Pont Noir

Live Life in Creuse

Locked
Looking for New Forum Moderators
by Dave • Thu 04 Mar 2010 12:57
Pont Noir is looking for new forum moderators for the following forums
  • French Electrics
  • Property and Utilities Queries
  • Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
  • Technology Troubles
No previous experience of forum moderation is required, but regular activity on Pont Noir is essential as is some knowledge and interest in the subject area of the forum.

Contact me via PM if you are interested, or ask questions in this thread.
User avatar
Dave
Administrator
1509
Aug 2004
Re: Looking for New Forum Moderators
by dissid32 • Tue 01 Mar 2011 17:10
Can you give a brief outline of what would be involved, please.
User avatar
dissid32
204
Feb 2006
Re: Looking for New Forum Moderators
by Dave • Tue 01 Mar 2011 19:51
Sure: You need to:
  • Check the forum each day (in the main) and read every post in it
  • Edit or remove posts that don't meet the site or specific forum guidelines (or those that are SPAM)
  • Move posts that don't belong into another forum
  • Promote discussion in that forum and start topics or polls in quiet periods
  • Ensure all queries get an answer wherever possible - this means that you need to know about, and have an interest in, the main subject of the forum.
  • Give feedback to members that don't follow the rules
In most cases you'll already be reading the posts in the forum each day anyway so I wouldn't expect there to be much extra work on top of this - at most 5 or 10 minutes a day, if that.

Help and guidance are always available in the Staff forum and I'm sure that the existing moderators will tell you that it isn't an onerous responsibility and mostly fun.
User avatar
Dave
Administrator
1509
Aug 2004
Re: Looking for New Forum Moderators
by Dave • Mon 05 Jan 2015 09:54
All these moderator posts are still available. If you'd like to see more activity on PN then promoting discussion is the best way to do that - get involved - post more - read more!
User avatar
Dave
Administrator
1509
Aug 2004
Re: Looking for New Forum Moderators
by Dave • Mon 05 Jan 2015 14:03
It's not that there are not enough moderators - Pont Noir is small enough that mods are not essential to the functioning of the site. Having a mod for a forum that they are passionate about can greatly increase the activity in that forum, so I regularly ask members if they are interested (mostly they are not, which is fine). The option is there for anyone who might want to try it.
User avatar
Dave
Administrator
1509
Aug 2004
Display topics from previous: Sort by
Your Permissions
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron