💙 Admin Team
- Aug 26, 2015
It's getting colder and darker outside which means it's time to make things very cosy! We are happy to announce our Helper Applications have been completely re-opened! Over the past two months, our team has been brainstorming and working extremely hard to make sure we keep improving our system and keep it up-to-date. With this update, a lot of the changes were made on the backend side of our system, with some frontend changes as well. You may even see a little teaser here and there, so let's jump right into it!
Improved Threads and Requirements!
One of the adjustments we made to threads is limiting them. Before, we had four threads in total that talked about recruitment.
This could be very intimidating for new applicants and could wind up confusing them, as there was a lot of switching between threads to get more information that was provided in them. This is why we have combined these four threads to allow for them to shrink into just one! The content of the thread itself has remained relatively the same as it was in the original four threads, but I do encourage all of you to read through it just to be up to date!
While we were working through these threads. we took a look at our current requirements. We wanted to address the concerns on the lack of Bedrock Moderation we have, which meant we needed to find a way to bring more people onto the team. Keeping in mind that becoming a helper is a trial period, we have decided to slightly lower the requirements for Bedrock applicants. All of the new requirements can be found in the helper applications thread, but for ease of reading, they are listed below as well.
Note: None of these tweaks will affect our main requirements or values though, which are listed here.
- 80 messages on Discord or 15 Forums messages
- 5 successful website or /sr reports
- 2 months of server activity
- 200 discord messages
- 25 forums messages
- 50 successful website reports
- 3 months of server activity
Behind the Scenes!
While we cannot share all of the changes with you guys, unless you become a helper , we did want to give you some sneak peeks into the things we have done backend to improve this trial period as a whole.
You have applied to be a helper, get put on considering, and then make it to the interview stage. This interview is a time for us to get to know you and to also ask you questions we did not ask in your applications. After several sit-down sessions of reviewing the interview as a whole, we wanted to make it a little more fun. So we have made some spicy adjustments to the interview questions we ask!
We have always had some resources for our helpers to utilize while they are in training. However, it always felt a bit lacking and we decided to do something about this! We have tweaked some of our existing tools and added more tools/resources for our helpers as a whole to assist them through their training!
We realized that being a helper is a very daunting experience. Joining the staff team after being a part of the community can be challenging. Due to us reflecting on our first time joining the team and listening to other feedback, we have thought of ways to help the helpers bond as a team and also bond with the rest of the staff!
Our helper process is changing, which we went a bit more into detail above. Due to this, we wanted to make sure that the knowledge we are providing the helpers during their trial is striving to prepare them to be a moderator. Due to this, we have tweaked some of our backend resources and methods to ensure the helpers are able to get the most out of the training they receive during their trial.
We have so much more we have done and all of this is just scratching the surface of the changes we have been making! There is only so much we can share here, unfortunately, but we hope you all are as excited as we are to see what the future holds!
Interested? Apply Now!
Curious to see what being a helper is like? Want to help the server? What are you waiting for? Head on over to our application information guide to learn more!
Ready to apply? Click here!
Good luck to everyone who applies! We are excited to start welcoming new faces onto the moderation team!