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Modnouncement!

Posted by Kim on July 14, 2019, 6:16 pm

In an intense flurry of activity, every active mod graded every application. We got about 45 applications this time around.

When the names on those applications were revealed to us, these were the folks who scored the highest:

Auberon
Dragonfire
KeKe (used to go by Kelseylou until today!)
Libertine
MadRatBird
Sanne

For most of you, there will be some familiar faces on this list -- all of these people have been long-time members who have been active and helpful in the community for many years. Without even knowing who they were, their applications demonstrated deep thoughtfulness, attention to detail, experience, and care with bias. Their answers showed clearly how much they have absorbed (and helped to foster!) the culture that the RPR tries to promote.

Given the expansion of membership and the related increase in site activity, the mod team decided that rather than bringing in one or two new mods, we would stretch ourselves and grow fast so that we can keep up with the community's growing needs. We were so pleased when they all accepted an offer to join the mod team, allowing us to double our team size!

That said, we're still cautious of expanding too quickly -- the last thing we want is to throw new mods into the thick of it without proper training and support. Therefore, these folks will be becoming active in smaller pairs, so there's not too much "crowding" in any one portion of the training.

These days, new mods spend about five weeks in training (and that goes for returning mods, too!) so that they are up to date on all our rules and their nuances, as well as the philosophy of the mod team and how we work together to decide on cases that exist in those "grey areas" outside of absolutely clear-cut rules.

I am thrilled to welcome such a talented group of people to our team, and I hope you will join me in supporting them as they find their sea legs :)

Thank you to everyone who applied. Our application process is a challenging one, requiring people to confront a range of clear-as-mud scenarios and try to navigate their way through before the benefit of a mod handbook and formal training. It was clear how much time and thought went in to your applications, and I am just absolutely chuffed that so many of you were willing to volunteer your time for our community. <3

Comments

Crystaldragon126

July 15, 2019
10:57am

Congrats! :D

Dragonfire

July 15, 2019
10:30am

Thanks for the warm welcome and congratulations, everyone! I'm really glad to have the opportunity to work with all these fine folks and help keep RPR absolutely epic. :D

Sweet_Little_Sock

July 15, 2019
9:41am

That is awesome!

Auberon

July 15, 2019
7:50am

Congrats to my fellow modlings, and thank you all for your very kind words! I'll do my best! o7

Darth_Angelus

July 15, 2019
6:59am

Welcome to the team, new mods and welcome back Sanne :)

Sanne

July 15, 2019
4:26am

Welcome to all the new team members, and thank you for having me back! :D This is extremely exciting, and I'm stoked to get through training.

GarnaalProductions

July 15, 2019
4:10am

A new crew, yaay! Congratz, you guys~

wilts

July 15, 2019
3:52am

Congrats all 🙏

Tusitala2017

July 15, 2019
3:06am

Congrats

sland

July 15, 2019
1:31am

Great to see Sanne back in action after a ~4-year hiatus! Oh, and everyone else. ;)

Theanimelover564

July 15, 2019
12:28am

Well done.

MadRatBird

July 15, 2019
12:02am

So many welcomes ;o;

Thank you, you're all so sweet!

Libertine

July 14, 2019
10:43pm

Having such a supportive community is mad inspiring. Thank you all <3

Somnom

July 14, 2019
9:28pm

All hail the new mods! Congrats and thanks for all your hard work!

Ben

July 14, 2019
9:27pm

Welcome new moddos! And thank you everyone for being supportive of the new team :) <3 <3 <3

Heimdall

July 14, 2019
9:11pm

Welcome, new clutch of modlings! :D

@nineforalostgod: I wanted to quickly mention that the fact that so many of the mods are from Furcadia is totally coincidental!

Ohm

July 14, 2019
8:43pm

Congrats!

Pekoeboo

July 14, 2019
8:23pm

Congratulations everyone!

Cass

July 14, 2019
8:16pm

Congratulations new moderators! Welcome! :)

Lucretire

July 14, 2019
8:09pm

Congrats to our new mods! I wish you all the best of luck with keeping RPR an amazing place to roleplay!