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]

  • @Krudler
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    345 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.

    • Wolf Link 🐺
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      145 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
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      135 months ago

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

    • @Serinus
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      45 months ago

      I spend enough time here that I’d be willing to help out. I think I can be a pretty good judge and allow opinions that are wildly different from mine as long as they contribute to a conversation.

      I’m just not real motivated to compete with a bunch of other people who really want the job and will grovel to get it. I’m happy to help; I’m not desperate for an unpaid position in order to lord power over people.

      I’d basically do it because I’ve been on the wrong end of bad moderation, and I don’t want to see more of it.

      (I was permanently banned from r/leagueoflegends for saying Covid wouldn’t be fatal for a team of young 20-somethings that were all vaccinated. It was in a post about a team catching Covid. My statement isn’t perfect, but it sure didn’t seem worthy of permanent removal on a first offense.)