Hey there guys! After today’s fiasco, I decided that we need some moderators that aren’t me or Ada. If you would like to be a moderator, please reply to this post with why you think you would be a good mod, and any previous social medias that I can check out just to make sure you’re not a troll (reddit is the most useful but twitter/mastodon/whatever works too).

  • CreamyWeenie@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    11 months ago

    Well I’m glad this is happening I was just trying to reply to your previous post but it turned out it was removed in the process of me writing the comment. The short of it was that a community of almost 10k needs more than one mod, because while there are three mod accounts two are you and the third is a dead account. Please do your absolute best when deciding who to give moderation control over 196 as I don’t doubt there will almost certainly be bad actors who try to get mod so they can sabotage this place, it sure wouldn’t be the first time this community has been targeted.

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      11 months ago

      Yeah totally. I’ve needed more moderators for a while now, but I’ve been really worried about bad actors. I know what might seem drastic to some to ask for alternate socials and shit but seriously I feel like its more than necessary at this point

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        To me it feels like you take this seriously and are invested in the community, which I love to see. I hope it gets easier with new helping hands and I really like this instance, thank you for your amazing work

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      11 months ago

      Welcome aboard! Here’s the rules: join the discord link I sent you via DM. If you feel someone deserves to be banned please send their username/a screenshot of them to the discord, along with why they need to be banned i.e. image of their comment reason:transphobia. Then you can go ahead and ban them. If I end up feeling like it’s not actually a bannable offense I’ll go in and restore them to the community. Removing content does not need to be run by me. Also, no making other people mods.

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        11 months ago

        Just a heads up, once a mod marks a report as resolved, the admins won’t see it, so if someone needs to be banned from the whole instance, make sure you drop me a DM

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    Heyo, figured I’d try to apply here.

    I hate bigots, tankies, and nazis. I like shitposts, not posts that are shit.

    I currently am co-admin of a discord server of 200+ people (but like 30 or so that are active every day), and was elected when the admin left.

    Here’s my personal mastodon page for reference: https://todon.eu/@queue

    Probably not going to be chosen, but I wanna help.

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      Welcome aboard! Here’s the rules: join the discord link I sent you via DM. If you feel someone deserves to be banned please send their username/a screenshot of them to the discord, along with why they need to be banned i.e. image of their comment reason:transphobia. Then you can go ahead and ban them. If I end up feeling like it’s not actually a bannable offense I’ll go in and restore them to the community.

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    Not sure how many mods you’re looking to add but I’d like to help out. I’m a speech/debate coach for elementary through college level competors so while I don’t have moderating experience online I perform very similar duties on my day-to-day jobs… You would not believe the shit that comes out of the mouths of 9y/o children… Before migrating over to federated systems, on reddit I was u/AudioBoss. I’m a dirty trans commie (they/them); I don’t fuck with tankies, fascists, TERFs, etc. I got halfway through a masters program in human communication with an emphasis on critical/cultural studies (studies of activism, oppressive systems, meta-studies of Academia, etc) before dropping out to raise a kid coming in January.

    I work with kids so I have a ton of viable experience towards moderating you all /j

    Questions: how much time would you expect each mod to dedicate each day or week? How often (if ever) would the mods discuss the community?

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      Oh kickass In terms of time commitment, it’s really just logging on whenever you feel like it and checking what’s in the mod panel. Usually it’s one or two things but every now and then there will be some troll inflection or whatever so having more moderators to nip stuff like that in the bud is useful. Anyways here’s the copypasta: Welcome aboard! Here’s the rules: join the discord link I sent you via DM. If you feel someone deserves to be banned please send their username/a screenshot of them to the discord, along with why they need to be banned i.e. image of their comment reason:transphobia. Then you can go ahead and ban them. If I end up feeling like it’s not actually a bannable offense I’ll go in and restore them to the community. Removing content does not need to be run by me. Also, no making other people mods.

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    I’ll volunteer as tribute. I might be good moderator because I am a nearly professional lurker and strongly prefer my social networks supportive and funny and not overrun with bad. My Reddit account is u/buttercup614 for background check purposes.

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    I would be happy to assist in modding during my free time :) On reddit, I went by u/thiamari, and on twitter, I’m @ItsCynthiaTime. I’ve since abandoned reddit and only post on twitter occasionally, never browse. I really enjoy being in the 196 community, and I wouldn’t mind helping out with some stuff if it means more people will post, making the community better :3

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    Yep, you can get mod. Just press the shortcut keys alt+f4 and you will be given mod status.

    Moss’s alt has left the chat.

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    I’ve never modded. I don’t have a extensive post history that you can check out. But I sure as heck wouldn’t let bigotry flood my favorite shitposting sub.

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    No experience but happy to learn and to much time on my hands that ought to be used for something good.

    Can do it in drag as well, if needed.