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Looking for any new moderators?

John Wetherbie
Rancher

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1441
Just wondering, as the subject indicates, if Java Ranch needs any more moderators? If so, what are the duties of a moderator?
Thanks,
John


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paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20494
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JavaRanch does need new moderators. We took on a couple of new moderators last week.
Ajith is currently composing a document that lists what a moderator can and might want to do.
Ajith?


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Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Put simply, the moderator is responsible for keep the show running. The following list summarizes the duties/responsibilities of moderators.

  • Make sure all the messages under a forum adheres to the charter of the forum. In case of a digression move the message to an appropriate forum.
  • Enforce policies, keep a check on troublemakers.
  • Encourage and cultivate a healthy professional environment. Develop a good rapport with your readership and understand their requirements. Incorporate changes to the charter of the forum if necessary.
  • Build and maintain an FAQ for your forum. Update the FAQ regularly.
  • Participate in other JavaRanch site-related projects and activities.
  • Help identify other potential moderators.

  • If you want to learn more, take a look at JavaRanch Moderator Guidelines document.
    John, hope this list gives you an idea about what is involved in this role( and what is not )
    Ajith
    [This message has been edited by Ajith Kallambella (edited November 21, 2000).]


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John Wetherbie
Rancher

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1441
Looks good, Ajith.
It is my understanding that I need to submit a vitae/top 10 reasons why I would like to (or should) be a moderator. I'll get working on that.
John
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20494
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What we have been doing lately is a nomination process. But a few people have jumped on board because they have offered to take on a slice of the ranch (one of the many pages), or have come up with a need for a new forum.
To get through the nomination stuff, you basically help others around the ranch. Answer questions, help to ease tension, stuff like that. Generally, a moderator will spot you and nominate you. Then another moderator will agree (or maybe disagree!). When all is said and done, if several moderators think you're a good egg, we extend the invite.
John Wetherbie
Rancher

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1441
OK, I'll just keep doing what I have been doing then...
Don't think there have been any situations where any tensions have needed to be relieved. Maybe I just haven't been paying attention...
John
Paul Ralph
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 10, 2000
Posts: 312
I really enjoyed reading the JavaRanch Moderator Guidelines. Is there any way to view the posts that link to "Moderator Only" threads?
Paul R
Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Paul,
That is the privilege
Once you become a moderator, you will be granted access to the private forum.
Ajith
 
 
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