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I have low self esteem and am looking for a job where I can forget how miserable I am by nit picking other people's comments

so how do I become an Ask.com moderator?

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This user is an Ask Community moderator.

We love that question, and we appreciate your interest! Our moderators are loyal and hard-working, so we don't have openings very often. But when we do, we post them in the Careers section of our site.

Because we have moderators on duty around the clock, they work a variety of schedules (some full time, some part time); some work in our Oakland, California offices and others work from their home offices. As a general rule, moderators must be over 18 years of age and have prior experience in online community development and moderation.

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I have already applied and got ignored. I think I have something to offer but the prior experience part is not easily acquired.
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however if you have low self esteem you may want to reconsider the choice of being a Community Moderator, Mods on any site take a LOT of abuse and are not allowed to re to it in any personal way and if you are miserable being a Mod is not going to help you there either. You have to have a good outlook on your life and people in general or you'll just be drug down by the things you'll see. :) I've seen many ppl become very bitter and disillusioned with humanity as a whole doing this line of work over the years. It def is not for the pessimist.
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One day maybe I too may wield the power to delete people's comments and questions according to my own perception of community guidelines and terms of use. One can always hope and dream I suppose.
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Verne, we don't have any openings for mod positions atm.. and haven't for ever a year is one reason. But yes the exp is important, usually people start with modding private sites, move into one who hire "volunteers" then move up to pd Moderation. I was a "volunteer" moderator for over 5 years before I got a paying job doing it

wcnorton we delete the things Ask directs us to... and ASK has the right to remove *any* content they see fit from their site. We do our jobs as directed by our supervisors and when you created your account you agreed to abide by the TOS and Community Guidelines which explicitly state that Ask reserves the right to remove any and all content at it's sole discretion.
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Hey.. Deanna, sorry I did this. You handled it very professionally. I forget there are people on the other end of this thing sometimes and just run my mouth uninhibited. You guys and gals run a great site.
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It's cool, lol. I know it is frustrating sometimes when stuff gets removed. You are *always* welcome to contact Eric though if you really don't understand why. He is really a great guy and can explain more in private than we are allowed to go into on the site. It isn't common but there have been instances of Mods removing things by accident or because they misunderstood the content so it never hurts to ask if you really think it might have OK. As you said.. we are only human ;) He will look into it and actually come to us to ask why it was removed. If we can point to where it violated the rules it stays hidden, but if it was an "oops" or he has a good reason why it *didn't* violate the rules he will talk to us about it and re-instate it :)
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Well it's hardly a life or death situation to have a question or comment removed so I think I'll just let Eric alone and accept the mods judgement when it happens from here on out. Regardless, it was just plain rude of me to handle the way I did. Despite my smart mouth, I really do care about folks and this has bothered me ever since I did it. Daddy always said a real man owns up to his mistakes so I figured I owed you an apology at the least. Thanks for your response and have a great day.
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HeatherSyl

Your question appears to have flown right over DeanaWynn's head for a good reason.
She showed you by example that moderators are not nit pickers, but helpers.

A good answer to your question is start building up your self esteem through counseling as a beginning to a happier life. Low self esteem is really painful and I hope you start seeking help right away. You can start by talking to your family doctor, or the school nurse.

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Heather.. I knew what he was saying ;) .. it's called professionalism :) and ty have a great day
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HeatherSyl
Your manners are beyond approach DW And I tried to point that out to him.
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Thanks Heather.. I really do appreciate it :)
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Helipo

You forgot enjoying putting up with snotty users.

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