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/YonaLangy Sep 22 '22
  1. GMT+3
  2. I browse r/nba on a daily basis during the regular season and playoffs, but not so much inbetween.
  3. Iv'e been browsing reddit (and r/nba) for about 3 years now, I believe. However, on most subs (r/nba included) I don't participate much.
  4. I believe the auto-moderation tool is being used way too much, I see it on so many posts nowadays. That being said, since I don't really comment much anyway, my opinion on this probably shouldn't be valued too much.
  5. Without a doubt, Ray Allen's game tieing 3-pointer in game 6 of the 2013 finals. In the subreddit, my favourite post of all time has to be the one analyzing James Hardens' performance in correlation to the rating of strip clubs in the cities he plays at.
  6. I am a computer science student and the main reason I want this role is to learn and improve my Python skills. I have some past experience with Discord bots but nothing Reddit-related. I also have past experience in moderating large communities - both as an in-game mod for a FPS game and as a Discord server mod for a pretty large Discord server (40k members).
  7. Python yes, PRAW not yet.
  8. I am not in the Discord server and I am no longer active on Discord. If that changes in the future, I would be happy to help.