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Title: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: JeffT on October 15, 2008, 12:39:38 am
[Update: This round of applications completed and closed on Nov. 12.]

Original post:

We're taking applications for forum moderators for the 2009 convention year.

This is a staff position in the Publicity department. You should be active on the forums and regularly read many or most of the threads. Frequent participation in online forums, or even better, moderating experience, is a big plus.

Like the Yojimbo position at the con, this is both a rule-enforcement position, and a customer service position. Moderators need to follow the moderation guidelines that are set forth as well as exercise judgment in unforeseen situations. Occasionally, difficult situations will arise in which you may need to discuss with other moderators or defer to the director level. You'll also have the opportunity to suggest forum guidelines and changes.

After applications are received, I will select from the applicants to begin an evaluation period for 2-3 months. At the end of this evaluation period, 3-5 moderators will be selected to become the official staff moderators for the 2009 convention year. All moderators for the 2009 year will be selected from this application process.

If you are interested, please prepare the following information:


Please send to publicity@kumoricon.org.

Applications for the initial moderator selection must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 12.

If there is a shortage of moderators later in the year or a need for a greater number, we may re-open applications.

Thank you!

[Update: Deadline changed to Nov. 12]
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: valliegirl on October 15, 2008, 11:03:06 am
Question for clarification, Jeff:

Does this mean all current moderators must reapply for the position if they wish to continue modding?
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: JeffT on October 15, 2008, 12:00:44 pm
Yes, current moderators need to re-apply. I've already contacted all the current moderators providing more detail.
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: TomtheFanboy on October 16, 2008, 06:39:40 am
Done.
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: Mr_Mustash on October 16, 2008, 09:19:58 am
Mine's in too~
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: melchizedek on October 17, 2008, 11:27:29 pm
I'm too forgiving to be a forum mod
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: TanisNikana on October 18, 2008, 01:28:14 pm
Delivered.
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: kylite on October 18, 2008, 02:02:10 pm
I have added my name to the list if you will have me again
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: DancingTofu on October 18, 2008, 10:46:15 pm
I'm too forgiving to be a forum mod
That's a good quality; it gives you rationale.
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: dakiro on October 18, 2008, 10:48:37 pm
I'm too forgiving to be a forum mod
ditto lol
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: Hawkeye on October 18, 2008, 11:20:26 pm
Done.
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: JeffT on October 25, 2008, 09:46:04 pm
I've changed the due date to a week later, Wednesday, Nov. 12, so it's after the general meeting.
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: Radien on November 10, 2008, 08:49:57 pm
I applied too. Cheers!
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: Deviant Spider on November 10, 2008, 09:01:26 pm
App sent. :)
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: JeffT on November 11, 2008, 11:04:23 pm
I've been individually confirming receipt of each application as I received them. As of now I have none I have not responded to, so if you have sent one and not received a response, please contact me via PM or email (publicity@kumoricon.org) right away!

As of this posting there is one day left to apply (end of Nov. 12). I'll respond to all the applicants in the late evening on Monday, Nov. 17. Thanks to everyone who has applied!
Title: Re: Applications for forum moderators
Post by: JeffT on November 18, 2008, 05:05:41 am
Responses to all the applicants have been emailed to the addresses from which I received the applications.

New moderators will take effect in the late evening on Thursday, November 20. As of the end of Nov. 12, applications for forum moderators for 2009 is closed until such time as we need to increase the number of moderators.