Moderation is the continued practice of keeping a close watch on all the content generated by users within the community in order to ensure that everything is in parallel with the guidelines. It includes having to remove certain content or discussion topics that violate the code of conduct and also keep members constantly informed or updated with the things that are unacceptable in the community.
A moderator is a team member who is responsible for moderating the content. There can be multiple moderators who can work as a team, depending on the size of the community or the amount of moderation needed.
Why is moderation important?
How can you ensure proper moderation at all times? A few best practices -
Community culture encapsulates the everything that makes the community whole - goals, vision, celebrations, events, rewards, recognitions, beliefs, rituals, and presence. A culture is what separates a community from the rest of the crowd. It gives an identity to the community and the people who are involved in it.