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, however, may be edited. 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
Alkor White Knight Chronicles II
Agent Mo Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Resident Evil 6
AliB110 FIFA Soccer 2013
Sports & Racing XBOX360
Aurigae PokéLounge
Pokémon Trading
Pokémon Shopping District
Amy Anime
Artificer NAMFox for Moderators
Neoseeker Automated Markup
Asyilem Art Central
Aura Dark Souls
Action & Arcade (XBOX360)
Aurora Neoseeker Beta Forum
Axe General PlayStation Vita
bbb7002004 General 3DS
Big A2 General 3DS
blackomega34 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Blue Moon Sports Betting
BluePhoenix The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
RPG/Adventure (XBOX360)
Cheeseman Minecraft (PC)
Minecraft Servers
Chelskiman PS3 Games
General Metal Gear Solid
Chiggins HTML/CSS & NeoHome Help
NAMFox for Moderators
coconut16 Pokémon Trading
constantplanck Football Lounge
Crowy Football Manager 2013
FM2013 Downloads
FM2013 Player List
FM2013 Story/Competition
Crusad3r Maplestory (PC)
ctrl Clothes and Fashion
Photography Portfolio
D I O S Football (Soccer)
Dark Arcanine Action (Wii)
GameGrep Announcements and Changes
GameGrep Approvers
GameGrep Bugs
GameGrep Feedback & Suggestions
GameGrep Help and Best Practices

General Wii U

DedValve Survival Horror Social
Divinorse Dreams
Paranormal Forum
Dizzywallin Far Cry 3
DragoniteBallZ Halo Social
Dragoon Assassin's Creed III
Action (Wii-U)
Dynamite ReQuests, Feedback and Suggestions
FluffySk1lls Pokémon Battles
Fluidity Animal Crossing : New Leaf
Fyrestorm Neo Emcee's Open Mic
Neo-Duelist League
The Arena
The Graveyard
The Legacy
G_O_G_E_T_A Dragonball
Gamesta100 General Playstation 3
Golden Miru Warrior TV Shows
Gotenks General Mario Brothers
Nintendo 3DS Games
Hell Fire Oceania
High Road Sports (PS3)
PES 2013
Hmszelda Luigi’s Mansion : Dark Moon
IcarusAbides Football Manager 2013
FM2013 Downloads
FM2013 Player List
FM2013 Story/Competition
Football Lounge
Sports/Simulation (PC)
Insanity Prevails NEOCRS Staff
Site/Forums Help and QA
Intoxication Neoseeker Beta Forum
Site Contributor's Forum
JesseTheKing Pokémon Clans
Jeevs Pokémon Battles
Pokémon Battle Torunaments
KFC_Or_Bust Motor Vehicles
Kubrick PokéLounge
Pokémon X & Y
Lavitz Movies/Film
General XBOX 360
lazio Football (Soccer)
Lesley Pro_04 NeoWiki Requests and Planning Forum
NeoWiki Discussion, Suggestions and Feedback
NeoWiki Community and Strategy
NeoWiki Best Practices and Help
LloydToS Guild Wars 2
LOD-squa XBOX360 Games
Lovedove Final Fantasy IX (PSX)
MagnetBoy Pokémon Strategy
Master Grand Theft Auto V
Mastix Anime
Metallica Wrestling
RolePlay/Interactive Forum
MLongfellowDeeds Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 Trading
Midnight Animal Crossing : New Leaf
Mister MacPhisto Comics
Misty Thinker’s Lounge
mnolan Football (Soccer)
Modiga Football Manager 2013
FM2013 Downloads
FM2013 Player List
FM2013 Story/Competition
Mouldy Cheese Pokémon X & Y
Mr Matthews Sports
Phi General Pokémon
Pokémon Black and White 2
RPG/Adventure (DS)
Quierta Community Events
Rayce Pokémon Shopping District
Ren of Heavens Windows OS and Software
Saeglopur PES 2013
ShadowCrystallux League of Legends
Tactics & Strategy
Shadow of Death PC Games
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Shadow of Truth Creative Writing
Shiny PokéFiction
Sigma Action (3DS)
Sonic Flash Wii U Games
squiggle bath Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity
Stitch Action (PS3)
Sublimetool General XBOX 360
Swampert X Yu-Gi-Oh!
Taker4ever Wrestling
RolePlay/Interactive Forum
Tay Rex The Sims 3
Strategy/Simulation (PS3)
Team Hydro Aura Pokémon Clans
Kid Icarus:Uprising (3DS)
The Slayer Computer Hardware & Overclocking
Audiophiles, Audiolovers, Audio Junkies
Motherboards & CPUs
Video Cards & Monitors
Thrawn Fire Emblem:Awakening (3DS)
Trafalgar Steam
TripleDX Dreams
Paranormal Forum
TurMoiL911 Action (PS3)
Unseen Steal RuneScape (PC)
Virtue RPG/Adventure (3DS)
w111j PokéFiction
wildfire Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Wilhelm Ryan Music
Zeta Digital Portfolios
Graphics Requests
Graphics and Animation
Tips and Tutorials
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