Forum Moderator Applications

Discussion in 'Feed the Beast News' started by Big Bad, Apr 24, 2015.

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  1. Big Bad

    Big Bad Guest

    The FTB forum team is now looking to expand and add an additional new moderation team for the forums. We will be looking to recruit several moderators who will be responsible for monitoring content on the FTB forums. Amongst the responsibilities will be ensuring that forum topics are generally kept on topic and moving threads and posts to appropriate sections when needed. They will also be asked to ensure that members of the forums refrain from getting involved in heated exchanges where the topics of conversation cross the normal boundaries of what is and is not appropriate for a youth friendly forum. Previous experience of forum software is preferred but not essential, however a good understanding of general software technology is something that would be highly useful when learning how to use forum tools.

    Whilst FTB runs the forums, this is your community and we feel that moving forwards, the community should have a hand in helping to select the forum moderators. Our proposal for the selection of mods is as follows:

    You can either volunteer yourself, or nominate someone else on the forums that you feel would be appropriate for the role. If you are volunteering yourself, you will need to find at least 2 other existing members in good standing to second and third your nomination. If you are volunteering someone else, you will need to find one other member (excluding the nominated member) to third the nomination. From there, depending on how many names we get, we will pick from the nominated members. If there are a wide spread of nominations, we will look to hold a form of election where the community can have a greater say in who will be eligible to be invited to become a moderator.

    When choosing people for the role of moderator we will be looking for the following skills and experience.
    • Length of time of membership on FTB forums.
    • Post history.
    • Standing in community.
    • Previous forum moderation experience.
    If you are interested in either nominating yourself or someone else, please fill in the following form and submit it to this topic. Additionally, if you wish to second or third a candidate, please post your recommendations here as well. We will move to the next stage in a couple of weeks.
    After you have submitted your application to this topic and have accrued the necessary seconds and thirds, please edit your post with permalinks containing said nominations .


    We look forward to your nominations!
  2. DZCreeper

    DZCreeper New Member

    • Username of Self: DZCreeper
    • Recommendation 1: L0NExW0LF (Permalink)
    • Recommendation 2: Not Yet Nominated
    • Additional Information:
    Constantly accessing and checking FTB forums anyway, mostly lurking unless I am summoned or well informed on a topic. Been doing that since Dec 1, 2012.
    Excellent at research, particularly for technical details.
    Currently in charge of F32Organization which updates Faithful 32 Modded Edition texture pack. Apparently this makes me popular, still not sure how that happened.

    Edit: Trimmed down application to bare minimum relevant information.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
  3. Gideonseymour

    Gideonseymour Relatable Gamer Trusted User Retired Staff

    • Any additional information you want to add:
    Well, I'm sure you already know me, as I work for you. I've been on the FTB forums since 2012, although most of it (until summer of last year) was just lurking. However, since then I've accrued the most likes and trophy points out of everyone on the forums, and made over 3,000 posts. I've done moderation on these forums for the Phoenix Team, and I was one of the first three people to get the Spam Cleaner button. I know that I've already got a lot on my plate from developing modpacks for you and the Phoenix Team, but you have to keep in mind - I spend a good portion of my day unable to access any computer capable of running Minecraft. As such, I am limited to just browsing the forums for hours on end. If you take away my "FTB Modpack Developer" tag, the default is "Never Leaves," which I find to be a very accurate tag.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
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  4. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    I second this nomination.
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  5. Nerixel

    Nerixel New Member

    I'm unsure if I count as an "existing member in good standing" as I lurk nowaways mostly, but if so I'm happy to third this.
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  6. goreae

    goreae Ultimate Murderous Fiend

    Second third ot whatever
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  7. Overmorrow

    Overmorrow New Member

    I fourth @Gideonseymour, he's a great person and already active on the forums and knows what he's doing in the community, he'd be a great person to have in this position.

    I also feel like @Yusunoha would be a good pick, if he's interested at all ;)
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  8. HeilMewTwo

    HeilMewTwo New Member

    I'm going to nominate @Wagon153, they help out a lot with users that are having issues and deal with it maturely.
  9. skunkdonkey

    skunkdonkey New Member

    • Username of Self/Nominee: @skunkdonkey
    • Recommendation 1: Not yet applicable
    • Recommendation 2: Not yet applicable
    • Any additional information you want to add: I love the community of FTB and all its staff. For this reason, i would love to give something back to FTB and help them out. Also, i am quite good at using forum software. I know i have only been on the forums for a few months but have been quite active and i am having an amazing experience.
  10. 016Nojr

    016Nojr Well-Known Member

    • Username of Self: 016Nojr
    • Recommendation 1: Blank
    • Recommendation 2: Blank
    • Additional Information:
    Loves helping people.
    Active on the FTB Forums.
    Very patient.
    FTB Werewolf player (thanks @goreae)
    FTB Werewolf GM (thanks @goreae)
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  11. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    I second this!
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  12. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    • Any additional information you want to add:
    Pad's a pretty well-known member of the FTB community - he's in the phoenix team, and was once a wiki team member, so we know he can definitely work well in the moderation team. He can often be seen talking on the side of reason in many debates, as well as doing his best to hose down flamewars and people getting angry. I've known him a while now, and I think he's a really great guy, a valued member of the community, and would be a wonderful addition to the moderation staff.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
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  13. Gideonseymour

    Gideonseymour Relatable Gamer Trusted User Retired Staff

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  14. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

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  15. Numbah90

    Numbah90 New Member

    I third this reccomendation
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  16. Elec332

    Elec332 New Member

    I fifth this
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  17. Vals NoisyToys

    Vals NoisyToys New Member

    I 7th this? :p

    I fourth this! Or is it fifth?
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  18. Qazplm601

    Qazplm601 Lord of the Tumbleweeds

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  19. ParAdoX83

    ParAdoX83 New Member

    phoenix-team combo-breaker!!!

    agreed ^_^
  20. Chaka

    Chaka FTB Team Mod Developer Retired Staff

    • Any additional information you want to add:
    I have been around in the community for over a year now. I have seen the forum at its best, and at its worst. So I have gotten to love the forum and its community, and hate those spam bots. I currently do my best with forum moderation with the report button and the spam cleaner. I have my own minecraft server and I use XenForo as our forum software (it is quite expensive). I have learned the in's and out's of forum moderation on my forum & in the Third Party Team area, I feel now that I am ready to graduate to the next level.

    I wish everyone else the best of luck.


    Also I would like to 8th this
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
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