Update to Forums and Moderators

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Sky Alton
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Update to Forums and Moderators

Post by Sky Alton » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:34 pm

We’re always looking for ways to revitalise the HOL experience and make it easier and more enjoyable for you to get involved. With that in mind, the Head Office (with input from the Hs) have decided to restructure the Student Lounge area of the HOL Forum. Starting from this September, the various subforums we currently have will be consolidated into 3 main forums:

Harry Potter: For all your magical needs.
Entertainment: A place to discuss movies, TV, books, music and games
Discussions: For everything else you can possibly think of to talk about.
We’ll be introducing tags for topics (such as TV, books, Fantastic Beasts, etc) so that it’s still easy to search for the topics that appeal to your interests.

We’ll also be changing the way these forums are moderated as each of the three forums will have a team of mods, charged with keeping things active and tidy. With that in mind, we’re opening up moderation applications to the entire school. If you feel like you could bring some enthusiasm and creativity to one of the areas described above, please consider applying.

To make things fair, we’re asking everyone who moderated a forum last term (or submitted an application last time they were open) to re-apply. This is in no way a comment on your performance as a mod (though this may be taken into account during the decision making process). We just want to keep an open mind and make sure that people are where they’ll do the most good.

Even with the change in moderation style, you as an individual will still be expected to fulfil certain requirements to keep the position:
  • Post a minimum of one new topic a month
  • Add appropriate tags where needed
  • Revive old threads by replying to them where appropriate.
  • Join in on discussions started by others
  • Periodically clean the forum of old or inactive threads that you don’t think can be revived
  • Soft delete any spam or questionable content and alert a Head Student or member of the HO so they can take any action needed
Failure to meet these requirements will result in a warning and then removal if it continues.

If you think you could bring something to the HOL Forum and could keep up with the above requirements, then please consider submitting an application. All applications will be reviewed by the HS and the HO before any decisions are made.

The deadline is the 31st of August, 11.59 PM HOL-time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message.
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Re: Update to Forums and Moderators

Post by Sky Alton » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:52 am

Please remember you now have under 48 hours left to apply :)
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Re: Update to Forums and Moderators

Post by Prof. Kyrie Adderholt » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm

Congratulations to our new moderation teams:

Discussion Forum: Astor Arensin, Adaleine Shuster, and Alexander Brighton

Entertainment Forum: Vanessa Tilley and Kendra Givens

Harry Potter Forum: Iverian Gnash and Maxim Trevelyen
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