Unusual mailing list needs a moderator

11 PM January 8, 2006

The crime scene cleanup mailing list is looking for a new moderator. The list has 196 members, including about 20 regulars, most of whom work as professional cleaners of crime scenes. It is an interesting industry that performs an important community service.

I’ve been moderating the list since March 2004, and it’s been a great experience. Most of the members are new to communicating via email, and the job of the moderator is mostly to nip flamewars and name calling in the bud. (The regulars are pretty good, but there’s always some new person, ready to cause trouble.) There is also plenty of scope for a particularly keen moderator to grow the group with photo sharing, Skype conferences and so forth, but I just haven’t had the time.

So, if you’d like to have a go at nurturing an online community, please leave a comment, or send me a mail. No industry experience required.

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