Message from the Staff,
So, you think you have the skills and know how to become a moderator of Roleplay Social? Well, we certainly hope that you do! As a moderator of this site you will be working with other moderators to maintain a pleasant atmosphere for our members, delete and remove hazardous content, maintain the peaceful nature of our site, and assist our members with any issues that they may face; they include but are not limited to: theme code issues, cyber bullying, site navigation, and any issues or questions that the users may bring up or ask. This position requires a near daily appearance online with a set number of hours as well as visible proof that the daily responsibilities have been accomplished. Do you still think you have what it takes? Well then, fill out our application and send it via Private Message to Vladimir Bach! As a staff, we thank you for your interest in becoming a staff member and we hope to see your application!
Roleplay Social Staff
Staff Member Application:
Please fill out the application truthfully and to the best of your knowledge.
Why do you want to be a mod? Explain why.
Example:I have been on this site for a while with a few accounts and have never been a part of such a great roleplay site. To become a mod would be a true honor for me and being a part of such a valued and socially friendly staff would be unbelievable and I would do my best to help the staff and the site’s members!
Do you have any prior moderation experience? If so, please explain your past experiences. If not, write: NA.
When are you the most active? If you are unsure of when you are available or will not be available, leave a schedule that you mightbe able to work with.
Days of the week:
10:30am - 2:00pm and 7:00pm – 2:45am
I work a lot throughout the week however, I will be online when available.
Do you have any problems or concerns when it comes to greeting new members? If so, please explain. If not, write NA.
Do you have any prior forum managing experience? Do you think you can improve the currently existing forums? If so, explain. If not, write NA.
We need at least one means of communication for emergency contact in regards to the possibility that we are unable to get in touch with you through the site or vice-versa. This information will not be shared with anyone outside of the site’s staff members. This information can include a phone number*, e-mail address, or social media accounts.
Form of Contact Information:
*If you live outside of the United States then you do not have to give your phone number due to extra rates and costs for international calling.
If you within the United States or have free International Calling, are you willing to share your phone number with the creator? If not, please explain why.
Are you willing to share your e-mail with the creator in order to relay vital information or status updates? If no, explain why.
Holding the title of Moderator of Roleplay Social comes with its advantages and perks, however, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Having the title of Moderator means that you are held at a high standard and are expected to act accordingly. As a mod, one must not abuse the power given for personal gain or for personal reasons. One is to act responsibly and maturely and without the mindset that you are all powerful. In the eyes of the members, you are their support system. You are a Moderator to help and assist. No matter how cliché it sounds, you are there to “Protect and Serve” as well. The daily responsibilities and objectives of a staff member are many and have the potential to be complex:
Removing unauthorized and mature content from public pages such as forums, blogs, comments, or even profile descriptions. Content includes text and images or links to sites that have this sort of unauthorized content within them. All mature content is only allowed within private mail or chat.
Keeping the peace throughout the site. Any disputes between individuals should be done within mail or off of the site entirely. However, if the dispute involves cyber bullying then the user that is the aggressor must be reported to an administrator or to Vladimir himself for further investigation or user deletion.
Greeting all new members to the site is one of many ways to maintain a good and healthy relationship between the staff and regular site members. One should greet a new member with open arms and a sincere welcoming statement that should inform them that the staff are here for their assistance and so forth. Other ways to maintain a good staff/user relationship is to chat profile to profile with users and get to know them, roleplaying, and forum or blog discussions.
A moderator must maintain a vigilant lookout and search for issues with the site and things that can be improved upon or fixed. Feedback from the site’s members and the moderators is always welcome and helps keep the site improving and advancing. If an issue is found then an administrator or Vladimir should be notified immediately with a detailed description or link to the failing in the site.
The job of moderator can be stressful at times and the last thing the staff here wants is for the job to be stressful. If at any time you feel that the thing that you love doing is too much to handle at the moment, let one of us know and we will help you sort things out. If you need a break, take one. Your hobby should not cause severe stress and personal discomfort. There is no shame in admitting that the stresses of being a mod are too much to handle and stepping down from “modship” is not frowned upon or dishonorable.
There are times where site members can be rather obnoxious and frankly, annoying. However, this does not justify deleting them or treating them with disrespect. If you do not like a member then just tell them to come to another staff member for assistance. Also, it is not your job to do things for members such as choosing HTML codes or fixing codes for them. Your job is to identify the failing in the code, and express that to the user. The user is then responsible to fix the code failing. If a site member disrespects you then you give them two warnings. After the second public warning then suspension, or deletion depending on the severity of lack of respect, can be used. Or for fear of lack of experience or unjust actions, may be reported to a higher staff member to deal with.
Send your application in a message to the Creator.
The simplest way to add people to your friends is to go directly to their profile page and click add to friends on their user links underneath their cover photo.
The second and also rather simple way to add people to friends is to hover over their avatar photo anywhere on the site and wait for their hover info to appear. There will be a link to add to friends, favorites, etc. This is also the best way to add people to friends who's profile is on private.