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What do admins and moderators do?

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Rouge's Avatar Rouge
Level 51 : Grandmaster Geek
Servers these days just have their ranking systems all wrong. Admin and moderator ranks should NOT be obtained by donating to the server! If you want to promote someone, it shouldn't just be a spur of the moment thing. They should be active on the server and you should have some kind of other communication with them. This could be a voice chat server, skype, etc. Once you actually know them pretty good, you should quiz them according to the plugins you have. YOU CAN NOT JUST PROMOTE SOMEONE AND EXPECT THEM TO KNOW WHAT TO DO. If you want to make moderator and admin guidelines those are very helpful.


What do they do? Administrate the server. These people monitor the console, configure plugins, etc. If someone is an admin, they should have control of the console and the servers files. There really isn't a need for a owner rank, but if you want one have ONE owner and NO co-owners.

What should there previous knowledge be? Admins need to know how to run a server. They should have previous knowledge! They need to be able to know how to add plugins, configure plugins, and other general knowledge for running a server.


What do they do? Moderate the content that is on the server. These people should be able to kick, ban, view logs on the server for who built and destroy, etc. They should be very trusted but not really have any in-game advantages.

What should there previous knowledge be? Moderators will need to know some simple in-game commands. They will need to be able to know how to kick, ban, and view logs, depending on which plugins you use.

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07/16/2019 12:27 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
xsand78's Avatar
So you are telling me that If I know the basic commands like ban/kick/mute and have 0 experience I can become a moderator?
02/04/2018 2:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
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12/03/2016 1:04 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
kristian1234k-mc's Avatar
Thanks now I can show the owner of a server that I am a moderator on that moderators need to have OP to kick/ban people/hackers (yup he does not give moderators op, but give is to builders)
12/06/2017 2:55 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Network
LemurCraft's Avatar
He shouldn't give you OP, as that is an operator title / rank! Instead he should give you permissions to use those commands thru a permissions plugin!
09/21/2016 1:35 am
Level 1 : New Miner
ElveaSkyefall's Avatar
What about *Helpers*
08/06/2016 11:41 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Kokua's Avatar
Good subject and I like your views. I would add that Admins and Mods should have rules to follow themselves, put in place by the Owner. They are a reflection of the owner in my view. As an owner I'd rather do it all myself than to have bossy and selfish staff. You mostly get THAT when you don't promote someone based on knowledge or time spent on the server. So I agree to no paid ranks!! (besides it's against Mojang's EULA to have paid ranks.)

I recognize that some players are just plain idiotic and troublemakers and need to be dealt with the hammer down!! BUT the majority of players just want to play and enjoy their game and get some help now and then. I think that is what Moderators are for helping the players and dealing with them to make a more peaceful environment on the server.

Admins are for helping the Server/Owner out (which also means helping the players and Moderators but in a more limited capacity). They need to have info about the server and plugin instructions and pass it on, which means they need to know as much as the Owner and Vice Versa, or at least take the time to find out the answers. I'm working to know all I can about making a good and better server which takes time and effort and Admins are so great at having your back.

I also am against putting major restrictions on the server like worrying about Spam or Advertising. I've seen Mods and Admins spending too much time telling people to watch out for CAPS, that's not what their job should have to be! If someone spams too much just kick them or temp ban them. Also I'm not afraid of advertising. Restricting this prevents players from having a conversation about a website they like or a YouTube or even another server. Anyway, I figure if my players are not happy with my server then they should find one that makes them happy. My job is to try to make my server user friendly and give them an enjoyable game environment without interfering with the other players, which in turn, will take some pressure off the staff. I do favor a ticket system to help the Admins and Moderators so they are not besieged continually in the chat environment. That's a rule I think should be added. Rule # 532 Make a ticket if you need help. Haha!

One more thing: Players are invaluable in their knowledge and I think a rank should be added for Helpers/Trainers/Workers/Whatever without them being staff but giving them some special permissions for the help they give. Maybe that could be the VIP rank. I don't think a server would be very much with out the players. They are really the heart of the server in my opinion. And all those unruly kiddos might just be great Admins or Owners one day themselves.
04/12/2016 5:24 pm
Level 40 : Master Zombie
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crunchwrap supreme's Avatar
While people shouldn't get mod for donating ranks are okay. It costs money to run a server and ranks are just a way of funding the server. Giving mod to random people isn't a great idea... People will abuse their powers and then the server goes down in flamesssss
04/02/2016 10:45 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
Zorvoan4040's Avatar
I disagree with admins, they should not have that much perms to the files
10/09/2015 2:14 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
Refrizor's Avatar
I disagree--Administrators shouldn't have full-access to the server control panel and console and all that.. That's too OP and owner-like. The owner has perms to do that, administrators should build mini-games, partly-moderate the chat, make sure staff are doing their job, make sure mods moderate the chat, moderate the chat if Moderators are not online, etc. Administrators shouldn't have so much owner permissions, like lower it down so administrators can't have console in which the console you can have access to if you log into your host as the owner... To complicated. Moderators should just moderate the chat, ban people, vanish and tp to people to see if they're hacking, and all that.
05/30/2014 1:10 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Artist
the3rdnumber's Avatar
what about moderators getting gamemode change? do you think it is needed?
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