Curious to know what moderators do? How to become one? What to do when another member isn't cooperating? Find out below!
What do moderators do?
---> They handle user issues, check art credits, enforce rules, etc. We're not here to get on your case, contrary to popular belief. We dislike confrontation and don't actually like to ban people. Remember: continual rule breaking = banned.
What can moderators do?
---> They can: delete posts and ban users from the chat, forums, and RP Scenes; reset and approve avatars and banners; review previous chat posts; review wolf sales between users; and suspend trolls/troublemakers. They are also willing to answer any (if not all) questions about the game, discuss avatar issues, and take reports of any members. Keep in mind lying to a mod will not work as we do coordinate with each other.
How do you become a mod?
---> By not asking, generally. If you have to ask, you're probably not ready to be one. You must be able to perform individual work and perform research . Get to know the site, understand its mechanics, be nice, friendly, don't have a track record... Understand how image copyright and stock images work and how to handle aggressive users. Learn how to perform individual research. Do not ask Eve or other mods to make you one. If no positions are open, then no positions are open.
How do you know when mod applications open?
---> Check the news page (Gathering > News). The applications will often be posted in the Announcements board in the Forums.
What can I PM a mod about?
---> Avatar questions, rule clarifications, member issues, and anything site-related.
Why did I get a timeout/ban?
---> You broke the rules...?
Well then, the rules are stupid.
---> We mods did not make the rules. Our job is only to enforce them.
Has my avatar been approved?
---> If you haven't received a message after a week or two of uploading an avatar, it should be accepted. Sometimes we get backed up so it takes a while for us to get to it. There are exceptions, like when we find faults in artist credit. When that happens, your avatar that worked previously may no longer be accepted.
Why did my avatar get reset?
---> Please provide us with a link to the avatar when asking for clarification. We go through 20~50 avatars a week (sometimes over 100 when all the mods have life issues). We won't remember what your avatar looked like. Other than that, it may be from one of the following issues: crediting, stock use, art theft.
But (name) made my avatar.
---> Ask them to fix it, or find another one.
Someone took a wolf that was reserved for me / I boarded a wolf and can't get it back. Can you get my wolf back?
---> We cannot control what happens to a wolf on public sale. You take the risk. Premium accounts feature a Private Sale/Breeding feature to prevent someone else from taking your wolf. You can message the user once about taking the wolf, but do not harass them. Players can do what they like with wolves they've bought.
Reporting a problematic member?
---> PM a mod in full detail. Preferably, provide as many screenshots as possible.
If you have any other questions to ask of us, you may post them below, or send one of us them in a pm. Edited at July 25, 2019 04:29 PM by Cún.