The testimony I shared in this post was from a recent staff member. This is just part 1 of a series of posts I will make on how to restore Mineplex to its former glory. More is planned. It’s not just community interaction that decides who gets staff and who doesn’t. The community judges ONLY for community-oriented applicants. In order to restore Mineplex to its former glory, all staff should have positive relationships with the community. If applicants know that they have to be community orientated to be accepted, they will change to be staff, not by some “magical” force. Not everyone will participate, but part of why people don’t want to is because they’re discouraged from doing so. DMC (and other changes I will propose later) will encourage them. A popularity contest is good. To be popular is to be liked by the community. To be unpopular is to be disliked by the community. However, the way DMC will work is that only applicants who recruiters believe are of quality can be voted on. The difference with the Mineplex Oscars is that people vote for who they have good relationships with, not who would be best. However, DMC filters out applicants so that only the best are able to be voted on. The competitive environment is caused in part by the recruitment process being unable to recruit sufficient community-oriented staff members. To solve this will help to solve the problems that stem from it. We must have Democracy with Mineplex Characteristics to ensure that players have the best experience possible. How can it be abused? People will vote for applicants that they like. In other words, people will vote for applicants that they have strong, positive relationships with. And only applicants who pass the interview can be voted on. How is this a bad thing? How can this be abused?