2 or 3 staff apps are accepted every month or so. With summer rolling around and the server starting to re-expand, staff are needed to moderate. About 5-6(from what im guessing) staff are on at a time, and with the server at peak rate 2300 players, thats not going to have an enormous significance. So what im here suggesting is that a new system is shifted into play, so that apps can be accepted more often. Trial people. Now I know what youre thinking (hurrdurr, noah thats the reason of the helper rank!) but if you really think about it, it isnt exactly a trial, because 90% of the time they staff staff/are promoted. I think that the limitations should be decreased, and add more variety to the staff team. Most staff are already trialed out to see if they are good to be staff, and are then given the rank. Thats not really trialing, thats just (oh we think youre great because youre active and kind) or whatever. You should trial to actually see if they are staff worthy. Give the trial then give the end result, not let the community member wait a year or two just so they can be staff. Give them a shot, and then see if they truly are good for staff. Benefits: -Lightning fast growth of staff and more moderation -New people, more variety. -Less rulebreakers -Less hackers -Less angry people -Less confused people and more help. Cons: -More demotions Pros>Cons Edit: Tldr - Hire more with less limits. Oh and to clarify things, no im not suggesting another rank. Im suggesting standards should be lowered so its easier to become staff, so more are promoted. Leave what you think below, ive really been wanting to suggest this for a while, but never thought it completely through. Ive tried eliminating any possible worst case scenarios by bending the suggestion.