USA UrsusMaiorus staff application

Discussion in 'Staff Applications' started by UrsusMaiorus, Apr 19, 2020.

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What should I focus on inprove first

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  1. UrsusMaiorus
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    Your in-game name: UrsusMaiorus
    What time zone are you in? Eastern Standard Time
    What country do you live in? United States of America
    What languages do you speak? English and some Latin
    Do you have 2FA enabled? Yes
    Do you have the necessary means of capturing evidence? (i.e. recording software, screenshots, etc)
    Yes I use screenshot and have bandicam installed but I am bad at using it.

    Why do you think you should become a staff member?
    I think I should become a staff member for the following reasons.

    1. I am helpful. I often spend medium amounts of my time helping people through private msg

    2. I am new. A lot of moderators on the server are quite old established wealth on the server and can appear disconnected with the struggles of the new player. I as a mod would strive to help as many newbs as possible with tips and donations once my current business venture is up and running.

    3. I used to play on eco an I know how much stuff goes unnoticed there. If I become a mod I would devote a lot more time than any other active mod to eco despite now being a primarily skyblock player. I also used to run a mall on eco with generous prices and I consider myself relatively able to give advice on prices of items to new players.

    4. I am a smart resourceful person. I will use this to learn to be a mod and help people the best I can.


    6. I don't have a temper

    7. somewhat ironically this leads me into my next point personal responsibility. I don't blame other for what happens to me and as a mod I will try to hold players to a similar standard.


    8 persevering through difficulty. I promise this is the last one Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to read this I have both Adhd and dyslexia and I have struggled to control these things and do well in school despite these difficulties I have managed to get strait A with the occasional B plus in my classes. I will take this perseverance to being a moderator which I know is a very hard job but a job I plan to work very hard at.

    How long can you be active on the server everyday? 3 to 5 hours but I am afk all day so if people /mail me I will respond asap
    How long have you been playing Skyblock? 1.5 years started on eco for 1 year then moved to survival. In these 1.5 years I have build a mall on eco and run many successful mid size shops.

    Have you ever been banned in the past? (Forums & In-game) once for double jump. It was when I first moved to survival and I did a lot of thing I had done on eco having never read the rules on forum. On eco there are almost never any mods and therefor except for racism and chat abuse many more thing are quote Legal and you wont get reported for it.

    Do you have any previous moderation experience? Sort of I moderated a few small less then 150 people discord servers. But I am a very responsible person and I did not appeal my 3 day ban for double jump because I agreed with the banning moderator after reading the rules that I deserved it

    Do you meet the requirements for staff? Yes
     
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  2. FatalDisaster
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    why are you apologizing for this???? if you can do better prices for other players then you should do that. it's not impolite to have better prices than someone who's prices are usually sky high.

    i have to be honest, i have been watching you on forums and i can not see you becoming a moderator as of now. ill let you know some things you can work on once i can find the words im trying to think of lol
     
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  3. Pillow
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    I am still staying with no support for now, your activity isn't great and I don't really see you helping in chat. Good luck though!
     
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  4. Cyk753
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    Colors are not necessary for an application. I actually prefer a more clean look in plain black text.

    Please do make sure your comments are written in a constructitve manner and not a discouraging one.
     
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  5. Pillow
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    Thank you for the advice! I'll edit that tomorrow!
     
  6. UrsusMaiorus
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    ok thx for ur feed back I look forward to u letting me know what I could improve on
     
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  7. Laini
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    I feel like this is a little unfair given the circumstances. They've disclosed that they are dyslexic, and it's well known that a lot of dyslexic people have problems with reading, writing, spelling etc.

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    Hey Ursus, I think your application is a little short and you could possibly make the formatting better. If you struggle with spelling, I think Grammarly could help you out a bit (I use it too and find it very helpful. :) )

    I don't think I've seen you on that often, and you don't have many posts on forums yet, but I have seen that a majority of your posts come from the same threads. I'll keep an eye out for you. :)

    Good luck!!
     
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  8. UrsusMaiorus
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    also pil as I have mentioned I am dyslexic to avoid the spelling in my app I actually ran it through a grammar checker so while I am sorry for my previous bad spelling it will continue to my own despair and that of my teachers

    I do use Grammarly and am looking for thing to add any spefic area I should add to?
     
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  9. Pillow
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    Yes I am aware as I said I will be editing my response tomorrow morning.

    I feel running it through a grammar checker was a good idea.

    I simply prefer colours.
     
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  10. WhatsUpDoc
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    i'm sorry about this ursus but whenever I see you on, you get involved and side in fights quite a bit. I notice that you make yourself seem like the victim to everything and you don't like to see the other side of the story. I recommend helping out more, not getting into fights, and don't make yourself seem like the victim. I would show some screenshots but I really do not want to start an argument. I'd love if you could change my mind by following those steps! :D

    Edit: don't say that you've given away stuff in your application, just a small fix.
     
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  11. DinglesplatBerry
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    No support, because I have never seen you actually help anyone. I have seen you online a lot, but until I see more help coming from you, I will remain No Support. Although, if there is a good increase of help, I am happy to increase to neutral or support.
     
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  12. UrsusMaiorus
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    could u pm me with screen shots I don't want to fight simply know what speficaly I did so I can improve on it.
     
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  13. Geoo
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    Hi Ursus!
    I think I'm going to remain neutral as I see some potential coming through. If you could just focus on the activity as well as putting them little meaningful details into your application, you could go quite far. If you want to become a staff member here then don't let anybody stop you from achieving that, put your mind to it and work for what you want. I see you in-game and it may be quite rare, its something that can be worked towards improving. I've seen some comments about getting involved in fights and unnecessary actions- but as I said, that can also be worked on. Don't let your past define you.
    Best of luck.
     
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  14. GAMER1232012
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    Hey Ursus, I've talked quite a bit with you in game. As such, I have a pretty good idea of who you are and how you behave.

    You're very business minded. From your app and from our conversations in-game and on discord, I can see that you strive to apply real-life skills and values to gameplay. This isn't necessarily a good or bad thing; it depends entirely on how you translate these irl values to player interactions.

    Like others have said, I seldom see you helping out in public chat. It's fine to help people out in PM, but you might consider putting helpful answers to questions in global chat as well. This serves the dual purpose of letting members of the community that you are capable of providing assistance as well as answering the question for other new players who might have the same issue.

    As far as your understanding of game mechanics goes, you have a pretty solid grasp of the rules and how to do/get things. I've seen you occasionally help people out with custom crafting recipes as well as answer nuanced questions like "how do I stop water from freezing without a torch"?

    Your dyslexia seems to be a big topic of discussion as well. I've known and worked with many dyslexic students in my school over the years, and I know it's not a problem easily dealt with. Feel free to reach out if you think there's anything I can do to help.

    For the most part, I am pretty much ambivalent towards your application. Here's a few things I would change if I were you:

    1 . Take out the bit about "I will do ______ once my current business venture is up and running". It makes it sound like you are prioritizing your own wealth over the needs of the mod app and attending to new players

    2. Take out the part where it says you're AFK all day. This is a terrible trait for a moderator to have; nobody wants a mod who's just sitting online all day unresponsive Even if it's not an accurate description of your in-game behavior, take it out because it will give a lot of people the wrong idea.

    3. Don't pick out specific players to apologize to. Much like a college essay, this app is a place for you to showcase your good qualities, not for you to try and bury all the skeletons in your closet so they won't no-support you. When staff are reviewing your app, they automatically discount any personal arguments you have with other people. Instead, they look more at how you deal with them in the long run.

    Anyway, good luck! I'll be sure to revisit this in a week.
     
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  15. Entriquietal
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    Support 100%, ursus tries his best to be helpful and if a moderator he plays a lot and will help out all the players. He is also never disrespectful towards anyone.
     
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  16. UrsusMaiorus
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    thx caleb2k
     
  17. UrsusMaiorus
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    as a response to the people saying my app ish short I will be editing extensively in the next few days I will be adding more when I wrote it I thought it was to long and did not want to bore you guys
     
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    Hey Ursus! I’ve spoken to you quite a bit in game and on forums. Your application is good but could be worked on slightly- as stated by GAMER1232012. You have also double posted here an awful lot as I have noticed- twice on your application here itself. Unfortunately I haven’t seen you help out much in game and you could be more active on forums and discord. I also think you could work on your maturity slightly. Overall, I think you are a really nice person, but wouldn’t be a suitable staff member. It’s a no support from me for now, but I will come back to this application when/if I change my mind. :)
     
  19. UrsusMaiorus
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    ok I have been reading throught my responces and I have began helping people in global chat instead of direct msg so it is less under the radar thx for letting me know to work on this
     
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  20. WhatsUpDoc
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    wait, I think I need to re-visit this to know what I think, well good luck i'll be back here soon! :)
     

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