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We'll be looking for house prefects next year on our HarryPotter Community Fan Forum to help in the daily running. We hope to build up our fan base and make it the place to be for making friends and sharing our love of the HarryPotterSeries.

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Applications to start in 2019. Date TBC.

 

House Prefect - Forum Moderator

Well, here is a small guide to help some of you who are not familiar with the role. Remember you are the back bone of the forums and help keep things running smoothly.

 

What is a forum moderator?

A forum moderator oversees the communication activity of an Internet forum. He/She monitors the contributors (members) and makes decisions regarding content and the direction of threads. Moving discussions from one section to another to keep topics organized is also a common job for a forum moderator. If the forum becomes hostile or starts to move in the direction of personal attacks, the forum moderator usually has the discretion to lock the discussion to prevent heated, interchanges. He may also be able to hide discussions he deems unworthy of further discussion.

Duties of a forum moderator may include moving discussions (threads/posts) to more appropriate sections, closing or locking threads based on dwindling interest or lack of recent activity of merely going off-topic, editing posts for clarity or content, and deleting threads. Thread deletion can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the wishes of the forum moderator, although you'll also have the power to hide posts/threads. If an abusive contributor refuses to cease unacceptable behavior, the forum moderator will the discretion to ban the user, but this is used as a last resort.

 

 

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