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lobsterpaw's staff application!

Discussion in 'Staff Applications' started by lobsterpaw, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. #1 lobsterpaw, Feb 22, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
    1) How old are you? (Need to be at least 15 years old)
    20 years old!
    2) What's your Minecraft in-game name?
    lobsterpaw.
    3) What are you applying for? (e.g Helper, Mod, Admin)
    Helper!
    4) What is your timezone?
    Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
    5) Why do you want to be Staff?
    I would like to be able to contribute to the server's health in a more efficient way than I am currently able
    to. Both via helping players, especially the growing population of newer players, and also by having more
    of a voice in terms of server improvement and how things are run. I enjoy my experience on the server, but
    I do think there are improvements to be made, as there always are with any community. Being in a staff
    position, I think I'd be able to bring some good ideas for improvement that haven't been suggested before, and I'd be more able to discuss the nuances of any changes suggested. I love helping players on
    the server, especially new ones, and I think my already established friendship / familiarity with some of
    the newer players would foster a healthy and more connected environment between staff and players. I
    don't mean to say that the current staff doesn't do a good enough job of that already (I would even say
    Jack is doing fantastically on that front), but being a somewhat newer player myself I have firsthand
    experience and understanding with how it feels to be a new player right now, and I recognize that

    sometimes it can breed a very us vs. them mentality. My hope is to be able to break down that mentality
    and push the social dynamic into a more harmonious community.

    6) How much time do you have to contribute to the role?
    My schedule is very flexible, and I have a good bit of free time, so a lot.

    7) Anything else we should know?
    While I recognize that I have a history of dissonance with some of the staff on certain matters, I would like
    to point to the fact that my issues have almost always been criticism of a rule or something similar. My
    rebellious behaviors have never been just for the sake of it, it's always been because I think that the server

    could be better off with a change. As I said before, I enjoy my experience on the server, and I want to be
    able to make it even better for everyone.

    8) Do you have a microphone?
    While I prefer not to use it, I do have a fully functioning microphone and can use it if needed.

    9) Do you have any past staff experience?
    Yes. I was a head admin of a Minecraft prison server for something like 1.5-2 years, and was also a head
    admin of a TTT server (Garry's Mod) for about a year, both times only ending because of myself moving on
    from their respective games. I had my own Minecraft server briefly, and while it never actually launched, I

    was pretty familiar with Bukkit and most popular plugins as a result of it.

    10) How would you deal with a hacker?
    While I don't know specifically what ability helpers have as far as commands go, I think the appropriate
    action regardless would be to try and get proof of it in whatever way possible and then contact a
    srmod/admin via Discord. If I was unable to get proof of it on my own (I don't know if helpers have vanish
    or anything), I'd check to see if any other staff are on Discord, and ping them to help.

    11) How would you deal with a spammer in chat?
    I don't know the protocol, so this is purely how I would personally run my own server. Firstly, I'd gauge
    their intentions. If it's clear that they're just being malicious for the sake of it, like spamming a curse over
    and over, copy + paste, then I would immediately mute them for whatever duration is warranted. If they're
    separating a sentence into multiple messages, like some people text, I'd start off with a firm but

    empathetic reminder to avoid doing that. If it happens again, I'd issue a warning, and then if it happens

    again, issue an appropriately metered mute. Any other time someone spams outside of these 2 conditions,
    generally it's because they're trying to get someone's attention. Depending on who that person is, I'd help

    the "spammer" try to get the attention of the player they're addressing as well as I could, while also

    requesting that they maintain patience and PM the player instead. Just like the other situations, if they

    refuse to stop spamming, then they would get a mute.

    12) Why should we choose you over other applicants?
    I only think that you should choose whoever will do the server the most good. I think that I can
    potentially bring a strong passion for improvement and a willingness to challenge the norm in the
    interest of the players and the server's health. I may be a pain in the butt sometimes, but I only act that
    way for that end goal.
     
  2. +1 from me.
     

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