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A '''moderator''' is a forum user who watches over the forums. Moderators exist in forums all over the Internet. The main [[NaNoWriMo forums]] were unmoderated for the first several years of their existence. During the 2004 <!--I want to say 2004-->[[NaNoWriMo]] season [[Cybele May]] joined the staff to moderate the forums. [[Heather Dudley]] replaced her in January 2008 when Cybele stepped down to work on other site features.
 
A '''moderator''' is a forum user who watches over the forums. Moderators exist in forums all over the Internet. The main [[NaNoWriMo forums]] were unmoderated for the first several years of their existence. During the 2004 <!--I want to say 2004-->[[NaNoWriMo]] season [[Cybele May]] joined the staff to moderate the forums. [[Heather Dudley]] replaced her in January 2008 when Cybele stepped down to work on other site features.
  
Heather is assisted by a team of volunteer moderators throughout the forums, each of whom is responsible for one or more forums. The [[Regional Lounge|regional lounges]] are moderated by the [[Municipal Liaison]]s of that region.
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Heather is assisted by a team of volunteer moderators throughout the forums, each of whom is responsible for one or more forums. The [[Regional Lounge|regional lounges]] are moderated by the [[Municipal Liaison]]s of that region. Moderator volunteers are generally pulled from the Municipal Liaison pool initially, although occasionally former MLs may continue their moderator duties after stepping down from managing their regional lounges.  
  
 
==Some responsiblities of NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy forum moderators==
 
==Some responsiblities of NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy forum moderators==
* Answer questions from users
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* Answer questions from users.
* Manage spam
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* Manage spam.
 
* Read discussions and make sure users are behaving. Remind users of the [[Codes of Conduct]] if discussions get heated.
 
* Read discussions and make sure users are behaving. Remind users of the [[Codes of Conduct]] if discussions get heated.
* Move threads that were posted in the wrong forum
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* Monitor signature and profile image sizes.
* Ban users who repeatedly break the rules
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* Move threads that were posted in the wrong forum.
* [[Locked thread|Lock threads]] that reach 500 comments or that violate the Codes of Conduct
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* Ban users who repeatedly break the rules.
* [[Sticky post|Sticky]] popular and informational threads
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* [[Locked thread|Lock threads]] that reach 500 comments or that violate the Codes of Conduct.
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* [[Sticky post|Sticky]] popular and informational threads.
  
 
[[Category:NaNoWriMo forums]]
 
[[Category:NaNoWriMo forums]]

Revision as of 23:45, 14 October 2010

A moderator is a forum user who watches over the forums. Moderators exist in forums all over the Internet. The main NaNoWriMo forums were unmoderated for the first several years of their existence. During the 2004 NaNoWriMo season Cybele May joined the staff to moderate the forums. Heather Dudley replaced her in January 2008 when Cybele stepped down to work on other site features.

Heather is assisted by a team of volunteer moderators throughout the forums, each of whom is responsible for one or more forums. The regional lounges are moderated by the Municipal Liaisons of that region. Moderator volunteers are generally pulled from the Municipal Liaison pool initially, although occasionally former MLs may continue their moderator duties after stepping down from managing their regional lounges.

Some responsiblities of NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy forum moderators

  • Answer questions from users.
  • Manage spam.
  • Read discussions and make sure users are behaving. Remind users of the Codes of Conduct if discussions get heated.
  • Monitor signature and profile image sizes.
  • Move threads that were posted in the wrong forum.
  • Ban users who repeatedly break the rules.
  • Lock threads that reach 500 comments or that violate the Codes of Conduct.
  • Sticky popular and informational threads.