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2Title: Status of forum moderators in the Gentoo project 2Title: Status of forum moderators in the Gentoo project
3Version: $Revision: 1.1 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.3 $
4Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/06/24 21:32:46 $ 4Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/07/06 16:07:25 $
5Author: Christian Hartmann <christian.hartmann at email.de>, 5Author: Christian Hartmann <christian.hartmann at email.de>,
6 Wernfried Haas <w.haas at xover.htu.tuwien.ac.at>. 6 Wernfried Haas <w.haas at xover.htu.tuwien.ac.at>,
7Status: Draft 7 Tom Knight <tomk at gentoo.org>.
8Status: Accepted
8Type: Informational 9Type: Informational
9Content-Type: text/x-rst 10Content-Type: text/x-rst
10Created: 06-May-2005 11Created: 06-May-2005
11Post-History: 17-Jun-2005 12Post-History: 17-Jun-2005, 28-Jun-2005
12 13
13 14
14Abstract 15Abstract
15======== 16========
16 17
67This document (called `Moderators handbook/FAQ`_) will include the moderation guidelines 68This document (called `Moderators handbook/FAQ`_) will include the moderation guidelines
68as they are currently available in the moderators forum plus a FAQ that was created as 69as they are currently available in the moderators forum plus a FAQ that was created as
69a possible candidate for a forums-quiz. The guidelines and the FAQ should help the 70a possible candidate for a forums-quiz. The guidelines and the FAQ should help the
70moderator to get some general information about how to moderate the forums. 71moderator to get some general information about how to moderate the forums.
71 72
72Suggested procedure for becoming global moderator: 73Suggested procedure for becoming global moderator: Existing moderators can
73Existing moderators can suggest a user to become a moderator. The ability of the new 74suggest a user to become a moderator. The ability of the new moderator to
74moderator to deal with people in a kind way and to detect misplaced posts, etc usually 75deal with people in a kind way and to detect misplaced posts, etc usually
75also has been reviewed by the other moderators already since they can read his 76also has been reviewed by the other moderators already since they can read
76previous posts and suggestions in the forums feedback threads. 77their previous posts and suggestions in the forums feedback threads. If they
77If he accepts, he will become moderator on the forums. A bug will be filed on b.g.o 78accept, they will become moderator on the forums. A bug will be filed on
78containing information about the new moderator. Afterwards he must answer the staff 79b.g.o containing information about the new moderator. Afterwards they must
79quiz that will be revisited by devrel. The quiz then will be send to recruiters@g.o for 80answer the staff quiz that will be revisited by devrel. The quiz then will
80revision. 81be sent to recruiters@g.o for revision. Becoming staff member is not
82optional, but mandatory.
81 83
82The first month is supposed to be a test period, if the moderator 84The first month is supposed to be a test period, if the moderator
83does not do anything in that time or messes up in another way, he will be 85does not do anything in that time or messes up in another way, they will be
84restored to his old user status. The mentor(s) and everyone of the forums team 86restored to their old user status. The mentor(s) and everyone of the forums team
85are encouraged to help the new moderator if he is unsure how to deal with a 87are encouraged to help the new moderator if they are unsure how to deal with a
86situation. 88situation.
87 89
88Rationale 90Rationale
89========= 91=========
90 92
103given in this document. 105given in this document.
104 106
105Backwards Compatibility 107Backwards Compatibility
106======================= 108=======================
107 109
108Most moderators are currently not staff members. Becoming a staff member is not mandatory
109for existing moderators. If they want to become a staff member they need to take the
110staff quiz. If they don't they just stay in their position as moderator without
111becoming a staff member.
112
113Moderators who are currently inactive (Bodhisattva status) should be 110Moderators who are currently inactive (Bodhisattva status) should be
114considered as old moderators in case they come back. New moderators should 111considered akin to retired developers and will have to take the staff quiz
112if they return to moderation activities. New moderators should have to go
115have to go through the mentoring process in any case as stated above. 113through the mentoring process in any case as stated above.
116 114
117Moderators in national forums: In our internal discussion it turned out that not 115Moderators in national forums: In our internal discussion it turned out that not
118all moderators in the national forums are able to speak english well, which 116all moderators in the national forums are able to speak english well, which
119would be a requirement to become a staff member. We decided that it would 117would be a requirement to become a staff member. We decided that it would
120counter productive to make it mandatory for them. Becoming a staff member is 118counter productive to make it mandatory for them. Becoming a staff member is

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