Being a moderator might seem difficult for various websites, but on WarriorForum, you can easily become one by following a few simple rules and guidelines. There are also roles you have to live by once you become a moderator to ensure the credibility of users and make the environment as helpful as possible. Threads can become more efficient and you get to maximize your visibility in the industry as well, becoming tagged as a field expert.
Watching Out for Others
As a moderator, the entire WarriorForum site gets to have a neighborhood watch of its own. It also works well once the participants understand the guidelines, rules and issues. At times, there are unscrupulous individuals or spammers who might hinder communication and distract the way knowledge and information is spread throughout. It is important that moderators, as well as the users know how the system works and what the goals of the website are. WarriorForum generally aims to help online marketers get more insight and understand new strategies and techniques that will ultimately grow their business.
Similar to several other discussion boards and online forums, the function of moderators revolve around maintaining order and making sure that threads are relevant and safe. As a moderator, you should also check that all threads in a given category truly belong. You will also need to work with other moderators to organize the entire site and make discussions fresh and interesting. Moderators also make sure that threads are updated and inactive ones are deleted or reminded that they have to refresh or be deleted.
Being a Moderator
The good thing about WarriorForum or WF is that it is completely member-moderated. Should a spammer enter, it will only take a few posts before he immediately gets banned and his posts and threads deleted. There is a Report Post button, where the posts will enter into Moderated status without anyone having to see things. Super moderators and administrators will also have sufficient time to ban the spammers permanently. Member moderators can work together to get rid of spammers and unscrupulous individuals. It also keeps the entire site clean and organized.
The Buttons to Use
Buttons keep WarriorForum organized and set for various topics and discussions. The Report Post Button is ideal for serious topics such as an invading spammer. As soon as you notice spamming activity, use this button. There\’s also an Add An Infraction button which warns another member, should you notice anything wrong with his or her activities. Example are insulting other members, starting fights or using offensive sig files. You should first try using the Add An Infraction button before going on with the Report Post button to maintain order and go through the process the right way.
Infractions will expire in 60 minutes, so if you receive one, simply ask the member or moderator what the problem is and find a solution. Do not immediately start a fight or bring things to the next level. You should understand the difference between the two. Giving a warning is better than offending someone directly, unless you\’re sure it\’s a spam.