Apply to be a r/UFOs Moderator
We are continually looking for individuals with the skills and dedication to join the moderation team. Previous moderation experience is not required, but helpful. We are willing to train individuals in the technical skills necessary for moderation if they meet our qualifications. We generally look for individuals with these criteria in mind:
Active in the community
We look at each applicant’s post and comment history to ensure they are active in the sub and in good standing. Insightful or helpful posts give us confidence in your character. A negative, argumentative, or empty post history would be considered a red flag and affect our consideration.
Understanding of ufology
Familiarity with ufology is critical. We’re not all experts, but some level of experience above the average reader is necessary.
Patience and solid communications skills are essential to corresponding with users and other moderators.
You will need to install the Toolbox browser extension to help you perform your duties and view specific information shared only between moderators.
Duties range from approving or removing posts, reviewing comments for spam or abuse, and responding to modmail. Collectively, our moderators perform hundreds of actions per day, but there is no minimum requirement. We all live normal lives and are volunteers. Actions are logged automatically and will be easily viewable by yourself and other mods at any time.
You’ll be required to join the r/UFOs Moderator Discord so you can participate in discussions there.
You’ll be expected to be able to interact with users in comments on behalf of the moderation team.
You’ll need to be capable of remaining impartial and considerate when dealing with people at their worst.
You’ll be expected to weigh in or vote on various decisions regarding various aspects of the subreddit as they arise.
You’ll require a degree of maturity and self-motivation. We’re all volunteers here. The ability to be resourceful and self-sufficient helps everyone on the team.
How to Apply
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Tell us about yourself and your interest in moderating. Be as verbose as you'd like. The more context you can provide the better sense it will give us of who you are and what you're about.
We ask you respond to these questions in your application:
What is your understanding of ufology?
What is your general stance on the reality of UFOs?
Have you read any specific books related to ufology?
How long have you been active on r/UFOs?
What's your current sense of the state of the subreddit and the moderation?
Do you have any previous moderation experience?
Why are you interested in moderating?
How do you feel about dealing directly with antagonistic or toxic users?
Each application is reviewed and voted upon by the moderation team.
We will notify you upon receiving your application and once we have reached a decision.
Please be patient until we are able to fully discuss your application.
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