Microsoft Q&A moderators
There are two type of moderators in Microsoft Q&A:
Both Microsoft moderators and Volunteer moderators mission is to help supporting the community by:
Ensure an inclusive community
Ensure all users follow the Microsoft Q&A code of conduct
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.
|Permission type||Microsoft moderators||Volunteer moderators|
|Add a tag icon|
|View content in moderation|
|Manage content in moderation queue|
|Make site sticky|
|Edit tags within a post|
|Edit any content|
|Close any questions|
|View deleted content|
|Initiate a private conversation|
|Delete any content|
|Convert answer to comment and vice-versa|
|Lock comments on posts|
How to become a Volunteer moderator
Be a leader on in the community and be nominated by a current Volunteer moderator, a Microsoft moderator, or a Microsoft employee.
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.