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What is the criteria for picking moderators?

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Jun 26, 2022
When it comes to picking moderators for a message forum, what do you consider?

To me, I will say past experience is very important no matter how long the person has been on the forum. If they have not handled the role before, they may have a difficult time adjusting to the role.
I usually stay away from the ones who beg to be staff. Those are usually red flags people.

I choose the mods. I don't try to announce openings. I just choose the most active and helpful person.