Reviewing Napkinz - Staff Application

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  1. Napkinz

    Napkinz Well-Known Member

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    Your Minecraft username
    Napkinz

    What server are you applying for
    Survival

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    First Name
    Elizabeth (I normally prefer nicknames though)

    Country or Timezone
    America - EST

    Age
    Twenty.

    Discord username Napkinz#0723

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    Why do you want to become staff?
    In my time of being a Minecraft player, it is kind of my niche to be a staff member. I have been a staff member previously and enjoyed it. I am a realist and know that it does get a bit stressful and hectic at times though. I like the content on ManaCube and would like to contribute more to the server as a staff member to further help the community.

    How long have you played on ManaCube?
    May 6th, 2018. I do not know the exact date of joining ManaCube however I joined the forums quite close to it. On Survival as of May 28th, I have aquired roughly 70 hours.

    How many hours can you dedicate to ManaCube?
    I am currently able to dedicate roughly 3-4 hours per day to ManaCube minimum.

    What skills do you feel you have that will help the server?
    I know how to work with plugins and do not have an issue learning how to use them. I noticed that ManaCube’s Survival uses Core-Protect. This is my second favorite rollback / anti-grief plugin. (Yes, I have a favorite rollback system because I am truly that nerdy). I understand the importance of teamwork. Not only with the other staff members but also the players as we all make the community what it is. Without the staff members, servers would be chaotic. Without the players, we would have nothing to moderate / administrate.

    What experiences have you had which could help you as staff?
    • In April 2014, I became a Helper on another server. During this time of being staff, I was then promoted to Moderator. I staffed for Survival originally but then moved over to staff for Factions. December 2014 I left the team and server for some time.
    • October 2016 I was promoted to Helper again on the same server. From there, I worked up the roles and eventually was promoted to Admin on April 12th, 2017. I was an admin until May 1st, 2018. Admins were expected to work on content mostly however staff management was also a role of admins if they chose to work on that. I personally chose to do staff management over content but did work with both.

    What three attributes distinguish yourself from other players that qualify you to be a helper?
    • Professionalism – Although it is important to connect with players, it is also important to watch how you present yourself in front of the community. Anything you say or do can be quite twisted, so it is best to watch what you say or do as much as you can. You are not only representing yourself but also the server and its community.
    • Previous experiences – I purposely did not include much detail in the previous question as I wanted to explain in this question. I have quite a few perspectives given that I have been many different roles in Minecraft communities now. I know what it is like to be a player as well as being an Admin doing staff management and a bit of content work. This wide variety makes it easy for me to understand many aspects of the community and how they will feel about a decision being made. As a previous staff manager, I now have a better understanding of how much a simple appreciation paragraph to those who support others really means.
    • Determination – I have a very positive way of thinking. I am very determined to help the community while bettering myself as not only a community member but a person as well. I try to be as mature as I can, but I prefer to be fun and enjoyable to be around when the time is right.

    Please explain what you believe the role of a staff member is.
    A staff member is meant to represent the server as well as keep everything flowing steady. Staff members should be role models in the community on how to act accordingly. This does not mean that you must be perfect. I expect everyone in the world, online or IRL, to make mistakes. I am no exception. How you deal with those mistakes is what truly determines your maturity. Of course, you then have the commands in which only staff members are trusted with. For example, rolling back griefs, banning / kicking / muting players, and so on.

    Are you able to use recording software?
    Yes, I can use a recording software.

    Anything else we should know?
    I am willing to admit that I am quite new and that my biggest flaw is knowing the servers content enough. Even if I am not a Manacube specialist (yet), I enjoy searching for the answers to questions that I do not know. I have a document full of references of server information as it is a lot to remember when you first join a new server. If this application is to be denied, I will happily reapply in one month. Thank you so much for your time!

    You are aware that all information provided must be true, and if found to be false, will result in an automatic rejection of this application
    Yes
     
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  2. SleepyDiva

    SleepyDiva Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, first of all, you have put quite a lot of detail into this, and have met the majority of the requirements (not many players do). You have mentioned you worked as a staff member on 3 previous servers, which is great, as this means you have knowledge of staff management, and other issues that staff members may face. Although I have not seen you in-game, you seem very mature and responsible.
    I'm going to give this application +1 , I honestly think that you would be a good staff member (for the reasons I have stated above), and a great addition to the community!
    Good luck :)
     
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  3. Dave

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    You seem helpful and like a very nice person. The only issue is that you don't meet the minimum word requirements. Add a little bit more and you will be golden. Good luck +/- 0
     
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  4. Pholus

    Pholus New Member

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    Napkinz, I have seen you a lot on many servers I played in the past. Including that a very popular server although many things went wrong on the server you were an administrator on which is quite a big server with over one thousand all the way up to two thousand users on a day and you probably know what happened to me sadly. You have a lot of potentials and I believe you are worthy of the role that you are applying for. I love to see new faces on the staff team other than a return, get the gist? This application has plenty of detail and isn't too long nor detailed to be a bad application, it is just right. One thing I would recommend is that you apply to a server you joined to prior to your application as you get more experience. Note to myself I just recently joined today looking through old users I talked to on the server(s) I use to play.

    With a little updating, I think you will make it to the approval stage, or at least get an interview as you are capable of a lot of things and I believe in you throughout you applying for the position that you are applying for today. If I had to choose between you being a staff member although that will not happen anytime soon/or ever I would most definitely give you a chance for you to prove yourself.

    Nevertheless, good application!​
     
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  5. MoneyMiser

    MoneyMiser Active Member

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    I Think You Would Be A Great Staff Member On ManaCube! Your Application Is Very Detailed And It Seems To Reach The Requirements Of The Application Format. You Seem Very Nice & I've Seen You Around Before. You Seem To Be Active And Very Experienced, I Think You Would Be A Great Asset To Mana! Good Luck!
     
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  6. ThePigeonGamer

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    I think you’d be great as staff! +1 good luck!
     
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  7. Napkinz

    Napkinz Well-Known Member

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    When I had it in a word document it said it was nearly 1000 words with the questions - requirement says 700 with the questions. How many words are in it currently for you? But thank you for the kind words. :)
     
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  8. Bean4455

    Bean4455 Active Member

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    I'd give you a +1 easy! I don't really have any comments, I think you did great, I hope you get the position! :)
    -Bean
     
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  9. Dave

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    My apologies, I just checked it again and you are exceeding the minimum amount. Good luck, great application. +1
     
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  10. SantiagoJMK05

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    These are my judging points:

    Detail: +1
    Personality: +1
    Activeness: +0 Could you tell me how many hours you have played?
    SPaG: +1


    Hi. It seems that you have spent a long time working on this application and have been rewarded with positive feedback because it is of a high standard. Personally I think you would make a great staff member and you have certainly have the credentials for the position. One small issue is that you have not said how many hours you have played but this is only small and not overly important. I know you have said how long you have been on the server for but you need to be slightly more specific.
    "Overall Great App!" :)
    Good Luck,
    Santiago
     
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  11. Napkinz

    Napkinz Well-Known Member

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    Since I have started playing Manacube's Survival, I have acquired a total of roughly 70 hours. I would also like to note I do not AFK.
     
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  12. SantiagoJMK05

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    Ok thanks. Good luck!
     
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  13. LetYouDown

    LetYouDown New Member

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    Lovely app. Known her for a while and she is extremely dedicated. I would love to see her as staff !
     
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  14. horsebossmaster

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    +1

    *You seem nice(which you are lol)
    *online very often
    *helpful
    :) goodluck!

    -horse
     
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  15. _Bunstop_

    _Bunstop_ Forum Master

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    Here's my overall review:
    Grammar: +1
    Experience: +1
    Activity: +1
    Qualities: +1

    Additional Comments: I personally think you could add some more detail to the "What three qualities make you stand out from other applicants?" question as you don't have very much there. Other than that, good luck :)
     
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  16. Napkinz

    Napkinz Well-Known Member

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    Heyo! I meant to reply but I guess it never went through as I was on my phone. :c You definitely have a very valid point however I actually did that on purpose. Although I am quite confident in my abilities as a staff member, I think that my shot currently here is 50/50. That being said, I want to make sure that if I need to make a new application, I have more to add without repeating too much from this application. I also am a firm believer that actions show more than words. I can hype myself up as much as I want although those three qualities are really shown by my actions. Thank you so much for the feedback and I do agree that I could add more. I would prefer to do so in my next application if needed though. ^_^
     
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  17. Strqfe_Gqd

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    This is a beautiful staff application and I love how much detail it goes into. I appreciate that you have said what your flaws are instead of lying about them; these flaws make you seem human so it is nice to know you are willing to admit them. I haven't checked but I can ALMOST guarantee this is over the 500+/700+ word limit. I wish you the greatest luck in becoming a staff member! +1
     
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  18. HonigBiene

    HonigBiene Active Member

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    Very very nice app, you put in a lot of effort, very detailed and grammar is on point too ^^. You have met all the requirements so I will give you a +1 and wish you good luck if your app gets reviewed :D
     
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  19. sweetener

    sweetener Well-Known Member

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    +1 your application is amazing wow + you seem nice
     
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    +1
     
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