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TechnoPat

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In my free time, I'll usually browse the forums and leave comments on staff applications. Here are the most common mistakes and things that I usually see when viewing staff applications.



Number 1: Detail
The detail is probably one of the most criticized things in staff applications. Allot of the time, I view applications and they simply do not have enough detail. If you want to see how much detail you should have, I'd recommend viewing the accepted applications. Detail is essential to showing effort, and showing excactly why you should be staff!


Number 2: Global activity
The second most criticized thing I see in staff applications is Global activity. Allot of the times, the player may be active on Minecraft itself, but they are close to nonexistent on the forums page or the discord. These are essential to being staff, as Appeals, tickets, and much more are in discord and the forums (Plus moderating the chat). Make sure you get that global activity when applying for staff!


Number 3: Toxicity/Immaturity
A thing I see in many staff applications are players that are just outright toxic. They have an excessively reactive behavior, and tend to lash out at anyone who crosses them in any form. As staff, you CANNOT do this! Think as a player, what would happen if a staff member began being toxic or immature? Not only would the players ridicule and chat spam about it, but it would give the staff member a bad reputation, and you are supposed to be a role model as a staff member. Make sure that you are not toxic or immature, or you will be denied even if the application is amazing.


Number 4: Effort
This is one of the most common things I see, more than any other that is on the list. I click on a staff application, and I see a white worded page that isn't spaced, and an act of congress to read. The responses are no longer than 1-2 sentences, and it's clear that they put no effort into it. If you're going to apply for staff, put a lot of effort into it. Work on criticisms, read all the pinned requirements, guides, formats, and overall make an actually decent application, otherwise, you are showing the team that you simply don't care, and that you don't deserve to have staff.

Number 5: Not reading the Writing Guide / All requirements
Read the writing guide, and ALL of the requirements, please. These must be read, and provide essential things to your application. A good amount of the time, I see people who don't meet the 1-month requirement or have no color scheme. Please read ALL the pinned posts.



I hope you enjoyed it, and the best of luck on your staff journey!
 

michaelm0de

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Extremely helpful, especially coming from the mind of a former staff member. Thanks <3
 

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Very good guide! I agree completely with every point you have stated.
 

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michaelm0de

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I love that everybody is so keen on helping applicants. Such a sweet community. <3
 

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Tank

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In my free time, I'll usually browse the forums and leave comments on staff applications. Here are the most common mistakes and things that I usually see when viewing staff applications.



Number 1: Detail
The detail is probably one of the most criticized things in staff applications. Allot of the time, I view applications and they simply do not have enough detail. If you want to see how much detail you should have, I'd recommend viewing the accepted applications. Detail is essential to showing effort, and showing excactly why you should be staff!


Number 2: Global activity
The second most criticized thing I see in staff applications is Global activity. Allot of the times, the player may be active on Minecraft itself, but they are close to nonexistent on the forums page or the discord. These are essential to being staff, as Appeals, tickets, and much more are in discord and the forums (Plus moderating the chat). Make sure you get that global activity when applying for staff!


Number 3: Toxicity/Immaturity
A thing I see in many staff applications are players that are just outright toxic. They have an excessively reactive behavior, and tend to lash out at anyone who crosses them in any form. As staff, you CANNOT do this! Think as a player, what would happen if a staff member began being toxic or immature? Not only would the players ridicule and chat spam about it, but it would give the staff member a bad reputation, and you are supposed to be a role model as a staff member. Make sure that you are not toxic or immature, or you will be denied even if the application is amazing.


Number 4: Effort
This is one of the most common things I see, more than any other that is on the list. I click on a staff application, and I see a white worded page that isn't spaced, and an act of congress to read. The responses are no longer than 1-2 sentences, and it's clear that they put no effort into it. If you're going to apply for staff, put a lot of effort into it. Work on criticisms, read all the pinned requirements, guides, formats, and overall make an actually decent application, otherwise, you are showing the team that you simply don't care, and that you don't deserve to have staff.

Number 5: Not reading the Writing Guide / All requirements
Read the writing guide, and ALL of the requirements, please. These must be read, and provide essential things to your application. A good amount of the time, I see people who don't meet the 1-month requirement or have no color scheme. Please read ALL the pinned posts.



I hope you enjoyed it, and the best of luck on your staff journey!
Also, it's always best to have a good color scheme. Like for example, use contrasting colors. If there is like 3+ colors in an application I used to just say that it is hard to read, because it was. It was distracting.

I only bring it up because if this post was an application I would suggest sticking to 2 colors!

The number one thing to applications is definitely just putting in the effort. Nice post.
 

TechnoPat

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Also, it's always best to have a good color scheme. Like for example, use contrasting colors. If there is like 3+ colors in an application I used to just say that it is hard to read, because it was. It was distracting.

I only bring it up because if this post was an application I would suggest sticking to 2 colors!

The number one thing to applications is definitely just putting in the effort. Nice post.
Thanks tank!
 

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Nice to see that you took your time to write this!
 

xXPrideXx

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Also, it's always best to have a good color scheme. Like for example, use contrasting colors. If there is like 3+ colors in an application I used to just say that it is hard to read, because it was. It was distracting.

I only bring it up because if this post was an application I would suggest sticking to 2 colors!

The number one thing to applications is definitely just putting in the effort. Nice post.
True about the colors, because you dont want to make your app boring but you also dont want to give the reader a headache lol
 

TechnoPat

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True about the colors, because you dont want to make your app boring but you also dont want to give the reader a headache lol
Yeah, I'd recommend 2, maybe 3 if you'd like.
 

TechnoPat

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michaelm0de

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My opinion on the color scheme situation is rather generic. I like to read applications that are cut-clean (color wise), with a little twist (bright colors here and there).