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WHO IS THIS GUY?
So, got your attention, have I?
My name, as far as you are concerned, is AeSix Reficul. Or simply AeSix. (it's pronounced like aesthetic) I have been on the internet since 1993. This is longer than some of you have been alive. I'm old. You are allowed to make tactless old-guy jokes IN GAME, just don't be annoying with it. I have been moderating games, forums, and online chats for 15 years. For the last 5 years, Minecraft has been a hobby of mine. I have done everything from play as noob to run my own private servers (No, you cannot go on them, don't ask). Other server operators may have run across me in support channels for various plugins, or possibly seen me helping owners with their servers - give me a shoutout if you remember me from there!
What does this have to do with Minecats Creative server?
Some of you may have seen me in the Minecats chat previously. I have been helping cindy_k (The Minecats owner) with several issues over the last 6 months or so. I've been doing this behind the scenes. About 5 months ago, I joined Minecats servers and have been a player and Patriot. This was so I could learn the community: the servers, the rules and policies, and the players - You. I did this so that when it was time for me to step in to help the in-game staff to moderate and fix issues, I could do so more easily.
TrollMod, what the heck?
My title "TrollMod" is saying that I like to have fun - and often at the expense of the players (and other staff), but it's all done in good humor. This is the "Troll" part. But I'm a moderator, specifically Senior Moderator, and my responsibilities and control there in are bestowed upon be in confidence I will carry out the role properly. This is the "Mod" part. I am a fair moderator, but I do follow the rules - which means enforcing the rules when I need to. This, however, does not mean I impose the rules needlessly. In fact, one of my first tasks is to get the community to relax a bit regarding correcting people who oopsies with the rules. I've been there, made mistakes and been jumped on by 5 or 6 people because of them - none of who were staff, and as a new player that becomes aggravating to the point of quitting. So yes, rules are important, but so is the proper amount of correction when the rules are broken.
Some people have uneducated, uninformed, unexperienced views of what a moderator does. Here's a bit of what I have learned over the years that makes a good moderator, this is not all inclusive, but it should give you insight into how I moderate.
First, let's start with the definition for moderate:
verb (used with object), moderated, moderating.