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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Jul-05 12:58:12

Dear all,

We're looking for a couple more moderators. The current team do an amazing job and of course to some extent you are all moderators - plenty of you email us if you feel something is getting out of hand and for that we're very grateful - but we feel that given how busy the site now is, we need a few more official folks, with access to our direct contact details, watching over it.

Being a moderator requires a diplomacy and restraint, so if those aren't your strong points please do keep posting on Talk, but don't apply to be a moderator . Of course being around a lot also helps.

Moderators essentially have two roles. The first is to help out if queries (including media requests please) aren't answered by bumping and cajoling responses. The second is to attempt to (!) calm inflammatory situations, intervene where misunderstandings occur and keep mumsnet HQ informed (via email and tel if necessary) of anything that might warrant intervention.

It's a purely voluntary post (ie unpaid sadly) but you do get your pic on the mods page so it's not without glamour. If anyone would like to volunteer, please email

Many thanks

The mumsnet team

MrsGordonRamsay Fri 08-Jul-05 12:59:57

Great excuse to spend all day every day on MN

Diplomacy would not be my strong point at times.

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:00:20

Hurrah! At last.

Do I get to delete posts

Calming inflammatory situations! Surely I am your woman

lou33 Fri 08-Jul-05 13:01:05

can we give the new applicants a grilling?

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:01:35

Oh go on please, it would be funny

lockets Fri 08-Jul-05 13:01:37

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lou33 Fri 08-Jul-05 13:04:26

darkened room, spotlight, lie detector......

Toothache Fri 08-Jul-05 13:04:36

I've emialed too! I spend faaaaar too much time here and have been in enough spats to know how to caaaaalm things down!

lou33 Fri 08-Jul-05 13:05:25

give them a shout on, lockets

lockets Fri 08-Jul-05 13:05:45

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Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:07:37

Cod and I could do a job share?

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:09:07

I will only do it if I can delete posts and ban people I don't like.

lockets Fri 08-Jul-05 13:09:15

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lou33 Fri 08-Jul-05 13:09:49

we dont have that power enid, alas

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:10:24

Look, I'll show you how good I am

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:10:51

Ahem..can I just put my mod hat on for a moment

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:11:18

Reluctant as I am to throw my mod hat into the arena...

fishfinger Fri 08-Jul-05 13:11:35

i cant do it

am too inflammatory

i resigended before so i could be more norty

nutcracker Fri 08-Jul-05 13:11:46

Hmmm i'm on here often enough but I don't think I have a strong enough personality.

They need to be people who people will listen to I think.

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:11:52

Ok guys, I hate to do this but can I just remind you of the mumsnet philosophy

lockets Fri 08-Jul-05 13:11:54

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lou33 Fri 08-Jul-05 13:12:12

enid, did you know they also need someone to do the competitions, quite urgently as well?

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:12:18

Oh stop whinging fgs

snafu Fri 08-Jul-05 13:12:28

Enid, can you pull your mod finger out please?

Enid Fri 08-Jul-05 13:12:31


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