Moderating the community is a privilege reserved for our most positive and supportive users. With the help of algorithms we detect which users are positive, support Jodelers and follow our rules.
When choosing moderators our admins and algorithms are looking for users who:
- post positive and supportive content
- flag content breaking our Guidelines
- help other users when they have questions or doubts
- tolerate opinions of others and support diversity among community members
Users we try to avoid:
- users that didn't read the Guidelines
- users that abuse our flag function
- users that harass or troll
- users that are offensive or aggressive
- users who post content against our Guidelines
There is a minimum requirement of karma to get into the pool of potential moderators. When choosing the moderators karma plays no role.
Our admins and algorithms review all decisions of moderators and score them with moderation weight. When moderators do not follow Moderation Guidelines they lose weight until they get muted. Muted moderators can still moderate but we don’t take their decisions into account. If their decisions get better they can regain their weight.
If muted moderators do not get better over time we might permanently remove moderation from them.
Good moderators are rewarded with more responsibilities and additional opportunities, such as direct communication with Jodel team members, beta testing among other possibilities to shape the Jodel world with us.
Please, note, that one moderator can never decide alone on blocking a posts or banning users, no matter how much decision weight they gained.