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    changingtuna88 reacted in Computer being upgraded   
    his computer
    *runs and hides*
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Octodad: Dadliest Catch   
    This game looks fun Its not out yet but i cant wait for it
    It is about a octopus that is a undercover dad and no one knows he is a octopus!!
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    changingtuna88 reacted in 10/08/2013 - August 2013 recruitment of CSO's   
    YAMS is now over 2 and half years old and we are still alive and growing, and though it's not at the same rate as it once was, it's still great seeing both new and long term members come on YAMS and enjoy it for what it is, a community.
    We loose for a multitude of reasons, that being: their personal lives are busy, not agreeing with the way I run this community or because they got themselves banned.

    We don't do enough self promoting as I'd like but at the same time I don't like shameless self spam promotion. I know servers that go around spamming everywhere they can think off, I don't agree on this. We mostly rely on these forums and word of mouth. Server lists don't always work and when they do they attract the wrong kind of people, stealers, griefers, trolls etc...
    I do want more players to join us and work harder on having more active players instead of players that come on and then go away for months at a time, we do so many great things on YAMS it’s just such a shame that so much of this is not seen by people out there.

    I try and leave whitelist off as much as possible, but sometimes it has to be on, normally because of a lack of staff on a certain times (that's not saying I want my current staff to have to be on 24/7, it's not fair on them) or because we have had trouble makers.

    When I take whitelist off, sometimes it seems like the staff suddenly disappear at no fault of their own (lunch, dinner time, going out etc). It seems whenever I take it off, I end up being the only member of staff on the server and have had to do multiple tours all at once, now I don't mind doing the tours at all but as an admin I have loads of other stuff to do to, do I give a tour to a new person of fix something that’s been annoying current players? Trying to balance it all out can be quite stressful at times, so I end up putting whitelist back on until more staff come back on.

    Now most of YAMS is setup so if there is no staff on new players can still work things out (if they read all the signs) however I like the personal touch, it's not something you see at a lot of servers, someone greeting you and actually helping you around, though some people say things like "what don't you trust me why are you spying on/following me" its not that at all, its more to help them out so they know exactly what to do and wont get in trouble later.

    Unfortunately however a lot of players do eventually get themselves in trouble, this is mainly due to there not being enough follow up from staff. Once they have left someone in Sandbox they should regularly keep checking up on this player over the next couple of days or more to ensure they are doing well and understand the approval process, even help them on their houses if need be.

    So this should be happening but it doesn’t always happen as there's so many other things that need doing on YAMS too, not to mention the fact that people also like to play (I don't blame them) instead of feeling obligated they have to do yams work all the time.

    Anyway I know I've said this many times before and I'm sure I'll say it again and again, but id like to get these things sorted and take whitelist off more, every day I see people join and get refused because of whitelist, we used to be in the top 1-5 of various Minecraft Searches. Searches such as: Family friendly minecraft server, Family friendly minecraft servers, banned from minecraft and many more but we have now fallen onto page 2, this is not good...

    So why not just take whitelist off and try and get them to sign up to the forums? Well as I said above it’s the amount of people with authority we have on the server; we still have various time zones in which no member of staff is on! We have various protections in place but as I said earlier I like new players to be shown around and explained everything when they join. This can be done by regular members if no member of staff is on but this doesn’t always happen or happens badly as they are missing the required training or don’t fully understand the rules themselves.

    It's just a shame that when I do take whitelist off we end up putting it back on a lot because of griefers and such. You try and be nice by allowing people to come on your server and they treat you, your staff and the server badly – it’s not nice for anyone. Safe to say these kind of people are always dealt with. It's just such a shame that you give them a 15 minute tour only to see them banned an hour down the line.

    Ok so enough rambling, it's time to recruit more staff so we can have whitelist off more often!

    Here's a little information about what a Community Support Officer job entails:

    1. Greet new players.
    If you love to meet new people, you are proud to show them around this great server, help them find resources, give them building ideas, or just chat with them for company then you already have the most important skills.

    2. Reinforce server rules.
    Are you familiar with the server rules posted in Spawn Tower? Do you encourage players to read or re-read them when they don't seem to know/remember how to behave? Would you feel comfortable muting players who can't seem to control what their fingers type in public chat? Can you handle the pressure of putting someone in jail when they get caught breaking the rules? Are you willing to investigate the reason behind the behaviour and give them a second chance? Do you set a good example for others by just being you?

    3. Report bannable offences to Mods/Admins.
    Occasionally there are times on the server when all the Mods/Admins are offline for a moment. As a CSO, it is important to document griefing by taking screenshots of the damage or the playerlist of people online at the time. Do you mind taking a little personal time to contain/clean up griefed areas? Do you feel comfortable posting in the forums, something along the lines of “I saw so and-so do such and such today and here are some screenshots of the damage along with locations."
    4. Be a part of a team
    As a CSO you would become part of our team of staff so you would need to work well in a team, can you work well with others? From time to time I seek advice from all staff on changes I which to implement in YAMS, can you actively take part in these with good feedback?
    5. Acceptable to job role change.
    Understand that from time to time you job role may change and you may be asked to help out on other things that are totally unrelated to what you normally do but that give a benefit towards the community. You may also get the opportunity to be in charge of a public building or specific Job. If you are shown to be active and good at what you do, then there's also chance for progression to Moderator.
    6. Enjoy knowing that you are part of the reason YAMS is the best place to spend your Minecraft time!
    Think about what you like most about YAMS and how to keep it being a place you visit to get a good dose of community spirit. We have such diversity here with people from many ages, interests, and countries. We might each have our differences but the best thing about all of us is that we have so much in common. We just have to get to know each other to find out what those common interests are and to introduce new ideas to share. That's what community is about, so if you would like to support the YAMS community, apply to be a trainee CSO.

    To apply, you must be registered on the forums in order to reply to this post (keeps it open and fair). Please give a brief summary of why you think you would be right for the job and what you can offer that others cant. Take a moment to look back over previous applications (April 2013, January 2013, August 2012, April 2012, October 2011, June 2011, April 2011) if you need ideas of what to say but please be original and bare in mind that a lots changed since them applications (don't just copy and paste we will know).

    Also it doesn't matter if you post now, or wait until someone else posts, your post should be your words not someone else's and anyway your post is not the only part we base your application on, we will also base it on things such as your previous forum activity, severity of past crimes and how much time you have spent in game and when you are on are you helping the community.

    We want to know which assets you will bring to the staff team. Why you and not that other person?
    Good Luck!

    Closing Date: 1 week from date/time of post.
    Amount of positions available: undisclosed.
    Past applicants (who were unsuccessful before) and ex staff (who's circumstances have changed) can reapply, hopefully you have taken previous feedback into consideration.
    This topic is for applicants to post their applications only. Please do not post other stuff or like other peoples posts, thanks.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Pokemon X and Y - Generation 6   
    Sounds cool in theory, but in competitive battling and battling websites such as pokemonshowdown these mega forms would most likely have to be banned. 
    p.s. If anything needs a mega evolution, it's dunsparce!!!!!!
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Spawn Town Police Station Replacement Building [OFFICIAL]   
    I was there for moral support!
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Soooo doctor who!   
    It's the kind of thing she'd do, but she would never get the part. The closest they got to a female doctor was Donna, and she was good.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Most Interesting Sport in the World   
    I've played. It's great... Until someone else's get away cheese rams you in the back. Haha. You'll never know how much cheese rolls can jump until you play.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in 22/06/2013 - YAMS and Minecraft 1.6   
    Just to make you aware:
    Ocelot spawning has been re-enabled. Chairs plugin is still broke, not much I can do about this.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Most Interesting Sport in the World   
    This is totally random, but I came across this awhile ago and wanted to know what you lot thought of it.
    It is a sport called "Cheese-Rolling". Basically, a bunch of people run down a steep hill for a block of cheese.  I personally think it looks super fun, but dangerous   Unfortunately, it is in Scotland, so I couldn't play the sport in forever... Has anyone played this sport before?
    Here is a youtube link for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GdVnzDFyLg
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Minecon 2013   
    I'm not going because it is a 2,200 mile trip.
    That's the same from London, United Kingdom to Ankara, Turkey! (a little shorter from London to Turkey though)
    I would go if it was in California or Nevada... a 500 mile trip or shorter.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in YAMS Cathedral redesign [OFFICIAL]   
    I've just looked at the cathedral and I'm thinking that it could do with being a cathedral shape and having lots of flying buttresses. Gothic style would be best, so it would be rather tall with quite a few columns inside, as well as galleries on two or three levels along the sides whilst the roof can still be seen from the ground. A crypt would be cool too.
    I like the towers, which are a lot like the Cologne cathedral.
    As Tuna said, stained clay would look good on the inside, as they used to paint the inside of cathedrals.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Whitelist Request - squashedhipo   
    Ok Thanks for the info tuna! I'll try to help as much as possible!
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Big Build Project #1 - University of YAMS [OFFICIAL]   
    Goo tuna! yes hurry anyone else!
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Batman vs superman?!   
    You have to remember. Superman is a alien, batman is a bloke in a suit. Batman will always be better because he has nothing to help him, like all these with super powers.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Baby zombie with style   
    Beauty and cuteness are in the eye of the texture pack.  This is what I see when those little monsters show up:

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    changingtuna88 reacted in Build Competition #2 - Mining world hub [OFFICIAL]   
    It's me on my pony
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    changingtuna88 reacted in East: Farefall   
    The foundry was started with help from tuna but haven't seen anyone else do any work on it. I have left signs pointing to where it is so people know where to go.
    Will have a proper post tomorrow to get stuff rolling.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Lookup a crafting recipe in game [FEEDBACK]   
    We have 17 votes for YES and 0 for NO so consider this implemented.
    Just type:
    /recipe item_name_here
    Hope you find it useful!
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Baby zombie with style   
    How about the minions from Despicable Me? 
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    changingtuna88 reacted in It's sooo hoootttt   
    Where I live it got up to 41C (107F) last week And we don't have AC
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Baby zombie with style   
    walking thru shopping mall I bumped into this little guy with some style and swagger about him

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    changingtuna88 reacted in Horse Names Ideas...   
    Spirit (from the dreamworks movie)
    Altimo (make sure to give him gold armor)
    Batman's Horse
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Rent a Shop at the Shopping Centre   
    Unfortunately bigtycoflex who was previously in charge of the shopping centre had not kept up to date with those of you who have not paid rent, because of this I am temporary taking charge of the shopping centre till I can find another member of staff to do so for me.
    I have created a google doc spreadsheet for everyone to view at the following link:
    This spreedsheet lists every pay day date in format of "Day/Month/Year" and also is colour coded so you know if you have paid or not, green means you have paid, red means you have not.
    Some of you are way overdue, failure to pay may result in eviction as well as enderman being sent to your house to take the rent!
    I hope you find the spreadsheet very useful.
    P.S. As a reminder this forum is for applications and shop closures only, any concerns you can message me.
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    changingtuna88 reacted in Horse Names Ideas...   
    My first post in a while...
    So I was on yesterday, and Darren raised the subject of horse names. As of Minecraft 1.6, horses have been implemented along with nametags, which allow you to rename mob entities. A name appears above their heads too!
    I was wondering what ideas everyone else had about names for their horses...
    Here are a few of mine, along with the origin of the name.
    Shadowfax - Gandalf's horse in Lord of the Rings
    Bill - The pony from Lord of the Rings which carries the Fellowship's bags during the first film/book. He only gets as far as Moria though
    Millennium Falcon - The most iconic ship from the original Star Wars Trilogy
    Enterprise - The ship from the original Star Trek, as well as the latest films
    Fledge - The flying horse from The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, part of the Chronicles of Narnia.
    I realise a few of these are not from horses, but from space ships... I just want the satisfaction of feeding the Enterprise Dilithium (aka wheat), or saying that my horse's hyperdrive is broken 
    Feel free to post any ideas for horse names you have!

    Oh, and Ryan's should be something Toyota related
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