's work. If those uploads are yours, and you rack in subs, diamonds, whatever, I find it being a 'good' member, by posting quality work and in the end you get the benefit of the doubt. Also, when posting good content, you could also qualify for a Contest Judge, for whatever content you specialize in. You could get the owner to like you, Cyprezz, and have very fun stuff aimed your way, depending on what more you post, how you post it, and how you react with another player.

3. Attitude

Whether you're a well known PMCer, or a small time level 1, attitude is everything if you want to get far, even anywhere. It's how you react and act to other people on this website, even if it's a hate comment, or some kind of situation. How you act on it, is up to you; but the outcome, in my opinion atleast, should have both parties at a mutual agreement, and to make sure that no 'wars' spring out onto your comment thread or through PMs. Because who knows, maybe you'll be known as that nice guy, who can lead and is mature. Or, you can be the cool, but really heretic kind of person, who all he does is troll and has a bad reputation with the Moderators. No matter who you are, or how popular you are, additude is everything when confronting issues.

The benefits of being good!

As some of you may know, we have lovely moderators. These moderators are seprated by categories, and by those categories, they moderate them specifically. We have Chat Moderators, Forum Moderators, and Site Moderators. These specific moderating powers are given to those who spend time on these sections, and are given to people who follow the rules and enforce them. If you want the power of moderating, and trying to make a difference to the site, having good qualities like the ones above are something that Cyprezz (The owner of PMC) looks for in a member.

What not to do...

Now, what I believe you shouldn't do, is start arguments. I know, occasionally I snap on one of my blogs, but that's because I either have a bad day, and someone who decides to troll takes my wrath. I try to control my temper, and usually it's kept in, but a lot of times I see players who rage on first sight, and don't even try to add compassion in their comments, or when they try to, it sounds like sarcasm. That's a quality that I find is bad in a player, and if I was choosing who to be moderator, this player wouldn't fit the profile. Members need to keep calm with players, and work out situations while also removing stolen content from others.

Trolling is another aspect of a member I wouldn't recommend to anyone, as it can lead down a road you may not want to. It'll put a reputation on you as someone who can't be taken seriously, and you will not be looked for when another 'moderator' hiring comes around.

Now, that's all I have for this blog. I know, the 'what not to do' section doesn't have a lot, but if you have any ideas of what I could add, I will add them here along with your name.

I hope you enjoyed this blog! Please, if you did like it, give it a diamond, favorite, and subscribe for more content by me, Greytopher!

Please do not repost this anywhere else on the web, or use this idea without my permission. Thank you, ~Greytopher

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09/05/2012 10:43 am
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Right, so you say that when it comes to attitude you should strive for the "mutual agreement" outcome. What exactly do you mean by mutual agreement? Is it a point where the opinions of both sides come together? It would seem to me that striving for mutual agreement isn't always the best option, or even possible. You go on to talk about the two types of images you may present. However, you seem to be implying that a person who heavily regulates discussions and steers conversations would be seen as mature person with a talent for leadership. Meanwhile, you imply that a person who instead seeks out discussion on a wide range of subjects, even if they are considered uncomfortable by others, are trolls. This is further supported when you clearly state that you should not start arguments. Simply offering a contrasting viewpoint and arguing for a position is not inherently bad, is it? It seems as though you are simplifying and label any person who offers an opposing viewpoint a troll, especially if it is a viewpoint you dislike or find uncomfortable to discuss. Perhaps a more balanced view of discussions and their contributors would be of use.
08/31/2012 5:00 pm
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callofgaming's Avatar
I did said "you suck" on a blog, but it was really crappy. It said:" Herobrine's a poopy head"
10/05/2012 11:08 am
Level 42 : Master Necromancer
candle_'s Avatar
O.o I think I saw that one...
08/31/2012 5:03 pm
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Greytopher's Avatar
Eh, I guess it depends on the blog. :p
08/26/2012 6:10 pm
Level 40 : Master Robot
BetaEdit's Avatar
Tried to find something to disagree on -- couldnt find anything :D
Diamond for you.
08/26/2012 6:11 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher's Avatar
Well, I'm thankful that you couldn't... or we'd be having an ugly flame war on our hands.
08/27/2012 7:59 am
Level 40 : Master Robot
BetaEdit's Avatar
I wouldnt have started a flame war if I did. I only meant that we all have different opinions and that I agree with you :)
08/26/2012 5:53 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Miner
heartshapedBox's Avatar
Awesome as always (:
08/26/2012 5:58 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher's Avatar
Thanks, Rilo (I will continue to call you that!)!
08/26/2012 5:33 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Artist
WaffleDude33's Avatar
Nice blog Greytopher, diamond for you :D One thing though, I would add to your blog that good pmc members don't commit eating crimes. By that I mean they don't try to eat you because your a tasty waffle... (Hmm, I wonder who that sounds like?)
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