If you are new to the application process, have questions, or need some tips and tricks to improve your applications this threat will serve as a guideline to ensure your application is the best it can be. General Qualifications Have some sort of previous experience in moderating a Minecraft server. (This is not a requirement, those who have no experience may still apply, however, may have less of a chance over others.) Minimal to no previous punishments in-game and on the website; Applicants may be expected to work well in both a team and the community; Respectful and mature attitude. No troublemakers! Correct Application Format All applicants are required to follow the required format for their written application. When following the format, make sure to keep it professional and answer questions to the fullest. When creating a new application the format is laid out into sections, each number holding its own question. While you can change the color, text size, etc. for the questions, they should still remain in the same order as the original format has them. Additionally, when making an application answer the question below the question, then once complete, answer the next question below its respective header. Professional Writing Grammar and professional writing is what will make your application stand out from the start amongst others. We expect a high level of professional writing capabilities and expect you to have proofread your application before submitting to remove any possible grammar mistakes. Poor grammar is not only unprofessional, but it limits a reviewer's ability to understand you. Make sure you go back through and reread your application and fix any grammatical errors you may have missed. Put effort into your application The questions are not there for yes or no answers. Any application which has had no effort put into it will almost always be denied, so make sure you take your time and give well thought out answers. Remember to fill in every answer including how you would make a greater addition to the staff team. When you complete your application, go back through and reread it. Plagiarism Do not, under any circumstance, plagiarize another application. If you are caught plagiarizing another person's application on this server or any other server you will immediately be denied, banned from the forums, and banned from ever creating an application again. Make sure your application is well presented The first thing we see when we open your application is the presentation, so yes it does matter. There are a few things to mention about how you can properly present your application: Try not to use excessive colours in your application. We prefer the use of black font only as it’s easier to read. Try not to overuse bold text, We prefer bolding only the questions as again it makes it easier to read. Try to avoid excessive use of smilies, it makes your application look a lot messier when it is 90% emoticons and 10% text. Make sure you check the spelling on your application. We understand that English isn’t everyone’s first language but please try to make sure your sentences make sense. These are just tips on how to structure your application, of course if you want to get more creative with art etc you are welcome to do so! Make sure you explain any statements you make and how they relate to the role you are applying for. It’s important to understand that the reader has to learn about you only from what you put in your application. Whenever you make a statement like “I am this..” , “I did this..”, ensure you follow it with an explanation as to why that is important for us to know. Give some examples to show that you have developed certain skills, explain why your experiences demonstrate you are right for the Moderator role. Be honest in your application It is obvious to us when you write things that you think we want to hear but are not an accurate representation of yourself. If you’re applying for staff then you are clearly passionate about the server, don’t focus so much on trying to say the right thing. Instead focus on your passion for being a Staff and that will show your potential. Secondly, don’t hide your infractions. We background check all applicants and if you lie on your application it will lead to instant denial.