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Ozzyisleaf

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Re: Are You Trusted? Putting in a Mod Application? Read This!
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2013, 01:00:04 pm »
This is really good advice to the new people applying for mod. It shows the trust of a mod, which is probably 30x more then if you have the rank, trusted. I think there are lots of moderators who get shame for being a new mod, not helping them within the first 5 seconds -.- And other stuff. I think people who really read through this, act like this, and can control their temper should get mod.

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Re: Are You Trusted? Putting in a Mod Application? Read This!
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2013, 03:03:35 am »
After reading this I've gotten a much better understanding of how OptiCraft ranks work.  I was trusted last week after playing for a year, so I don't expect to apply for mod for a long time.  I, however would also like to share my experiences being a member of a server's staff and the responsibilities that come with it.

After playing on a relatively small server for 2 years, I decided to apply for Moderator, hoping to be accepted.  To my delight, one of the mods had just resigned and a spot opened up.  The Owner asked if I was ready for this, and I eagerly said YES!  Little did I know that the time spent as Moderator isn't exactly paradise, as Viper mentioned.  It is extremely taxing and your personal MineCraft time on the server will go down by a lot.  This being said, it was one of my most enjoyable experiences in MineCraft, and I liked it so much that, 4 months later, I applied for Admin.

This server was rather small, and the 3 Admins it had weren't very active.  They left all staff duties to the Moderators.  I called the owner on Skype, and we had an hour-long discussion about the current server staff.  He agreed that the current admins weren't active enough (one of them, we realized, after an /ar check had been AFK for 2 months!), so he asked me and another Moderator, one of my friends, if we would like to step up and become Admins.  This had been a dream of mine, so my friend and I both accepted.  Being an Admin is difficult, I soon learned.  The weight of the entire server rests on your shoulders, and if you slack off even a tiny bit, then it all crumbles around you.

I learnt to enjoy being a member of staff, as I am relatively active and I very much like helping others, and in due time, I became a well-liked Admin.  I hope this post, along with this thread, will help others make the decision to apply for Moderatorship or not.

*One confession of an Admin*: I sometimes would use /vanish if I was alone, so someone wouldn't ask me for help :3 (of course, also to spy on new players to see if they are griefers    ;))



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Re: Are You Trusted? Putting in a Mod Application? Read This!
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2014, 08:50:01 am »
Wow thanks, this helps a lot not only for people that want to become mod, but also for everyone else.


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Re: Are You Trusted? Putting in a Mod Application? Read This!
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2016, 06:18:42 am »
I know that this Is a really old post. But I still want to thank you for the time you put into making this.