|01-07-2014, 12:33 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Seattle, Washington
How to confirm character submissions or become a moderator
Anime-Planet moderates character submissions to ensure we show accurate info you can trust. As moderators have only seen and read certain titles, we’re asking for your help to confirm the submissions that come through.
It’s not enough, however, to simply reply to a thread and say ‘I confirm’. Moderators are trained to understand the guidelines in and out, and we need to know that confirmers do as well. By following the below steps, you’ll not only quickly be deemed as a trusted confirmer by the mods, you’ll also make your own character submissions get accepted more easily, AND, you’ll be on your way to becoming a character moderator, if you choose to take that step.
Read the guidelines
We need to be sure that confirmers, and moderators, understand the guidelines, including how we mark a character main vs secondary vs minor, or how tags are implemented. If you haven’t already, please:
1. Read the guidelines on how to add characters in general, fully
2. Read the guideline for any tag you plan to add, or plan to confirm.
We ask that moderators read and understand all tags, but it’s a bit of a daunting task. If you plan to either submit your own character updates, OR if you plan to become a moderator, read the full set of tags and refer back to the definitions as needed. If you just want to confirm tag submissions, read the tag guidelines before doing so.
Tips for confirming information
Examples of ‘giving specific details’ for different types of content:
Use the guideline definitions to confirm or deny the update, with specifics:
Example: "This character qualifies for the Child Genius tag because they are still a child and is a better piano player than most adults (she wins national competitions against people three times her age!)"
Example: "This character should not get the cat tag, because your guidelines say only regular household cats should get the tag. This is a tiger from space."
Example: The Monster tag, while technically correct, is not applicable for this character because their true identity isn't discovered until later into the story and is hence a spoiler.
Use screenshots, specific episodes or chapters to prove or deny the tag:
Example: "As stated in chapter 8, this character is 15, so she gets the teenager tag."
Example: "As you can see in this attached photo, the character is smoking, so they should get the Smoker tag."
Use specific details about the anime or manga to agree or deny:
Example: "They only appear in one episode (episode 80), so they are minor."
Example: "Although the character appears in most episodes, his role is not very important other than a few scenes. He is therefore secondary."
We use official names as the main names, rather than fansubs as the main name. If you can confirm this information or have more details, let us know:
Example: "I own the officially translated manga and it is spelt Toho, not Tohou. You can also see this spelling on Funimation's website."
Example: “The official manga spells the name Toho, but Crunchyroll spells it Tohou.” (note: this is a case where moderators will need to decide which one to add as main)
If enough people confirm with detailed information, or if one or more ‘trusted’ confirmers helps out, the information will be added, even if the moderators are not familiar with the anime/manga. If 10 people post “I confirm” with no details/reasons, it will not be added. For this reason, we’d love your help in confirming submissions (and hopefully, becoming moderators someday!)
How to become a character moderator
Character moderators demonstrate that they understand the guidelines in and out. They bring up potential edge cases and problems that the guidelines might not cover. They brainstorm ways to update the tag definitions to be more complete. Most of all, they follow the mantra ‘when in doubt, leave it out’ and ask questions, rather than add things on their own.
We welcome any new would-be moderators, as the more character moderators we have, the more we can fill in, faster.
Thanks for your help and support of Anime-Planet!