A Moderator, or Mod, is a member chosen by the Super Moderators to take care of a specific forum. These members are in charge of keeping the forum clear of spam and also trying to promote responsible discussion. They can be identified by the maroon moderator tag beneath their user name, and the link(s) to the forum(s) that they moderate underneath that tag.

They use a red icon.

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They have inherent powers to do their job effectively. Some of these powers include deleting and editing threads and posts, floating/unfloating threads, closing/opening threads, merging posts to reduce double posting, and banning members from posting in said forum. Posts are also able to be reported or flagged for a moderators attention, and it is their responsibility to deal with these reported posts.


[edit] Editing and Deleting Posts

Moderators tend to edit posts that are generally good or contain a certain part with quality, but contain material that is against the rules. The editing feature is also handy for editing the Thread Indexes or the Forum Rules thread as necessary. This gives each moderator the freedom to implement their "doctrines" in their forum, as opposed to what a previous moderator might have implemented. Moderators are also authorized to delete any post that they deem unnecessary to the discussion for being offensive or irrelevant. When posts are deleted, a member will often receive a PM notifying the occurrence, and the moderators may give an explanation as to why they deleted the post, remind them of the rules, and warn them not to break the rules again at the risk of a ban.

[edit] Managing Threads

Moderators are allowed to close any thread that they determine to be unfit for the forum. Thread closure means that the thread may not have anymore posts added to it by a member. The posts in it may not be edited either. Threads that are lightly inappropriate are typically closed and not deleted, or they are moved to another forum that better suits their topic. The greatly inappropriate threads are deleted. They may be first closed with a deletion date set so that members have a chance to read and see why the thread was closed. Threads that contain the highest offenses are often deleted immediately. Threads may be reopened after being closed, if the moderator is ensured that the thread will receive no more abuse. Some threads hold special information about the forum and are floated. This means that they will remain with all other floated threads at the top of the forum and will not sink below other threads. Some floated threads may be unfloated once they become irrelevant. This usually happens when a change in the forum occurs.

[edit] Merging Posts

Sometimes, members make two posts in a row without realizing it. Double posts look sloppy in a thread, so moderators may correct this by merging the two posts into one post. This only happens when the double posts are not exact copies that result from a computer lag with the user; they have to be unique messages.

[edit] Reporting Posts and Bans

All moderators strongly encourage members to report posts that violate the rules as quickly and rationally as possible. This allows moderators to find out and react quickly to the offense and deal with the member. Posts may be reported by clicking the grey button in the bottom-right corner of every post. These reported posts are listed in the Moderation Queue. Depending on the offense and the consistency of offenses, a moderator may ban a member. Bans prevent the account from being used to post in a defined forum. The length and harshness of the ban will depend on the extent and amount of offenses. Repeated or extremely vulgar offenders may face a permanent ban from all forums on the site.

[edit] Becoming a Moderator

In order to become a moderator, a member must be found suitable, by displaying the following traits:

  • Must be active in the particular forum and must understand the topic and purpose of the forum well.
  • Must know and understand the sitewide rules, and abide by them.
  • Must also show skill in the use of mark-up and general language skills (txt talk is discouraged on Neoseeker, and poor communication would be a problem for a moderator).

Finally, the forum itself must also contain a certain amount of activity. If a member displays the necessary qualities and the forum needs a moderator, a Super Moderator might send an offer for a promotion to moderate that forum. Please note that even if all requirements are met, that is not a guarantee of promotion. Another member may be more qualified or a Section Moderator may be able to take care of the forum.

[edit] Current Moderator Listing

The following is a list of all current moderators on the site in alphabetical order as well as the forum(s) they moderate.

Name Forum
Amano Murokumo Role Playing
Amy Anime
Artificer NAMFox for Moderators
Neoseeker Automated Markup
Aurora Neoseeker Beta Forum
bbb7002004 Action (Wii U)
General Nintendo 3DS
benji1122 Action & Arcade (XBOXONE)
Football Manager 2015
Sports (XBOXONE)
Ciel Phantomhive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Chelskiman Loungin'
Chiggins NAMFox for Moderators
chocolate110 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Clief Dragonball
Couttsy Action (3DS)
Monster Hunter 4 / MH4 Ultimate
Chrono Movies/Film
Dark Arcanine General Wii U
DedValve Horror
Dragoon Doctor Who
PS4 Games
Dreadlock Holiday Destiny
Dynamite ReQuests, Feedback and Suggestions
Eiche Nintendo Wii U Games
Enth Pokémon Trading
Fawful PokéLounge
FM08CHAMP Football Manager 2015
Fyrestorm Neo Emcee's Open Mic
Neo-Duelist League
The Arena
The Graveyard
The Legacy
Gotenks GameGrep Forums
Heibai Pokémon X&Y
Hell Fire Oceania
IamthebestNever Pokémon Shopping District
IcarusAbides Football (Soccer)
PC Games
Intoxication Neoseeker Beta Forum
Site Contributor's Forum
Iscariot Graphics & Animation
Jeevs Pokémon Battles
jomoh71 Dark Souls
Justin TV Shows
Justplayingitcool Dragon Age:Inquisition
Kaharius Football Manager 2015
KFC_Or_Bust Motor Vehicles
LanDi Sama Art Central
LegendOfNufc FIFA15
Lesley Pro_04 NeoWiki Central
Lovedove Final Fantasy IX (PSX)
MagnetBoy Pokémon Strategy
Mastix Anime
MegaBassMan Pokémon Clans
Strategy (PC)
Midnight General Pokémon
MidnightXS Pokémon Clans
Mikau Kahn Dark Souls II
Mister MacPhisto Comics
Mouldy Cheese Loungin'
Pokémon X & Y
Nix Pokémon Shopping District
Pokémon Trading
RPG/Adventure (3DS)
Oggity_Boogity_Boo Interactive Role-Playing
Praetorian_Lord Football (Soccer)
The Lobby
Thinker’s Lounge
RandomHeroJr Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U
Smash Bros. Crews
Rayce Xbox One Games
Remedy Digital Portfolios
Graphics and Animation
Ren of Heavens Windows OS and Software
Roxas PokéLounge
Saeglopur Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
Shiny PokéFiction
ShinyMilotic Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Solodolo Dragonball
Stewie Wrestling Lounge
Stitch Action (PS3)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Swampert X Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading
The Slayer Computer Hardware & Overclocking
Thrawn Action (3DS)
Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U
Tommy Vercetti Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
TripleDX Dreams
Paranormal Forum
VarietyBlack General Pokémon
Whistling Wolf Art Central
Yakkov Pokémon Shopping District
Zero Melfice League of Legends

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