As a person that's pretty active in the Wynn Discord, or at least used to be, it's pretty easy to see the general lack of moderation. Obviously, mods can't be online 24/7 since they have personal lives, have to moderate in-game, and also need some time to actually play the game for themselves. This brings us to the topic of this suggestion: discord exclusive moderators! Use Spoilers below to navigate. Spoiler: Purpose/Idea The idea of this position is simple. Their main purpose is to moderate the discord exclusively so that rules are actually enforced. Spoiler: Implementation/Applications Obviously, it's up to admins and staff on whether to accept this and how to implement this position if it does get added, but here are just some suggestions. Implementing: One example I would like to look back at is the role "Community-Helper" found in the Wynn Discord. Objectively, it failed. People didn't utilize it very much, and the one time they did it was mostly for jokes when the role was first released. Although one could argue it was because it was in trial-phase, announcing the role actually existed in the description of roles in the discord or something like that could've seen it more widely used. So, if the discord moderator role were to be added, I think slightly editing the normal Moderator position description to emphasize in-game moderation as well as add a discord moderator position that emphasizes discord moderation would be important. It would also be crucial that the moderators would be active and generally just use the discord even when not moderating. (i.e. just people that are online a lot) Applications: I don't really have much experience with how moderator applications work, besides the questions that appear on the application. Below I'll post some sample questions that I think could work, but are obviously not refined or perfect. (also a lot of these are based on original mod app questions rofl) 1. Do you have any moderating experience? 2. Have you ever been muted/banned on the discord? 3. How active are you on the Wynn Discord? (I wanted to ask messages but people can easily message farm so) Of course, age, ign, timezone, email, discord and the other basics would also be included. I personally don't believe discord mods should get an in-game rank, but that would really only be an issue if the person were applying for the rank for recognition. Also regarding the existing ping-able Moderator rank, if this was implemented there would still be a use for it, just slightly altered. Since the ping-able Moderator was on a volunteer-basis and served as a way for players to notify mods for discord moderation, discord moderators would mandatorily have to have that role. Just to clarify, the people that I had in mind for discord moderators while making this post are people that normally use the Wynncraft discord frequently anyway, and therefore should still see some issues even without being pinged. I would also like to address existing Moderators on the Wynncraft discord. I think some of the Moderators spend enough time on the Wynncraft discord and therefore should also get the Discord Moderator role. However, I do think Moderators should have to apply as well. Spoiler: What would happen to moderators? This was one of the main reasons I was pretty hesitant to post this thread. At first I thought that there would be a lot of overlap in work, especially dealing with bans, since they have to deal with each player individually, and players have a discord and in-game account. So, what happens to a player on the discord when they get banned in-game? Well, nothing. And I say that with personal experience. Citing FREAKCROW's HIT SONG Nirvana at 1 minute and 41 seconds, "If you're name is Christofu, then you're probably banned." I blame my lack of knowledge on how moderator stuff works on this point and any kind of sharing on how the two positions overlap more would be appreciated. However, from what I now, bans are separate, mutes are separate, and one of the only things that I can think of in-common are ranks. Spoiler: Player Reports (uh oh) This ties into the section above. As quoted from Toy in the thread in the credits below, the proper usage of the ping-able moderator role is for players, and now, discord bots. Discord Moderators should have permissions to deal with the discord bots, and also the player reports section of the forums exists, but I almost never see it used ever. I think if discord issues are dealt with my discord moderators, and in-game issues are primarily dealt with in the player reports section of the forum, there shouldn't be any extensive communication necessary between in-game and discord mods. Just some thoughts after writing this: I would consider myself a pretty active person on the Wynn discord, and although I don't have as high message count as some people, I do think that I have some credibility and qualification to write this. This also has been a pretty popular suggestion in general but I haven't really seen a proper thread on it, so here it is. Even if this doesn't get added, which I honestly see little chance of this being added, I hope this just brings the issue that it feels like Mods have too many responsibilities to be moderating the discord 24/7, and that quite frankly the discord lacks moderation. And it honestly sucks to see the whole "Moderator" position as a whole get shit on on the discord server by people complaining about how Mods aren't doing anything without recognizing the fact that Moderators are also humans and players that enjoy the game themselves. Anyway, that's honestly all, if you have any suggestions please leave and thanks for reading this far. Spoiler: Credits (actually important please read) Me Everyone in Wynn Discord with Discord Mod Suggestions THIS THREAD: https://forums.wynncraft.com/threads/something-about-discord-and-moderation.251383/ specifically to @ActualDaywalker and @Toy__ (sorry pinging both of y'all but had to give credit) Drew a lot of the main ideas from it, and specifically this quote from toy. "For the time that the user is in the cool down for joining the server, if there is one, have them only see one specific channel that explains everything that they need to do, such as reading pinned messages, rules, using channels properly, not tagging mods when they are stuck in blocks etc. This can most likely be done via bots that automatically assigns a role after x minutes have passed."