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Are RFD Moderators paid for their role?

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  • Feb 12th, 2017 11:51 am
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WorldIRC wrote:
Jan 20th, 2017 3:54 pm
I've never been given a quota. Each mod will moderate in areas they are most comfortable with. Some handle more reports than others, some stick to hot deals, some moderate via browsing the forums, and some deal specifically with referral links etc...The admins understand we are all here voluntarily and would never ask or pressure us with any kind of "mandate".
Good for you and other mods, it was a bit different when I was one of them before.
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How many Mods are in RFD?

Thanks
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smartie wrote:
Jan 25th, 2017 9:27 pm
How many Mods are in RFD?

Thanks
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/memberlist.php

Do a search by group "global moderators"

There are about 24/25 listed moderators although not all are currently active right now.
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is there a hierarchy of mods? a certain mod being more powerful than another mod?
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mathiewannabe wrote:
Jan 25th, 2017 10:37 pm
is there a hierarchy of mods? a certain mod being more powerful than another mod?
Nope, we all have the same access / power / latitude to make decisions.
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WorldIRC wrote:
Jan 25th, 2017 10:05 pm
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/memberlist.php

Do a search by group "global moderators"

There are about 24/25 listed moderators although not all are currently active right now.
Thanks

How do Mods coordinate? For example, how to avoid different mods review same thread but no one reviews others,?
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smartie wrote:
Jan 25th, 2017 11:04 pm
Thanks

How do Mods coordinate? For example, how to avoid different mods review same thread but no one reviews others,?
We have internal tools that allow us to coordinate reports, expired threads, user management, etc...

If we need feedback / insight before actioning something, we have a mod / admin forum where we can chat with each other as well as Tom.
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Ive been inactive lately. Life is crazy right now. But i do pop on now and then.

Modding is fun most of the time :)
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MP3_SKY wrote:
Jan 20th, 2017 11:30 am
Mods have no pay and all volunteer and they have their "mandate" of number of posts they need to moderate in a monthly or annually basis.
Admin however work for YPG and is salaried to work in their DT Toronto office unless it changed in the last 2-3 years.
thats why they religiously delete posts to meet their quota?
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Redsanta wrote:
Jan 31st, 2017 10:11 pm
thats why they religiously delete posts to meet their quota?
Thank you for the perfect example of the kind of posts we would remove in order to meet our "quotas".
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Redsanta wrote:
Jan 31st, 2017 10:11 pm
thats why they religiously delete posts to meet their quota?
No, your post could be useless or violate forums rules to get deleted.
Check forum rules once a while and stay cool in RFD to prevent posts get deleted.
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canucky1 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2017 5:50 pm
Just curious if mods are paid at RFD, the Yellow Pages company?
As far as they are saying, moderators are not paid, which raises the obvious question around what would motivate someone to do it for free. Free products or discounts from advertisers as part of private side deals, in exchange for strategic moderation or subtle endorsements?
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oconnorm wrote:
Feb 11th, 2017 2:30 pm
As far as they are saying, moderators are not paid, which raises the obvious question around what would motivate someone to do it for free. Free products or discounts from advertisers as part of private side deals, in exchange for strategic moderation or subtle endorsements?
We do not get free products or discounts, or kickbacks, or side deals. We may get a nominal gift of appreciation from the Administrative staff (like say a $20 Tims gift card) during Christmas but that's about it.

There has never been a time where we've been told to moderate in a particular direction. Any deals we post we do so on our own accord without any incentives (this is different from sponsored posts which only the Admins do as part of whatever marketing deal they've arranged with a particular company).

As for motivation: everyone has different reasons. I do it as a means of helping out a site that I've been with since the beginning. I like catching deals and reading some of the more informative and valuable posts that members contribute.
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