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Discussion on: #ClubChat: Were you a moderator before becoming a community manager?

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Fernando • Edited on

There’s this old real-time strategy game called OGame and 14-15 year old me enrolled as a moderator of their Spanish speaking forum (the game and forum are still there ~14-15 years later 😆)

They had a freemium model and moderators were given some of the paid in-game benefits for their support, which was my initial motivation, but the sense of community quickly grew on me and later on it wasn’t the only reason I moderated for over a year. It was a lot of fun and a very interesting position where I could intervene on conversations from people around the world I never met before.

I’ve never been a community manager, but I would think the manager would focus a bit more on growing an engaged community, compared to mods’ role of flagging CoC violations and providing trusted feedback to boost quality content. Both incredibly valuable in maintaining a healthy community