I understand that as of now, there is no level or in-game time requirement for a player to apply for trainee. I don't think this is good and here are a couple reasons why. No matter how good an application looks, you need to understand that people can simply be good at writing, their schedule can be lenient, and they are able to lie. I don't think applications are even close an accurate representation of how well a person can do their job, and this goes for any job outside of Minecraft too. I read over the trainee application list, and some questions under "Mineplex Experience" are regarding how and why people are a part of the Mineplex community, positive/negative experiences, inspirations, improvements, and listed punishments. Nothing asks about how long these applicants have been on the server or how high their level is. Whether you like it or not, newer players do not have enough knowledge about the server or the community to be an effective staff member. They can have extensive training during their trainee session and they can have a wonderful mentor. However, having your own community experience is the only way you can really understand everything. I'm suggesting there to be at least an in-game time requirement before players are able to apply, just so there's a better chance these people have basic knowledge about how this server and its games work. If there was a player level requirement, even better. The reason I'm suggesting this is because I have never been a staff member (and never plan to be one), but I've came across modmen who don't even know the rules as well as I do. This can be extremely problematic, especially when having to deal with punishments, whether they are gameplay or chat offenses. In addition, I know some people apply on alts for whatever reason, and their levels are quite low. There is no way to prove that this person is an alt, so I think being firm with "this many in-game hours" or "this level minimum" to apply can be very helpful in selecting the best fit staff members. I know some people are going to disagree with this, but read this from the perspective of someone who has been playing on the server since 2013 and someone who has had to correct multiple staff members in the past, not some power-hungry level 20 modman.