As a more serious large subreddit it takes a lot of work to maintain history. This also means that we are always looking to add a few more mods to the history team. So we always have a link in our sidebar to the moderator application page so people that are interested in becoming a mod can apply there. However we also like to every once in a while draw a bit more attention to this process, which is why we made this post. This post gives the same information as on the linked wiki page, but it also allows you to ask questions about being a mod.
What do we expect from /r/history moderators?
Here is a quick overview of the general things we are looking for:
- Experienced with reddit and /r/history: We are looking for experienced redditors who have been active on reddit with an account that is at least 1 year old. In addition to that we are looking for people who have contributed productively to this community.
- A firm interest in history: We want people that are interested in the subject, so obviously you need to have a firm interest in history.
- Communicative towards users and fellow moderators: You will communicate with other users on a regular basis, for this you need to be communicative, mature and civil. Lots of mod decisions are discussed in our backroom subreddit, modmail and discord, so you will need to be able to work well together with the other team members.
- Free time: You don't need to have a ton of time on your hands, but when you get accepted you should have enough time to actually carry out moderating duties.
- Thick skin: history is a subject people often try to use to push their agenda. When they are not allowed to do so they can get rather nasty.
- Willingness to install and use third party tools: This includes browser extensions aimed at mods as found on toolbox which are essential for moderating as well as using applications for chatting with the team on discord.
Some of the responsibilities include:
- Review unmoderated links and modqueue reports and remove off topic and rule breaking content.
- Answer subscriber questions in modmail.
- Enforce sidebar rules.
If you have no idea how moderating works on reddit and want to check out more about that first you can have a look at this guide.
What do I get in return?
There is no monetary reward as it is all volunteer work. However you do get a better subreddit in return and a very friendly team work with.
Great, how do I apply?
You can do so through this link, we will ask a few questions we will use in the application process. Take the time to answer them. As rule of thumb if all your answers are one line long it is very unlikely that you'll be considered.
How long will the applications be open for?
We are always looking for new moderators so there is no end date as it is an ongoing process.
The history moderating team.
Source: reddit post