Hello Everyone, Some of you may know or may not know me, but my name is Ryan. I've been playing around this server for about 4 years now. I've seen this server grow and still continue to grow to reach its maximum potential. The reason why I decided to discuss and share my advice on becoming Staff because I have seen my fair share of Staff on this server and this advice is intended for both players and staff members. It is your choice whether you decide to take my advice seriously and I hope this will help you! Characteristics Lets start with the basic characteristics (personality) of what I see as a Quality Staff Member: Honesty = This is one of the biggest characteristic and I know you've seen this phrase everywhere, "Honesty is the best policy", but this is true. Always try to be truthful as possible. Fairness in punishment = Although, here in PF, we have a friendly community of players, but there are some players that do tend to break the rules in some way. Such as spam, afk, and others. This may contradict from the /rules, but sometimes, people make mistakes. I'm not saying they shouldn't be punished, but punish them in a way that is fair. Professionalism (When necessary, Be yourself) = Being Staff gives you a huge responsibility, but that doesn't mean you need to change yourself. You don't always have to be professional, I could be wrong, but only use it when you need to. I'm not saying that you can act whatever you want, but be respectful, and just because you become "Staff", doesn't mean you have to act completely differently either. Interacting with players = You need to be able to interact with the community and get yourself well-known. This help you hone your communication skills and people get to know who you are as a person. Initiative = Be the one to take an action first. If you want to become a successful Staff member, you must have Initiative. This not only helps you in Staff, but also in real-life. Being able to face the issue and tackle it to your best of ability is better than waiting for instructions and not doing anything at all. Answering Questions Keep in mind, when writing an application on PF. Answer truthfully and to your best of ability. The Application is to find out your experience with Staff and what you can do on the server. Don't just give simple answers, for an example when one of the questions is: "Do you have any past experience moderating Minecraft servers?" Yes, I have been Admin blah blah. You can say that If you'd like, but be more detailed in your responses. The Administration Team wants to see what you are capable of. The other question that will ask when applying for Staff is "What makes you qualified for a staff position on PF?". What this question is really asking is what makes you unique that would fit well in the staff team. They don't always just want the same "responsible and nice" guy/girl. I mean it is good, not saying its bad, but what do you think this server needs that you have which makes you the best person for the job. Lastly, for the question with the Final Information. I highly recommend you include some background information about yourself. This application is not only about whether you can do the job or not, but it also wants to know what kind of person you are. Tell them what makes you different than the rest. Lastly P.S. I just wanted to say before I end this, but all of this information is based on my personal opinion. If you didn't agree to what I said then that is definitely understandable. I hope this information helps people when writing their application. I wish you the best and Good Luck! (Just wanted to add on Ranks for Staff. For those of you applying for Staff, Just to have a rank or just to be able to get more permissions. I know this is just Minecraft, but being Staff is not all about reputation, permissions, or just having a rank beside your name. The responsibility of Staff must be taken seriously and must make the server into a more lively, fun community for players to join and feel safe.) Thank you so much for taking your time to read and If you see me online, say Hi!