Hi gang!I've been on the Empire for a good 250 days or so and too frequently do I run across (new) players who end up seeing their trust being violated because they gave away the admin flag way too easily. Even this very evening on SMP2 did I run into such a situation. Now, I know what you might be thinking: there are warnings all over the place, so why take all this effort to post yet another, maybe obvious, warning?Answer: because we can, and because I honestly think that some messages cannot be repeated often enough (but all within moderation of course!).Now... I could write up a whole story about the dangers of the admin flag but we decided to do something different. I'm not going to tell you, we're going to show you!Warning: although we obviously staged this the dangers we're showing you here are very real. If Aya wasn't my friend and she actually wanted to cause trouble then she could have cleaned out my entire promo collection. This is NOT a joke!I know, I know... Pictures, or it didn't happen. We'll get you pictures alright:Well, she seems friendly enough right? Willing to help me with my cobble generator, she'll make it so that I can get much more cobblestone in one go. All she wants is the admin flag. Why? Simple; because it's such a hassle having to ask for all those different flags and permissions. Well, like I said, she seems trustworthy enough. And so:And sure enough: it became quickly clear to me why she asked me for this. Because now she could remove the cobblestone (to test), expand my build and even open up the result chest to clean up after herself. Makes sense, right? Easy!So why all the fuss? Well, that usually starts the very moment when you're not paying enough attention for a while. For example: when you're offline or in my case while I'm writing this tutorial:See what is happening here? Aya used the /p ShelLuser command and that showed her that I'm actually 'Away' or 'Afk'. That status message will be automatically set as soon as you're standing still for approximately 5 minutes. And as you can see it shows for everyone. /p <name> can give you a lot of information about your fellow players, it even tells you if someone is online or not.So now that I'm away and not paying attention to what she's doing Aya can simply walk into my storage and...Notice how she first tries to talk to me before grabbing my voucher?This is honestly my promo chest. And I'm lucky that she settled for a stable voucher and didn't grab my support voucher up there.Remember: When you give an admin flag to your fellow players you're basically giving them permission to do all kinds of things on your residence. It is most certainly not your fault if people suddenly abuse your trust like this (and no one should claim otherwise) but it is your responsibility. You need to be really careful who you trust.And the admin flag... As we showed you here: that allows a player to do just about everything they want. So: don't give an admin flag to any random player you meet, because it can be easily abused!So, what should I have done instead? Simple!I should have given her the 'build' flag instead of the 'admin' flag. Now she can remove the cobblestone, she can work on my build and.. Oh yes: that chest which she cannot open? All it takes is one simple sign:So now when I go AFK and Aya sneaks into my storage to grab my promo's she's in for a disappointing surprise:But just because they cannot steal your items doesn't mean that you shouldn't be careful. That warning up there is given for a very good reason:Grrrr Oh, and one final thing... While it is true that supporters can set a custom away message so that people can see why they're not here, the 'Away' status is something equal to all players. Being a supporter or not has nothing to do with that:Here you see that Aya went afk (away) automatically after a few minutes, and you can see that she's not a supporter right now.But once again, bottom line guys: Please be careful when handing out an admin flag, only give this to players you absolutely trust.Want a rule of thumb? Most EMC veterans will only give out admin flags to people who they know in real life.SO yeah... stay safe, be careful, don't trust just about anybody.