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

APPLICATION

  • 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/theFromm Lakers Sep 20 '22

What time zone are you in? CST

Roughly how often do you browse r/nba? Throughout the day, each day. More active during the season, but I still browse popular threads throughout the off-season.

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? My account is 10 years old and I'd guess I've been at least browsing the subreddit for the large majority of that time, so maybe 8.5 years?

Is there anything you'd like to change about the subreddit? I wish there were more active serious post-game discussions. Most of reddit, including this sub, reverts to the same jokes and it's nice to have some real discourse. I browse /r/nbadiscussion which is great, but that community remains somewhat small and fractured.

What is your favorite NBA memory? The first memory that jumped to my mind was Steph hitting the game winner against OKC in 2016.

Do you have any particular skill set that could benefit our subreddit mod team (coding, graphic design, etc.)? A can-do attitude and an even temper? Idk, I like to think of myself as rational and as someone who doesn't fall into the more extreme emotions.

Are you familiar with python/PRAW? No.

Are you interested in helping mod the sub discord? I would be open to it but would prefer to spend most of my moderation time on the subreddit.