NA Boba’s Helper Application [CAN]

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  1. boba
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    As you may be aware, I had recently quit Skyblock to focus on my studies. I would like to inform you all that my current studies, Business and Science will be ending soon. These were very important me as I had to pull a 75%+ above to pass Science and I am currently above average so I'm happy. I have been recently active on Skyblock and I know my activity isn't the best and I'm always applying and end up withdrawing or deleting my application, if given the chance, I can prove myself to be active and not frequently closing. I plan to keep being active as the courses ahead will not be as hard for me except Mathematics but I believe I can maintain myself as I have now. You can see frequently me on Economy and I pop on Survival but I plan to increase activity there. Let's continue with my application, thank you.

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    Your in-game and discord tag: My in-game name is BobaLatte. My discord tag is boba#8778.

    What time zone are you in? EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Can you speak any additional languages? French (Fluently able to speak, understand and write).

    Do you have the necessary means of capturing evidence? I have Gyazo, the standard Minecraft Screenshot control, QuickTime Player and my laptop's manual command to take screenshots.

    How long can you be active on our platforms everyday? I can be active within the day for a full 2-4 hours. It doesn't seem like much but I can surely be active when necessary. I am always active on Forums and Discord.

    When did you first join Skyblock? December 2018.

    Have you ever been banned on any platform? No.

    Do you have any past moderation experience?
    I've managed a Discord Server with over 1000 members. My highest staff role there was Administrator.

    Do you meet the requirements for staff? Yes.

    Why do you think you should become a staff member?

    Helpful:

    Despite the fact my activity has only started to increase, I've always been helpful to members of our community. I am frequently helping out in Discord Help Channels, direct messages, openly whenever a questions pops up and/or whenever approached. I engage in help threads and report posts frequently on the Forums. This shows that I am aware when a post may be breaking a rule and shows that I'm aware of the server's rules & code of conduct.

    Active:

    I cannot say I am fully active yet however I feel like my activity is good enough as to be a staff member. I am frequently active at points and I can pop on if needed. I am not always available as I have a life too but I will always try my best to be active. My Discord Activity is decent as I'm frequently having conversations with members and helping out. I am always on Forums and available to help out. I engage in threads and am around.

    Polite:

    I am always polite to every player. I never come off as rude and I'm always speaking in a polite tone. Personally, this is a very good trait because new members are sometimes intimidated and scared of staff and a polite, comforting tone when speaking to them is a great way to make them feel welcomed and delighted. This is why I like to use words like please, thank you and try not to use that much "slang" when helping. In general conversations, I use abbreviations but avoid them when I'm professional.

    Professional:

    As I've stated above. I know when to be myself (funny, goofy) and when to be professional (clear, mature). We are not workers in an office but maturity matters. A staff should not be silly when helping and should act mature. This quality is in me and others have seen it before. Professionalism is a key factor a staff member should have. It's very important and you should always know when you should be silly and when you should be mature.

    Understanding:

    The last factor about myself which I'm going to be writing about is my understanding. I know that I should be strict when I'm dealing with players but I can show understanding. If a new player breaks a rule, I know whether they're being honest by the way they would write an appeal and if I'm handling it, I know that this was an honest mistake. We all make mistakes and we should be given another chance to clear ourselves. We're never perfect and we can't be but our mistakes is what makes us human. I can tell when a mistake was made and when someone purposely repeats an action.

    Patient:

    Being a staff member, you will have to handle different people. You will have some that cooperate and some who don't. As a staff member, you should be patient, friendly and calm. You cannot be rude or shout at them. Carrying this trait myself, I am well aware of how to handle different groups of people. With this being said, I conclude my list of traits.

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    I may not get a lot of supports this time, and I'm fine with it. I would love some great feedback and I'm fine with 50 neutrals. As long as I receive feedback to improve, I'll be happy and take that feedback into consideration and implement it. If you leave a no support or neutral, please let me know why, it'd greatly be appreciated. Thank you for reading my application, I'm excited to see what responses I receive!

     
    • Support Support x 19
    • No Support No Support x 4
    • Neutral Neutral x 3
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    Hey Boba,
    I'm glad you're applying because you are super helpful and I see you active often. My normal critiques would be to make sure that you're active on all platforms, but you are an applicant that I don't have to critique in that manner which is really great. I think you are extremely mature and prepared to be a member of the staff team. The only thing that I do want to bring to your attention is that you are so active on the #help sections on the discord that you don't give other applicants much time to also give their input. (That's not necessarily a bad thing I just wanted to bring it to your attention.)
    Best of luck x
    You have my support <3
     
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    Support become helper now

    (Your active and helpful and you would be a great staff member)
     
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    Thank you so much. Of course I will try to give others a chance but I usually look and see if anyone else is helping and try not to get involve. I usually help out when no one’s involved or when the question’s been there for too long. It means a lot for you to give me your feedback. Thanks so much.

    Thank you so much Splat! You have no idea how much this means to me!

    Thank you so much to Pillow and Eleanora for the support as well.


    Your supports means a lot! <3
     
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    Change it back to BobaLatte and I’ll support ;) I understand you were taking a break and no shame in that, totally understand. Just make sure to pick up on your activity :D
     
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    No support you xp farmed to get higher levels than me on discord you hacker!
     
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    Thank you so much Flaming for being understanding. I’ll change my IGN in 30 days ;) but thank you so much for the support!
    Soz, I like to farm for XP on Discord :( (but thank you so much for your support<3)

    ca1eb2k any reason for the no support?
     
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    no support, I don't reply often to staff apps but I realize that you have a lot going on irl. you've opened several staff apps and reclosed them. How would we know that you would stay if you have a lot going on irl.
     
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    Hi Doc! Thank you for replying. I do not have a lot going on IRL at this moment which is why I’m applying. I’ve only opened 2 applications which wouldn’t be considered several however I do agree I’ve closed them a lot.
    • My first application was closed by me because I applied a bit too early and I had broken a Forum Rule during that time (post farming). This was a long time ago and I’ve learnt from that.
    • My second application was closed because of summer school (then after I reopened), closed again due to school and I eventually deleted it because I had loads of science work and it was hard for me to balance MC and School. My science class needed me to get a 75% to pass and I’m currently at my 80-90s so I do not need to worry.
    I decided to apply because I had become more active in-game. I do not have much happening that needs to worry me. I’m passing both of my classes so I’m fine at the moment.

    My future classes are also easy so I do not have to worry. Thank you for your concern though <3

    Hope this answers your question.
     
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    Full support.

    I can't really speak in terms of activity in-game but as for discord and over at Mineverse you're a great guy and I don't see why you wouldn't make a fabulous staff member over here. Best of luck with your application! <3
     
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    Boba, I will have to go with neutral leaning towards support for now.

    I’m not sure if you recall my response in your previous application after you withdrew and reopened it again. But I remember saying something along the lines of how school is quite important and is definitely a priority for you (which i completely agree) and that I noticed you withdrew your application a few times already because of school quite a few times. And that it kinda goes to show how you may struggle with balancing school and playing skyblock.

    Of course, I’m not going to be holding the past against you as I believe people can change and improve. But the fact that you had also kinda “quit” from playing in-game skyblock not too long ago shows me you still haven’t really improve from that.

    I am super glad AND proud that you’ve been doing well in your class :)) but what happens when it’s the next exams / finals season again and when you have tests for multiple other subjects at the same time? Would you withdraw / quit again?

    I’m sure that you’ve had time to reflect and think about this, but school is an existing variable that will continue to factor in your life. Being an applicant is a great chance for you to learn how to balance your time before getting promoted. However, despite being so you seem to continue to struggle with it. You’ve deleted your application only two times before, but you’ve withdrew more times than that. Of course, at times schoolwork and life can get in the way and a short break would be necessary and I completely respect that. But you’ve had been struggling a lot for the past half a year in terms of activity and staying dedicated to both. And as time passes, you will get more and more workload.

    As of now, I do not think you are prepared for this position...in terms of consistent activity and etc. And as you’ve said you’ve sorta just returned.

    BUT.

    In all other aspects you have grown and matured so so so SO much since you first applied. And I’m pretty sure you’ve had increased your activity on both discord and forums.

    In general you are also someone who’s helpful, friendly, polite (these are what you mentioned) but also honest, caring, and supportive. These are amazing qualities that you withhold and as a moderator I’m sure you would be able to exhibit these qualities to other players.

    All in all, you are a really strong candidate. The only thing holding me back from fully supporting you is your consistency and dedication to in-game skyblock. I would like to see you be more dedicated and show some growth in terms of balancing mc and school.

    Anyhow please don’t feel discouraged from my feedback, take it as a feedback from your application but also a life advice. I’m writing a lot because as a friend I really really want to see you improve and learn from this. Time management is an important life skill and I believe that you will be able to find a good balance sooner or later. Once I see improvement on that I will be changing my support status.

    good luck and all the best <3 !!
     
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    Thank you so much Accept! Means a lot coming from a mod (on MV). <33


    Hi Chicky! Thank you for the in-depth response:
    We do not have these this year due to COVID. So I will not have to worry about these. I have tests and they are not as hard as I’m able to use my notes and I’m passing them all.
    Completely agree with this. I’ve been having a hard time managing my courses and work but as of now, I have a couple of days in my science class which was the most crucial and hardest and will be having easier courses in the future.


    This means a lot, thank you so much. <3
    Thank you once again <3. I will be trying harder to make sure I’m balanced.

    I decided to apply because I finally know this is when I will be able to balance myself and will be much more active.


    Will never get discouraged. Your feedback means the world and the fact you spent the time writing this makes me so happy. Thank you so much. I hope to show everyone that I’m able to manage my time and will make sure to improve on your feedback. Thank you <33
     
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    Support. You are a kind person in general, I think you would make a great mod.
     
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    support ofc!! :popcorn:

    i honestly think you are a very strong candidate. you are a well-known member of the community, and you are extremely helpful around the platforms you are active in. you have a kind personality and you know when to joke around and when to be a little more serious.

    i do think that you need to continue increasing your in-game activity. from my understanding you haven't been playing much lately so i would love to see you more in-game. i also do hope you keep this application open and that you are serious about it. i personally think that you are a good candidate and that have a good chance at a promotion if you stay consistent.

    overall i support you and i do hope you get helper boba. good luck!
     
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    Thank you so much! This means a lot! <3
    Thank you so much Mai! This means a lot <3. I’ll definitely start to increase my in-game activity. I definitely will be keeping this application open for a long period of time. Thank you so much once again for your reply and feedback <3
     
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    So this is my thoughts on your application.

    Basically I support you, BUT not as a server mod. Let me explain

    As other people have stated above, your activity on the actual servers are a little lacking. I don`t think I`ve ever seen you on Survival before and you are an Eco player I get that, but with the exact same timezone it`s still not super often.

    Putting activity aside, the other thing I want to point out is you are a very helpful person. And I mean VERY. As Mini said, sometimes it is a little over the top. Lots of people would love to help they just can`t always answer within the first 2 minutes.


    Aside from all that Boba, you are a very capable and mature person for your age and are very qualified and well known among the community. To me I don`t see you as a staff member for the server. To me, I see you being fit for a Discord Moderator position. You are always active and very helpful and are always trying to bring joy

    If you are going to try and up your activity on the server, great, I`m rooting for you. But as of right now personally I see you being a great fit for a Discord Staff

    Anyways glad to see you`re trying to fully apply this time, and best of luck to you :D
     
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    I don't like replying to staff apps but I felt like this needed to be said:

    School, family, friends, work, or whatever is going on in your life right now are completely valid reasons for going away on a break. Closing your application because of exams was a very mature choice, and if you do get promoted and have exams in a few months, you can take a break!

    I feel like we're making applicants choose between their real life and skyblock, when the truth is you should always put your life first. Boba you are the only ne who truly knows yourself, so when you say that you believe that you can balance skyblock and your real life responsibilities, I believe you.
     
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    Thank you so much for taking the time in replying! I’ll take your feedback into consideration and not try to over help to give applicants and players a fair chance. I’ll also like to thank you for thinking of me as a discord moderator. <3 I’m not whether to mark you as a support or neutral so you can leave a rating if you feel like it.
    Hi Fran! Thank you so much for your lovely reply, this made my day! I’m glad you understand what I was through and you understand the circumstances on why I had to keep opening and closing. As this is my first year in high school, I had no expectations and this was a new experience for me. I had no idea that school could become too much and overwhelming. Thank you so much for your reply, it means a lot <3
     
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    i support! you are a very helpful and friendly person and I remember you were one of the first people to say helo when i joined forums!
     
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    Thank you so much Papa! This means a lot to me <3

    I’d like to also thank Cwes for always supporting. Love you and Papa so much <3
     
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