Marapets staff are all volunteers selected to help on the site by Ian (the site owner and creator). Nobody asks to be staff, you can't apply to be staff and no staff member gets paid. The site artists, however, do get paid.
Please be aware that many of the staff members use different usernames. If you see an unfamiliar username with a staff icon it's most likely a staff member using a different username.
There are three different staff categories and each staff member has a star by his/her name to denote which category they belong to. Here are brief descriptions of each category:
They moderate the forums to keep them safe for everyone. This includes removing inappropriate signatures, giving out chat bans and answering reported topics. They also help support the admins with various tasks. If you have a question or concern that can't be answered in the forums you may contact a Moderator.
They have a lot of responsibilities including answering support tickets, banning members who break the site rules, AU swaps, returning stolen items to their owners and much more. Please DO NOT contact any Admin for help unless it is an emergency. If you have a question that can't be answered in the forums or by a Support staff member or Moderator, please submit a Support Ticket by clicking the "Contact Us" link found at the bottom of every Marapets page.
They do all the same things the Admins do plus they support the site owner with various other tasks. Please DO NOT contact any Management for help unless it is an emergency. If you have a question that can't be answered in the forums or by a Support staff member or Moderator, please submit a Support Ticket.