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Title: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Mizuki on 2015 Nov 13, 05:49:37
Attention to all aspiring future-corgi's! Do you enjoy learning? Do you enjoy working with others? Do you like goofing off and watching anime? Then I have a special message just for you!

Our very own Perry-sensei (http://forum.legendsofequestria.com/index.php?action=profile;area=summary;u=36) is currently looking for new "students" to enroll into his prestigious corgi-classroom. We at Moderation Academy take pride in cultivating a multi-talented learning environment so that we may enrich the lives of our students; and one day you too may become a lean, (but not mean!) troll-slaying machine!

(In short: The mod team is hiring, and we would love it if you joined us!)

Please take a moment to fill out your application form down below:

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Forum Name:

Age:

Experience:

Why would you make a good moderator?:

Anything else you would like us to know?:

Before you fill out the above form, please keep in mind that the following items are mandatory requirements for anyone looking to be a member of the moderation team (I mean- a student at Moderation Academy!):

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1. Must be of the age of 18 at time of application.

2. Must be a member of the forum community and be in good standings in the community. (This means no warning or any of infractions against the rules.)

3. Must not be the leader of a guild or herd.

4. Must have previous citable moderation experience.

5. Must have good availability.

6. Must be able to work alone or on a team.

7. Must be able to work under high stress environments.

8. Must be able to conform to moderation standards and follow the rules of the team, forum, and community.

9. Must be ready and willing to work.

10. Must have Skype, and a way to talk via voice chat.

Be sure to post your application in this thread, and this thread only! Submitting your form to a moderator, or posting it in some other random part of the forums will not increase your chances of being accepted. (If anything, it would be seen as a lack of reading comprehension or ability to follow directions)

This thread will stay open for about three weeks (or whenever Perry-sensei feels that the positions have been filled) so be sure to post your applications here before it closes.

Good luck my pega-corgi-corns!
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(http://i.imgur.com/eObu1kZ.png)
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: AnthroYuu on 2015 Nov 13, 13:46:29
Forum Name: AnthroYuu

Age: 19

Experience: Numerous forums, MineCraft servers, and about a year's worth of time as an LoE mod.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I don't have that burden with me that I had before.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I feel more willing than before, as I feel much more capable to do the job now.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: SimK64 on 2015 Nov 13, 16:16:12
Forum Name: SimK64

Age: 22

Experience: A year or two in moderating a Minecraft server (Canterlot Arcade when it was still up). Volunteered at BABSCon 2015 as part of the Video Game Arcade area (Button's Arcade).

Why would you make a good moderator?: I keep watch of things, especially at times most people aren't online. I lurk around and go invisible whenever anyone is acting suspicious. I have taken some course of action on my own, but I almost always make reports to fellow mods/admins/colleagues before making a final call.

Anything else you would like us to know?: Hmm...
I was able to find a temporary fix for one of the open server events (only to be overshadowed by a newer version moments later).
I'm not sure where I'll be within a year or two from now, but I'll be sure to stop by periodically if I get a busy schedule. Otherwise, I'll be online often.
As for the BABSCon 2015 volunteering, I basically had to keep an eye on the equipment and to tend to all visitors' carry-ons not from the staff, so nothing from the room gets stolen. Thankfully, nothing was reported missing from what I am aware. Oh, and seeing the Legends of Equestria section of the gaming was really neat. Not only was I able to attend the panel, but I was able to meet with a few of the representatives that were present for the game. I asked a few questions, got some answers. Overall, a great experience (not to mention running the game in 60 frames per second!!). Seeing LoE was the highlight of my first BABSCon experience.

EDIT: Added an extra line to "Experience" and added a few lines to "Anything else you would like us to know?".
I got too excited the first time typing up this application and missed a few details. Also, I would like to mention my personal meeting with a few of the LoE staff.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Particlemane on 2015 Nov 13, 22:36:03
Does being a teacher count as "citable moderation experience?" Not that it really matters, as I think that being a teacher disqualifies me from "Must have good availability."
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Mizuki on 2015 Nov 13, 22:47:34
Does being a teacher count as "citable moderation experience?" Not that it really matters, as I think that being a teacher disqualifies me from "Must have good availability."

Well, when we say moderation experience, we mostly mean stuff like being familiar with mod commands, or how to carry out mod actions on a forum. There's more to it than that (like being able to make sound decisions while also following orders) but if someone already has this kind of experience under their belt, then it makes things a little easier for us. (less time towards training a noobie and more time spent doing mod things)

Then again navigating the in's and out's of the forum doesn't take that much time to learn, and if you're a teacher you're probably more than capable of doing it *-* But availability could be a problem as well...

I say throw your hat into the ring and see what happens! If it's something you really really wanna do :)
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Particlemane on 2015 Nov 14, 15:10:08
Well, I do want to help any way that I can, so... okay.

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Forum Name: Particlemane

Age: Yes (Sorry, I'm a little sensitive about that. I am 18+, with quiet a lot after the "+")

Experience: Outside of real-world moderation, not much.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I want to help. I evaluate all sides of an argument before making my decision, and I typically do it with a calm head.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I am a quick learner, and I pick up on concepts quickly. As long as someone is willing to teach me, or point me in the direction where I can find instructions, I generally catch on pretty quickly. That fall in all categories, too, if anyone is willing to coach me in other fields like, say, Unity programming, ect. The downside of it is: I don't really have any appreciable skills otherwise. Except storytelling.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Cander on 2015 Nov 15, 04:54:12
Forum Name: Cander

Age: 38

Experience: I have been doing moderator stuff on forums off and on since I was 21. I am currently a Twitch Moderator for Anarkos and HydroBigBang.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I try to be fair to all people. I will give warnings before dropping a ban hammer. I have a good sense of humor and don't take anything personally.

Anything else you would like us to know?: Been in to MLP:FiM for about 5 months now and found that I really like the show. I have also applied to be a concept artist with you guys.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Gypsy on 2015 Nov 15, 05:34:55
Forum Name: Gypsy

Age: 15.

Experience: Worked on Impressive World, Impressive Title, and once made my own server/game, Ran as an admin in five other games for two years. I have little sister who has taught me to be a texture artist, and who also been a global moderator on several other games with me, and we both have taught one another.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I have a lot of experience and I am able to work under pressure. I am very mature for my age and i've been on LoE for quite sometime, and would love to help it further in the future. I have also worked in a group and solo before, I have a very high patience level as I have to deal with problems of my own daily and I am able to handle them very well in my and others opinions, my swearing level is always at a very low minimum and I would never be harsh or fatal towards another player or staff. But I will take action where it is needed! I take great pride and joy in helping others and making sure everyone is safe, as I know the pain and the loss of being a bit stuck or needing help.  ^-^ I enjoy to socialise with other staff and members, and I can sort out a lot of problems or arguments with others.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I do have a life, this means collage and homework. But I do have lots of time on the weekends and I have friday off or whenever I get home, however Mondays I am at collage almost all day. This dose not affect my stress level! My skype is: gypsyplays and I am able to call whenever i'm online, I understand all the rules and read them often, and i'm sure I have no warnings or problems with any of the staff here, (that i'm aware of.) Thank you. <3

-EDIT I understand that I must be 18+, however I would still love to give this a try. (Forgive me I forgot to add this.)
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: O. Vannen on 2015 Nov 15, 12:06:39
Is previous citable moderation experience an absolute? Unfortunately, the closest I've come to "moderating" is watching chat on OSWs (yes, I realize modding is more than just watching chat and being a guide). Regardless, if possible, I'd love to be a part of something like this.
Many thanks
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: lightspeed_flash on 2015 Nov 16, 02:10:53
/人◕‿‿◕人\ Contract!

Forum Name: lightspeed_flash

Age: 25

Experience: None really unless anyone wants to count baby sitting and being a teachers aid for 2 years, but I am more than willing to learn anything I need to.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I believe in the rules and do my best to stand by them. I am also a great listener and can follow directions given to me

Anything else you would like us to know?: Yes I do have a Skype if I need to tell you what it is I will pm it or edit the post accordingly. I am free most of the day and am willing to work alone or in a group if need be and I am usually pretty chill in most situations oh and last but certainly not least if I am online I am more than willing and able to work for/with who or what ever is asked of me. Well there you go I hope I have some kind of consideration.
 Thank You.

Edits- Capitalization errors.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: PrincessButton on 2015 Nov 16, 12:33:24
Is previous citable moderation experience an absolute? Unfortunately, the closest I've come to "moderating" is watching chat on OSWs (yes, I realize modding is more than just watching chat and being a guide). Regardless, if possible, I'd love to be a part of something like this.
Many thanks

If you do not have citable moderation experience, it is not an automatic no, if that is what you're asking. But you'll have to make the rest of your application extra impressive to make up for lack of experience. :)
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: O. Vannen on 2015 Nov 18, 01:01:02
Then I'll throw my hat into the ring!

Forum name: O. Vannen

Age: 20

Experience: . . .

Why would you make a good moderator?: While I have really no experience as a moderator, I have spent my entire life working alone and with people in various environments, ranging from volunteer work, to multiple leadership positions in the BSA, to a number of musical ensembles through high school and college, with the intent to lead one of my own in the future. I take well to new actions and am able to turn around and help someone else for the most part. I'm a thinker before acting; I take in as much information as possible as an unbiased observer before performing an action, unless time dictates I move NOW. I will consult a fellow mod or two or report higher should a situation grow too large or out-of-the-norm. After-action reports will be submitted. I have an incredible amount of patience. So, if a player/forum user turns on me, because [reasons], I won't let them get under my skin. I try not to beat around the bush and should a fellow mod or two agree, then I will ban/kick the player/forum user, but if I don’t have to, I won’t. If I can set them straight and send them on their way, they can still play.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I aim to please, I will follow your rules to the letter (I wouldn't have it any other way) and I intend to enforce said rules with a firm, but gentle (digital) hand. As a possible future moderator, I intend to help make Legends of Equestria a safe environment and help maintain it as a positive face of the MLP fandom. While, yes, I am a Music Education major, I intend to dedicate as much time as is necessary and then some to being a moderator. Possible future fellow mods can still contact me even while I’m offline, should they need another opinion. If I can, I’m quick to offer some help (like guide somepony out of the Evershade) and am happy to do so. In all honesty, I really look forward to the eventual release of this project and even if I can’t help make it into a reality, I would like to make it a place where friends can come hang out and play the game undeterred. I’d love the experience as a moderator as I believe it may benefit me outside of the game itself. While I may be a bit (or really) quirky at times, I tend to stay focused on the task at hand, but in the end I’m all for making sure there’s fun to be had.

Plus, I get a lantern.  *squee*
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Invultrois on 2015 Nov 19, 07:05:26

Forum Name : Invultrois

Age : 19

Experience : Moderated in a gaming forum for a couple of years (had my share of dealing with bad rotten apples), almost 2 years of experience with SMF forums and i have a strong standing knowledge of managing posts and moderating tools on this forum.

Why would you make a good moderator? : A lot of experience dealing with different kind of people, at work and online. Also i have much less burden with time and would be able to moderate the chat and forums during quiet hours.

Anything else you would like us to know? : I don't think there's anything much to tell or to show off. So i'll leave a cookie here. c:
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: SimK64 on 2015 Nov 20, 13:30:09
I want to ask something regarding this application:

Are edits allowed once an application is posted?
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Mizuki on 2015 Nov 21, 00:31:36
I want to ask something regarding this application:

Are edits allowed once an application is posted?

This might just be my opinion: But yes! So long as the thread is still open, I think it's okay to make edits to your post. I usually go back and re-read applications every so often just in case somebody left out important info initially and then went back and added to it
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Bakasan94 on 2015 Nov 24, 16:54:46
Forum Name:
Bakasan94

Age:
21

Experience:
I was a moderator on a small IRC channel. No forum moderating experience.

Why would you make a good moderator?:
I work a lot on my computer, and I like to have the chat and the forums open so I'd have quite a good availability.
I try to be as helpful as I can.
I am quite patient.


Anything else you would like us to know?:
I am more than willing to learn new things.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Ryo_D_Disk on 2015 Nov 25, 08:18:19
I want to ask something regarding this application:

Are edits allowed once an application is posted?

as long as any edits are mentioned along with a reason as to why, we do not wish to be reading a application sevral times only to find information has been changed last second that might affect our decision. if you wish to ajust gramatical or spelling errors that is fine. Just inform us in your edited post if you add substancial changes such as an extra line of text 



In addition please note the moderation team does take the applications seriously and we do often look for detail, it is much harder to judge your character from one or two short lines, we are not asking for essays but please do take applications seriously and take your time when giving information.

Ryo D Disk
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: HerpyDooves on 2015 Nov 29, 22:34:37
Forum Name: HerpyDooves

Age: 18

Experience: Not much, but I am a 2-year member of a clan on Clash of Clans, and regularly take care of situations that get out of hand.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I believe I'm mature enough for the job, and that I'm aware of what is right and wrong.

Anything else you would like us to know?: Not much else, but as you can see in my signature, I am a leader of herd, but I can reassure that I would not allow my leadership to conflict with my duty as a moderator.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Perry The Pony on 2015 Nov 30, 05:42:44
Good Day,

When applying to become a member of this class of new mods please remember a few things:

1. All requirements are strict and will not be bent.

2. All applications are gone over by myself and the rest of the moderation team.

3. Failure to comply with any requirements will result in an automatic rejection.

4. You will be notified via PM if your application is accepted.

5. Violation of any forum, game, or community rule during the application process will in an automatic rejection.

6. Sending PM's to current or former moderation team members will reflect poorly on your application.

7. Edits are allowed, but we do track edits and this will also reflect upon your application.

8. All decisions on who is accepted are mine.

9. If you do not get a PM then you did not get accepted.

10. Your behavior on ALL of your accounts is monitored and recorded during the application process.

With this in mind good luck to all possible students accepted into this class.

Warm Regards,
~Perry-sensai
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: HerpyDooves on 2015 Nov 30, 15:08:16
1. All requirements are strict and will not be bent.

(http://i.imgur.com/fU3jBg5.png)

All well, can't say I didn't try. But do know that I'll always be here in case help is required.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Particlemane on 2015 Nov 30, 20:51:17
When should we expect to know by?
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Mizuki on 2015 Dec 01, 02:40:10
Either me or one of the other mods will close this thread whenever instructed to by Perry. So whenever the thread is closed, you should be hearing from us :O (most likely Perry since it's ultimately his call)

Since the thread is still open though, it means we're still accepting applications :)
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Hemokal on 2015 Dec 01, 03:22:41
Forum Name: Hemokal

Age: 20

Experience: Game Master (Unpaid Moderation Staff or something, forget what they called it exactly) for Shin Megami Tensei Imagine Online (North America) for a year before the buyout

Why would you make a good moderator?: Experience as a GM on a major MMO, previous work in customer service and management for a total of 4 years IRL now.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I am free every day thanks to my new stay-at-home job, with a good deal of time to spend online. Have extensive experience working with teams of all sizes, and I love to help people. Attended a military school, from a military family, etc.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Zaugr on 2015 Dec 02, 10:51:08
Forum Name: Zaugr. (Used to be "StealthBrony").

Age: 18.

Experience: I am currently a moderator for a community with over 500 thousand members on Google+, and have previously been a moderator for a few small gaming and music forums.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I'm patient, great under stress, and I enjoy interacting with people. I have never had a problem with sticking by rules, and as a moderator I put a lot of importance on justice and fairness. I also enjoy using this forum a great deal, so that always helps. :)

Anything else you would like us to know?: I meet all the requirements! (And I'm British, so naturally, and obviously, I like Corgis!)
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Perry The Pony on 2015 Dec 22, 04:46:34
Good Evening,

I have begun sending out the acceptance letters.  I will keep the thread open as long as I see fit.

Kind Regards,
~Perry
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: BronyOfCanada on 2016 Jan 11, 20:48:08
Forum Name: BronyOfCanada

Age: 22

Experience: I Was a forum moderator for ETS2MP Euro truck simulator 2 MP with over 750,000 registered members to date. I have since left that team for work based priorities. I have been a mod of a few Minecraft servers and gmod servers. I mod a few live streams and web sites currently. If you want to know more feel free to ask me.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I have a large knowledge of right and wrong. Most being from common sense. I am not afraid to stand up for the rules when they need to be enforced. If ponies need help. I'm here to assist and be helpful. Anything you throw at me. I'll get it done.

Anything else you would like us to know?: Not really. I'm just a heavy guy with an amazing attitude. Want to talk to me more. Add me on steam as {redacted} or on skype as {redacted}. Cheers and have a lovely day!

Names redacted under rule 12b.

Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: PoetryInMotion on 2016 Apr 02, 19:37:36
Forum Name: PoetryinMotion

Age: 60

Experience: Worked as an Administrator/moderator for 2 years in a sim called Avilion in Second life, Plus I run my own mail list for Police Scanner Radios and Ham Enthusiasts which is almost 2000 members strong and I have 5 moderators under me.
Plus I also Moderate several groups on FiM:Fiction

Why would you make a good moderator?: I am patient and work to learn both sides of a story before jumping to a conclusion, I am good at following rules of moderation and am always eager to learn.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I am also a helper and an advisor and am very good at working with others.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Rasy on 2016 Apr 11, 17:32:33
If this thread is open, I guess they are still accepting applications so I'll post mine here.

Forum Name: cshadd

Age: 18

Experience: Currently an administrator for a group on ROBLOX called The Pony Project which contains separate mods. These mods all conform to an adopted Constitution of moderation which I made myself that outlines each moderator's duties and powers. This project has been active since 2013. Finally, this project has its own Forum which I am also in charge of.

Another experience is serving on my school's Student Councils and enforcing each policy inline with resolutions.

Why would you make a good moderator?: I am very patient and very understanding to people who are new to things. I am able to enforce the rules and keep myself inline. My availability is very flexible and I can always spend time to help the moderation team.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I prefer working in a team because a team of moderators in my opinion is better than a single moderator. This is due to the fact that a team of moderators will also make sure other moderators are kept in line. I have learned from experience that it helps when putting two or more mods to patrol a server usually helps both of them set high standards for each other. That when one mod does not conform, the other mod has the ability to correct the mistakes.

On the side note, I have a cheerful personality.

Hope I can help you guys.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: FeverishPegasus on 2016 Jun 25, 02:21:21
I-I guess I'm still allowed to post here?

Forum Name: FeverishPegasus

Age: 20

Experience: I've held two retail jobs, and am currently working one right now, although I don't have any forum moderation experience.

Why would you make a good moderator?: While working retail, I've learned how to deal with different kinds of customers, including the moody ones. In-between work/school, I would be more than willing to devote the remaining time to moderation, and no matter how scary/intimidating a task is, I would try my best to complete it.

Anything else you would like us to know?: If you talk to me, chances are we're going to talk about science fiction at some point.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Princess Darcy on 2016 Jul 15, 15:55:18
Colourful bump of this thread, as we are hiring for this position as long as this topic is still open.  See the 1st post for details on filling out the application and keep in mind the restrictions, such as the age limit!

Also keep in mind as per the rules, do NOT post skype/discord contact information in the thread.  In the case we need to contact you, we will contact you over the forums.  Thanks!
~Darcy
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: NotoriousSMALL on 2016 Jul 24, 19:44:31
Forum Name: NotoriousSMALL

Age: 18

Experience: I have been a moderator on a forum for the past two years and helped tuned it from a chaotic mess to a relaxed, close-knit community. I have also been admin on a minecraft server.

Why would you make a good moderator?: With the OSW coming up, there will likely be a need for experienced moderators to keep everything under control. I am disciplined, fair, and a team player. I enjoy helping those in need and setting things straight. I work efficiently, and I have a very flexible schedule. I want to help this game succeed and make sure everyone has as much fun as I do.

Anything else you would like us to know?: I'm open minded and laid back.
Title: Re: The Moderation Team wants YOU!
Post by: Fyremedi on 2016 Jul 31, 12:46:56
Forum Name: Fyremedi

Age: 44

Experience: I would be a noobie.

Why would you make a good moderator?: Father of three daughters ages 13-16.  Hence I have a sense of patience, fairness, and acceptability (good morale judgement).   0:)

Anything else you would like us to know?:  Firefighter Paramedic and college Professor.  I am also an avid gamer that has now expanded my rig to have two monitors up and running at the same time (game and chat/forums/whatever).  I am a fast leaner and independent learner if given access to a text or manual.  Fluttershy is best pony!   >:O