Protospiel Online is committed to creating a welcoming environment for designers and playtesters of all backgrounds.
To help ensure our events can live up to that promise, we’ll have moderators covering our Discord voice channels during open hours for every event.
Truly great moderators must have excellent people skills and stay engaged and vigilant throughout their shift. This kind of work requires a fair amount of emotional energy, so we feel it’s only appropriate to compensate our moderators for their time.
We are accepting applications for moderator positions and particularly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ, and female gamers to apply.
Before an event
- Coordinate with organizers and other mods in the Discord #moderator-general group chat
- Sign up to cover 4 or more scheduled hours of moderator duty per event
- Choose from 3 posts: Coffee Talk Voice, LFG Voice, or Tech Chat Voice + Table Circuit
- Read instructions for Protospiel Online procedures under #moderator-handbook in Discord.
- Read our Code of Conduct
- Attend a video call training session with organizers to learn how to moderate your chosen post
- (Optional) Respond to registration messages sent to our @Front Desk direct message inbox
During an event
- While covering a shift, connect via both voice and video in your assigned Discord voice channel(s)
- Respond to messages sent to our @Front Desk direct message inbox (registration, questions, conflict resolution, etc)
- Welcome newcomers into your voice channel; be the default friendly face
- Guide attendees in using each voice channel for its intended purpose
- Answer attendees’ questions about Protospiel Online procedures, Discord, virtual tabletops, etc
- Hold attendees accountable to following our Code of Conduct
- Help attendees troubleshoot tech issues
- Reach out to an organizer with any questions or Code of Conduct issues you don’t feel comfortable addressing on your own
- Hourly pay for live event moderation shifts + pre-event video training session
- Free Designer badge to any event you actively moderate (for use during your off hours)
- Free copy of Tabletop Playground for your personal use (if you don’t already have it)
- Moderator status in our Discord server and Attendees directory
- Early access to voice channels in our Discord server