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!