We get a lot of questions on how to become a volunteer Moderator, and we’d like to clear it up for those of you who are interested in the role! There’s a lot of excitement in the air for Dawn of War III, and we will be growing our moderation team to keep up with all of the hype!
If you are interested in applying, begin by filling out this application form. Relic community staff will look through these applications and pick candidates based on their responses. Your post history, along with any reports that you have received, will be considered. Once candidates have been vetted, their names will be presented to the current moderation team for a final round of approval.
If you have made it this far, you will be contacted via private message with an invitation to join the team!
Due to the amount of applications we receive, we are unable to reach out if you are not selected. With that in mind, we’ve created some guidelines to help you out if you are planning to reapply!
How do I increase my chances?
While we can’t go into complete detail on everything we look for, embodying the following qualities are essential for getting chosen as a candidate.
Qualities we look for
Long-time community member: You’ve been around for long enough to have a lengthy post history!
Active: You do not have extensive periods of inactivity in your login/post history. You are an active poster of relevant content.
Positive: Whether you’re helping users with problems or participating in a speculation thread, your enthusiasm is a positive influence on the community! You participate in substantive discussion and continually encourage other users to do the same.
Helpful: You help direct users to the correct category, Staff post, website, or other helpful resources whenever you can. You have a genuine desire to help users solve their issues, and that comes through in your posts.
Neutral: You do not respond to negative comments with personal attacks or a dismissive tone of voice, and instead seek to help users in a constructive fashion. You can identify and remove personal bias from your posts.
No infractions: You have not received any warnings or infractions. Successfully appealed warnings will not count against you.
If you accept the invitation, you will become a Probationary Moderator for a period of 3 months. While a Probationary Moderator, you have the same permissions as a regular Moderator. At the end of the 3 month period, if you have handled your duties in accordance with our Terms & Conditions and Moderator Code of Conduct, you will be promoted to a Moderator.
For many of you, you’re already doing an awesome job embodying these qualities. Keep on doing what you’re doing and you may just be getting a PM soon.