Moderators Wanted
Sharp Shiny Pickle
Posted by Sharp Shiny Pickle
05/22/12 - 02:26AM
Hi, everyone! We are needing some more moderators, so please read the information below if youre interested!

Position: Moderator

Job Description: Read over stories that have been submitted to the site for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and other writing mechanics. We grade stories here at, about, or above the 10th grade level. So were asking that only those with sound writing and grammar skills apply.

As a moderator, you will come across stories written for fandoms that you are unfamiliar with, be it for some really obscure game/novel/anime/etc. or original fiction. You will not be checking for characterization or plot, so we also ask that you are open to the idea of reading outside of your familiar fandoms.

Applicant Restrictions:
- At least 16 at the time of application; however, 18 or older is preferred.
- Author on the site for at least six months.
- Validated author, currently awaiting decision on author validation, OR able to ask for author validation at the time of application. (Requirements for inquiring about author validation can be found here.)

If you are interested and meet the requirements listed above, please send an e-mail to moderators.luna[at]gmail[dot]com by June 1, and we will forward you a copy of the application. Be sure to include your username somewhere in the e-mail, along with a link to your profile.

Edit by Kerrigan Sheehan:
  • Yes, we know the forums are down. They're back! Deadlines have been extended, and features will happen late. The appropriate forum threads have been changed.
  • Please keep your summaries and titles PG-13. We request that you don't pick pennames with curse words in them (We will ask you to change them. Failure to comply will result in account deletion.) and that you keep your profile free of any severe profanity. Why? We have users as young as 13, and we also have people who can only access the site at school or work or on public computers at libraries. Having that content in front of the warning pages can cause those computers to block it, making the site inaccessible to some users. We don't want to censor you, but we feel that it's important to have those people here as well. We will never ask you to censor story content, just to rate it appropriately.
  • We've been attacked by the spambot fairy again. Don't check for most recent users. Just don't do it...we are human and can't keep up with all of the inappropriate names.
  • If you are a real person who did register recently and your account was deleted by mistake, please let us know and/or simply reregister.
  • Please don't troll, flame, bash, spam, or otherwise harass people on this site or people from this site on any other site, such as Facebook, LiveJournal, or Tumblr. We've had an incident recently, and it makes us sad when we have to ban users for it. This is doubly true in regards to new moderator selection. None of us want to deal with a repeat of last year's drama, so please keep any negative or rude comments to yourself and contact a current (as of this announcement) moderator directly (in other words, privately) if you have any issues.

    I just have a quick question unrelated to the topic but, how does one report a user?
    - Crys-chan on 05/22/12 - 05:26PM
    You can send an email to the moderator email account listed above or contact an individual mod about the user.
    - Sharp Shiny Pickle on 05/22/12 - 05:41PM
    Quick question: can we ask for author validation consideration in the comments section of any announcement or just specific ones pertaining to validation? I'm sorry I'm talking in circles, I just read the guidelines you linked to in this announcement....
    - KissKissBiteBite on 05/22/12 - 09:12PM
    I was wondering why my story chapter had 9 views, yet still hasn't been approved...
    - IWriteWithATalon on 05/23/12 - 01:30AM
    KissKissBiteBite - You're better off emailing a moderator. (Right now, it's probably better to use a personal email NOT the joint mod email because we're processing moderator applications with that one.) We don't check the announcement comments all that often, and, especially when there's an announcement that gets 20+ comments, it's really, really likely to get lost in the pile and remain unseen.

    IWriteWithATalon - This usually happens with stories that are borderline. It's moderators poking at it. Sometimes it also happens to long chapters when we're moderating before or between class/errands/chores/work.
    - Kerrigan Sheehan on 05/23/12 - 11:01AM
    @kniferomance: ...I accidentally deleted your comment because I lack the coordination skills to properly use my dad's iPhone in a moving car. :'D I'll send you an email with what was supposed to be my response! Sorry about that!
    - Sharp Shiny Pickle on 05/26/12 - 09:42AM
    My feelings are hurt. OTL.

    Lol. No worries. I got your email! Thanks for the quick response. :)
    - kniferomance on 05/26/12 - 11:39AM
    Since the forums are down, I know deadlines are extended. But do we submit our entries somewhere while they're down? And if so, where?
    - LittleMonster on 05/26/12 - 06:26PM
    LittleMonster - I'm assuming you mean for the monthly theme, and the answer is just hold onto it for now. It's easier for the mods to have all of the submissions in the same place in the forums when it comes time to make the series of them.
    - Kerrigan Sheehan on 05/26/12 - 09:57PM
    Aww I would love to have a shot at it if I had the time. ;(
    - Underworld on 05/27/12 - 12:48PM
    Sorry to ask yet another question but, one of my stories have been stuck in Luna-purgatory for a few weeks and I was wondering if it got lost...somehow? Anything you can say would be immensely helpful! Thanks!
    - KissKissBiteBite on 05/27/12 - 10:57PM
    Things don't get lost, generally. We always send an email if we're denying something, and some of us also send one if we're validating something. The queue is just really, really huge right now because there are generally more submissions as colleges and then high schools let out for summer, and we've been really, really shorthanded, hence why we're looking for more mods.
    - Kerrigan Sheehan on 05/28/12 - 09:51AM
    I finally figured out what was wrong with the forums... >_> Sorry I took so long
    - Sally on 05/29/12 - 09:58PM
    Thank you, Sally.
    - Kerrigan Sheehan on 05/30/12 - 09:07AM
    Thank you, Sally! ^^
    - WhimsicalWanderer on 05/30/12 - 11:36AM
    Sally, you are wonderful. Thank you!
    - Penguiduck on 05/31/12 - 03:31PM
    Don't worry about it, Sally! Thank you!
    - Alastair on 05/31/12 - 04:38PM
    Thank you very much, Sally!
    - Suki-chan on 06/01/12 - 12:24PM