Moderator/Expert Requirements

Page 1 of 1

12 Replies - 1092 Views - Last Post: 26 June 2009 - 12:57 AM

#1 Amrykid  Icon User is offline

  • 4+1=Moo
  • member icon

Reputation: 148
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,589
  • Joined: 16-December 08

Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:38 PM

hey everyone, I just wanted to know "Is there any requirements to become a moderator or expert"? or are they picked?

This post has been edited by Amrykid: 19 May 2009 - 03:39 PM

Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: Moderator/Expert Requirements

#2 Ostralis  Icon User is offline

  • #include <greeter>
  • member icon

Reputation: 9
  • View blog
  • Posts: 559
  • Joined: 13-December 08

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:49 PM

Well, to reach the level of Moderator, you usually need to go through Expert. You'll most likely be noticed in your related field or language (probably by a Mentor or another Expert who will then tell Chris). Though, a basic requirement would be replying daily to peoples questions, that sort of thing. If promoted, you'll most likely earn the position of Expert; that path leads to Mentor, which ultimately could lead to Moderator. It really depends though, there are a variety of other things that factor in as well, I was giving you a generalization. Hope I've helped somewhat.
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#3 firebolt  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover
  • member icon

Reputation: 92
  • View blog
  • Posts: 5,561
  • Joined: 20-February 09

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:29 PM

Unless one has some unresisteing power, they would need to have been an expert then either a mentor or mod.
Basically:
An expert requires a display of expertise in a specific subject area. Members who answer questions accurately and are deemed to be experts in a particular forum will become an expert. Experts are often looked at during the Moderator nomination process.

Mentors are experts who also have moderator privledges in their forum of expertise. Mentors are recognized by the community as knowledgeable and helpful. Mentors are the first place we look for moderators.

The blue Moderator badge is given to very active members who have contributed to the community, shown a desire to help, fully understand the rules and personality of the site, and are willing to dedicate several hours a day to helping and moderating the forum they're in charge of.

Source Info: http://www.dreaminco...?p=about#badges

Hopefully that helps.
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#4 noorahmad  Icon User is offline

  • Untitled
  • member icon

Reputation: 209
  • View blog
  • Posts: 2,290
  • Joined: 12-March 09

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:43 AM

@evanidale:
hay Expert your site is under construction
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 firebolt  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover
  • member icon

Reputation: 92
  • View blog
  • Posts: 5,561
  • Joined: 20-February 09

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 01 June 2009 - 05:19 AM

View Postevanidale, on 1 Jun, 2009 - 09:36 PM, said:

Unlimited Creativity in

Software Development
Web Designing
Flash Softwares
Digital Flip Book
Digital Magazines
School Management Software
Employee Management Software
Biometric Device Softwares
Mobile Devices Software
Unix/Linux Tech Support
Search Engine Optimization
Find more.......
evani

fidapp

So what is your point? You need to be an active member of DIC and show a willingness to contribute. You need to understand the nature and rules of DIC as well as show a strong sense of communication and right impressions.

And I would say good english with acceptable grammar and sentence structure. :^:
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 red_4900  Icon User is offline

  • Code T(h)inkers
  • member icon

Reputation: 21
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,119
  • Joined: 22-February 08

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:04 AM

View Postfirebolt, on 19 May, 2009 - 09:29 PM, said:

Unless one has some unresisteing power, they would need to have been an expert then either a mentor or mod.

I remember gabe becomes a mod without becoming an expert.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#7 firebolt  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover
  • member icon

Reputation: 92
  • View blog
  • Posts: 5,561
  • Joined: 20-February 09

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 07 June 2009 - 06:58 AM

Its all up to Skyhawk and what he thinks, if they show mod abilities or not.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#8 BetaWar  Icon User is offline

  • #include "soul.h"
  • member icon

Reputation: 1138
  • View blog
  • Posts: 7,105
  • Joined: 07-September 06

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:12 PM

Quote

I remember gabe becomes a mod without becoming an expert.

As was I.

Quote

Its all up to Skyhawk and what he thinks, if they show mod abilities or not.

Not quite, he, and the rest of the staff (mods and admin) look for members who are helpful, often correct with their posts, don't spam, and are knowledgable in various areas of programming. We talk amongst eachother to decide who is correct for what position.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#9 no2pencil  Icon User is offline

  • Toubabo Koomi
  • member icon

Reputation: 5178
  • View blog
  • Posts: 26,870
  • Joined: 10-May 07

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:51 PM

I never achieved the expert badge either.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#10 macosxnerd101  Icon User is offline

  • Self-Trained Economist
  • member icon




Reputation: 10376
  • View blog
  • Posts: 38,415
  • Joined: 27-December 08

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 25 June 2009 - 01:28 PM

I understand for the expert badges and up, the decision is very subjective. However, are there requirements/prerequisites like having the expert badge, time on DIC (# posts or physical time?), # of questions answered (calculating difficulty level and # answers), etc? I'm a goal-oriented person, and I like to have quantitative units of measurement.

Edit: @NYKC: I appreciate your response; however, I meant to put expert not author. Sorry everyone.

This post has been edited by macosxnerd101: 25 June 2009 - 04:11 PM

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#11 Nykc  Icon User is offline

  • Gentleman of Leisure
  • member icon

Reputation: 725
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8,638
  • Joined: 14-September 07

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:08 PM

Yeah write a tutorial or snippet and you will get Contributor status.

Write three or more tutorials and get the Author.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#12 firebolt  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover
  • member icon

Reputation: 92
  • View blog
  • Posts: 5,561
  • Joined: 20-February 09

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:42 AM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 26 Jun, 2009 - 06:28 AM, said:

I understand for the expert badges and up, the decision is very subjective. However, are there requirements/prerequisites like having the expert badge, time on DIC (# posts or physical time?), # of questions answered (calculating difficulty level and # answers), etc? I'm a goal-oriented person, and I like to have quantitative units of measurement.

Edit: @NYKC: I appreciate your response; however, I meant to put expert not author. Sorry everyone.


Most likely. It matters on the forum and how many "useful" posts you make and how many are in the Caffeine Lounge etc. But, there is a difference between one who answers many questions and a post whore, you know.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#13 no2pencil  Icon User is offline

  • Toubabo Koomi
  • member icon

Reputation: 5178
  • View blog
  • Posts: 26,870
  • Joined: 10-May 07

Re: Moderator/Expert Requirements

Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:57 AM

Being able to help with programming answers on the forum is not at all a requirement.

Marko is a network Guru, & he was staff.

An understanding of the site rules & a shown willingness to help out , thoroughly, not just technically.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1