submitted 7 months ago by lwadmin to c/lemmyworld

Hello World,

Due to our pace of growth, our platform ended up with thousands of communities created by you, our dear users. While we are still appreciative of every community effort, we decided we need to be able to better assist and publicize them. To assist with this effort, we now have two community team positions available:

  • The Community Engagement Team: This team will work with community moderators and find ways to increase their engagement, provide them with easy access to logo and banner options, and communicate with you better to assure transparency as needed. Team capacity: 6 new members expected
  • The Community Management Team: This team will be responsible of making sure communities have active moderators, assuring compliance in Lemmy.World communities, and keeping track of community moderation logs in order to assure they are moderated in good health. Team capacity: 6 new members expected

Both of these teams will be working closely with the admin team, and are expected to become ways for our users to have enhanced control of their instance. Let's build something great together!

How to apply

All applications must include the following information:

  • Your Lemmy.World registered username, and your reason to apply
  • The position you are interested in
  • Your time zone, and average availability level

All applications may be sent to @[email protected] or @[email protected], or e-mailed to [email protected]

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[-] dustyData 119 points 7 months ago

Can we make it a site wide policy to NOT have supermods?

I've already identified a couple of users who are accumulating mod positions like MTG cards, and some are the most toxic and intentionally astringent users who are constantly involved in all the drama.

[-] Krudler 34 points 7 months ago

After modding for over 15 years at the other place, it has strongly solidified my opinion that the only people that want to be mods are broken people that love the surge of power they get from being a water-cooler dictator. Modding should be a job nobody actively wants, and when they do it they do it with reservations, reluctance and a tinge of resentment.

[-] justlookingfordragon 14 points 7 months ago

100% agreed. A bad mod is a dictator trying to rule over others. A good mod is more a janitor, someone who works in the background to keep the place clean for others to enjoy, and doesn't expect to be worshipped.

[-] NocturnalMorning 13 points 7 months ago

I have two discord servers I own. Modding them is...well, awful.

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[-] LackingC10H12N2O 19 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)


This was the downfall of reddit for me, and I fear that it's playing out again here ๐Ÿ˜

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[-] nelsonslament 12 points 7 months ago

How would you deal with one person with multiple accounts? I don't know how youd deal with the round about way of being a supermod

[-] SeethingSloth 8 points 7 months ago

Can't second this enough

[-] ShitOnABrick 8 points 7 months ago

I agree with this opinion. at least put more well respected people of the @lemmy.world community in charge could have a vote on it as well that way everyone has a say in the final outcome

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[-] Num10ck 73 points 7 months ago

you should clarify if these are volunteer positions or paid, and what level of hours/commitment are expected as such.

[-] lwadmin 139 points 7 months ago

This is a volunteer platform, and as such no one is paid. Applicants may include their availability info and be considered accordingly.

[-] SocialMediaRefugee 6 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

You think people are paid to do this?

[-] Number1SummerJam 33 points 7 months ago

How many hours a week would you expect a member to contribute?

[-] [email protected] 31 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

If someone's primary account is on another instance, can they still help out?

ex. I have a lemmy.world account for cross instance moderation, but I don't really have to use most of the time

[-] antik 40 points 7 months ago

Since it's more focused on Lemmy World communities it would make sense to have some affinity with the instance so a local account would be preferred.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 7 months ago

Makes sense :)

[-] ShitOnABrick 11 points 7 months ago

Ages ago on reddit I got banned from r/justiceserved for merely commenting on r/conservative this was on a post about tianmemen square they had a autobot set up which'll automatically check wherever someone subscribes comments or posts prehaps it'll be worth considering maybe trying do moderation differently on lemmy to reddit is

[-] SocialMediaRefugee 9 points 7 months ago

Same here. I got banned from leaving a comment questioning an antivax subreddit that another subreddit used an autoban bot to monitor. There was no attempt to take context into consideration. This type of moderation behavior should be unacceptable.

[-] DandomRude 8 points 7 months ago

That's a smart move ๐Ÿ‘

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[-] Yoz 7 points 7 months ago
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