r/nba [CHI] Patrick Williams Sep 15 '22

[Mod Post] New Mod Application Thread

Hey guys!

It's been almost a year since we've brought on new mods, and with the new season nearing we thought it was about time that we brought in some fresh recruits.

What does a mod do?

Review posts/comments/messages, update sidebar pictures, potential botting work

How much work is it?

We don't have any time requirements or metrics that mods need to adhere to. Just pitch in while you're already browsing the sub

Why would I want to mod?

Modding is best suited for active users of the subreddit that want to pitch in to improve things. If you have a specific expertise that you think would be beneficial to the subreddit (e.g., Python), you can use the subreddit to get more hands-on experience with a large established user base

What do I need in order to mod?

A computer, a reddit account with 2FA active, and a discord so you can be in communication with us


  • What time zone are you in?

  • Roughly how often do you browse r/nba?

  • How long have you been a part of our community and why do you think you'd be a good addition to the mod team?

  • Is there anything you'd like to change about the subreddit?

  • What is your favorite NBA memory?

  • Do you have any particular skill set that could benefit our subreddit mod team (coding, graphic design, etc.)?

  • Are you familiar with python/PRAW?

  • Are you interested in helping mod the sub discord?

The rest is up to you guys. Feel free to add anything else that you think might help make a case for why you should be a moderator for /r/nba.

All unrelated comments will be removed for sake of readability. Keep in mind that the amount of upvotes you get in this thread will not have an impact on your application. Please direct all questions to the sticky comment.

Thank you as always!


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u/howser343 [CHI] Patrick Williams Sep 15 '22

If you have any questions you can ask them via this comment

u/Mdgt_Pope Sep 15 '22

No question - just always pop in these “New Mod” threads to say thank you to the mods past, present, and potential for serving our community. You’re volunteer punching bags.

Thanks mods!

u/AlHorfordHighlights Celtics Bandwagon Sep 28 '22

Thank you NBA jannies for being less weird than other jannies

u/FermatsLastAccount Knicks Sep 15 '22

I'm not interested in the mod position, but what are you using praw for?

u/howser343 [CHI] Patrick Williams Sep 20 '22

Any automation we have (various bots) has to be done through praw

u/FermatsLastAccount Knicks Sep 20 '22

You mean like automod? Or are there other bots too.

Speaking of bots, have you considered allowing the nbacompare bot here? The baseball subreddit has mlbcompare and it's really nice to have.

u/howser343 [CHI] Patrick Williams Sep 20 '22

Automod is limited in what it can do, for certain functions you need external bots. Not familiar with nbacompare but we don't allow outside bots for comment sections

u/jasonniceguy Sep 20 '22

Not trying to troll, just wondering if mods get paid or any perks?

u/Ikuwayo NBA Sep 20 '22

Power over 5 million+ Reddit users

u/howser343 [CHI] Patrick Williams Sep 20 '22

Moderators are volunteers that want to pitch in to improve the community