MuggleNet Fan Fiction
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Hiring: Moderators To Patrol the Queue!

by Marauder by Midnight @ 11/06/08 12:50  
As the queue grows larger, the number of staff members must grow as well! We're looking for new additions to our mod family! For the next two weeks, we will receive any and all applications to fill several open moderator positions.

Before applying, please be aware that being a moderator at Mugglenet Fan Fiction requires a lot of time and a lot of dedication. Please do not apply if you do not feel that you are able to handle the job.

As a moderator, you would be required to fulfill the following duties:
- Moderate a certain number of stories every week.
- Participate in important decision-making discussions regarding the site.
- Participate in periodic moderator meetings via AOL Instant Messenger.
- Answer any questions Mugglenet Fan Fiction members may have.
- Optional: Tend to the Beta Forums.

There are several characteristics we look for in our moderators, such as:
- Leadership
- Motivation to help others
- Courtesy toward others
- Respect

We also only hire moderators who display strong reading and writing skills. All applicants must have an AOL Instant Messenger screenname as well as a Livejournal as these are the two tools moderators use to communicate to one other. Applicants should also have or should be willing to create an account at the Beta Forums. All applicants must be at least 13 years of age.

Please fill out the following form when applying:

How long have you been part of MNFF?
Stories on MNFF:
Qualifications (Beta work, PI accreditation, real life qualifications):
Possible Problems (Anything you see that may hinder your ability to mod. Please be honest):
Why you want to mod:
Names of people who will be recommending you:

You will also be required to include three recommendations. At least one of these recommendations must be from another member of Mugglenet Fan Fiction. Remember that the best recommendations are ones that are objective and highlight both strengths and weaknesses. Many members are willing to give constructive recommendations, including some moderators. Please though, respect the availability of mods and members when asking for recommendations.

Site coders should submit the following form:
How long have you been part of MNFF?
What coding languages do you know?
Qualifications (Names of other sites you coded for, classes taken, etc):
Possible Problems (Please be honest):
Names of people who will be recommending you:

Site coder applicants are also required to send two recommendations and are recommended to send any/all samples of their work.

Applications and recommendations should be sent to bethany@fanfiction.mugglenet.com NOT the staff email. ALL recommendations should be sent directly to this email, not through the applicant. Please be sure that the recommendations are clearly marked, with the subject line reading 'Mod Recommendation for (username).'

Once your complete application has been received (including the necessary recommendations), you will receive a confirmation email.

Applications will be open until November 20.

Good luck!
Magic Marauder written on 11/06/08 15:53

oh well...id deffinnetly want to be one but i dont have a live journal or an AOL instant messengeri also have no idea who would fill out my reccomendation but id LOVE to read stories before there out!

written on 11/06/08 16:16

Hmmm. Aren't your best mods the ones who stay as far away from AIM, the forums, and decision-making as possible? Seems a shame to require such things when really, the ability to knuckle down and mod the fics and stay out of the drama makes for the most effective and long standing mods. *waves at Bogus*.

Oh, and as an informational side note, AIM and LJ are both free and easy to obtain. The ability to convey one's qualifications with good spelling, appropriate capitalisation, and use of punctuation, well that's a bit harder to come by.

*goes back to biting tongue*

Insecurity written on 11/06/08 17:30

We are perfectly happy for mods to focus primarily on the queue, MJ. In fact, we encourage it when the queue begins to get busy! Difficult issues and important discussions do take place on the forums, though, and all mods are allowed to discuss and debate. Whether or not an individual chooses to participate in discussions doesn't take away from the fact that it will effect their work on the site. It's best for every applicant to understand this.

In regards to sending in an application - have an older sibling, parent or friend look through it, because it's very much like a CV or job application. It looks scary but once you've done several, you become more confident.

Good luck, everyone!

tonkzie written on 11/19/08 15:27

plz plz plz. dunno if you can help me but i need some help regarding my story and dunno who to ask. I cant work html tags. i dunno how they work, *crys* im a failure! can anyone help???

Vindictus Viridian written on 11/20/08 8:54

tonkzie: The help files and threads in the beta forums should both have this information for you. If you get into the forums and post for a beta, a longtime user will be along to help you with the whole system.

hedwig4evr written on 11/27/08 2:09

I don't know where to find the answer to my question, so I am asking here: Can someone tell me why I have gotten over 5 emails that one of my favorite stories has been updated, and yet it hasn't? Any help would be appreciated!

MJ_Padfoot written on 12/17/08 19:53

hedwig4evr: It's probably just a glitch. It happens to me sometimes.


When are we going to find out who the new mods are?

coolh5000 written on 12/20/08 12:35

Hi, I know everyone is busy with the holidays and all, but I was wondering when there would be any news on the new mods?