When is a new mod no longer a n00b?

A long time ago, there was a mod (let’s call him super-mod) who used to schedule all videos for publication, and all the other mods tagged their videos READY FOR PUBLICATION, to let super-mod know that they, well, ready for publication.

That didn’t scale very well, so we implemented what we have now. All mods schedule their own posts, no super-mod needed with one exception: New mods.

For new mods joining our merry band, we ask them to use the old READY FOR PUBLICATION tag so current mods can double check to make sure everything is great, and then schedule the video if it is. After an ill-defined period of time we let these new mods know that they are good to start scheduling their own video, and all is good with the universe

The problem though is that this doesn’t scale well either.

Given the possibility of growing our squad even more, and expanding our role to include other activities like post-production and translation, I wanted to ask you all (new and current mods alike) what you think a better system for on-boarding new team members could be? How can we create a system that makes new mods feel welcome and gives them a place to go for questions, ensures that videos are moderated correctly, and is a little more sustainable than the current READY TO PUBLISH tagging system?

#new-moderators, #training, #wordpress-tv

Let’s have a new moderator orientation!

Howdy ModSquad, so first some awesome news; we are growing in numbers with the addition of two new moderators, so please welcome Torsten @zodiac1978 and Stefan @stkjj who both join us from Germany.

With that in mind, how about we have a quick orientation this Friday at 9:00am PDT (16:00 UTC ) in IRC (#wordpress-getinvolved on freenode) and plan on an hour? There will be a log available for anyone that can’t make it, and let’s plan on keeping it under an hour for those that can

To participate, you need an IRC client. Here is a list of several you can use, depending on your OS: https://codex.wordpress.org/IRC#IRC_Client_Applications

If you prefer, you can use the freenode web chat interface here, instead of downloading a client: http://webchat.freenode.net/

Once configured and installed (if using a client) point it to irc.freenode.net and connect. Youll need to choose a descriptive nickname and then join the #wordpress-getinvolved channel.

Pinging the following awesome new mods:
@arkonisus, @joanboluda @chantalcoolsma @ubernaut @zodiac1978 @stkjj 🙂

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Aw yiss! New mods!

Howdy ModSquad, over the weekend we have grown in strength and numbers. Please welcome Joan (@joanboluda) Chantal (@chantalcoolsma) and Ben (@ubernaut) to the team!

Good to have you all aboard, and stay tuned so we can do a quick orientation together and then you can be turned loose! 🙂

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Just in time – Meet our newest mod!

Howdy Mod Squad, you may have noticed that there are suddenly a bunch of videos from WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Hamburg in the Pending queue.

So it is our good fortune to welcome Christian Rggeberg (@arkonisus) to our merry group. Christian was an attendee at WordCamp Hamburg, and speaks great German, so he will be able to help us moderate that content very nicely!

So everyone please give a warm welcome to our newest mod, who will also be able to drop in on our ModChat tomorrow. 🙂

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wptvmods.wordpress.com – Now with MOAR MODS

Give a hearty welcome to @johnparkinson who is joining our merry band of moderators! Glad to have you aboard John!

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Welcome our latest mod!

Just in time for us to start shaking the tree on WC video submissions (I know there are more out there) I wanted to welcome Kyle Maurer @kyleglim-2 to the fold! We’re excited to have you, and will be getting you started on a quick orientation soon!

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WordCamp Paris is about to start uploading its…

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Paris is about to start uploading its videos. Since we don’t currently have a french-speaking moderator in the group, I’ve invited Hanni Ross (@bothanni) to join the team and help review French-language videos. Hanni has been contributing to the WP community for many years (predating her years at Automattic) and speaks both French and English fluently. Welcome Hanni, and thanks for helping out! 🙂

#french, #new-moderators, #wordpress-tv

Welcome new moderators in training @lorenzocaum and @metodiew…

Welcome new moderators-in-training @lorenzocaum and @metodiew! Lorenzo applied to be a moderator way back when we had a slow period with videos being submitted, and Stanko applied recently to help us moderate the videos from WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Sofia, as he speaks Bulgarian.

Guys, please review the >Video Moderator Manual and then watch @myroseapple‘s great instructional video.

Have @meaganhanes and @adavis3105 reviewed enough videos to understand the process and be allowed to publish videos without someone looking over their shoulders? If so, perhaps their trainers – @myroseapple and @philerb – can take care of training Lorenzo and Stanko?

Also, have we had any luck finding a trainer for @pr0v4? @ericmann @theadityajain @andrewmorris @maharzan, do any of you have time to help train some new mods?

#new-moderators, #training, #wordpress-tv

Adding another new moderator Andrea Barghigiani username Pr0v4…

Adding another new moderator: Andrea Barghigiani (username Pr0v4) has also agreed to join our merry band. Andrea speaks Italian, which will probably come in handy with all those videos from Bologna still in the queue. 🙂 (Funny story, Andrea is a girl’s name in the US and a boy’s name in Italy. Go figure.)

Andrea B, please read through the Video Moderator Manual and then see about moderating some of those videos in Italian? Also, if you’re interested in helping with post-production, we could use more people there!

Is anyone able to mentorEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. Andrea B? cc: @ericmann @andrewmorris @theadityajain 🙂

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Meet our newest moderator: Jason Tucker

Please welcome our newest moderator, Jason Tucker (@abstrakone) who is a longtime WordPress user and developer from Los Angeles, CA. He has also been instrumental in getting the OCWP Meetup streaming online, and has even presented at a recent WordCamp about how anyone can create their own livestreaming set up. Coolness!

Welcome to the group, Jason!

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