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Calling all night owls!

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RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Feb-16 13:24:24

Hi all,

We'd like to recruit some more of you into the Nightwatch, to help out alongside our current night time volunteers.

The Nightwatch are a group of MNetters, many from overseas, who have the power to hide posts or threads of a spammy nature, or posts that overtly break our Talk guidelines.

They can't see or respond to reports, and aren't asked to make judgment calls on stuff like personal attacks, bunfights, troll-hunting and so on; they're simply equipped to deal with the sort of beyond-the-pale posts or images that you - and they! - would normally report to us.

Night watchers don't have to identify themselves, and are under no obligation to be around full-time - it's more a question of popping on the boards as you would do in the course of a normal day's Mumsnetting. We will be drawing up a rota and asking what works for you and what doesn't; if you thought you were likely to be around one night a week, that'd be about perfect.

If you're interested, please post below and we'll mail you with further information. We are looking for a handful of people, and will be looking at the global timezones to help cover as much time as possible, so please don't take it personally if you're not selected: it doesn't mean we love you any less grin

Tiggywinkler Tue 23-Feb-16 13:31:24

I'm interested.

RubyRR Tue 23-Feb-16 13:34:04

I'm interestedsmile

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 23-Feb-16 13:55:00

Yep me too. I live on my own so I'm always around anyway!

IamtheZombie Tue 23-Feb-16 13:56:11

Zombie jumps up and down waving hands.

<wanders over to corner; collects left arm; reattaches left arm>

On a serious note, Zombie is often up until at least 3am or 4am UK time. Her bodyclock resists all efforts to re-set it.

NWvolunteer Tue 23-Feb-16 14:09:19

NC for this thread!

Volunteer here - live in Japan. Am on here all day every day blush but most often between midnight to about 10am UK time Mon-Fri.

cozietoesie Tue 23-Feb-16 14:26:14

What did you mean by night-time, Rebecca? Is it the wee small hours?

TheBalefulGroke Tue 23-Feb-16 14:35:02

If they cannot see reports, how would they know spamming, etc is going on? (They're unlikely to stumble across it on all talk boards, a couple maybe)

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 23-Feb-16 14:39:16

Dd has me up half the night so I am around usually.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 23-Feb-16 14:40:14

Not sure could commit to a definite day though. I like to try and get sleep any time DD sleeps slightly better

CuppaBiccieBliss Tue 23-Feb-16 16:27:00

I'm interested smile

coffeeisnectar Tue 23-Feb-16 17:58:18

Am normally around til 2am. I'm up for it.

Redglitter Tue 23-Feb-16 18:39:59

I'd be interested

WaitrosePigeon Tue 23-Feb-16 18:46:43

I know I've not been a member long but that gives me an advantage of not being biased and treating every one fairly.

I don't currently work so I would able to help you out where needs be.

WaitrosePigeon Tue 23-Feb-16 18:48:59

Ps, Monday and Wednesday I'm usually around as I house sit until about 3am. So I can do those days..

Millionsmom Tue 23-Feb-16 18:55:50

I'm interested. My day starts at 2 am UK time, so being around through the nights not a problem.

Millionsmom Tue 23-Feb-16 18:57:07

And I'd have a legit excuse to -- ignore my DH and the housework -- to be on Mumsnet so early grin

hollinhurst84 Tue 23-Feb-16 20:03:42

Interested smile

Seriouslyffs Tue 23-Feb-16 20:10:08

Not on MN
You should have a paid rota of moderators.

JOEYDOESNTSHAREFOOD Tue 23-Feb-16 20:21:12

Its been said repeatedly that MNHQ need to take some real ownership over what happens at night and staff it properly with PAID staff.

LilacSpunkMonkey Tue 23-Feb-16 20:26:28

There could be no impartiality with using posters, no matter how much people say they don't notice names/it's all just words on a screen.

And any volunteers should need to have their own posting history gone through with a fine tooth comb.

MissBeaHaving Tue 23-Feb-16 21:16:46

I'm always around through the night so happy to help if needed.

Hunchbackofnotre Tue 23-Feb-16 21:20:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklingbrook Tue 23-Feb-16 21:24:20

We definitely need volunteers who will RTFT.

I don't understand why it's not a proper paid role like it is in the daytime though. confused Especially as UK nighttime is the popular time for trolls.

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Tue 23-Feb-16 22:25:50

I'll volunteer for this! I am on MN far too often and, with the time difference, am usually creeping the boards until around 4:00am.

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