A healthy online community is dependent upon dedicated, strong, and fair-minded volunteer moderators who can make new users feel welcome, keep discussions on topic, and work with other moderators and iNaturalist staff to keep this a safe and constructive place for everyone.
If you think this is something you would like to do, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your iNaturalist and iNaturalist forum username (hopefully they’re the same!) and let us know why you are volunteering to be a moderator. We are looking for people who:
Are able to dedicate some time throughout the week to perform their moderation duties.
Have shown the ability to consistently adhere to Community Guidelines on iNaturalist, our Google Group, or both.
Have shown a dedication to the iNaturalist community.
Are willing to collaborate with other moderators and with iNaturalist staff to discuss issues that crop up on the forum.
Can be trusted to remain objective and not overreach when using their Discourse moderator abilities.
You can also check out Discourse’s moderator guide to get an idea of what moderators do.