The VS Battles wiki chat is a place for users to talk to each other in real time. As any other place, the chat is not immune to insults, controversial topics, trolling, and other inappropriate actions. To keep the chat in order, the moderators need to watch over the discussion and, if necessary, block users from the chat, and/or report them to the administrators.
The additional responsibilities to be maintained by Chat Moderators in addition to regular member responsibilities:
- Chat moderators need to be responsible and willing to follow and enforce serious rules in the chat.
- They need to keep discussions in the chat stable and respectful.
- They also need to identify trolls and sockpuppets and, if necessary, report them to administrators.
- In order to carry out their responsibilities, chat moderators must be active in the chat on a regular basis.
The benefits of being a Chat Moderator:
- Staff member: Chat Moderators are part of the managing staff, and as such can take part in staff discussions. In other words, members have the opportunity to directly commune with regards to the future direction of the site, and their opinions will be taken into consideration when creating/modifying site policies.
- Chat moderator privileges: Chat Moderators are granted their privileges, which includes kicking and banning users from the chat. These privileges are needed to punish the rule-breaking members.
The following pre-requisites must be met for appointment as a Chat Moderator:
- The member must be familiar with and follow the Chat Rules.
- The member should be reliable, levelheaded, and willing to enforce the rules.
- The member should be active for at least 6 months, with at least 3 months of frequent activity.
- The member must be able to identify potential sockpuppets and trolls.
The Chat Moderator position may be removed under any of the following conditions:
- Severe violation of the wiki rules, including the chat rules.
- Bad-mouthing the wiki policies.
- Personally disagreeing with them is an entirely separate issue. In case of such a disagreement, try and resolve it with a private conversation, instead of exploding publicly.
- Direct disobedience of an administrator or bureaucrat in case of a site policy.
- Personally disagreeing with a policy is an entirely separate issue. In case of such a disagreement, try and resolve it with a private conversation, instead of exploding publicly.
- Inactivity for a prolonged period of time:
- Complete inactivity for a period of three months or more, without informing the administrators of valid reasons beforehand.