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Moderators

Microsoft Q&A moderators


There are two type of moderators in Microsoft Q&A:

  1. Microsoft moderators

  2. Volunteer moderators

Both Microsoft moderators and Volunteer moderators mission is to help supporting the community by:

The main differences between Microsoft moderators and Volunteer moderators are:

  • Microsoft moderators are Microsoft employees who are part of a support team or a product group. Most or part of their work is to answer questions or help the community.

  • Volunteer moderators are community members who were active moderators in MSDN and TechNet and want to continue on Microsoft Q&A or active community members in Q&A who are making a positive impact. These moderators are part of the Volunteer Moderator Program.

Permissions

Permission type Microsoft moderators Volunteer moderators
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View content in moderation granted checkbox granted checkbox
Manage content in moderation queue granted checkbox granted checkbox
Make site sticky granted checkbox denied checkbox
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Edit tags within a post granted checkbox granted checkbox
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Redirect questions granted checkbox granted checkbox
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Initiate a private conversation granted checkbox denied checkbox
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Lock comments on posts granted checkbox granted checkbox
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How to become a Volunteer moderator

Microsoft reserves the right to include other moderators in this program outside the requirements listed above.

Benefits of Volunteer moderators

As a Volunteer moderator, you will see the following benefits, as a thank you for your participation:

  • Monthly calls with Microsoft to check-in, adjust guidelines, answer questions, etc. Additionally, there will be guests from different product groups with topics of interest to the moderators.

  • In 2021 we will have a private area in Microsoft Q&A where all volunteers can chat with each other as well as be in close contact with Microsoft.

  • Recognition. There will have several ways to publicly recognize the volunteers for their amazing contributions.



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