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Hey technicians! Every web forum you see today has a moderator. You may ask your self this question ''what are the work of moderator in i web forum''
A forum moderator oversees the communication activity of an Internet forum. He monitors the interchange of contributors and makes decisions regarding content and the direction of threads. Moving discussions from one section to another to keep topics organized is also a common job for a forum moderator.

If the tone of a forum becomes hostile or starts to move in the direction of personal attacks, the forum moderator usually has the discretion to lock the discussion to prevent heated, interchanges. He may also be able to hide discussions he deems unworthy of further discussion. Conversely, topics he feels deserve further examination can be posted indefinitely by the moderator even if they garner no comments.
Moderator duties are as diverse as the forum topics themselves. Some moderators are virtually invisible; they surface only when situations arise that do not seem likely to resolve themselves. Other forum moderators are always there, ready to intercede at the smallest hint of discourse. Public forum moderators often have to enforce many rules of conduct and decorum, as public contributors tend to communicate without abandon, which can sometimes upset other commenters.

Private forums linked to a website or group often operate a bit differently. The forum moderator is likely to be familiar with the members, and may be more lax in enforcing rules if he is aware of bantering members and their tones. Standards differ greatly in forums, and newcomers are advised to post with caution until they get the general feel of the forum's atmosphere. Regardless of the forum topic or ambiance, most prohibit the exchange of illegal or copyrighted materials and pornography and many shun swearing or using inappropriate language or images.
Moderators are sometimes encouraged to join in discussions, especially if they have expert experience or advice to contribute. Other forums prefer their moderators to remain totally objective and mainly serve as impartial enforcers. Occasionally a forum moderator will pose as a contributor to steer a discussion in another direction or offer input without fear of posing a Conflict of interest

Supplementary duties of a forum moderator may include relocating discussions to more appropriate sections, closing or locking threads based on dwindling interest or lack of recent activity, editing posts for clarity or content, and deleting threads. Thread deletion can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the wishes of the forum moderator.

If an abusive contributor refuses to cease unacceptable behavior, the forum moderator usually has the discretion to ban the user. If the offender continues to post and eludes the ban, the moderator may opt to access the user's IP address . This enables the moderator to ban the address instead of banning the user by name or email  address.
As an admin of a web forum i try as much as possible to see the need of my members, what more to implement and what usually do they need. These as put more thought in my mind, that is why i need a moderators to take care of the forum when ever am not Around.

I believe this is what you have in mind when your saw this topic ''Will the moderators be pay for there work??''
this is my answer to that question '' As a newly hosted forum 9jatechs is running on NO Ads so i have nothing to give but as time goes on sure 9jatechs will rip the fruit of its labour  then all the moderators will have reasons to smile'' 

Joining the Community
To become a volunteer moderator at a forum, first you have to join the community there as a regular member. Administrators overwhelmingly prefer to appoint moderators from the existing community membership -- people who have a long posting history and a solid reputation. Selecting a community member makes the new moderator more of a known quantity and less likely to disappear without warning — a common risk in Internet relationships.

Making Yourself Valuable

The process of building a solid reputation involves much more than just making posts. You have to demonstrate two kinds of value. First, you have to enrich the community culture. Your posts must lift up the discussion by being thoughtful, respectful and demonstrative of your knowledge and good character. These kinds of posts encourage other people to participate in a richer conversation. That doesn’t mean you can’t have an edgy style or an irreverent attitude, and indeed many forums thrive on being outspoken and even aggressive. But it does mean you have to bring style, substance and honor to your participation. Second, you have to demonstrate that you deserve to hold the power of a moderator to modify or delete other users' posts. To be a good moderator, it isn’t enough to be a valued member of the community. You also have to be able to act in accordance with the website’s interests, show good judgment and trustworthiness and commit to the responsibility of moderation — an endless, sometimes thankless task.

These are the forum moderators for now @snows , @emmy and @Ayodele 9jatechs is seeking more Moderators
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