It's time to hire new moderators and operators. Thank you to everyone who has served this past term, and being patient while things have changed. Moderators and Operators are staff positions that work in the Department of Technology and report to the Mistress of the Watch - Moderation. The terms will start April 1st, 2021 and run through October 1st, 2021 and last for 6 months. The requirements to be a moderator/operator are as follows: You must be a member of at least 3 months You must check the boards/Discord regularly (depending on what you would like to moderate) You must possess tact and discretion You must be willing to learn how to use xenforo/Discord moderation actions You must be willing to remove all users from 'ignore' for the period of your service as a moderator and/or not block tower members on Discord Moderators Moderators will be responsible for the General Forum, Discussion Halls, and Book/Show Discussion Forums. In previous discussions about the forums, there has been an argument made that certain forums would benefit from dedicated moderators who help promote activity in that forum. Anyone who believes that a certain forum would benefit from a dedicated mod should discuss that in their application. Moderators will be responsible for periodically checking the forums to ensure everything is running smoothly - note that moderators are not expected to read every single thread, but to be generally aware of forum activity. They will also be responsible for alerting the MotW - Moderation should an issue arise, for handling to any reported posts within their purview, and working with the MotW - Moderation and other moderators to resolve any issues that may arise. In your application, please include the following information: Why you would like to be a forum moderator Your availability and how often are you online Any ideas you may have for moderation moving forward Is there a specific forum you would like to moderate? Why does this forum needs a dedicated moderator? Discord Operators Operators will be responsible for moderating the Tower Discord server, enforcing Tower policies, diffusing any flare-ups that may occur between members, assigning roles to new members and helping them with any Discord-related questions, and assisting the MotW-Moderation in developing the server. I will be helping any new operators learn about how to moderate using Discord, so even if you have never done so, please feel free to apply. You must use 2-factor authentication if you are a Discord Op. Discord is still be developed, so any ideas about further expanding the server are welcome. In your application, please include the following information: Why you would like to be a discord operator Your availability, how often you are on Discord, and your time zone (we would like as much coverage as possible) Any ideas you have for Discord or events you would be interested in running ----- I'm looking for at least 4 moderators for the forums and at least 4 operators for Discord. If you would like to apply and meet the requirements, please send in an application to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25th, 2021 with subject line APPLICATION - [POSITION] - [YOUR NAME]. You are welcome to apply for both a moderator and operator position, just indicate that in your application/subject line. All current mods and ops must re-apply to keep their position. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me via e-mail, PM, or on Discord.