FAQ:Moderators and Assistants
- 1 Addition and Removal of Moderators and Assistants
- 1.1 This board does not have a moderator and I would like to take that position. How do I accomplish this?
- 1.2 I want to add an Assistant to the board, how do I do this?
- 1.3 I want to be an Assistant on the board. How do I go about doing this?
- 1.4 I no longer want to Moderate this board, how do I get removed?
- 1.5 Why was I removed as an Assistant on this board?
- 1.6 I was made an Assistant on a board and I don't know why.
- 1.7 Why was I removed as Moderator on this board?
- 1.8 I'm an IRP and I added the other IRPs working this account. The Users cannot move on from the fact that the Mods are IRPs.
- 2 Related Pages
Addition and Removal of Moderators and Assistants
Did you know that many iHub Boards are available for "adoption" by Members wishing to be Moderators? A complete list of available boards can be found by clicking on the Adopt-a-Board tab.
This board does not have a moderator and I would like to take that position. How do I accomplish this?
Simply click on the "Add Me as Moderator" in the board's iBox. Your request will go into a queue that will be reviewed by a Site Admin, at which time you will be made the moderator if you meet all of the requirements. When applying you may receive an automated message that you have not met certain minimal requirements, such as not having recently made a sufficient number of posts to the board. However; if it is a low-volume or otherwise dormant board, please send a PM to IH Admin and your request will be reviewed and approved if appropriate.
I want to add an Assistant to the board, how do I do this?
If you want the help and are trying to decide on someone to add, here are some things to keep in mind:
- If you are bullish about the company, it may be a good idea to add someone bearish (or vice versa). Having "both sides" represented on the moderating team has proven to be very successful in maintaining a balanced discussion.
- Lastly, please ask the person you would like to have as an Assistant before adding them. Some people don't have the time or simply don't want the responsibility. Plus, it's just common courtesy to get their approval first.
Adding an Assistant is something you can do yourself without the help of a Site Admin. On the Manage screen, click on "Manage Assistants", "Add an Assistant", type the alias you would like to add in the box provided and click on the correct Member from the list of matching names provided.
I want to be an Assistant on the board. How do I go about doing this?
This is typically done by the Moderator of the board and they are usually appreciative of offers to assist. So, just ask! If you do not have PM capability, you can PM Site Admins with a request to relay your request.
I no longer want to Moderate this board, how do I get removed?
If you are an Assistant, simply hit the "Resign as Assistant" in the Manage mode. If you are the Moderator, simply hit the "Resign as Moderator" in the Manage mode.
Why was I removed as an Assistant on this board?
The Moderator, in most cases, decides who will and will not assist on the board. If you have been removed and you were an active Assistant, please feel free to ask a Site Admin if you would like to have the matter reviewed. In cases of moderating abuse, however, Site Admins do step in and remove Assistants.
Additionally, once a week an automated program runs removing Moderators and Assistants who have been inactive.
I was made an Assistant on a board and I don't know why.
It is preferred that Moderators ask Member's permission before they make them Assistants. Occasionally a Moderator adds Members they feel would fulfill these duties responsibly, without asking them. If you would like to remain in this role, then the Moderator and rest of the board members will most likely be very appreciative. If you don't have the time or inclination, not a problem. Simply click on the "Resign as Assistant" button in the Manage mode and you will be removed.
Why was I removed as Moderator on this board?
If you are an inactive Moderator, there is a utility that removes all Moderators who have not posted on the stock boards in more than 60 days. This puts the board up for adoption for Users who wish to be active in posting, moderating and updating the iBox. Additionally, if the board is a high volume board and you have not been actively moderating, Admin may replace you with a Member who has committed to managing the board.
Sometimes, there will be multiple complaints about the board, and Admin will review. If the evaluation indicates that there's a huge gap in moderating based on the TOU or clear, repeated moderator privilege abuse, then this would be cause for immediate removal. However; the complaints are not the determining factor; the actual moderating activities are. If you have been inactive in posting and/or moderating the board and someone else requests to take an active role on the board, Admin will likely make the change without consulting you.
Additionally, once a week an automated program runs removing Moderators and Assistants who have been inactive. iHub further reserves the right to remove any and all moderator/positions from any member at any time, at its sole discretion.
I'm an IRP and I added the other IRPs working this account. The Users cannot move on from the fact that the Mods are IRPs.
Filling a board's moderator/assistant roster with IRPs and/or having hundreds of posts mostly by IRPs is perceived as very negative by most site members. The observation of these conditions is legitimate topic of dialog. Board moderators would be well-advised to limit the assignment of multiple IRPs to assistant positions and to avoid monopolizing the dialog among themselves. Doing so could help keep the boards focused on the company instead of the promotion companies.