The role of moderators in our Discord group

Overview

Our members' professional development is important in our communities on Discord, and our moderators help to manage this.

Moderators are expected to lead by example and hold themselves to a higher standard so that other users will be encouraged to follow their example.

We want all our members to have a clear understanding of what Moderators are supposed to do. Below we outline our Moderators role in the following categories.

 

Keeping interactions healthy

Moderators must respectably interact with members, as you'd expect from any other standard member of the community. Our moderators help to keep our community constructive and healthy by helping to filter harmful content and by encouraging healthy content. This applies to interactions in channels or in private messaging. Moderators help to ensure the following rules are followed.

 

Rules of our Discord groups:

  1. Please share content that is constructive towards helping members to develop their IT career.
  2. In general, do not promote, encourage or engage in any illegal behaviour.
  3. Do not organize, participate in, or harass others.
  4. Do not promote, coordinate or participate in hate speech.
  5. Do not make threats of violence or threaten to harm others.
  6. Do not give a false identity or be shady.
  7. Do not send others viruses or malware, attempt to phish others, or hack or DDoS them.
  8. Do not sexualize minors in any way nor share sexually explicit content.
  9. Do not share content that glorifies or promotes suicide or self-harm.
  10. Do not share images of sadistic gore or animal cruelty.

 

A leader in the community

Moderators are responsible for sharing constructive content that is relevant to our community's professional development. Constructive content can be educating members about useful resources, posting resources and offering guidance on solutions.

 

Managing problems

Our moderators help manage issues, conflicts, unhealthy behaviour, and harmful content, even if those problems don't necessarily break a rule.

 

Our moderators have the right to limit user access or delete any harmful content.

  • In limiting user access, our moderators will remove your current roles and assign you a role that prevents members from posting any other harmful content.

All Moderation activities are logged for audit purposes.

 

Reporting a moderator or a member

If at any point you believe a moderator has violated or is abusing their privileges, please contact an admin or open a ticket here in our helpdesk so we can investigate and take appropriate action.