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1:14 AM
I think a good place to start is the people that want to run and can run announce it here so we can get an idea of how many people can run so we can work from there
 
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7:39 AM
@Ethan If the community works right, even most of the spam should be handled by the community instead of moderators. It only takes a handful of spam flags to destroy a post.
But there are plenty of sites who have problems dealing with this efficiently.
Luckily, small sites tend to have less spam anyway and the known troublemakers are relatively often caught by the automated systems from Charcoal.
Some of the most important work on a site can be done by non-moderators.
Editing, user guidance, comments, votes.
None of that requires moderator privileges.
Posting good answers to good questions.
@HenryWHHackv3.0 It is relevant and very out-of-date at the same time :-)
For example, the Code of Conduct and Moderator Agreement didn't exist yet.
8:38 AM
@Ethan don't make it automatic to become an RO once they reached that threshold. I'm an RO of SOCVR, I always selected those users for RO that were able to guide and coach people, with soft-skills to keep things going smoothly and able to act firmly when things spun out of control (and we've had our incidents). So those criteria are your base level and from there you can keep an eye out for RO candidates.
 
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10:40 AM
@rene second that! You need very, very few ROs.
10:51 AM
BTW, I am making the same offer as @Randal'Thor - 4.5 years of experience, four diamonds, especially on smaller sites with slim user bases. Feel free to ask me anything about being a moderator.
 
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12:11 PM
Thanks @rene and @Mast for the tips! I am a member of charcoal and I have seen spam not getting enough flags until a user brings it back into the attention.

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