Hello EpicSki community,
With nearly twenty years of being online the make-up of EpicSki is ever changing. EpicSki is as large as it's ever been and that means we need moderators to help curate and keep the peace in the community. For a while we had a new moderator close to every years, but now it's been quite a long time since we've had any new moderators. I've been serving as a moderator for 5.5 years and I'm the second most recently appointed of the moderators behind @marznc who started 3 years ago.
We've had several moderators depart for all manner of reasons from health issues to work and family commitments over the past few years, but we've not replaced any of them. As a result we're looking for volunteers to help us with moderating the website. Overall the community here does a good job at being civil which generally makes the job of moderator easy compared to other forums, but we do need a little help.
What we primarily need are eyeballs. Sometimes problems arise on the site because none of the existing moderators see a problem brewing before it blows up. Having a moderator step in and just post a reminder to keep things civil goes a long way at mitigating potential disputes. Likewise having someone who sees something starting temporarily lock a thread is also a good way to keep things from escalating.
Last year we were bombarded with SPAM; we've implemented some more tools that seem to be helping us avoid getting flooded with SPAM posts, but we do get the occasional drive by spam attack that we need someone to help clean up too. We're not asking for a huge time commitment, just to volunteer some of the time you already spend here on EpicSki to help us out with the day to day operations of the site. If you are interested please send me a PM so we can discuss things further.