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Old 09-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Looking for available, active forum moderators

Over time our small team of forum moderators have dwindled - many don't use the site anymore (or very infrequently). As we migrate to new forum software, i'm looking to both streamline the current content (deleting some forums, adding new ones, etc) and also getting a large, active team of moderators onboard to clean things up.

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-Currently active in the forum. This is a requirement - we're looking specifically for people who are currently active, so if you're new to the forum or have been inactive for awhile, please don't apply :)

-Have ongoing, consistent time to check the forum. This is another big one. Very frequently, people sign up for projects on the site because they have a small period of lots of free time, but then become inactive for long periods of time too. We're looking for people that ideally have time daily to check their forum sections and moderate if needed.

-Are diplomatic and can be professional. This is another big one - regardless of your personal style or 'who you are', once you get a moderator title, it's important to be an ambassador of Anime-Planet's core values - that we're a friendly place where people can be free to chat about things. If you tend to power-up into flame mode, this position isn't the best fit. Moderators generally should be neutral and kind (even when closing threads, such as recommendation threads) and give people the benefit of the doubt. Helpful, not chastising.

If being a forum moderator interests you, and if you fit the qualifications above, please reply here! If there's sections that especially interest you, include that (we'll need coverage on all forum sections, so you might be tasked with a few other sections you don't normally visit), or anything else we should know about you :)
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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Additional note: I'd prefer if currently active 'other' moderators (characters, manga) didn't apply for this, mostly because those roles take up a lot of time already, and your skills are more valuable focusing on that kind of moderation :)
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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I'M HERE JUST ABOUT 24 / 7 BUT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT TECH AND HOW PROGRAMS WORK ...AND I HATE MY CAPS LOCK....any way ...it isn't that i wouldn't want to help ...i just don't know if i am technically able to...
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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Admittedly i'd need tech savvy folks (at least with forum moderation) for the job :)
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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If your caps lock is broken, then get yourself a new keyboard old mate... so you won't have to worry about it. XD

Apologies for going off-topic.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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I'M HERE JUST ABOUT 24 / 7 BUT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT TECH AND HOW PROGRAMS WORK ...AND I HATE MY CAPS LOCK....any way ...it isn't that i wouldn't want to help ...i just don't know if i am technically able to...
i don't see why not, as you said your by far the most active user (or at least in the top 3 most active) here and well everyone who uses the forum for more than a month knows you :3
I don't think you really need to be high tech in anything, usually things like moderating topics and moving stuff ect (well there is probably more to it than that ) don't require high spec users who know everything, and im sure you would be filled in on the stuff you don't know.
I was actually going to suggest you if im honest... but that's of course entirely your choice :)


EDIT: Never mind, sothis proved my post wrong xD Sorry :)
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #7
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Additional note: I'd prefer if currently active 'other' moderators (characters, manga) didn't apply for this, mostly because those roles take up a lot of time already, and your skills are more valuable focusing on that kind of moderation :)
Boo. :p

I actually considered this, but figured it would be better I didn't since I already have stuff to focus on. Hope we get a good number of people to volunteer though, especially in the anime sections.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #8
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Can I remove spam bots? =D
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Can I remove spam bots? =D
i would love the power to delete spam bots/spam bot posts
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #10
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I've basically stopped caring about the spam bots because there's so many of them and there's no good way to stop them from joining, and planned on dealing with them in bulk once we moved.

The good news is the new forum software we're moving to has a much better spam filtering system and will stop most of them in their tracks before they can register.

What i plan on doing is migrating the database, then using their tools to bulk remove all the spammers.
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