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4. All About h2g2 / All About h2g2 / h2g2 Information / Volunteer Schemes / Moderators
The h2g2 Moderators are a team of Researchers who help keep h2g2 a fun and safe place to be. Posts and Entries believed to break the House Rules are referred to this theam for decision. They do this by using the Transgressions Procedure to try and make all decisions fairly and quickly.
Please note that our moderators cannot answer any questions directly about moderation. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where you can receive an official response.
There are two levels of moderator volunteers:
The Tier 1 moderators make the clear-cut decisions. They decide if the content should be deleted or reinstated. If it's a borderline case, they refer them up to the next level.
The Tier 2 moderators are more experienced and deal with more complex decisions, often collectively as a team. They try to take into account context, previous posting history, and personal relationships as well as the content of the post itself. Tier 2 moderators start out at Tier 1, and most help out with the workload of Tier 1 as well. Suspensions and bans are handled at Tier 2, although they always aim to prevent situations from escalating to that stage.
Although their main role is not moderation, the Community Editors are always available to support the moderators if needed.
For more details about what we expect of our Volunteers, please click here.
Roll of Honour
The following Researchers currently volunteer as moderators:
Q. Can I find out who hid my post?
Q. Can I become a moderator?
Q. I have a personal issue with a moderator. How can I make sure that they aren't able to moderate me?
Q. Why do we need moderators anyway?
Q. Will decisions about me be leaked on site?
Last updated: 13th November 2011.