Hello dear Arro team.
I would like to apply for staff to moderate (or help moderating) the minecraft server.
Now on to the formals:
My ingame name is 911Marco911,
I am 19 years old and live in Germany.
My Discord username is Marco944#4367.
I play on the creative server, as (i think) most players do.
I can be online from 0 - 20 hours a week, depends on when i need to go to work.
I am able to record proof and I own a microphone, which is not the best one but it should be okay.
I want to be a helper/Moderator to help maintaining peace on the server, as well as helping players out with problems.
Now on to the question of "what do I have that makes me special":
I am located in Germany, which means I live in a time zone 6 hours apart of the other staff.
Means: If there were an issue (a hacker for example) happening at a time in your time zone, nobody would notice. That's where I come into play. I can be online at times when no one else would.
I am a person of intellect, I don't ever swear (If I do, it's things like "heck"), I know how to communicate peacefully and to solve problems. I had enough problems with people a long time ago to know how to solve them without making them worse.
Now on to the example scenario of me muting a player.
A staff member's decision will always have (or should always have) a reason. If a player gets muted, that will not be for fun, as I can decide between a "fun insult" like "hah, you are fish skin" and a real argument where people are getting angry at each other.
-The "mates" of the muted player are now spamming me, telling me that I am a bad helper and so on.
That's a point where I needed to decide either to mute them too to prevent further spamming or to tell them to stop and warn them.
The muted player will stay muted, because a staff member's decision is final.
If they misbehave further, there will be consequences according to the level of misbehaviour.
Since this is an example that everyone answered already, I came up with one myself.
A hacker is playing on the server, unnoticed by everyone.
He uses Xray and other client-side mods, but no one finds out.
They are being polite all the time, playing as normal players do.
How do I proof that they are a hacker, and how do I punish them?
I thought about this for a long time, because I just made up this story.
I know that I can't just ask them to type .help, since there are functions to bypass that, which I will not further describe, so I need to come up with another idea to expose them.
On most servers there are functions like Invsee, which allow admins to see the players inventory.
According to the situation, in this case Xray, I could look insider their inventory and find out what they are mining in a specified time, let's say 5 minutes. After those 5 minutes I would look inside their inventory again. If there are big changes, I would go into vanish mode and spectate what they are doing. If I see them mining weird directions, and then "randomly" finding large amounts of diamonds, that's a clear case.
But let's say this particular player were not in a survival mode, but in creative, where they can create server-crashing items with use of a hacked client.
Looking into their inventory would cause my computer to crash, because some items are generated to crash clients if not even servers/computers by just looking at them.
So I need to come up with another way.
Go into vanish and spectate, as soon as they become suspicious.
How would I proof it?
So here is the second idea:
With use of a second Minecraft client and account, try to make fake friendship with the player and find out what they are doing. (Friendship not needed, I could just randomly come to them and let them test out their items on me)
All that happens while I am recording, and there we go. Exposed, banned.
Long story short:
Pigmatt told me to come here.