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The Pathway to Moderation is the process in which new members of the community moderation team are selected. This system ensures that all eligible users have a fair opportunity to be nominated as a moderator.

Moderators

Content Moderators

Content moderators are longtime editors who have been entrusted with access to restricted technical features ("tools") which help with maintenance of the articles, files and general body of the site ("content").

Discussions Moderators

Discussions moderators are users with tools enabling them to delete social posts and comments on the Discussions Area and Message Walls in accordance to the Wiki Community Rules.

Duties

Content Moderators

While editors have access to most basic features on the site, including reading and editing, content moderators have been entrusted with access to additional functions:

  • Deleting and restoring pages, page histories, files, etc.
  • Renaming pages and files.
  • Protecting a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without administrator or moderation rights.
  • Reverting bad edits more easily using a "rollback" link.

As part of their position, content moderators are regularly expected to:

Misuse or neglect of these duties may result in demotion.

Discussions Moderators

Users who are apart of the Discussions Area can read and reply to posts as well as make their own. Discussions moderators (also known as thread moderators) are entrusted with various abilities to keep the discussions area and safe and operated place. These abilities include:

  • Locking posts.
  • Deleting and Undeleting Posts.
  • Hiding deleted content.
  • View and handle reported content.
  • Edit posts and replies.

As part of their position, discussion moderators are regularly expected to:

  • Be active in the discussions area.
  • Delete posts and replies that go against the community rules.
  • Lock posts that have become too toxic.
  • Moderate message walls.

Misuse or neglect of these duties may result in demotion.

Requirements for Eligibility

Content Moderators

  • Must be an active editor for at least eighteen (18) months.
  • Must have a history of qualitative and quantitative contributions across the site.
  • Possess a understanding of the wiki's guidelines, rules and policies.
  • Have demonstrated both the ability to treat community members with respect and to work well with the current administration team.
  • Must join the Discord server and be appropriately responsive in Staff channels.
  • Must be generally responsive and respond to community inquiries when directed towards you.
  • Must not have been previously blocked by Fandom or had user rights terminated by Fandom.
  • Must not have been blocked within the past year.
    • Any applicants who were blocked in general in the past must not have been blocked for serious offenses.
  • Editors with a repeated history of rudeness, rule-breaking, intimidation, harassment, poor treatment of others, or other negative behavior including behavior that have led to multiple blocks or warnings will not be eligible.

Discussion Moderators

  • Must have been active in the Discussions Area for at least three (3) months.
  • Must have shown an understanding of the rules through the reporting feature.
  • Must have a positive influence on the community.

Application

Content Moderators

If you have met all the requirements listed above, you are eligible to be on the Pathway to Moderation. In order to apply, you must fill out the form linked below. Be sure to explain why you are seeking this position. Upon completing the form, you must inform an administrator that you have submitted an application. Should you be eligible, an administrator will make a post along with a poll on the Discussions Area so that the community can vote.

Keep in mind that a user should not be seeking moderation rights for any influence or power that it holds. The user should want them in order to use the additional tools granted to assist the wiki with its community-based tasks and to embrace becoming a leader to the community. A user should have clear and concise reasons as to why them being a content moderator would benefit the wiki while applying. The application will then be put to a general community vote on the Discussions Area to guide the administration's decision. If 80% of eligible voters agree, the applicant will be on the pathway to be promoted. If 60% agree, the admin team will use their discretion to determine if the user should be promoted. If fewer than 60% of voters agree, the user will not be promoted.

The current administration team during an application process retains the ability to not go through with a candidate's promotion despite the result of the community vote if there is strong evidence the applicant would not be a good fit for the Staff team. However, should they choose to invoke this right of refusal, administrators must provide valid and specific reasons which must also cite pre-existing Wiki or Fandom policy, specifically the version of the policy that was in effect at the time the applicant submitted their application. This stipulation prevents administrators from unethically editing policies to block a candidate and ensures that they are held to the community's standard and that they are not above the rules and guidelines of the wiki.


Staff Policy

Discussion Moderators

Unlike other positions, discussion/thread moderators can be appointed by the administration team without community approval since their jurisdiction is limited to the Discussions Area section of the wiki and not the main space. However, users who meet the Discussions Moderator requirements listed above are eligible to apply should they seek the position themselves. If you have met all the requirements and wish to apply, you must fill out the form linked below. Be sure to explain why you are seeking this position. Upon completing the form, you must inform an administrator that you have submitted an application.

Keep in mind that a user should not be seeking moderation rights for any influence or power that it holds. The user should want them in order to use the additional tools granted to assist the Discussions Area. A candidate's application may be put to a general community vote to guide the administration's decision, although the administration team reserves the right to appoint a discussion/thread moderator based on their application alone and without the need for a community vote. The Wiki Staff will then review the candidate and decide whether they are fit to become discussion moderator immediately or in the near future.


Staff Policy
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