NA Emerald's Staff Re-Application

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  1. Emerald
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    Hello everyone, I would just like to start this off with saying I appreciate you taking a look at my application and I am looking forward to hearing your feedback. If you're going to leave a rating, I would appreciate you reading this application before leaving your rating. I would also appreciate leaving the reasoning why! Accepting all feedback in the comments below and I thank each of you for reading my application :)


    Your in-game and discord tag:
    My Current In-Game name is TheEpicEmerald, nicknamed (Emerald). My Discord tag is Vince#7085. My Discord tag might change at times due to Discord Nitro, but I am able to update my tag wherever needed (such as forums).

    What time zone are you in:
    I am currently in Eastern Standard Time (EST) of U.S.A., that does not plan on changing anytime soon.

    Can you speak any additional languages:
    I speak and understand fluent English and I am able to understand intermediate Spanish. I am also able to translate and speak some German.

    Do you have the necessary means of capturing evidence?
    I currently have downloaded, Gyazo, Minecraft Screenshots, Fraps, and other recording devices for capturing evidence. Any other capturing devices needed I will be able to download.

    How long can you be active on our platforms everyday?
    I am able to be active on all platforms for a majority of the day. I have always been an active player in the past, besides taking a break, when it comes to In-Game, Forums, and Discord. While I currently do not chat on the Skyblock discord that often currently, I am able to do so and become a lot more active on that platform. On weekdays I am able to be on from after school until the nighttime, I am mostly active throughout the whole day and I am also active in chat which is important, as I see all of the messages that are being sent in chat. Any forums or discord notifications I will receive an alert from so I am always able to keep up on things. As I am currently in my last year of school, this summer and onward I will have a lot of free time when this school year ends and I am looking forward to being more active in the summertime. Since the writing of this application, I was able to improve on my Discord usage and am looking to play on the economy server more frequently.

    When did you first join Skyblock?
    I started playing Classic since the end of 2013 until the new Skyblock released and I also played economy during it's prime. I joined the new Skyblock server when it first started, where I was active on there for a little while but I decided to take a break from Minecraft in general for about 2 years. I started playing again around ago and I decided I wanted to come back to Skyblock as I have had a lot of more free time lately. I plan on being active every day, with getting on at least one time a day insuring everything is running smoothly. I am still learning tiny bits and pieces of information as the time passes, but I have general knowledge of every rule on the server, as well as the commands and how the community runs.

    Have you ever been banned on any platform?
    I have been banned on Classic for a few small things, which you can look at my old application as they are stated there. They were very small offensives so I did not decide to list them here as those were about 6-7 years ago. However, in 2020 I decided to give my entire Minecraft account away when I decided I wanted to stop playing and the player of my account broke some rules on the servers and got the account permanently banned. That banned has been appealed for however, and the account has since been unbanned.

    Do you have any past moderation experience?
    I have had past moderation experiences on a few small servers when I used to play back in 2014-2015. However, I have had past Trial-Moderator and Full-Moderator experience on the Skyblock staff team and I was a very active member of it on all platforms. My Discord usage was a lot stronger back then that it is now, as I lost my social-elitist rank and I am not able to obtain it back. I was also a Discord Moderator for a period of time in 2018 and was very active on there insuring the Discord was running smooth. While I stopped playing the server, I did keep my activity on the forums and that has been a very active platform for me to keep up with. Since then, there has been a lot of growth and changes done that some of you guys have yet to see, and I would really like to prove that I am able to fulfill this position in a finer more sophisticated way. I did not meet some of your expectations in the past and I apologize for any damage that has been done from any of you. In a sort of way, this statement here is an apology, but it is also a message to show that things have changed with time and I would really like to exceed the expectations. For this reason, I can and am able to meet all expectations that are needed, but I want to meet those expectations on my own even if they aren't needed. I understand if some of you guys need some time for me to show you this progression, and I am willing to be patient for any cause.


    Why do you think you should become a staff member?
    I believe I should become a part of the staff team is because I would like to make Skyblock a better place for everyone. I am able to enforce the needed punishments for each player, and I am able to get online if I get a message on forums or Discord, or if there is a problem. However, I am on the server most of the time so that would not be frequent that someone would have to message me on a third-party application. Helping anyone I can makes me feel like I have accomplished something positive and have provided some more ease into someone's life, and I am happy to spread that onto this platform. When it comes to a certain situation between players, I am able to put any issue to a stop while keeping professionalism. Even if I am not online on the server, I still tend to find ways to help out on either the Discord or the forums for any player in need. It's not something I want, but it's something that I do as it is my personality. If granted this position, I am able to expand my capabilities, as well as the amount of players I would be able to help. I have past and current knowledge of all of the rules and regulations of the server. I have re-read them since and while most of them still apply, there are some new ones that I understand. While there being a new Helper rank, I understand the new role and it's difference between the Trial-Moderator role. While I was on the staff team, I have complete knowledge of all of the in-game, forums, and discord commands and permissions of being a member on the staff team while needing to have a little refresh. Some rules have changed on the server such as lava and sand trading becoming legal. These rules can change at anytime and I am able to keep up with the pace of the rule changing. I love to interact with the community on all platforms and that has always been my favorite thing about the server, is the community. I would also like to prove to the community that I am capable of this position again. I feel like a lot has changed in a few years, between people and the servers in general, the server is in a brighter place than it use to be and I would like to keep that continuing. I feel like my growth as a human being has really surprised me myself, and I am really happy on the person that I am today and I've only progressed. Regardless of how I have moderated in the past, if a future role is applied, I am fully capable of all of the current expectations of what it means to be a staff member and a part of the staff team. Times have changed, the team has changed, and the server has changed. I would like this to be a fresh start, but that is not exactly possible and I really have to prove myself to the community, which I feel is the most important part. I feel like my biggest struggle was my maturity level, and I would really like to prove that that has changed over time and I've learned basic life living skills and have applied them.

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    I am an unbiased player, but also an unbiased person in general so I am capable of making these decisions. Since my past moderation role, I have matured greatly as I am currently 18 years old right now graduating High School this year. My knowledge of what is and not acceptable is a lot stronger than what it use to be and my communication skills to people have also grown. I have a complete better understanding of all of the functional parts of what it is of being part of the staff team. I can come across as very-friendly, but I will also always be honest and tell the truth, while being respectful and I caring for everyone around me. Making sure the people around me are doing well. I am able to type very fast, which I believe is always a good quality when it comes to anything like this. I am able to respond to messages in game quick and I have an open on on the fast-moving chat.. I am able to pick up any old/new information on the way very easily, and can understand it after learned. I would also like to mention some things about me in real life. I am currently looking to apply to college next year and being able to finish my last year of high school successfully, and I have applied my changes to in real life situations. Currently, I am looking to work in a field along the lines of technology programming or something that could fit under that category.

    Do you meet the requirements for staff?
    Yes, I currently meet all of the requirements for staff and I have 2fa enabled on all necessary platforms

    Thank you for taking your time to read this, and feel free to leave your feedback!
     
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  2. Calidre
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    I rarely make a comment about the actual written application itself but I just wanted to point out I get the sense that this application is more of a “I miss being a staff and want to go back to having fun being one” application rather than a “I want to help the server and strive to improve it” kind of one. What you did in the past needs to be acknowledged but a large section of the application is about you in the past and not you in the present. You only really need one small section to clarify your mistakes that you believe were wrong and promise to do better, and otherwise make the rest about who you are now, not a comparison to who you were then. I’ve heard of the reasoning for your demotion but I can’t hold you to that considering 4-5 years is a long time especially it being from 12-13 to 17 which is actually an age that teenagers can start maturing.

    My main reasoning for no supporting is that it’s literally been a week. Regardless of the seriousness of the perm ban, you’ve barely been here a week which is not near the time you should spend learning what you no longer know about the server, and actually connecting with people again. Like I said previously, if you’re going to apply do it after you actually put in the effort, don’t do it as a nostalgia trip. Actually learn the mechanics again and engage with the people that are here, the best thing I believe is when someone actually knows the server and what the people want.

    Good luck
     
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  3. Emerald
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    Thank you for responding and I do see all of your points. I understand all of your reasoning and it is all valid. The part on why I want to become part of the staff team again, if it comes across that way I am sorry and it is not my intention and I will be sure to change around a few things on the application. Adding more about the person I am now I feel like is the most important part and I failed to make that the main center of focus, and I am really glad you said something to me, I'll be sure to change it and add on. I understand that I need your patience to understand that everything has changed in those few years, but I will have to show you over time! And I would like to make the comment that I am really dedicated to put in the effort to make the community as a whole, a more positive and inviting experience even though you might not have seen me for that long! Let me know if you have any other feedback, thank you for the response
     
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    Read that? lmao

    Sure, he made a big chunk with info from the past but between the past and the present, info's pretty even and clearly written and stated.

    Had quite the laugh reading that reply.

    Support. I believe you can do better things, but I also did like you as moderator back then. Good luck!
     
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    You clearly missed the point of my reply.
     
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  6. Emerald
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    Thank you for the reply Gamzee!

    I appreciate you supporting my application and being able to give me a second chance to prove myself. Even if it takes time, I am willing to still show you that things have changed.
     
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    Support! Best Donor 400 over Triggered !LOL!

    Gamzee24 , do you dislike that I support him? Please remember, you supported him too! :rofl2:
     
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    I appreciate your comment, however, some informative feedback would be great :)
     
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    True! I think you are very active in game maybe you can talk alot in the DISCORD! and maybe if you feel like it you can VC with players to make lots of FRIENDS! =D
     
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    Thank you for leaving some feedback for me! It is really helpful reading each and every comment of each member and I thank each of you for that so far

    I plan on becoming more active on the discord, and maybe a voice channel with some players wouldn't hurt! I am always able to talking to people throughout the community and I pride myself on being open with each player!
     
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    Neutral for now, you seem like a decent person and I’m sure you’d be competent as staff, but I feel like you only just came back from a break like a week ago and it’s a little early, you need time to catch up on all the rule changes and server changes since you were last on. And you need to get your discoverability up again. But again I’m sure the neutral will turn to support, just think you need time to get back into the swing of things and become more known to the current players.
     
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    Thank you for the reply Leo! While only coming back to the server about 2 weeks ago, I was able to pick up a ton of the information needed about the new server as well as the rules, prices, etc. However, there are still some things that I may not know and it takes time for me to get back in the swing of things and you stated. I am fortunate to show you that I can pick up on all of these things over time, but it may take some time like you said! I completely understand your entire reasoning, but I hope to prove my activeness throughout these weeks.
     
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    No support,

    You seem like a really nice guy and I've seen you in-game helping out a few people but you just got unbanned on your account recently and applying so soon doesn't show that you've taken the time to look at the new community, new additions and to get familiar with the new changes. I've seen you regularly on Forums which gives me the idea that you're able to see changelogs etc. but I also haven't seen you on Discord.

    I'd love to just point out how I love how your application is so to the point and you merged everything together w/o having to separately highlight each of your traits which is a really good way to deliver your message. Overall, I'd like to get to know you more and see you on some other platforms! Hoping to converse with you and get to know you a bit better. Good luck though!
    You can if you ask Agent.. :clown:

    Good luck once again!
     
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    Thank you for your reply Boba!

    I completely understand your decision to no support my application due to a recent return, and I am willing to prove to you that I can get familiar with this new community at a fast pace! As stated in a previous response, I am looking to change my activeness on Discord to being more frequently active!

    Also, thank you for the critique on how my application was written! I would also love to get to know you also and I am looking forward to hearing back from you in the future!

    (I tried to get back my Social Elitist but Discord Ranks weren't returnable when I asked, maybe it has changed, but I think they can't do it because of the reason that my message level would stay the same and I wouldn't be able to obtain the next rank and I am also using a new discord account)!
     
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    Emerald I have to leave a no support. You quit the server for a very long time and just came back. Lots of things have changed about the players, server, rules, and the staff team while you were gone. You were only unbanned from the game just 4 days ago. You have failed to demonstrate familiarity, knowledge, and sound judgement with those topics in this short time you have been back. For these reasons I do not see you being a capable applicant.
     
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    Thank you for leaving a reply Cyk!

    All of your points are true, and I plan on showing you that I am able to be a capable applicant of this position. I cannot disagree with you saying I haven't been back that long, and that is a very valid reason and I hope to show you not just my activeness on all of the platforms, but what I am able to bring. I did leave for a very long time, however, during that period of time I would consider that period of time a growth period for me. Currently as I am writing this, I do have a basic understanding of what goes on in the server as well as the rules, regulations, and what the community is like. I have easily adapted to the community and I am learning new things everyday still! There are some things I am unfamiliar with, and I plan on making sure I am familiar with everything about the server. This takes time, and patience, and I am hoping to show not just you, but the entire community and staff team that over a period of time that I am able to apply all of those and can suit the role of a capable applicant in the near future. Hopefully in the future I can see a change in your opinion, and I look forward to hearing your feedback again, all feedback is helpful!
     
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    Neutral. It's great that you have staff experience. However, you just recently reintroduced yourself to the community. I would give it some time in order to be able to thoroughly acquaint yourself with current players. I like that you admit your faults. Honesty is the best and it's needed when you take on a staff position.
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to read my application NightxCourt
    I appreciate your feedback on giving it some time in order to adapt to this new environment, and I am willing to progress with the time and recognize my faults along the way. Thank you for your reply :)
     
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    I don't see myself supporting you of being a staff member for the team again anytime sooner not even can be served for the helper position, you see you just got back from your permanent ban like days ago in your appeal the worse is that you have a immense punishment history in your record over the years and you literally just came back, you may not be the only one who applies early that who comes back as that we have many former applicants did the same thing.

    When I was around as I was a young player years ago, the times when you were no longer on the staff team the first time is that you didn't take it seriously at the end and had a negative behavior towards others, accused allegations, and made your old staff group looked terrible as a view for a bit of players back then, As Marcy/Marcawn myself is that he still remembers those days. This is you as a staff member of leaking a player's punishment history inside a public thread which is buried, however I blurred it out and this kind of info was supposed to be private only. (I know you may have changed when you were gone but still this wasn't okay back then..)
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    I think it's best for you to get more extra time which means a lot as perhaps weeks or months to get into the server again you used to be a staff member for and get the knowledge and information again before just posting an application right away especially you need to help and be active on ALL platforms, I am not attempting to be harsh at you I think future candidates should know this.

    While I agree with Calidre on his statement of you saying "I miss being a staff and want to go back for fun" instead of actually helping the server and new players who are in need for advice.

    As a result I won't be giving thoughts as a downvote or be neutral.
     
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    Thank you for responding Marcy

    I took a look and made sure I read over what you said word by word. I understand all of the faults I have made in the past, especially in the end of me being on the staff team, however I want to show you that changes have been made and I hope you are willing to be patient :) I've taken plenty of looks back at the stuff I have done in the past and have understood that I haven't come across in the right way and I hope you are able to see that I have soon. I also hope you are able to see a different maturity level that I have developed since I was last on the team.

    I agree with some more extra time, as stated in some of the comments above, and I am dedicated to being patient and familiarizing myself with the community more every single day. I make sure I am active on the server a majority of the day as well as forums. I frequently tend to help on both in-game and am/will be helping on forums. My Discord activity is/will be more frequent and I will definitely start to help on there also.

    I want to make it clear that I do not want this position for "fun", I am applying because I would like to help out the community and be able to prove that I am suitable for this position. I make sure I am able to help out as many people as I can see on chat and I hope I am able to show that to you in the future. A trait of myself that I admire is a am a very giving person and I make sure I help out everyone no matter what the case may be, because that is the person that I am. But thank you for your opinion!

    I appreciate your feedback Marcy and I hope you are able to change your opinion sometime in the future, thank you.
     
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