Hiring Mods for the new year!

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  1. Asandra al'Terra

    Asandra al'Terra Marquise de Sparkle Accepted

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    Thank you to all of the moderators who have served our community for the last six months! It’s been wonderful working with all of you.

    That said, it's time to hire new moderators for the new year (holy moly how is it almost 2019?)! Moderators are staff positions who work in the Department of Moderators. They currently report directly to the Director of Moderators & Ops, but we will soon see shifts in the reporting structure as we install an Admin position.

    We are hiring for moderators of:
    • General
    • Current Events
    • Religion and Spirituality
    • Discussion Halls
    • Olde Warder and Hen
    • Book Forums
    • TV Show Forum
    Please scroll down to see more details on each forum!

    Positions will start on January 7th, 2019 and last for six months. While unexpected things to occur, please commit to the position for the entire term. We ask previous mods to reapply with a short note.

    To apply, please include the following:
    • Why you want to serve as a forum moderator, and why you think you’ll be a good moderator
    • The specific forum or forums you would like to moderate
    • Your usual availability & how often you are online
    These applications do not have to be long -- bullet lists are fine -- but please do touch on all points.

    If you would like to apply and meet the requirements, please send your application to moderators@tarvalon.net and keeper@tarvalon.net by January 3rd, 2019. Please use the subject line “APPLICATION - MODERATOR - YOURNAMEHERE”.

    Time commitment
    In general, moderator position require <5h of work a week, and most duties can be performed during your regular forum-browsing activities. However, if issues arise (especially in touchier forums), you will see a spike in activity that can range from an extra hour up to longer discussions across the department.


    Requirements for all Forum Moderators:
    • Commitment to impartiality, transparency, and openness in the Department of Moderators
    • Time to actively read threads within their assigned forum(s)
    • Full membership (Citizen or above) in the community for at least 3 months
    • Knowledge of or a willingness to learn forum moderation actions
    • Willingness to remove all users from ‘ignore’ for the period of your service as a moderator

    Duties for all Forum Moderators:
    • Reading all threads in your assigned forum(s)
    • Archiving threads as necessary
    • Pruning the forums as necessary
    • Alerting the Director should an issue arise
    • Responding to reports within your forum in a timely manner
    • Working with the Director of Moderators & Ops, fellow moderators, and other Administrators (e.g., Keeper, Director of Membership) to resolve any issues
    Here are more details on specific requirements for each forum and how to apply:

    General and Frivolous Fun
    Please note that these forums do require more reading than others, as they tend to be more active.


    I am looking for up to 3 moderators for this forum.

    Discussion Halls
    Discussion Halls moderators are split into two groups. Please make sure that you apply for the correct group when sending in your application. The groups are as follows:
    (A) Gaming, Tech Talk, Fine Arts and Literary Pursuits, and Hand Crafts
    (B) Education and Employment, Home and Health, Entertainment, and Sports Fanatics

    It is a plus for this position if you are relatively active in the forums for your group.

    I'm looking for 2 moderators for each group of Discussion Halls forums. Please indicate which group you are interested in moderating!


    Olde Warder and Hen
    Please note that this forum does require more reading than others, as it tends to be more active.

    I'm looking for 2 moderators for this forum. If you would like to apply and meet the requirements, please use the subject line "APPLICATION - OLDE WARDER AND HEN MODERATOR - YOURNAMEHERE".


    Book Forums
    Please note that these positions will be watching over all of the book discussion forums, including non-WoT literature. This means that, if you have not yet read A Memory of Light, you may see spoilers for this book, or other non-WoT books, as a part of your position. Please note that, if we have no mods available for the TV Show forum, the book forum mods will be asked to flex across that forum.

    I am looking for 2 moderators for these forums.


    TV Show Forums
    Please note that these positions may be more “general public” facing, as we expect new members to be drawn to the forums to discuss this show! We may also see an influx of activity here, but that remains to be seen.

    I am looking for up to 2 moderators for this forum.


    Current Events
    The requirements for moderating are slightly more stringent. To be a moderator of CE, you must:
    • Be a member of the CE usergroup
    • Have held a moderator position previously
    • Commit to dealing with larger issues that come out of moderating Current Events – while these are rare, they may add 5-10h to your workload when they do occur
    • Comport yourself in all debates in the forum during your term as a Moderator, not as a private citizen
    • Set aside all ideological disagreements and act in an impartial capacity during moderation
    • Be able to self-identify when you must recuse yourself from moderation
    I am looking for two moderators for this forum for the current rotation; the remaining two moderators will rotate in three months’ time.


    Religion and Spirituality
    As with CE, the requirements for moderating are slightly more stringent. This is a new forum, and mods will be asked to provide input in the structure of the forum and troubleshoot any issues!
    • Have held a moderator position previously
    • Commit to dealing with larger issues that come out of moderating Religion and Spirituality – we expect this to be similar to CE: rare, but may add 5-10h to your workload if/when they do occur
    • Comport yourself in all debates in the forum during your term as a Moderator, not as a private citizen
    • Set aside all ideological disagreements and act in an impartial capacity during moderation
    • Be able to self-identify when you must recuse yourself from moderation
    I am looking for two moderators for this forum for the current rotation; we may add more to have a similar rotation schedule as CE in the future.

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    Again, if you would like to apply and meet the requirements, please send your application to moderators@tarvalon.net and keeper@tarvalon.net by January 3rd, 2019. Please use the subject line “APPLICATION - MODERATOR - YOURNAMEHERE”.

    Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you.
     
  2. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Are we doing the primary/backup model again for some of the forums?
     
  3. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    Do you accept IRC moderators as previous mod experience?
     
  4. Asandra al'Terra

    Asandra al'Terra Marquise de Sparkle Accepted

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    Still thinking through this, but tentative answer is yes.

    Yes ma'am!
     
  5. Drake O' Neeus

    Drake O' Neeus Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    (who are the outgoing mods)
     
  6. Asandra al'Terra

    Asandra al'Terra Marquise de Sparkle Accepted

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    (for CE, you and Elanda. Thanks for reminding me to post in that forum!)
     
  7. Asandra al'Terra

    Asandra al'Terra Marquise de Sparkle Accepted

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    Bump - please send in your applications! We'd love to have applications from across the ranks (Citizen through SM), so please don't be shy about submitting. These positions are great ways to give back to the community with relatively low time commitments, and a great stepping stone to more intense positions.
     
  8. Martinis Clarkey

    Martinis Clarkey Novice

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    Hello Asandra Sedai :curtsey, when is the cut off for this?
     
  9. Qamra Daielin

    Qamra Daielin Tech Documentation Orderly & Sparkle Spren Gaidin Company Commander of Dai M'hael Tower Gatekeeper

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    The deadline is in the first post and bolded. January 3rd. Today.
     
  10. Asandra al'Terra

    Asandra al'Terra Marquise de Sparkle Accepted

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    All — apologies, but I will be a few days delayed in announcing this; I’m really sick and I don’t trust myself to do anything correctly with the fever I’m running.
     
  11. Liam al'Eire

    Liam al'Eire Poet Laureate Aes Sedai

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    Feel better soon, Asandra Sedai.
     
  12. Martinis Clarkey

    Martinis Clarkey Novice

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    Get well soon Asandra Sedai:curtsey. Have you been to the yellows they might be able to help?
     
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