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Moderator Trainee Recruitment Drive 2011 - CLOSED


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Moderator Trainee Recruitment Drive 2011

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Application Deadline: 10 July 2011 at 11pm GMT

We are looking for new people to join our moderator team as trainees! If you're interested, active, and think you'd make a great moderator, keep reading!

What does a moderator do?
The most obvious role of a moderator is patrolling the forums to remove inappropriate content and handle user-submitted reports. Moderators lock threads, remove posts, move misplaced threads, issue warnings to users who violate the rules, and our higher ranked moderators also issue bans. But other less obvious roles include being leaders of the community, setting a good example, and participating in private moderator discussions to form new policies, reevaluate old policies, and work together to make the Tip.It Forum as fun and enjoyable as possible. Many moderators take on their own projects to host forum contests or manage important stickies that need constant updating.So then what is a moderator trainee? How do they differ from regular moderators?
Moderator trainees are moderators in training. They work under the guidance of our regular moderator team. Moderator trainees are not guaranteed to become full moderators (but we hope they will be :)). Trainees usually only moderate one or two boards, whereas our full moderators have powers in 8 boards and more (depending on their rank).What qualities are we looking for in candidates?
Our highest priority is finding moderators who actively play RuneScape and can actively moderate the Tip.It community. But even if you don't fit this criteria, you are still welcome to apply and would be equally considered for a position! Other important qualities are a high level of forum activity, the ability to manage a group of users without bias, a good sense of judgment, and a professional attitude. We're not a boring, serious bunch and we do joke around now and then, but it's also important that moderators are professional in their decision-making and in the way that they interact with users in their official capacity (such as issuing warnings).Who can apply?
  • Below are a list of requirements needed to apply:
  • You may not hold any other staff position on Tip.It. This includes Tip.It Crew and Tip.It Events Team. If you are a member of the Editorial Panel then you may apply.
  • You must have registered at least 3 months ago.
  • You must have a post count greater than 150.
What if I have received an official warning or been banned before?
If you have broken rules in the past, you will not be immediately ruled out. We will consider the severity of the offense(s) and how much time has elapsed since your most recent offense.Still interested?? Even if you're not sure if you're qualified, go ahead and apply anyway! You may be pleasantly surprised.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying, fill out the below form and send it in a private message to Staff Applications with the subject "Moderator Application." Remember, this is your chance at a good first impression. Put some effort into it, don't rush, and be sure to answer every question. Good luck!

[b]Forum Name:[/b] 

[b]Link To Forum Profile:[/b]

[b]Runescape Username:[/b] 

[b]Age:[/b] 

[b]Timezone:[/b] 

[b]Boards you are Interested in Modding:[/b]  

[b]Why do you want to be a mod and what would you bring to the team:[/b] 

[b]What is a moderator to you:[/b] 

[b]What do you honestly think of Tip.It:[/b] 

[b]What would you like to see change at Tip.It:[/b] 

[b]Tell us a bit about you!  What are your interests, hobbies, aspirations, favourite sandwich, etc:[/b] 

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Good luck everyone who applies.

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Good luck everyone, it's a great experience to join the moderating team one a forum of this size, especially with all the friendly staff (they only look mean on the outside!).
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Good luck everyone, it's a great experience to join the moderating team one a forum of this size, especially with all the friendly staff (they only look mean on the outside!).


I love you.

On Topic: Good luck to everyone :)

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Good luck everyone!

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Darn you Killerred005 for interfering with the mod/admin combo!

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Good luck to everyone. I'm debating!

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Good luck to everyone else who applies. :thumbsup:
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Good luck to all, being part of the staff is awesome! :)

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Good luck everybody, being part of the mod team is very fun.
Want to be my friend? Look under my name to the left<<< and click the 'Add as friend' button!
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Good luck everybody, being part of the mod team is very fun.

I bet it is.

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Why do you need to know people's age & Runescape stats? Also, aren't forum name & profile obvious from the message? :P

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Don't worry, we don't bite!*




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Why do you need to know people's age & Runescape stats? Also, aren't forum name & profile obvious from the message? :P

Forum name/profile helps us in posting their application for others to read/assess.

Regarding age and RS Stats, age gives us a potential bearing on the maturity of someone, and the RS stats let us know if the person plays RS/is knowledgeable in RS (afterall this is a RS forum!).

Don't worry, we don't bite!*




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Why do you need to know people's age & Runescape stats? Also, aren't forum name & profile obvious from the message? :P

Forum name/profile helps us in posting their application for others to read/assess.

Regarding age and RS Stats, age gives us a potential bearing on the maturity of someone, and the RS stats let us know if the person plays RS/is knowledgeable in RS (afterall this is a RS forum!).


I was under the impression tip.it was above resorting to using stereotyping in order to decide the future of their forums. <_<

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Why do you need to know people's age & Runescape stats? Also, aren't forum name & profile obvious from the message? :P

Forum name/profile helps us in posting their application for others to read/assess.

Regarding age and RS Stats, age gives us a potential bearing on the maturity of someone, and the RS stats let us know if the person plays RS/is knowledgeable in RS (afterall this is a RS forum!).


I was under the impression tip.it was above resorting to using stereotyping in order to decide the future of their forums. <_<

When we're looking for active runescape playing moderators, it's only reasonable for us to ask to see your runescape stats.

As for age; we try not to discriminate, but it is often a factor in maturity. We have had(and have now) extremely young staff members who've been excellent. It's not necessarily a roadblock.

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Darn you Killerred005 for interfering with the mod/admin combo!

:P


Hey, I still have a different usergroup than member! :-P

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Why do you need to know people's age & Runescape stats? Also, aren't forum name & profile obvious from the message? :P

Forum name/profile helps us in posting their application for others to read/assess.

Regarding age and RS Stats, age gives us a potential bearing on the maturity of someone, and the RS stats let us know if the person plays RS/is knowledgeable in RS (afterall this is a RS forum!).


I was under the impression tip.it was above resorting to using stereotyping in order to decide the future of their forums. <_<

When we're looking for active runescape playing moderators, it's only reasonable for us to ask to see your runescape stats.

As for age; we try not to discriminate, but it is often a factor in maturity. We have had(and have now) extremely young staff members who've been excellent. It's not necessarily a roadblock.


Being an active player doesn't neccesarily mean having high stats, I have friends who have been playing actively for years and yet have very low stats because they prefer to spend time with friends or play activities that don't give very high experience per hour. Using hiscores as a way of determining a player's activity is a ridiculous idea, that's like using combat level to determine whether someone is good at Dungeoneering or not, something which almost every self-respecting group stopped doing within the first few weeks.

Regarding age, if you have extremely young staff members who are excellent, why should their age matter? As you've said yourself, it's not always a factor and therefore shouldn't even be considered when judging someone's maturity. If you can tell that someone is mature enough to be a moderator based on their posts and how they act, surely age is irrelevant?

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Being an active player doesn't neccesarily mean having high stats, I have friends who have been playing actively for years and yet have very low stats because they prefer to spend time with friends or play activities that don't give very high experience per hour. Using hiscores as a way of determining a player's activity is a ridiculous idea, that's like using combat level to determine whether someone is good at Dungeoneering or not, something which almost every self-respecting group stopped doing within the first few weeks.

Regarding age, if you have extremely young staff members who are excellent, why should their age matter? As you've said yourself, it's not always a factor and therefore shouldn't even be considered when judging someone's maturity. If you can tell that someone is mature enough to be a moderator based on their posts and how they act, surely age is irrelevant?


Once again, it's not a be all and end all - but it is useful as a general background.

Age does matter. It's as simple as that. For example, from time to time moderators have to deal with removing pornography - we aren't going to make a ten year old a moderator precisely because of something like that.

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Being an active player doesn't neccesarily mean having high stats, I have friends who have been playing actively for years and yet have very low stats because they prefer to spend time with friends or play activities that don't give very high experience per hour. Using hiscores as a way of determining a player's activity is a ridiculous idea, that's like using combat level to determine whether someone is good at Dungeoneering or not, something which almost every self-respecting group stopped doing within the first few weeks.

Regarding age, if you have extremely young staff members who are excellent, why should their age matter? As you've said yourself, it's not always a factor and therefore shouldn't even be considered when judging someone's maturity. If you can tell that someone is mature enough to be a moderator based on their posts and how they act, surely age is irrelevant?


Once again, it's not a be all and end all - but it is useful as a general background.

Age does matter. It's as simple as that. For example, from time to time moderators have to deal with removing pornography - we aren't going to make a ten year old a moderator precisely because of something like that.


The problem is that it shouldn't be used as a general background. It doesn't provide nearly enough information, and the information it does describe is often warped and doesn't display the full picture. I don't understand how you can see with using Runescape stats as a way of measuring a player's activity and then, via that, measuring whether they will be a good moderator or not as an effective way of deciding who becomes a moderator, if you're going down that route, you might as well enforce stat requirements to become a moderator.

If age does matter because of issues like pornography, why don't you just have an age requirement? If you're never going to make a ten year old a moderator for precisely that reason, I can't see any reason not to have a blanket requirement for all moderators, age-wise.

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