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Apply to the crew

In Elftown, everyone can do something to help or contribute to the community. You can create wiki-pages that explain how to draw dragons, or pages for meeting like-minded people. Everyone can report members that don't follow the uploading art rules or who just aren't behaving. Check out Elftown - Contribution and Contribute for all the various ways in which you can help our community.

But some people want - and have the time - to help in bigger ways; by maintaining official Competitions, or running projects like the ECM, or even helping with some of the features on Main Street. Of course, if we spot people like that ourselves then we're happy to let them join our ranks without them having to apply. But there are only a few of us, and many of us are busy doing all the fore-mentioned things! So if you have the time, and really want to help out more, then this page is here to help you get our attention, and to help us find the people who are prepared to dedicate lots of their time to running Elftown without any reward!

Note: Please don't apply to be a guard! We don't make anyone a guard without first making sure that we can trust them as a council member. So apply to council and then if you get onto the Council you can start thinking of guard work.

But here is your chance to get the power, badges and all other fancy stuff that really shouldn't be the reason for why you apply to the crew!



1) You need a good general knowledge of Elftown. If you can't handle everything about forums, polls, wiki-pages and know the Elftown rules, then it's no use applying yet.

2) You need to be able to read and write English well.

3) Your goals with Elftown should agree with Elftown's. If you want to go berserk on everyone who looks ugly, then don't apply!

4) You should have proven yourself. As written above, you don't need any permission to do most stuff here on Elftown. Even if you only have created the big boobs dragons competition, are running the forum "Medieval fencing" that no one uses and have written a pretty bad report, it's better than someone who just says they can do all this, but never did.

5) You should explain what you will do as a member of the crew and for how long. Note: We don't want newbies that get all excited by Elftown for a month and then will get tired of it. Therefore, people who have been for a long time are generally better.

6) You should be able to get along with the sullen assholes in the crew (see Council for a list), and have a great patience with people...

7) You should think this is fun!

8) If you can come up with an eighth point, it shows that you have ideas. Good! Now, be one of the people who will carry out the ideas well, and you're all set to join.



There is no deadline! This goes on forever and good applications get picked at any time. If you aren't chosen, that can be because we're not so sure about you. However, we can change our minds if you help us (see Sorting, below).


Examples of successful applications

[Nioniel] - A Phoenix Rising for Council!
[Chel.] - Woohoo! Chel for Crew!
[Flisky] - Just wanna help
[Thunder Cid] - Thunder Cid for the Crew
[wicked fae mage] - wicked fae mage's resume
[Rice] - Keyser's Crew Application
[Lord Josmar] - Lord Josmar's Bid for Dominion
[Ravendust] - Raven's Crew Campaign


Sorting and tips

Your application will be put in one of the three sections: high, medium or low.

Low means your application and/or membership needs a lot of improvement before we can consider you.
What to do: Try to fulfil the requirements listed above, correct your spelling and make sure you are following the Uploading Art Rules.

Medium means your application is OK in the basics, but there could be things you can improve.
What to do: Think of making your application more interesting, contributing to the community, participating in the forums or reporting UAR-violators. Members with a note have a shot at 'high' if they follow what the note says.

High is the short-list from which we pick new crew members. This is a slow process because crew newbies need someone to mentor them and something to do (otherwise they might get confused or bored and leave).
What to do: Look around for places and projects that need more crew love, or think of new things the crew should take care of (and why). Hang out in the Elftown, {something} forums (Newbie Questions, Suggestions etc.). Volunteer to help wherever you can be helpful. And, of course, don't be shy to update and improve your application page - but leave a note on this page if you do, so we can re-evaluate your application! :)

General guidelines
Remember, the amount of text does not make it better. However, showing proper (British) English, your Elftown work and interests does. Try to stand out from the rest.
Be active in wikis, forums or as patroller. Showing your effort in building and being a part of Elftown will also make you stand out.

We will not explain what exactly your application is missing. If we have something to say, then you'll hear from us. Also, please do not message the crew members to apply for an opening (say, Featured Member Boss), but include the interest in your application. You may ask active Bosses what their work entails.

If your house is inactive for forty(40) days or more your application will be moved to inactive member applications.




[DarkJenni] - MorbidMistress's Application
[Roma] - Roma's Crew Application Updated 6/24/2011
[XxTsomexX] - XxTsomexX for Crew!

[Lakayana] - amazing campaign
[kians mummy] - sammie h for crew -Big update: 2013-03-19


How to apply?

Add the link to your campaign-wiki-page here!

Example: [Hedda] - hedda for mayor

[Stephen] - Stephen for Council

Username (or number or email):


2014-01-26 [Sunrose]: There was a wiki with graphics though, I forgot the name :(

2014-01-27 [Paul Doyle]: Very well, then. Enjoy your antiquated looking website that doesn't appeal to anybody except long-term Elftowners. I'm not going to waste any more time on this subject. If/when this place is ever updated, pester me about getting more involved.

2014-01-27 [kians mummy]: So they took my comment off about [ippopa] taking my application down. lol

2014-01-27 [SilverFire]: I doubt anyone removed a comment. Are you sure you made it on this wiki? [iippo] took your application down because you said that you didn't want to apply for crew/work with crew anymore.

"[kians mummy]: What case, there isn't one i don't want to be on the crew anymore, I'm happy doing what I'm doing on other Heddate sites, that's why I am removing my application,"

iippo just did it for you because you didn't seem to get round to it.

2014-01-27 [kians mummy]: But what right did she have to do so when I decided to leave it up? or is it just the targetting the Guards like to do

2014-01-27 [SilverFire]: Was she supposed to read your mind to know you had decided that? You said you were going to remove it, she did it for you. She has every right to edit a crew page and remove content someone has said they don't want there anymore.

2014-01-27 [kians mummy]: But I didn't remove it did I?

Put yourself in my shoes, if that happened to you wouldn't you be pissed off, and be honest, your not crew no more so be honest as there's no need to lie?

2014-01-27 [Flisky]: To be honest, you should have said you wanted it left up. I would suggest against saying you want it gone and then get upset that it was removed when you did not rescind that statement.

2014-01-27 [Mortified Penguin]: If someone removed my app after I said I wanted my app removed, even though I secretly didn't, and the solution was as simple as editing the page and putting it back up, I don't think I'd get pissed and enraged and spend several days complaining about it to everyone on several different wikis and in my diary. I'm pretty sure I'd just put it back up.

2014-01-27 [Nioniel]: Gotta agree with Morg here. It's a pretty easy fix, [kians mummy]. If you saw that [iippo] had removed your app after you said you didn't want it up anymore, and you decided that you did want it up after all (or else never really wanted it taken down), this is a wiki that is dedicated to the putting up of applications. So just put it back up.

2014-01-27 [Sunrose]: @Paul: Why do you have to be mean and sarcastic about it? :(

@Sammie: [iippo] had no ill intent. You changed your mind about removing your application without stating so and it lead to a misunderstanding. If you want your application to be there, then why not simply put it back up there?

2014-01-27 [Mortified Penguin]: If I were a crew member, I don't think I'd be willing to put it back up for you. I mean, what if you don't actually want it back up and aren't telling us about it? You might get upset again if someone does something they think you want for you when you actually don't want it and we've seen how that's worked out in the past.

2014-01-27 [Mortified Penguin]: Sure was.

Anyway, I will agree with Sammie that she should be able to put in her diary that she's upset with [iippo]. I don't think she should, but I think she should have the right if she so chooses.

2014-01-27 [Mortified Penguin]: I don't think this is necessarily a big deal. It's only as bad as you make it out to be.

2014-01-27 [kians mummy]: I thought after 40 days of inactivity, the applications will be removed:

2014-01-27 [XxTsomexX]: Gah, drama.

2014-01-27 [kians mummy]: No, drama over

2014-01-27 [kians mummy]: Off to Bob's diner fancy a pint of.........

2014-01-27 [Nioniel]: A lot of comments must have been deleted, because it looks like you're all arguing with yourselves. :P

2014-01-27 [kians mummy]: Ha Ha I removed them as I decided it was inapropiate. :)

2014-03-08 [Stephen]: Some things never do change.

I'm still interested in being on the Elftown Council, by the way. I'm also active again, since I'm no longer ill. =P

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