Sunday, March 19, 2006

Kudos to Moderators

Administrating a website can be a full time job. Sometimes things just slip through the cracks and it is those small things that pose the biggest problems. I’m the founder and administrator of a writing community that has 800 + members. In addition to administrating Today’s Woman, I’m co-administrator at and forum moderator at

Often times when you have a community as large as Today’s Woman, you need help running it. That’s where moderators come in. In the most successful of communities moderators play a very important roll. Moderators are a great asset. They enforce rules when administration isn’t around and keep the community running smooth. No one wants to join a community where chaos is taking place.

Today’s Woman’s staff is made up of three administrators and four moderators.

One of my moderators “cparker” is a respectful young man, who is a born leader. He constantly keeps conversation moving smoothly in the forums, he goes that extra mile to assist others members, and is a frequent visitor to the website.

Recently Cparker alerted me about a member that had signed up at Today’s Woman. In this user’s profile was a link to a very disturbing website. Somehow I had missed this. However, cparker spotted this and reported it to me immediately.

Communities could only exist through the help of dedicated moderators like cparker.

Moderators deserve some credit and a round of applause. If you are the member of a community, please take some time today and thank a moderator. They are volunteering their time and deserve some kudos.

I just want to thank all the staff of Today’s Woman. It is your hard work and dedication that has made our community a success.

Rose DesRochers

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