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  • The moderator user box added to your user page will communicate to other wiki users that you are the moderator for the content.
  • Add the box by typing {{User Moderator}}
    to your user page.
  • You might want to add the name of the localities and/or subjects you are moderating to your user page along with the user box.
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What is a moderator?

Moderators are volunteer administrators of the FamilySearch Wiki who help encourage contribution within a subject area on the wiki, monitor its content, and guide others as they contribute. If you are interested in being a moderator for a specific locality or research subject, please fill out this form to let us know of your interest.

Your request will be reviewed, and you will be contacted in a short period of time.

Responsibilities

The Moderator Job Description includes the following items:

  • Build Community - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.
  • Recognize Contributions - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work
  • Help Resolve Problems - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are broken by contributors, and help when two or more contributors are in an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.

Who are the Moderators?

Our current moderators include:

Countries

United States

Focused Research

Historical Records

How-to Articles

All moderators in the Wiki are invited to help write the following articles. Each article is specifically related to being a moderator. Sharing your experiences in the Discussion tab would be a great place to start. The thoughts and ideas you add to the Discussion tab will assist anyone who wishes to write the article. The articles listed below were started as stub articles. Your participation in this effort will help all moderators.

Moderating the Community

Moderating Content

Things you can do

The following items are things that a moderator can do to help improve the content in their area of expertise and also grow the community of volunteers authors and editors:

  • Review and edit content as needed
  • Showcase content from your area of expertise
  • Upload images
  • Encourage the creation of new pages
  • Encourage users to clarify ambiguous page titles
  • Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify policies
  • Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and lead contributors in your area to implement them
  • Communicate important issues to other contributors in your subject area
  • Organize and lead wikiprojects
  • Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki

See also