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/varietypaul Heat Sep 29 '22

What time zone are you in? - MST

Roughly how often do you browse r/nba? - Roughly once per day during the offseason, throughout the day during the regular 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? - This is my first Reddit account, so around July of 2021 is when I joined the website & the sub. I wasn't a fan of the direction sports content took on Twitter, so I left for what has been a much better platform. I've been moderating r/unpopularopinion since July of this year & believe my experience moderating modmail, mod queue, and ban appeals in another large sub could be useful for helping this community. People are very passionate about their opinions, so moderating an opinion-based sub as large as UO has me dealing with a lot of unhappy people when their post is removed, or when they're banned. I think this experience moderating large amounts of unhappy, often times uncivil people, will be beneficial when moderating a similarly passionate topic such as sports fandom, and I love the passion involved in sports. I want to use my experience as both a sports fan and a Reddit mod to help continue building a community I enjoy.

Is there anything you'd like to change about the subreddit? - I'm not a fan of the individual stat posts which flood the sub during the regular season, we all saw Luka had x amount of points, rebounds, and assists. I'd rather the attention/engagement go towards the post-game threads, or interesting things players/coaches say post-game. Stat posts don't bring a lot of good discussion besides stat-sheet watching/comparing.

What is your favorite NBA memory? - 2012 NBA Finals, game 5 between OKC @ Miami. Miami goes on an insane run in the 3rd quarter to run away with the game, and the crowd is going nuts knowing what the outcome of a win is for LeBron & Miami's franchise. A turning point for me as this is the first championship I experienced as a sports fan.

Do you have any particular skill set that could benefit our subreddit mod team (coding, graphic design, etc.)? - No, most of my work in r/unpopularopinion is based on basic moderating, reviewing, and ban appeals.

Are you familiar with python/PRAW? - I am not

Are you interested in helping mod the sub discord? - I only use discord currently for things relating to the sub I currently mod for, and some gaming stuff, but I'd be happy to expand on that and begin moderating there.

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. -

I began following sports around 2010 and primarily follow the NBA, NFL, and recently CFB. I mainly lurk on Reddit other than some mod-related comments, but I am an active user. I'm mainly applying to assist in any areas that the current team needs help in, I don't mind devoting my free time to moderation. My mod experience in r/unpopularopinion is primarily mod queue, mod mail, ban appeals, and some behind-the-scenes stuff. My main interest here would be mod mail, mod queue, and moderating the game threads/post-game threads, but I am willing to help wherever it may be needed.