• To keep up with the hype driven by Sword and Shield's release, we are taking applications for new moderators in our Current Events: Sword and Shield as well as Anime and Manga sections.

    For more information, see this thread.We hope you all consider joining our team!

ATTENTION: F&G Wants You! [Applications Closed]

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Howdy all, your resident Super Mod Lone_Garurumon, here. As you could probably tell from the title of this thread and/or the announcement banner you clicked to get here, Fun & Games is looking for new moderators. If you ever wanted to help out around the section in a higher capacity, here’s your chance.

The process is simple. To apply, simply fill out the application form located at the end of this post. Then, create a new thread in this section with the title “Fun & Games/The War Room Staff Application [Your Username]”. The staff will then discuss your application in private and make our choices.

A few things to note
  • Fun & Games and The War Room are linked sections. To apply in this drive is to apply for both, and should you be accepted, you will be expected to act in both.
  • Staff, both in Fun & Games and in general, often use Discord to co-ordinate and discuss things. Therefore, having a Discord account is greatly preferred.
Expected duties of a Fun & Games moderator:
  • Keep the peace in the section by enforcing the forum rules and responding to incidents.
  • Act as the Moderator on Duty for Mafia/Non-mafia games in The War Room as necessary.
  • Come up with and plan events for both Fun and Games and The War Room.
The deadline for applications is midnight on the 28th of September IDLW (3 weeks from the date of this post). A countdown to cutoff point can be found here.

Basic Information
1. What time zone are you from?

2. On average, how much time do you spend on Bulbagarden Forums per week?

3. Why do you feel you would be a good moderator?

4. Do you have any previous moderating experience?

5. Do you have a Discord account? If so, what is your username and ID tag?

General Questions
1. Can you provide an example of when you worked together with a team to solve a problem?

2. What qualities or skills do you think are most important to have for effective teamwork?

Moderating Questions
1. Why are you interested in/why do you think you would be good at moderating this particular section?

2. How would you help increase section traffic and/or improve the overall user experience in the section you wish to moderate?

3. A user criticizes you in public after receiving an infraction. What do you think is the appropriate reaction as a staff member?

4. Is it ever acceptable to break the rules?
Why or why not?

5. If you disagree with a forum rule that the majority of staff seem to approve of, what would you do? Why?

6. If a staff member gives you as a user an infraction that you disagree with, should you speak up or otherwise respond and why?

7. If you suspect another moderator of abusing their authority, should you report it?
Why or why not?

8. If fellow staff members are complaining or venting about one of your friends, should you tell your friend what the staff is saying?
Why or why not?

Section-Specific Questions:
1. Are you more active in F&G, The War Room, or Both?

2. Assume that you are a moderator playing in a mafia game, and the MoD is offline. You notice that one of the other players is starting to act up, and the situation becomes somewhat time sensitive. You have no idea when the MoD is going to login next. What do you do?

3. What sort of events do you envision in F&G?

Misc Questions:
1. Would you be interested in helping out in any more of the following area of Bulbagarden: Bulbapedia, Bulbanews, Discord, Social Media, or Staff Artist? Which ones?

2. Do you have anything else you wish to add to your application? Do it here.

We look forward to seeing your applications. Good luck, and may the Mods be ever in your favour.
 
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Hey guys, there is less than a week remaining. If you're interested and haven't made an application yet, now is your chance!
 
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The deadline for applications has passed. Thank you to everyone who applied. We'll announce the results once the mods have made our final decision.
 
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