It's been a good long while since we've requested new volunteer moderators, but it's high time we brought in some reinforcements!
We are recruiting for volunteer moderators from the RO1 community to help with moderating the forums, alerting us with issues come up/general feedback gathering from the community.
Send a PM to me with the title "Moderator Application"
Please write a short sentence on WHY you want to become a moderator and any previous experience you may have had in moderation/volunteering in an online community. Prior experience is helpful, but not essential.
If you have organized and run events or participated in the creative side of the game please make sure to note it.
Please let us know what region you live in and what hours you would be able to be active.
The CM team will look at the applications and look at your prior history on the forums. While warnings and past aggressive behavior on the forum are not a deal breaker necessarily, it will be a part of the consideration process. People applying should be current players of our games. Preference for this position is RO1 players who know the community but are able to avoid or handle interpersonal/interguild conflict with finesse. We are not looking for enforcers to punish, but for peacemakers/diplomats who can bring out the best in the community.
It is important that this position is anonymous. Vmods should not disclose that they are our sleeper agents ingame or outside of the game.
Vmods start out on a trial basis, for a month it will be important for them to see how the CMs and fellow community moderators interact with the community. If they find the position is not for them, no harm/no foul.
Vmods do not receive special treatment ingame but we do compensate with a bit of WPE periodically to thank Vmods for their work.
Vmods must be active. I do not expect people to put in hours like this is a part time job, but we would like people who have the energy and drive to help us here on the forums.
Vmods will be in contact with CMs and fellow moderators in a skype chat, we request that if a discussion is getting heated that the mod's actual posting persona has a stake in that they call in another mod to perform the moderation.
Use of moderator powers must be limited to cases only when it is absolutely needed. A reasonable word or warning can calm a situation better than bans or mutes if the poster is willing to listen.