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Do moderators for websites get paid?

Asked by RandomMrdan (7415points) December 9th, 2011 from iPhone

And if so, what range of pay is expected? And where does one find moderators to employ?

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augustlan's avatar

Some do, but most are volunteers. I don’t know what the range is, but I suspect it varies a lot, depending on the income of the site. On Fluther, we find our volunteer moderators in our own community.

jerv's avatar

I never did. I think it’s rare for a mod to be paid solely for being a mod, though if being a moderator is merely one of the many duties of their job, things are a bit different. Regardless, I personally have never heard of someone getting paid to be just a mod.

downtide's avatar

I would think its very rare, and of those that do, it would be a forum on a company website with staff already salaried.

incendiary_dan's avatar

I can tell you that I never have, and I’ve moderated a few sites.

zensky's avatar

I modded the MSN chat rooms – for nada. But then, I lived there for a while anyway.

YARNLADY's avatar

One of the sites I moderate gives out gifts and has competitions that offer financial incentives, but I haven’t heard of a site paying a moderator. Some popular opinion sites might, especially if they are sponsored, such as FatWallet.com

jrpowell's avatar

Metafilter.com pays the mods a actual livable wage. I think they have six now. That is the only site I can think of that does. But Mathowie (the owner) is a Socialist.

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