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Hey anyone know how u become a moderator? Because im always on the sce services all day and i see so mutch on playstation home its discusting and it needs sorting, and if i had moderator powers i feel like i could make a big impact on psn for the better.. and make the use of playstation home better for everyone.. 

 

Could you reply tot his on ps3 please as its easyer lol.. Thank you for your time 

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If you would like to help out then just report crap that you think is out of order, you can't just become a moderator, not that simple as most (or all, not sure) are Sony employees.
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Yeah, you'd need to gain employment with Sony.

 

Moderating appears to be a largely thankless task anyway. :smileytongue:

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It seems to be alot of hard worked being a moderator. And I bet Its not easy as well.
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mike20036 wrote:
It seems to be alot of hard worked being a moderator. And I bet Its not easy as well.

Well they do get paid well, Hawk even managed to buy a BMX from his first pay packet.

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step 1 sacrifice a small goat

 

step 2 beat kevin butler in rock paper sissors

 

step 3 spend 1 night in a hotel room with someone dressed as a playstation mascot

 

step 4 run naked through the wilderness shouting "im a fairy im a fairy"

 

step 5????

 

step 6 profit

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Short answer: I don't know

 

How do you join Sony? I've looked around and found America to have the easiest of job searches and the EU gets a choice between Graduate and experienced. So which category does Moderator fall in. There's no where on the PlayStation site about jobs either so do we just apply through PlayStation America since their the ones with more variable jobs.

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LarasAider wrote:

Short answer: I don't know

 

How do you join Sony? I've looked around and found America to have the easiest of job searches and the EU gets a choice between Graduate and experienced. So which category does Moderator fall in. There's no where on the PlayStation site about jobs either so do we just apply through PlayStation America since their the ones with more variable jobs.



When the next issue of our very own PlayStaion mag is out (soonish!) be sure to read my interview which will explain how I got a job here - not all jobs are advertised on a companies own website(s).

 

 

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Roxas598 wrote:

step 1 sacrifice a small goat

 

step 2 beat kevin butler in rock paper sissors

 

step 3 spend 1 night in a hotel room with someone dressed as a playstation mascot

 

step 4 run naked through the wilderness shouting "im a fairy im a fairy"

 

step 5????

 

step 6 profit



IMPOSSIBLE, the guy cheats and has extra hands up his sleeves... the guy's not human i tell you!

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mike20036 wrote:
It seems to be alot of hard worked being a moderator. And I bet Its not easy as well.

Well they do get paid well, Hawk even managed to buy a BMX from his first pay packet.


 

I'm skint, totally. Pay day can't come soon enough :D That's what I get for buying a shiny blue BMX and spending all my savings on holidays *cries*

 

If I'd gone elsewhere I could be on double with a higher position but its SONY & its PlayStation so its an inroads and well, a company I always wanted to work for but never thought I would & I must say despite it being a thankless task I am quite enjoying my time here :)

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mike20036 wrote:
It seems to be alot of hard worked being a moderator. And I bet Its not easy as well.


Yeah it must be real tough sitting at a desk using the computer and attending tea n coffee meetings.

 

I'm just happy that they're a decent bunch of people and not like mods on other sites.

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mike20036 wrote:
It seems to be alot of hard worked being a moderator. And I bet Its not easy as well.


Yeah it must be real tough sitting at a desk using the computer and attending tea n coffee meetings.

 

I'm just happy that they're a decent bunch of people and not like mods on other sites.


What are these meetings you speak of? I would appreciate more tea and biscuits!!

 

I've had over 16 jobs, this is probably the hardest I've ever worked and that includes manual labour & management.

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anyone can totally become a Moderator, if theyre looking its usually listed on a job site like http://www.playstationjobs.co.uk/

id imagine its rather tough, alot of hard work and also have alot of red tape and all sorts of stuff bound around it too. you probably wouldnt be able to just swan in Superman-style and fix something just because you have that position though, as the Mods that are about at the moment do the best they can 8).
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Last time they hada job going they posted here on the forums as well with a link to the site of the guys running the recruitment where you could apply.

I think to be a moderator you have to work out of there London office in the week as well. Its not just a moderation from home thing.

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I think to be a moderator you have to work out of there London office in the week as well. Its not just a moderation from home thing.



That's right, SCEE in Great Marlborough Street. They have a funky canteen.

 

Edit : By funky I mean 'groovy' and not 'smelly'.

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Sophie bear in mind also that if you sign a contract with Sony to become a mod, then it's just like joining the Armed Forces.

 

Once you're in and you don't like it - you're *****ed ! They own your soul, and it is a criminal offence to just 'leave'. Some people have been allowed to buy themselves out, but otherwise you're stuck.

 

Some Sony employees have been called up to fight on the frontline too, when they only thought they were joining to play games and that they wouldn't really have to fight. 

 

Think long and hard about the decision hun....

 

 

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fski wrote:

shooby337 wrote:

 

I think to be a moderator you have to work out of there London office in the week as well. Its not just a moderation from home thing.



That's right, SCEE in Great Marlborough Street. They have a funky canteen.

 

Edit : By funky I mean 'groovy' and not 'smelly'.



Next time you're in don't forget to play spot the hawk... you'll never win :P

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And for anyone wants to get a start in moderation there are these big companies:

 

http://www.emoderation.com/

http://tempero.co.uk/

 

There's loads of others but those are two of the big ones.

 

Also https://www.odesk.com/

 

They're the guys who handle Facebook and Google Plus moderation but you'll never see their names used, even when you get the work you will only be able to guess who your employer is as its pretty obvious and its usually one by people in far away lands where the pay is much less.

 

Read: http://gawker.com/5885714/ for more on FB and also the follow up stories!

 

Also be warned, gone are the days when a moderation company would take any young person on who could answer a few questions, use a computer and know their way around wikipedia - now they want people with really good experience and so people who I saw employed three years ago would find their CVs in the bin these days... its a good idea to have some forum moderation experience under your belt and maybe try one of the smaller digital agencies who might do the occasional bit of modding depending on what their latest advertisement is or latest facebook campaign because for them it may be cheaper to keep the modding in house!

 

The guy that use to run Bebo now runs a funky agency, forget its name but something Punk (punktillo maybe)? That kind of place still gives creative people a nice look in at times.

 

Beyond that if you manage FB pages that our very popular or another forum or website, blog etc then that will look good.

 

Never have understood though why people want to become a mod, its not something you'd want to stay in, pays not great and the work can be boring etc etc... though I do have a friend who went from mod to manager and to Google (pure luck) and I ended up here so can't complain but still :S

 

Anyhow... hope some of that is helpful to someone :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Never have understood though why people want to become a mod, its not something you'd want to stay in, pays not great and the work can be boring etc etc... though I do have a friend who went from mod to manager and to Google (pure luck) and I ended up here so can't complain but still



If I was to guess I would presume that there is three possible reasons.

The first is that the person who has that desire may either be too young or have too little information regarding the role and view it incorrectly. The original poster here may be a prime example where they believe that they are on various services all the time and believe that all that would be required is for them to remain at home, play/go on it when they wish and simply take action against any violations that they may see while playing as per usual and could possibly be unaware that it is actually a paid position in an office and isn't simply a case of "play when you want and take action when you want".

The next one I can see is one you've brought up in the quote yourself (and your post) where people feel that by applying for a moderation position at a certain company it will either allow them to move up within their company (with the moderation role serving as a starting/entry point) or as seen in the quote, it will allow them to state that they have experience within a certain position or field and then allow them to branch into what they actually want to do for a different company.

Then finally I imagine it may simply be because they have a significant interest within a certain forum (where you may be able to moderate from home and without any constraints) and do it voluntarily due to the experience and because of their strong interest in the forum or network, the role not being a career but simply a past time for them.

I'm sure there's probably a few other possibilities but those are the ones that immediately come to mind.

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Nope, all good points & fully understandable.

 

I should say though that many moderation jobs are from home but they can be the most tedious ones and also be purely moderation i.e. no interaction apart from with other workmates or head office - I think emoderation is all home based with a central management working in one London office.

 

Mine also wasn't so much about moving up or anything within the company, more because it was simply PlayStation so I can understand the appeal to fans of PlayStation and forum users here - I should have said moderation in general with regards to a career choice etc.

 

In other words if you like the company and get in there then brilliant, you could end up moving up and doing some great stuff which is fair enough. On the other side if you do general moderation for a mod company you'll probably work on stuff you hate and have little chance to move up as they'll hire managers externally - so best idea is to get in somewhere, gain experience and then move to a company you actually care about but even then, there is no guarantee you'll be in your dream job - a friend of mine moved over to Amazon... hated it, left within a few months.

 

I've also read the same about Apple fans who get their dream job at Apple, they've ended up hating it. This is repeated at every company you care to name. I count myself lucky in that I quite enjoy it here and I quite enjoy conversing with you lot :)

 

Anyhow... glad I could be of some help :)

 

 

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