Want to help edit Wikiwrimo? It's easy. Click the Create Account button to get started.

Difference between revisions of "Moderator"

From Wikiwrimo
Jump to navigationJump to search
m (→‎Some responsiblities of NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy forum moderators: 500 comments rule no longer exists, far as I know.)
Line 10: Line 10:
 
* Move threads that were posted in the wrong forum.
 
* Move threads that were posted in the wrong forum.
 
* Ban users who repeatedly break the rules.
 
* Ban users who repeatedly break the rules.
* [[Locked thread|Lock threads]] that reach 500 comments or that violate the Codes of Conduct.
+
* [[Locked thread|Lock threads]] that violate the Codes of Conduct.
 
* [[Sticky post|Sticky]] popular and informational threads.
 
* [[Sticky post|Sticky]] popular and informational threads.
  

Revision as of 07:22, 31 December 2011

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 violate the Codes of Conduct.
  • Sticky popular and informational threads.