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

jocelynhsu profile image

Yup! My first exposure to online forums and community management was in high school when I moderated for online graphics + fan fiction forums. I was a "Resource Moderator" which basically meant digital filing and organizing of content.

The biggest difference that stands out to me right now is that one was a volunteer gig that took a few hours a week, at most, and another is a full-time job. Very different motivations and goals.

mmohammed profile image

I definitely would've preferred to start off as a volunteer Mod. I really appreciated being paid to do it, but that came with extra strain! Plus, I imagine moderating a community that you're interested in/ participating in is a nice way to get a look into CM work.