As you may recall, I posted a call for moderator applications here on the Protagonize blog a few weeks back. Well, as usual, our authors have succeeded in making my life difficult. I was hoping to have somewhere between 3-5 moderators, and I received over a dozen impressive, high-quality applications for the position.
In other words, you guys made the choice much harder than I expected it to be. With this in mind, I ended up selecting seven (7!) moderators from amongst our membership. All of these authors have shown exceptional commitment to helping our community evolve and grow, and I think they’re all very deserving of this (somewhat awesome) recognition.
The worthy folks I’ve selected as moderators won’t have their priviledges until groups are released publicly, but for the time being, feel free to congratulate them all!
In addition, as a thank you to to those who weren’t selected as moderators, I have a little bonus for you. I’ve decided to give special beta accounts to everyone who sent in a application or expressed interest to me in some way about the moderator positions. I’ll be flagging these accounts in the next couple of days, and I’ll let you all know via email if you’ve been selected.
Drum roll, please…
Congratulations to our new moderators!
I’ll be contacting all of our newly minted moderators in the next day or two via email to discuss your responsibilities and when they’ll start. They’ll all be rewarded with free pro accounts on Protagonize (once they go live), and they’ll be granted full moderator priviledges in the next week or two.
In the meantime, please feel free to high-five all of these seven folks if you see them online. ;)
In alphabetical order…
Thanks again for all of the applications I’ve received — if you applied and didn’t make the first round of selection, there are good odds you’ll be first on the list if I decide I need additional moderators, so don’t despair!