Staff The following assumes the server isn't dying for staff. Don't directly transfer the staff list from TTT-FUN. People should apply and be accepted separately. We don't want chronically inactive staff that come to see the excitement of a new server just to leave again. Opinion: 16 is a decent minimum age for staff. Exceptions exist but most people younger don't have the maturity or social experience to handle harder staffing. Staff selection could be more selective than it has been for TTT-FUN. Lately people have been accepted on the criteria of "doesn't RDM excessively and mostly knows the rules." This should be a minimum, not the whole requirement. Side note: memorizing the number of each rule isn't useful. If we have a non-selective trial mod stage, then moving up to full moderator should be more selective with only the best moving on instead of everyone who isn't absolutely terrible. This should help the issue of "We aren't going to give moderators the powers they need to moderate because we think they'll abuse these powers." When you gimp your own staff because you don't trust them, you have shitty staff and a flawed selection system. Moderators and administrators do two different kinds of work; moderators handle the players online and administrators manage the server less directly and keep it running. This doesn't mean that administrators are too good to moderate if they aren't busy with admin work. If admins are supposed to be the best of us then they should uphold a good example, something I haven't always seen in the past. This should go for behavior and interactions in general, in my opinion. When looking for staff to fill roles or promote, have a list of criteria you're looking for and look at who fulfills those criteria. This helps you get better, more competent staff. Don't promote someone just because you're buddies or they like to kiss your ass. Most people seem to fall into this trap but I'm putting this here on the off chance it helps prevent it. Donators Most servers give donators entry-level staff powers to take care of the server while no staff are on. Almost all of these servers have issues with kids abusing these powers. Suggestion here is vetting donators to have powers; if someone if 16+ and receives positive feedback from staff they can have a powered up donator rank. Giving slay and slap to a ten year old has no actual purpose and is generally asking for trouble. Powered donators still shouldn't moderate when actual staff are on, though they're free to talk to staff and point them in the right direction ("Hey, I think this guy is aimbotting/ghosting/whatever"). Donator buffs are fine in small amounts but for the love of god don't overdo it. It's shitty for everyone else when donators become so buffed that they become gods among men. It makes it a pay-to-win FPS. I'll add more things as they come to mind. Edit: Fixed general redundancy in general.