Mini Staff Applications

Mini_HELP
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August 22nd, 2017, 12:21 am #1

Attention, Mini handlers:

Given the staff team's current hopes to speed up the Mini cycle, we've decided to seek a few more members of the staff team. If you have any interest in being staff on Mini, this is your chance. Initial applications will be open for two weeks (closing at the end of September 4, 2017, in GMT), followed by two further week-long testing periods. We are currently hoping to hire one to three new staffers. While we do plan to pick the candidates we expect to do the best job, we'd like to explicitly note that we're hiring with the assumption that new staff may do some growing to fit the role. Don't be discouraged from applying if you've tried before and not been accepted on Mini/Main. If you wish to apply, please fill out the following template and PM it to Mini Help.

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[b]Handler Name:[/b]
[b]Contact Methods: (AIM, MSN, Skype, etc.)[/b]
[b]How often do you check the site?[/b]
[b]Why do you want to be a moderator?:[/b]
[b]What do you feel like you could contribute to the forum that others couldn't?[/b]
[b]What is one quality, attribute, or obstacle that you feel may hinder you as a moderator? How do you propose to work around, eliminate, or improve said hindrance?[/b]
[b]How good are you with deadlines?[/b]
[b]Do you consider yourself a prompt person?[/b]
[b]Do you consider yourself a fair, unbiased person?[/b]
[b]Are you able to handle sometimes stressful situations?[/b]
[b]Generally speaking, how familiar are you with the three primary Mini settings (The Program, SOTF-TV, and Second Chances)? Be as specific as possible.[/b]
[b]Can you commit to a workload of roughly ten profiles critiques per version, as well as to reading roughly 10% of any given version?[/b]
[b]Do you have any prior experience, forum, school related or otherwise, that you feel is relevant to your application for a position as moderator?[/b]
[b]If you could recommend one other person for the job of moderator, who would it be and why?[/b]
[b]Assuming staff does not think you are currently a likely candidate for a staff position, would you rather take the test anyways, or be notified and removed from consideration without taking the test?[/b]
This test will be fairly similar to past staff tests on Main and Mini, though there will be a handful of differences to Part One (profile critiques). You may wish to consult the guide to the staff test found on Main, which was largely written by Mini staff and is generally applicable here as well.

Deadlines for the test are non-negotiable once the test has been sent, however, if you know you will be gone for a chunk of testing time, you may notify us in advance and we'll work with you to get you the test at an alternate time.

Initial applications close:
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August 29th, 2017, 9:01 pm #2

We're bumping this back to the top, just to reiterate our call for applications a bit past the halfway mark.

For those who have expressed concerns/curiosity about the timetable, the test is totally complete so all applicant participation should be within the three weeks following the closure of the call for apps, unless specifically arranged otherwise in advance.

Also, if you're at all interested in being staff on Mini, now is the best time to put your name forward. Mini staff hirings are not incredibly common and follow no set schedule, so there's no guarantee of future rounds of hirings any time soon.
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September 2nd, 2017, 6:38 pm #3

Bumpity bump. A bit over two days left to apply for the staff test. We'll likely send out a reminder again about a day before the end, but no promises.
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September 4th, 2017, 4:50 am #4

Right around 19 hours left on initial applications. If you're at all considering applying, we'd love to hear from you.
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September 4th, 2017, 5:33 pm #5

Just under six and a half hours for apps.
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September 8th, 2017, 5:45 pm #6

The first round of tests has been sent to all applicants. First phase testing will run for one week, followed immediately or very closely by second phase testing which will also run for one week. Please remember to include your responses in code. Please remember that speed is a virtue, but quality is a far greater one. If you applied for staff but did not receive your test, please contact the staff team immediately.

Deadline for replies:
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September 13th, 2017, 3:35 am #7

Quick reminder: the deadline for responses for the first part of the test is roughly two and a half days away.
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September 14th, 2017, 7:16 pm #8

Less than a day left for responses. If you have not received confirmation that your test has been received, that means it has not been received.
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September 15th, 2017, 5:02 pm #9

Everyone got their tests in promptly, so we're sending out Part Two an hour early. You once again have one week to reply. Please remember to include your responses in code. Please remember that speed is a virtue, but quality is a far greater one. If you applied for staff but did not receive this section of your test, please contact the staff team immediately.

Deadline for replies:
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September 30th, 2017, 11:31 pm #10

Please join us in welcoming Yugikun to the Mini Staff team. Thanks also to all the other applicants. We'd encourage anyone who remains interested to apply for Mini Staff again in the future.
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September 30th, 2017, 11:34 pm #11

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