As you might know, the server is protected with a whitelist to prevent random people from logging in and immediately wreck stuff. This is merely there as a deterrent, as getting whitelisted takes only a few minutes and is automated. The short version is to create an account here, confirm the received e-mail, add the Minecraft username in the user profile, and that's it. Compared to other servers, there is no manual approval of accounts required, so it's a quick process with no wait time.
The thing is, many people find this server from various lists or forums, try to access it immediately, then get kicked off with the following message:
"Get on the whitelist! See http://www.creeperslab.net/server.php !"
Short, simple, and to the point. The problem is, the large majority of those people won't even visit the page and follow the steps, so they never come back. I'd like to retain a larger proportion of these people to expand the player base, and maybe a better message would cause them to pay attention and jump in. As such, I'm turning over to you: what message should be there to invite people to join despite the minor whitelisting inconvenience? What would get their attention?
I've got 256 characters available for the message. I obviously want to include the URL with the instructions, so that brings us down to 217. Any suggestions?
The admin formerly known as Dr. Cossack.
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