How and When Moderators are Chosen

Discussion in 'Server Rules and FAQ' started by SynMonger, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. SynMonger

    SynMonger Server Owner Staff Member

    Since there seems to be a lot of confusion about this I'll see if we can't dispell a few myths that seem to have been perpetuated about how one might "get mod."

    How moderators might be chosen:
    • Helpful to other players
    • Isn't constantly making themselves the center of drama
    • Knowledgeable about commands players can use
    • Active on the forums
    • Posts items in the correct areas on the forums
    • Able to assert authority without being abusive
    How moderators are not chosen:

    • Sexual orientation - It's very sad that this even has to be mentioned. This has less than anything to do with moderator duties and is not considered in the slightest. That it was a matter of discussion in game after a moderator appointment is appalling and should end immediately.
    • Time played on server - there is no level of seniority that will get you moderator status
    • Popularity - moderator performance has little to nothing to do with how well liked you are
    • Recommendations from other players - frankly, if you've never run a server you probably have no idea what the hell you're talking about if you say "This player would make a good mod."
    • Begging, or making a statement such as "Can I have admin?"
    I could really go on forever with the list of things that would turn me off to the idea of having you as a moderator, so we'll leave it there for now.
    This list is by no means all-inclusive (or exclusive). It's just a general guideline of what I look for. There are no set number of "slots" for moderators, and as people come and go the list of moderators may grow or shrink.
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