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As a moderator can I respond to offers on Freegle?  
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As a moderator can I respond to offers on Freegle and use Freegle in the same way as a member with mod admin status?
  
 
Of course you can, just like any other member of the group. However, here are some things that ''some moderators do'' to make sure they don't beat other members to the post (pun intended) and keep looking - and acting - squeaky clean.  
 
Of course you can, just like any other member of the group. However, here are some things that ''some moderators do'' to make sure they don't beat other members to the post (pun intended) and keep looking - and acting - squeaky clean.  
  
*don't ask for items you have approved yourself (a big mod team helps here)  
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*Expect no different treatment from any other member because of moderator/group owner 'status'.
*leave it a few hours so you aren't the first reply  
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*Don't ask for items you have approved yourself (a big mod team helps here)  
* only post wanteds instead of responding to offers, therefore avoiding putting members who know you are a moderator in an awkward position.  
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*Leave a response for a few hours so you aren't the first to reply  
*set up an alternative id for posting and responding to posts so the member doesn't feel under any obligation (but if you do this, it's good to sign your name, so that people don't think you're hiding behind a fake name).  
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*Only post wanteds instead of responding to offers, therefore avoiding putting members who know you are a moderator in an awkward position.  
*state that you are a moderator in your reply, explain if you approved their post if that's why you have been so quick of the mark, and remind the 'offerer' that they are not obliged to gift their item to the first response.  
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*Set up an alternative id for posting and responding to posts so the member doesn't feel under any obligation (but if you do this, it's good to sign your name, so that people don't think you're hiding behind a fake name).  
*generally encourage the [[Fair offer policy]] to be considered by all members of the group where possible  
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*State that you are a moderator in your reply, explain if you approved their post if that's why you have been so quick of the mark, and remind the 'offerer' that they are not obliged to gift their item to the first response.  
*Do make sure you don't give yourself an advantage by asking for items before they go on the board..
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*Generally encourage the [[Fair offer policy]] to be considered by all members of the group where possible  
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*Do make sure you don't give yourself an advantage by asking for items before they go on the board.
  
 
You are under no obligation to do any of the above. However members do notice and complain if they think moderators are taking advantage of their position.  
 
You are under no obligation to do any of the above. However members do notice and complain if they think moderators are taking advantage of their position.  
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The Yahoo Groups Term "moderator privileges" refers only to admin capabilities.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:20, 22 October 2011

As a moderator can I respond to offers on Freegle and use Freegle in the same way as a member with mod admin status?

Of course you can, just like any other member of the group. However, here are some things that some moderators do to make sure they don't beat other members to the post (pun intended) and keep looking - and acting - squeaky clean.

  • Expect no different treatment from any other member because of moderator/group owner 'status'.
  • Don't ask for items you have approved yourself (a big mod team helps here)
  • Leave a response for a few hours so you aren't the first to reply
  • Only post wanteds instead of responding to offers, therefore avoiding putting members who know you are a moderator in an awkward position.
  • Set up an alternative id for posting and responding to posts so the member doesn't feel under any obligation (but if you do this, it's good to sign your name, so that people don't think you're hiding behind a fake name).
  • State that you are a moderator in your reply, explain if you approved their post if that's why you have been so quick of the mark, and remind the 'offerer' that they are not obliged to gift their item to the first response.
  • Generally encourage the Fair offer policy to be considered by all members of the group where possible
  • Do make sure you don't give yourself an advantage by asking for items before they go on the board.

You are under no obligation to do any of the above. However members do notice and complain if they think moderators are taking advantage of their position.

The Yahoo Groups Term "moderator privileges" refers only to admin capabilities.


Back to Other bits and bobs or Admin