Member Name Noahnda Additional In Game Names: N/A How old are you? 18 Location: Massachusetts, USA Do you have Discord? Yes How many hours per day do you play MeepCraft? (weekdays) 3-4 How many hours per day do you play MeepCraft? (weekends) 4-5 Have you ever been staff on this or any other server? Yes References: Please give IGN's NinjaRoxy CluelessKlutz EllieEllie Smkorpi Flamedemond2 Its_Madison Pmx_ (Pmx728) Alex77034 (SnorBear) TheHeadHunter1 Riri30 When did you join Meepcraft? Sometime before 1st reset, 2012/2013. Introduction: NOTE: (1) The majority of this application is my original application, with slight alterations according to what has changed within the last year. I did not find it necessary to completely rewrite an application considering much of it still holds to be true, aside minor updates. (2) To some this application may come as premature, given that I have only been fully active on Meep again for a few weeks. In your review, please consider that the last time I was on the Staff team I resigned because I believed I could no longer fully commit. For the same reason, I would not apply if I did not intend on sticking around. I just enjoy a more active role, and figured why waste time on my attempt. Thank you! About me: Greetings! My name is Noah, known as Noahnda, and I have been a member of the meepcraft community for several years. I am currently in my final year of high school with new and exciting things to come! I enjoy camping, hiking, and basically anything outdoors. There is just something about connecting with nature, and the peacefulness of the outdoors that draw me in. Above all I love helping other people and giving back to the community. I am involved in several Non-Profits as well as community benefiting groups.. If you are interested specifically in how I serve please feel free to PM me, I would be more than happy to share! When you can help others, and bring something positivity into the world, it is a special feeling. In a world where there is so so much negativity and disarray it is always nice to take a step back and see what you can do for others. Other than that, I have been currently working on teaching myself how to code and generally improving my knowledge in computer science. This is a particular area of interest to me and I hope to learn more as time goes on. My time on meep: I have played meep since before the first server-wide reset, so I am quite acclimated to the server and how it operates. Although there have been major changes over the years the same essential aspect that keeps me coming back for more is still around, the wonderful community! While not everyone may always get along or do what is right, I think the fact that people still play and revisit the server every so often attests to its significance. Originally when I first started playing I had a small town with my two little brothers, cool31085 and aaron64179, which was a great time, back when I thought cobble houses were cool. It was very different back then, before the reset, and overall I had a different perspective because of my age. Staff were generally looked up to as individuals who were respected, were reliable, trustworthy, and definitely cared about the server. This particular outlook makes me hold receiving a staff position on a high standard. Regardless, my experience was positive then and still is now, years later. Why should you be Helper? Past Experience: In the past I have had the privilege to staff on multiple servers, ranging from helper, a starter rank, to administrator. Most recently this includes being on the MeepCraft Staff team as a Moderator, until I resigned. The resignation, in good light, was because I felt I could not commit to my job, insuring the best job possible. These particular opportunities have allowed me to become familiar with several key aspects of server moderation. First, I know essentially all in game commands in relation to player moderation, help, etcetera. When it comes to doing lookups, rollbacks and the many more capabilities of Prism and other logging plugins, I am no stranger. Additionally while admin on another server that used the forums software Xenforo, same that Meepcraft uses, I became quite similar with the advanced admin user panel as well as the general moderation aspect. I have dealt with answering suggestions, complaints, feedback, and staff applications. Positive traits/skills: Some positive character traits I believe I embody are listed below. Each has a corresponding reason why I believe I embody that trait, and an example of when it was applied. Leader Reason: When it comes to taking charge I can do so with ease and usually earn the respect of those who I am working with. A major part of leading is being able to listen and let each team member take part in what is going on, equally. Example: There are several examples in my life where I have had the privilege to lead. The most significant way is through various Non-Profits I am involved in. There have been multiple occasions in which I was overseeing and mentoring 9+ individuals to insure their success. This, among other times, has taught me invaluable leadership lessons. If you are interested in precisely what groups these experiences occurred (and more details), please feel free to DM me. Problem Solver Reason: When a problem arises I am not one to stand by without working towards a solution. I have a relatively creative mind and work well with others. With these two particular aspects I have no issue confronting an issue, and developing a logical and well-balanced fair solution. Example: An example of this would be when I was helping run a school food drive. Collections were low so I was tasked with finding an incentive for people to donate. My solution was to work with Wal-Mart to match the collected items pound for pound, which ended up working fantastically. Understanding Reason: Having lived through many different experiences I have developed a great understanding for what others may be going though. When looking at a situation I always look at the problem from both sides of the table, in an attempt to fully evaluate what is going on before reaching a conclusion. Example: In a team decision making situation the other group members wanted to reach a conclusion without reviewing why this individual was swearing at a team member. I had to reason with the group to look at it from both sides because the individual was in the wrong, but to a less degree considering they had aspergers and lacked certain “people skills” Accepting Reason: Having been exposed to many different lifestyles, people, and overall beliefs I consider myself a very accepting person. My father was a legal immigrant to this country and had to learn English from the bottom up, I do not poke fun at younger children or those with disabilities and or certain disorders. Whether you are rich or poor, black or white, gay or straight, excetera, I will treat you with respect. Everyone is at a different point in their walk of life, we are all human. Example: On several occasions I have been the sole friend of many individuals on some Minecraft servers because they were different or generally not liked for various reasons. Of course sometimes there are legitimate reasons to dislike an individual, but, I believe in second chances and actually getting to know someone. Learning where someone is coming from and why they do what they do is very important to me when it comes to full circle interaction. Good Communicator Reason: In this particular area I am quite competent. When it comes to tough topics, dealing with people, handing confrontation, addressing PR problems/challenges, and generating an overall positive image I believe I get the job done effectively and properly. In context, I am extremely acquainted with Slack, the primary communication tool of the MeepCraft Staff Team. Example: I was tasked with finding a solution to increase community interaction and activity. The issue identified was that they did not feel they had a significant role. It was decided that the best way to resolve this was to open avenues in which the community could provide feedback and become a larger part of the picture. This was extremely effective and overall increased engagements. Qualifications Summary: Driven, Experienced, Helpful, Kind, Understanding, and Caring. What are your weaknesses? One of my weaknesses would be standing my ground if I am really confident about something. This can be good in a sense, but bad if I am actually wrong and in the process just prolonging finding a solution or continuing the conversation. To put this into context of Minecraft if I thought that something was one thing and was extremely confident about it, then I would be likely to maturely argue that point. An additional weakness is that often times I tend to be blunt about issues. As a result this can come off as being rude which is not the intent. I am a very literal person and believes in following the rules. Overall I am a very honest person so if you want the hard truth, or an unbiased opinion I can certainly do that. Please give any other information you might think is useful for us to know: I look forward to meeting some of you who I may not have met, and hopefully interacting in and outside of the game. If there are any issues, questions, or concerns that I can answer I would be more than happy to.