Member Name Its_Madison Additional In Game Names: _Peridonyx_ How old are you? 16 Location: California, USA Do you have Discord? Yes How many hours per day do you play MeepCraft? (weekdays) 1-5+ hours (as much as schoolwork allows) How many hours per day do you play MeepCraft? (weekends) 4-8+ hours (as much as schoolwork allows) Have you ever been staff on this or any other server? Yes References: Please give IGN's Deljikho, GroovyGrevous, CluelessKlutz, MoonlitMadness, Niiicck When did you join Meepcraft? June / July 2013 Introduction: Hello everyone, my name is Madison, and Its_Madison in-game. I am a reserved person, but I can also be very amiable. I am a 10th grade student currently enrolled in advanced courses at my high school. I have always had a substantial passion for academia, and I strive to learn as much as I can about the world around me. I am interested in pursuing a degree (and later, a career) in either chemical engineering or mathematics when the time comes. Besides academics, I am heavily involved in Red Cross volunteering. Recently, I helped freshman students at my high school adapt to the rigors of high school through a freshman mentorship club. As a board member/mentor of the club, I worked with three other board members to provide all of the freshman members with biweekly presentations on various studying techniques, stress-reduction tips, extracurricular activities, etc, and provided face-to-face guidance to small groups of freshmen. Unfortunately, I recently had to resign my position due to changing schools in late-February. When I am not busy with schoolwork and volunteering, I enjoy reading, swimming, listening to music, and browsing the internet. I am also a fan of comedy and science fiction anime. I was a staff member on MeepCraft from early March to late May of 2016. I decided to resign in an effort to shift my focus to studies and personal issues that impeded with my activity at the time, and took an extended break. Nowadays, while I dedicate much of my time towards academic work and volunteering, I feel that I have enough time to dedicate towards being staff for the long run. Why should you be Helper? Being on the staff team for nearly three months helped me discover some of my own strengths. I believe that I could be a useful asset to the staff team by being a member who can be recognized by players of many time-zones as someone who is dedicated and will get their modreqs done in a timely fashion, actively participate in Trello projects, and contribute to the server overall. -Work Ethic: I possess a strong motivation to get things done, which has enabled me to succeed in difficult AP courses at school, my work as a volunteer and board member of the mentorship club, as well as in my prior work as a staff member. Previously as a staff member, I could concentrate on completing several modreqs in a row, and 6-10+ modreqs in a day on average. While quantity is an important factor when it comes to modreqs, quality is even more important. I made it a priority to thoroughly complete all modreqs and make sure that players were satisfied with my service. In addition to my modreq work, I completed outlining for a few staff projects on Trello, most of which have since been sent to archive. Many of the higher staff at the time recognized me for my high modreq count. -Professionalism: Aside from my forums title, I am professional when working with/assisting other people. I stay serious but make an effort to be friendly and welcoming enough, and know when it is the right time and place to joke around and be immature. I strive to be open-minded and work with ideas and opinions that may significantly differ from my own. -Positivity: I can see the positive side to nearly any situation, and can put my own issues and feelings aside when helping people. Even when I was affected by personal issues throughout my prior time as staff, I was able to shrug all of that off and continue on. I believe that I can remain positive for people even when they are upset, and that anyone can count on me to be a positive and empathetic influence. -Experience: I served on the team as a Helper for a month, and the rest of my term as a Moderator. I have a clear understanding of the amount of work and dedication that is expected from a staff member, and how to handle large amounts of stress and pressure effectively. Since it has been a year since my tenure as staff, I do feel that I would need a refresher on staff commands and Prism if I were to be accepted. -Activity/Availability: I am sufficiently active on MeepCraft. I am available to pop in-game/on the forums/on Discord during the late afternoon and evening. Players are also always welcome to contact me through Skype (peridonyx_) at any time. I am always available for conversations on all MeepCraft platforms from 4-5 PM to 10 PM PST everyday, and at various times in the morning on days that I don’t have class. In addition, since I switched schools recently, I have had a lot more time to spend on MeepCraft on the weekdays and weekends in comparison to when I attended my previous school. What are your weaknesses? My previous tenure on the staff team also gave me a great opportunity to reflect upon my own flaws; it allowed me to identify my shortcomings in effective communication with the players of MeepCraft, as well as various aspects of my own personality that affect my relationships with people in my life. -Immaturity: Sometimes my positivity can go a little overboard. In the past, I have acted excessively immature and annoying, even as a staff member.I completely understand that my behavior in the past was over-the-top. Over the past year, I have made a great effort to tone down and control my immaturity. -Shyness: During my previous tenure on the staff team, I found it difficult to speak up and express my opinions during meetings. Over the past year, I have made it a priority to push my limits and attempt to gain the confidence to voice my opinions while working on group projects in academic classes and (formerly) planning materials for the mentorship club. Nowadays, I find it easier for me to talk confidently to other players in-game and on Discord compared to when I was staff a year ago, even though I still do get a little shy from time to time. If I were to be accepted, I feel as though I would have a good deal more confidence to step up and not be as afraid to voice my thoughts as a staff member. -Quietness: I tend to not say a whole lot, preferring to read into conversations and talking to people when prompted. However, I am currently working on this weakness of mine by taking opportunities to get myself out in chat once in a while. -Naivety: At times, I can place too much trust in certain people, and place too little trust in others, especially with friends and colleagues. While this did not significantly interfere with my past work as staff, I still feel that this is an important flaw in my personality that has affected my relationships with people I know in real life, as well as the other players of MeepCraft. I feel that this weakness will lessen as I gain more experience in communication with other people. Please give any other information you might think is useful for us to know: Thank you for reading my application! Please let me know if you have any questions.