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We're recruiting! - Moderator Vacancy

Due to additional requirements, Canal World is looking to recruit additional moderator(s) over next few weeks to work alongside the current team, both to grow the team and replace members who have since retired from the role.

Due to the typical tasks involved, the ideal candidate will have a moderate (or better) level of computer literacy with previous experience performing forum, chat or group moderation. Previous website/forum administration experience is a big plus but not essential. We're also keen to hear from individuals who have had significant exposure to other online forum communities and their methods of operation. We will however consider all applications given that we fully appreciate and respect that this is a voluntary role. Everyone will be considered based on their individual merits. 

Moderators will join the current site staff in front-line voluntary work after a short introductory period.

Typical tasks include:
 

  • Maintaining the forums content and atmosphere
  • Engaging with and assisting members with general and moderation related enquiries
  • Responding to and completing post reports
  • Reviewing content submitted for approval 
  • Merging duplicated topics and posts
  • Moving topics and editing topic titles where appropriate
  • Promoting healthy debate, discussion & content using the "Featured topic" tool where appropriate 
  • Removing inappropriate content and exercise disciplinary action where appropriate
  • Removing spam and spam accounts
  • Escalating serious or repeat incidents to forum administrators
  • Provide input and contribute where possible towards the operation and long-term future of the forum


We recognise that we have a user-base with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in all walks of life. As such, we're also interested to hear from users who may be interested in helping out in other areas of the site. - We're always open to ideas! :)

If you are interested and are able to contribute some of your time to help maintain our site, please contact us by clicking here. Please provide a short cover note outlining your interest for the role along with any experience, knowledge or skills you can offer.

Canal World is owned and managed by DHutch. The site is operated by a Team of Volunteers who kindly provide their time to help towards maintaining the site. We are extremely grateful to those who help make Canal World what it is today for the benefit of its members and guests alike.

Thank you
 

 

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Strange that they should be inviting applications when what they could/should be doing is just contacting members directly to ask if they would like to be a moderator.

 

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1 minute ago, MJG said:

Strange that they should be inviting applications when what they could/should be doing is just contacting members directly to ask if they would like to be a moderator.

 

Sounds a very sensible suggestion to me.

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Just now, MJG said:

Strange that they should be inviting applications when what they could/should be doing is just contacting members directly to ask if they would like to be a moderator.

 

Thank you for your advice. How do you know that this is not being, or has not been, done?

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1 minute ago, Athy said:

Thank you for your advice. How do you know that this is not being, or has not been, done?

We were rather hoping you would tell us.

Phil 

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2 minutes ago, Athy said:

Thank you for your advice. How do you know that this is not being, or has not been, done?

Don't be an @rse Mike. How could I know that?

 

I think it reasonable to assume it hasn't been, given the advert.

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5 minutes ago, Athy said:

Thank you for your advice. How do you know that this is not being, or has not been, done?

If it was there would surely be no need to advertise the post.

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6 minutes ago, MJG said:

Strange that they should be inviting applications when what they could/should be doing is just contacting members directly to ask if they would like to be a moderator.

 

 

4 minutes ago, Athy said:

Thank you for your advice. How do you know that this is not being, or has not been, done?

I have just checked my messages, and there is nothing there.

 

In fairness to our moderator team, I am not moderate and I am a great believer in Groucho Marx:

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Here's to our wives and girlfriends... may they never meet!

Oh no, hang on, it was the other one I meant:

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Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to the sort of club that will have me as a member

 

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Oh no!! Please, please,  I'd be much obliged not to be coersed into becoming one.  :(

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6 minutes ago, MJG said:

Don't be an @rse Mike. How could I know that?

 

I think it reasonable to assume it hasn't been, given the advert.

So you didn't get an invite either?  Quelle surprise!

 

1 minute ago, bizzard said:

Oh no!! Please, please,  I'd be much obliged not to co-arsed into becoming one.  :(

I've just fixed that for you :D

 

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Just now, TheBiscuits said:

So you didn't get an invite either?  Quelle surprise!

 

Nope, i respect what Southern Star once said on here.

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1 minute ago, TheBiscuits said:

Please expand ...

He is a former member who I disagreed with on multiple occasions, he did once say that forum moderators should be by invite not by volunteering?

 

Clear?

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23 minutes ago, MJG said:

Strange that they should be inviting applications when what they could/should be doing is just contacting members directly to ask if they would like to be a moderator.

 

 

We are keen to hear from both existing members and/or indeed individuals with relevant experience that could benefit the site. Advertising the role seemed like a fair way to do that as it gives anyone the opportunity to put themselves forward should they wish to do so. 

 

 

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Just now, RichM said:

 

We are keen to hear from both existing members and/or indeed individuals with relevant experience that could benefit the site. Advertising the role seemed like a fair way to do that as it gives anyone the opportunity to put themselves forward should they wish to do so. 

 

 

Lol

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3 minutes ago, nicknorman said:

Well have you applied? If not I think you are just attention seeking.

*Gasp!* No!! Martyn? Shirley not!

 

Mwahahaha!

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29 minutes ago, MJG said:

He is a former member who I disagreed with on multiple occasions, he did once say that forum moderators should be by invite not by volunteering?

 

Clear?

Thanks, but I know who SS is/was.  I don't remember everything he ever posted on Canalworld, which is why I asked you to expand your post.

 

Clear?

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5 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

I applied about three years ago.

 

I'm still waiting a response...

 

 

Maybe it's like the Olympics and you peaked too soon but have to wait 4 years to be back in the running.

 

Do you often peak too soon? :giggles:

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5 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:

Maybe it's like the Olympics and you peaked too soon but have to wait 4 years to be back in the running.

 

Do you often peak too soon? :giggles:

 

All the time... but I recover quickly. 

 

How about you?

 

:giggles:

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17 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

All the time... but I recover quickly. 

 

How about you?

 

:giggles:

Sorry Mike, but I ain't 18 anymore ... haven't been for a while!

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8 hours ago, MJG said:

Don't be an @rse Mike. How could I know that?

 

I think it reasonable to assume it hasn't been, given the advert.

And don't you be gratuitously offensive, please.

Such an assumption might be reasonable but it would not be correct in this instance. It is surely fairer to invite applications from interested people rather than to have a grouse-moor election., 

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9 minutes ago, Athy said:

And don't you be offensive, please.

Such an assumption might be reasonable but it would not be correct in this instance. It is surely fairer to invite applications from interested people rather than to have a grouse-moor election., 

There is an argument that the very last people one should have as moderators are those who would apply.

 

If you want the power, you shouldn't have it!

 

Like MTB, I believe that my earlier expression of interest is somewhere in Dan's in-tray and will receive a response one day.

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