Forum ModeraTing Tips

Posts any inquiry or suggestion regarding our community, we will try our best to grant them.
Post Reply
User avatar
Trismud
PGO Junior
Posts: 17
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:27 am
Gender: Male
location: laguna

Forum ModeraTing Tips

Post by Trismud » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:51 am

Clearly defining moderator responsibilities is of utmost importance. They must know what's expected of their position as well as which decisions and activities are assigned to others. Moderators are typically assigned a particular discussion forum or user group and are expected to perform the following functions:

Visit the forum at least once each day
Keep posts clean and move off-topic posts to appropriate categories
Communicate with unruly members and advise them of the consequences of disruptive behavior
Edit postings when necessary so that they conform to the forum's content guidelines(this includes posting Virus scans,screenshots or removing/editing links)
Delete or move single posts or entire threads when necessary
Lock or unlock posts as required

Global Moderator/Moderator Conduct
To promote cohesiveness and decorum, moderators should be responsible for their own "code of conduct." While similar to general forum rules, moderator codes of conduct are intended to preserve neutrality, authority and confidentiality. Below is a list of suggestions for your consideration. Prospective moderators should agree to:


Be respectful of all members, each other, and represent your forum with professionalism
Be discreet and maintain confidentiality regarding moderator activities and member information
Consider member feelings before hitting the submit button, both in public forums and private
Deleting member posts should be done only after conferring with the forum admin or other moderators
Resign from moderator duties if there is a breach of confidentiality or the code of conduct is not followed
Moderation Tips
Because each forum and its audience are unique, moderation styles and guidelines will differ. Consequently, you'll want to craft your own strategy as it applies to your community. As a general overview of forum moderation practices, the list below provides a starting point.

Be professional: Personality is good but don't take liberties or get lazy. Try to use correct grammar, punctuation and capitalization when you're typing. How you present yourself reflects upon your forum and people's perceptions.
Watch out for trolls and spammers. Always be vigilant and proactively seek them out and take action to minimize their annoying posts.
Watch for members abusing other members. Don't tolerate flaming; disagreements are fine but any more than that will discourage guests from joining and drive quality members from your forum. Make sure everyone has a chance to participate.
Choose forum staff carefully. Make sure the people you choose lead by example and are patient and fair.
To expand on the previous point; watch for troublesome forum staff. Don't let moderators intimidate other members or dole out unnecessarily harsh penalties for infractions. Conversely, timid moderators can be just as harmful to the health of your forum.
Summary
As the forum community grows and more people participate in the discussion, you'll most likely be amazed by the things people say. You're the host, so the responsibility for maintaining a functional environment falls to you. A good moderating strategy will help that goal immensely.

Share this Post

Forum ModeraTing Tips

Sponsor

Sponsor

PinoyGaming.Org
The largest Filipino Gaming Community
 

User avatar
Dariru Dariru
LVL1 Moderator
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:39 pm
Gender: Male
location: Azeroth
Location: Azeroth

Re: Forum ModeraTing Tips

Post by Dariru Dariru » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:19 pm

Okay po. :lol:

User avatar
alison
PGO Junior
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:57 pm

Re: Forum ModeraTing Tips

Post by alison » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:41 pm

ok nadin :mrgreen:

Post Reply