We're looking for a few good mods!
Bitcoin Stack Exchange has been growing at an exponential rate. You've done a fantastic job of positioning this site as an authoritative Q&A for not just Bitcoin, but crypto currencies in general. Depending on what's in the news, which lately has been quite a bit, this site sees huge spikes in traffic and participation.
Your ever faithful moderation team has been hard at work to stay on top of this, but I fear that if we work them any harder we might start violating some kind of regulations, and possibly the Geneva convention.
To that, I'd like to recruit three additional moderators from this community. Yes, three is a bit, but the spikes this site sees takes it to huge scales, albeit temporary.
A bit about the job, and what we're looking for:
Ideal candidates should:
- Want the responsibility, and have at least a few hours each week to give on average
- Be consistently patient and fair in their dealings with the community
- Be knowledgeable enough about the topic to be able to judge the quality of posts, and identify cleverly crafted spam
- Be ready to lead the community to help you do your jobs. Teach people how to flag properly, encourage a culture of editors and strong reviewers
- Work directly with me and the rest of the SE community team to make sure this community is getting its needs met from us
- Understand and embrace our theory of moderation
Are you interested? Great! Leave an answer to this question to indicate your desire to be considered, and feel free to expand on what you think is a priority for the site right now. While I will consider third-party nominations, I'd rather see nominations from folks enthused enough to step in and write something down.
I hope to have three people appointed by the end of the coming week, so don't hesitate to jump in if you're interested.
I'll be reaching out to folks over the next two days, and hopefully have the additional mods appointed by the end of this week. Stay tuned!
Murch has graciously accepted his nomination, and has been appointed. I'm waiting to hear back from a few more folks to finalize the rest of the additions to the team, once I have, I'll be adjusting their access and making a formal meta post introducing everyone.
Jacob Torba has also graciously accepted his nomination, and has been appointed. There's one more I'm waiting to hear back from (do you people even check your email?), but I'll have a formal announcement up tomorrow either way.
Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest so far, it won't be long and please - check your email :)