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Helper is a rank on the Dogcraft server. Their role is to help new players on the server. On the server it is represented in chat and on tab by the [Helper] tag, which has the "Helper" text in light red, and the brackets and the player name as aqua.
The role was announced on March 17th 2019. It was based on a suggestion from former moderator RTACubed, after which the HeadMods developed the rank into what it is today. While the in-game tag distinguishes helpers from regular players, they are not part of the official Dogcraft Staff team.
The purpose of this rank is to grant players who the staff have observed to be very helpful in the community the ability to help players with basic tasks. The tasks include helping new players to link, showing them around, helping them with commands and overall provide general information about the server. Every month, three helpers (occasionally four) are selected by the HeadMods, usually on the first of the month, and otherwise a few days later if there's any delay. It is important to note that this is not a staff rank, it is a title. However, some helpers are selected by staff to become Chat Moderators. The Head Moderators introduced this rank to take some of the workload off the moderators, especially in busy times such as when ReNDoG is streaming on the server. If there are issues, people should contact the server staff team.
List of Helpers
|Month||Start and end date||Helpers|
|Late March 2019||March 16 - April [2-5]||TiniestTea §||CaffeineJitters||William278 †||N/A|
|April 2019||April [2-5] - May 4||Bullet_Billl||CaffeineJitters*||Dutchsoccer †||N/A|
|May 2019||May 4 - June 2||RY44 †||GrimmWarHunter §||Dutchsoccer* †||N/A|
|June 2019||June 2 -July 2||Domino†||EnderWatts §||endorwitch †||N/A|
|July 2019||July 2 - August 2||darparniox||nossi_ §||UndeadOtter||N/A|
|August 2019||August 2 - September 1||almightyanna||misterblue28 †||EtaThetaZeta †||N/A|
|September 2019||September 1 - October 3||dmgdog †||JustEnt §||ArrowsTheHunter||N/A|
|October 2019||October 3 - November 2||Broga_||MCsallie||Aeghu||N/A|
|November 2019||November 2 - December 5||__Stormaggedon__ †||FangsofAmber †||TrainerMoon †||N/A|
|December 2019||December 5 - January 7||blueartistic813_ §||Andalarew||JustEnt* §||N/A|
|January 2020||January 7 - February 4||jmsvvr||OwlCroissant †||SnazzyK101||N/A|
|February 2020||Feb 4 - March 1||expedtadam †||Princess223 †||TheWhiteTigerNL †||N/A|
|March 2020||March 1 - April 1||Txp_ †||Pigeon_Confirmed†||legowar1508†||N/A|
|April 2020||April 1 - May 2||Iotados †||ChargedBluey §||EmaEmason §||N/A|
|May 2020||May 2 - June 2||Arkhangellsk||TekBot0507||iluvmath||N/A[trivia 3]|
|June 2020||June 2 - July 1||Hiulgrin||Ssleepyflowers||misterblue28*†||N/A|
|July 2020||July 1 - August 2||Montenator||StenLLuk †||RynnEver||N/A|
|August 2020||August 2 - September 1||ThatRoger||ClaudyD4y †||TreeManForever||Deranged_Slime|
|September 2020||September 1 - October 1||SJONES97||_Skyhook †||RealBrontitall †||N/A|
|October 2020||October 1 - [October 26-November 2]||colliecolie †||ThEquinox2 †||Aiyn84||N/A|
|November 2020||November 2 - December 1||Lakosius||NeoFiore||Chickzie||Aiyn84 *|
|December 2020||December 1 - January 1||GG553||Nonium †||AmbyArtist||N/A|
|January 2021||January 1 - February 1||Kronolak||mrkalaspuff †||_Brin †||N/A|
|February 2021||February 1 - March 1||ArrowstheHunter*||Karbloem †||ashapink †||N/A|
|March 2021||March 1 - April 1||Txp_*†||IhopEnchiladas||TekBot0507*†||N/A|
|April 2021||Apri 1 - May 1||Montenator*||Philip98999||Chriizsich||N/A|
|May 2021||May 1 - June 1||behid||Tankkiler123 †||eybwam||N/A|
|June 2021||June 1 - July 4||N1cM4tth3w63||Minda905||MattKi01||N/A|
|July/August 2021||July 4 - September 4||Minda905*†||_Shako||PerskyPuff †||N/A|
|August 2021||August 1 - September 4||TyrantrumGOD||Slomo_1994||JVKermit||N/A|
|September 2021||September 4 - October ?||zacattack2097||AmbyArtist*||MrsPierogi||N/A|
* - Second term
† - Current staff member
§ - Former staff member
Helpers are proposed to the HeadMods by other members of the Staff team, who observe regular players to be especially helpful. Based on these suggestions, the HeadMods choose the 3 Helpers for the next month, and contact them to ask if they're interested. Direct requests from players to become Helper do not influence the selection process, and may have an adverse effect. To have a chance, one has to be a consistently helpful member of the Dogcraft community. Occasionally a second term can be granted to Helpers for various reasons.
- In the proposal stage, the helper rank was referred to as "St. Bernard". However, it was quickly determined that the title would generate confusion in newer players who wouldn't know what the rank is, thus the simple title of Helper took its place.
- Additionally during this time, [HeadMod] Scooberson, who after making a joke about helpers being the people who "herd the newbies in the right direction" began to refer to the helper rank as "The Corgi's", naming them after the Welsh Corgi, a breed of dog historically used for herding.
- May 2020's Helpers and Staff declared Scooberson as the 4th helper on a whim; he had no say in the matter.
- July 2021's Helpers ended up keeping their helper rank through August because the Headmods forgot to demote them. When they realized they forgot, the month was almost over so they kept them around for the rest of the month. 3 new Helpers were added at the beginning of the month, making a total of 6 Helpers for August 2021.
- This extension of the July 2021's Helpers term technically makes Minda905 the only helper to serve 3 terms in the ranks history.