We are so fortunate to have such a great community here, and we've been equally fortunate in having amazing moderators to deal with the occasional riff-raff and generally keep things in order. In the past few years, the moderators have done an exceptional job of taking on the role without letting the power get to their heads, and they've managed to remain active, integrated members of the community without alienating themselves as "the moderators". I think that's a wonderful thing, and I hope that's something that is able to continue in the future.
But the role of a moderator at Smack Jeeves is not a permanent one. Good moderators retire. And now, it is once again time to bring on new moderators.
The format that has worked well for us in the past, and the one that we'll be using this time around, is to submit an open request for new moderator applicants, and then have the existing moderators discuss who they think would best fit the role before ultimately choosing the new moderators. And even if you're not applying for the position yourself, feel free to support those who you think would do well.
We're looking for 2-3 new moderators who are:
- Seriously interested in taking on the position
- Friendly, contributing members of the community with their finger on the pulse of what's going on
- Level-headed, considerate and respectful when judging a situation
- Good at handling confrontation, when necessary, both directly and respectfully
If you're interested, please share why you'd like to be a moderator and why you think you'd be good for the position.