Forums  /  Speedrunning  /  how do I become a moderator?
  Merl_Merl_
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Depends on the game. I moderate a relatively active game, and there are a few general rules of thumb for moderators.

They usually need to be longtime members of the community, they need to be very trustworthy, and knowledgeable about the game. They should be active runners with a decent time, and be helpful and active in the game's discord or forums. If you think you meet all of the requirements, DM one of the supermods for that game, and if you are qualified they will add you. Most games have specific requirements other than these, so make sure you are familiar with what is necessary.

There are also rules on the site for who can and can't be a mod. Mods should be at least 16 years old, have at least two socials where they can be directly contacted, be active on the site, have an account that is at least a month old, have a pending/verified run in the game, and represent their community. You can read the full moderation rules here: https://www.speedrun.com/knowledgebase/moderation-rules

Also keep in mind that moderation isn't a fun thing, or a title or a rank. It's a volunteer job, and it can take a lot of time and effort, so don't sign up for it if you don't know what you're getting into. Some people who moderate a lot of games or very popular games can have over 400 pending runs at a time, (although it's pretty extreme, I usually never have more than 10).

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  PearPear

I’ll try to answer your question more literally. There are three ways you can be added to a game as a moderator.

1. Be added by a current super mod.
2. Request a new game to be added to the site, then you automatically become moderator.
3. Request for site staff to add you to replace an inactive mod.

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  jackzfimljackzfiml

I might have to cool down on bumping threads

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  Act_Act_

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, what is going on inside their head.

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  jackzfimljackzfiml

If I had a nickel for every time this thread was bumped by other people that aren’t me, I would have two nickels.

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  SioNSioN

Originally posted by Act7Have you ever looked at someone and thought, what is going on inside their head.

they dont have a head to have anything inside of

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  VyPrVyPr

The irony of jack being called out in this thread for bumping is hilarious

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  jackzfimljackzfiml

If I had a nickel for every time I was called out for something, I would have more than two nickels.

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  Act_Act_

it says 4 days ago, not 4 hours ago

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  TheChoosenzOneTheChoosenzOne

it says 28 minutes ago, not 28 days ago

 
  Bob-chickenBob-chicken

!vote lock

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