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Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Global DJ on August 7th 2009, 7:06 pm

First topic message reminder :

I'm interested in creating my own gaming forum. I know something like hiring extra staff members won't be an issue for an extended period of time, but I'm curious as to how other forum owners and administrators hire staff members for their forums?

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Star Blade on December 12th 2009, 10:48 pm

@Global DJ wrote:I'm interested in creating my own gaming forum. I know something like hiring extra staff members won't be an issue for an extended period of time, but I'm curious as to how other forum owners and administrators hire staff members for their forums?
We have a moderator application, and training program. If they are experienced enough, it is possible they won't have to take the program. However, if they are fairly new to moderating, they will go through the training course. Moderators applicants are also discussed amoung the administrators to ensure all are in agreement of the new moderator.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by pritamsingh98 on December 14th 2009, 5:24 pm

i need mods for my indian broadband forum .........

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by airforce12 on December 14th 2009, 6:14 pm

@pritamsingh98 wrote:i need mods for my indian broadband forum .........

do they need to understand indian or the site is in english?

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by D.O.C. on December 15th 2009, 4:33 am

i need some mods on my site aswell some interesting ideas you guys gave very helpful

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Zeromaximus on December 17th 2009, 1:39 am

Democratically of course. If a person believes he/she wants the job as Mod, then he/she can wait until the next Forum election day (November 4) where people can run for any spot they choose. Its a fair way, mostly because the vast majority of the forum likes that person.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Beejayad on January 1st 2010, 6:53 pm

When I first created my forum, I have about three friends of mine become moderators. But, some of them are not that active and has only few contributions so I made them a half-mod. A half-mod is someone who has moderation rights but is not fully a moderator. They can only become full mods when they reach 500 posts.

I've also set moderation rights to be achieved when the members reach a certain rank. For example, if they achieved this rank, they can moderate 1 section of the forum and if they achieved the next rank which has this privelege, they can moderate 2 sections of the forum. And I think, Zeromaximus way is pretty good. I'll try it out in my forum.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by *Moonlight Banshee* on January 1st 2010, 8:18 pm

Well,I hire those who are really active,who are spending most of their time on my forum,and those who are interested to help and love my forum.
I think that's the best and safest way Wink

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Zenibi on June 8th 2010, 10:39 am

i only let people i trust alot be a moderator

i ask them if they are willin to be one and if yes then yay and if no then there aint much i can do

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Behaviour??? on June 8th 2010, 10:46 am

Since ours is a Hogwarts Roleplay forum at Link Removed we check who do good in classes and then recruits! We also check on roleplay abilities

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Sanket on June 8th 2010, 10:58 am

Behaviour??? Not really require to post a link, is it?

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Hotspot on June 9th 2010, 4:08 am

Usually if they have a nice post count and if I find them trustworthy, one time I gave the mod status to someone who made a total of 50 posts. He never came back after a few days, but he never did anything bad.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Rianna Lauren on July 7th 2010, 12:27 pm

For this I have my own "Staff Application" section on my forum. They may request, but under certain conditions (such as minimum posts..., have been in the forum for ... months, full green warning bar, etc.). Then they go on a 2 weeks trial period (can be extended if necessary). If they do well, they're hired! Smile

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by TPskaterPeyton on July 7th 2010, 4:55 pm

I just find someone and start them low, then get higher and higher.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by phio69 on July 7th 2010, 6:45 pm

I only work with people I trust right now. I've seen their works so I trust them. maybe I'm open to newbies later on as the forum grow bigger. ^^

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Sanket on July 7th 2010, 6:48 pm

Yes, trust is the most important thing.
But, if we don't know each other we need to build it based on the work they do on the forum.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Sheodon on July 9th 2010, 6:48 pm

For me I always choose people to be a moderator who has been respected by the members and I also know him/her well. And to be activity is also important.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Caihlem on July 9th 2010, 7:06 pm

@Veljko wrote:Eh... I'm wery strict for this...
1st I don't give position to anyone who crys for it...
2nd I always, always meet the person well before hiring
3rd I am always sure to give all the "orders" and what can be done or not.

I personally also add:
4th When hiring, I ensure I take 1 year life expectancy away What a Face

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by kailamilos on April 21st 2012, 6:29 pm

For me, I can only entrust the job of moderation to people who have a great deal of interest for the forum and for what the forum is about. That's why what I do is for the first few months, I will observe my members and secretly pinpoint those that may have the potential to become moderators. They must exhibit, aside from interest, an affinity to forum rules and also that "leadership" aura that will make other members obey them.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Sir Chivas™ on April 21st 2012, 6:45 pm

Hi, Hello

In my opinion, I need the following:

1. Trust ~ is the most important.
2. Loyal to both Staff & Members.
3. Helpful ~ Usually around and help members when help is needed.
4. You have to know, that they are Mature & will take the Position serious. Such as Moderating.
5. Active, everyday. (30-1 hour a day) Depends how active the forum is.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Jellydonut on April 24th 2012, 2:31 am

Since my forum is based on a part of another website, I made the mods on my forum the co owners of the thread on there (yah hard to explain)
Now, I just see who's active, helpful, and has a lot of posts. Some staff on my forum weren't even a part of the old website.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Niko on April 25th 2012, 1:50 pm

Hello,

Well, I open topics like this one:
http://help.forumotion.com/t107659-hiring-reviewers-for-forumotion

or I contact my best members via PM... And I have also old friends Mr. Green

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Aksu on April 29th 2012, 8:44 pm

I only "mod" people who I really trust

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by MHerushingu on April 29th 2012, 11:48 pm

There's a many ways to hire moderators indeed.

Myself, I use these ways:

1. The person needs to be at least one of my friends I know personally.
2. I don't give position of moderator to people who are least active.
3. I check out first if they ever moderated in forumotion.com forums in other boards than mine.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Spottedleaf on June 15th 2012, 7:52 pm

i have just recently asked one of my members to help me rebuild my forumto make so the forum isn't breaking all the rules of forumotion including the rules i personally set my self i told them that i would be watching and checking up on her progress. I am not stalking just making sure that the forums site and information is not redone without me saying so.

I aslo told her to just start with the background first and then to tell me about it so that i could check to make sure it is appropriate for the site and community and then giving her the go ahead to start on the forums.

Hmm dose anyone think that being an administrator is sort of like running a business?

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Grant45 on July 2nd 2012, 9:49 pm

I would wait until the forum becomes a little more active, maybe 20 or 30 members. Then I would pick people who are good with computers and can be trusted.

It is good to go through some training with them before you let them go.

Hope this helps salut

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Guest on July 3rd 2012, 5:50 pm

I open up applications similar to the following: (This one for a chatmod.)

Code:
[b]Username:[/b]

[b]Why are you interested in this staff position?[/b]

[b]How often do you log in to the chatbox?  Would this change any as a chatbox mod?[/b]

[b]What skills/qualities/experiences do you believe would make you an excellent chatbox mod?[/b]

[b]Have you ever been a moderator before?  (Not a requirement, just a bonus.)[/b]

[b]You are in the chatbox with an administrator and a member begins to curse at her for something she did to upset him/her.  What do you do?[/b]

[b]You are in the chatbox when two members begin to argue heatedly over a subject that may or may not be relevant to GtR.  A moderator is on the chatbox, but her/his status is "away."  What do you do?[/b]

[b]You are the only mod on the chatbox when a member begins to break a forum rule repeatedly.  You warn them to stop, but they continue to break the rule in a trolling manner.  What do you do?[/b]

After that, I allow anyone to apply, though I do inform all that anyone with a warning point loss probably won't be hired. After that, I look at each application carefully, look for what I'm hoping for in a staff member, and vote on it with the rest of my staff.

I generally have my staff place their votes in order of "most likely to hire" to "won't hire" status. (This also includes reasoning as to why they made the choices they did.) When that is done, I give the top three choices 'vote points.' The first choice gets three, the second gets two, and the third gets one point. After that, I add up all the scoring to see who gets the most point at the end of all staff votes.

After we've all come to a vote, whomever won that vote will get it. And of course, each staff member should base their votes on their experiences with that member--whether or not they're active, for instance--rather than just their application alone.

From question above:

And yes--being an administrator really can be like running a business. That's how I treat it, because I want a professional board with professional staff and healthy activities. That's just how I work.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by ShinGamix on July 6th 2012, 11:32 pm

I have my own game design and development forum and mods are actually hard to find. I would recommend just running it by yourself until it gets big enough that you need some help and by then you should have more than enough candidates.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by Jalice Knight on July 9th 2012, 12:44 am

I find those with the most knowledge. Usually, though, it's those that are closest to me. Who know me best.

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Re: Your ways of hiring moderators

Post by alacarr on September 1st 2012, 5:16 pm

From what I've seen, just look at people with alot of posts and rep on your forum, and they'll be psyched to moderate on of the forums for free. And since there on all the time having around one for every thirty members will work perfect. Dont' give them too much power though.

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Staff on your forum

Post by Bazinga! on March 18th 2013, 7:07 pm

If you are looking for someone to be a staff member on your forum, what kind of qualifications do you look for in an individual?

I'm just curious what other people look for when hiring staff for their forum.

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