58w ago - With the recent increase in activity in the PlayStation 3 scene we would like to bring on some new Forum Moderators here at PS3News.com.
Your responsibilities would include the following:
Log in near daily (not just visit)... every few days at most, as we'd expect you to be a PS3 fanatic like us!
Make at least (1) post a week answering someone's question or helping around the boards.
Lock any threads posted in the wrong Forum section directing them to repost in the proper one.
Lock any new (duplicate) threads started on existing topics, for example we have an ongoing thread for Rogero CFW so direct users there and close their new threads started on it.
Issue a verbal warning to those who break the Site Rules (only extremely blatant/obvious cases, the less serious offenders you do not have to worry about)
PS3News.com Forum Moderator Perks:
You will receive the Forum Moderator status title, or the ability to change it to what you wish.
You will see the least amount of ads while browsing the site as appreciation for your assistance.
You will be eligible to review new products or services for PS3News.com as they are available.
If you have a product, service or site you'd like to promote here we will allow to you in the Forums with a Sticky thread.
Who can become a Forum Moderator here and what is the selection process?
Anyone, however, we give preference to those who have contributed to the site in the form of quality (not quantity) Forum posts.
New or old members, however, if given the choice between equally qualified older vs newer candidates we typically pick the one who has been here making quality posts longer.
If anyone is interested, simply reply to this thread expressing your interest as long as you can meet the responsibilities criteria outlined above. We are seeking to add at least (2) dedicated Forum Moderators but may add up to (5) qualified candidates.
Finally, our current Forum Moderation Team (alphabetically) includes:
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Yeah that is fine, it shows when you were last online... like for example it will say "Lando43" last active ABC hours ago at XYZ time. As long as you reload pages logged in it updates, if you didn't login then it would show you as offline basically.
OK this was harder than it looks, what we did was take all the candidates who applied, excluded the few who posted after the list was made (out of fairness to the dedicated who weren't latecomers) and then compared everyone's UserGroup Rank, Post Quality, Post Quantity, and their Last Login and Post times... it was somewhat exhausting believe it or not!
The result was 2 more Forum Moderators than we had initially planned in order to get a diverse range of all of the above specifications in all UserGroups, from relatively new members to legacy veterans.
To the rest goes a MASSIVE THANKS for your kind offer to help us out, and should any of the chosen above not fulfill their duties outlined in the first post we will be looking to you guys before starting the recruitment process all over again.
Those selected above may continue to use this thread for communication with one another and the Staff, and the only other thing we'd like to mention that isn't covered in the first post of this thread is how you handle a few situations, as follows:
We aren't seeking "tough love" Forum Moderators (leave that to the Admins) but if you see posts in the wrong section or duplicate threads you may LOCK them and direct the user where it belongs or let them know of an existing thread on the topic.
Please do NOT lock any ongoing threads that are linked to the Site News, if we find this being done (yeah, we'll be skimming the Forum Moderator logs) then you will be removed as all Site News article threads wouldn't be duplicates or in the wrong section meaning they wouldn't require locking.
You can tell them apart by their "More PlayStation 3 News..." linkback to the Portal article located in the lower left corner of the first post of these threads and their date. If you are unsure of one just ask here or via PM and we'll be happy to clarify it for ya.
We are not allowing any of the new Moderators to EDIT or DELETE posts at this time, however, as we feel comfortable with the job you are doing we will PM you (since not everyone will get this privilege) and ask if you would like such permission as necessary.
Finally, if you are a Forum Moderator and going to be away on vacation or something please PM me so I am aware because inactive Forum Moderators will be removed with no additional warnings, basically at minimum we're expecting you to post once a week so if someone doesn't post in 3 weeks that tells us you no longer have time to help so we will simply restore your previous UserGroup Rank and select someone more active from those who weren't chosen this time.
Once again a GIANT THANKS to EVERYONE who helps us out daily here at PS3News.com, we put a great deal of time and effort into making this site what it is and without you it simply wouldn't be possible!