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It’s time for Roles here at Remarkist. We’ve gotten to that point where this fantastic beast we’re raising needs grooming and upkeep. We’ve been talking for a few weeks now about changes coming to Clubhouse. Those changes—also pertaining to roles on their platform—will be going hand-in-hand with new forms of moderation within our own community. Well, that day has come.
Remarkist is rolling out three forms of project-wide moderation. Small teams of generous community members will oversee our live events, project catalog, and new-member onboarding.
Leaders & Sweet Hosts
Clubhouse now has a new member-type called a Leader. Leaders have all of the privileges that Clubhouse Admins do concerning event creation and room moderation. Leaders can schedule and open rooms where members cannot. They can also enter any of their Club’s rooms and close them if need be.
Going forward, Sweet Hosts will be the only ones with the Leader designation on Clubhouse and will be the only Remarkists who can schedule rooms for others on Clubhouse. Members will still be free to add an event to our Remarkist calendar inside the app, but a Sweet Host will need to schedule that event for them on Clubhouse—adding them as a co-host along with a new Title Format for our Remarkist content rooms.
Sweet Hosts are also the first members called to settle any disputes or commotion occurring in a room. They can enter any room or couch at will, and they can shut down a room if need be.
So what makes for the ideal Sweet Host?
As the name implies, Sweet Hosts rarely feel salty or sour within the community. These are members that stay out of cliques of any kind (even anti-cliques). They don’t have strong, negative opinions about any members—understanding that personalities do vary. They don’t typically engage in heated debate and aren’t the types to interrupt or monopolize the conversation. They like to sit quietly on the sidelines listening, observing. And while they may have formed some wonderful friendships on Remarkist, when it comes to matters of community moderation, they believe they honor those friendships best by focusing first on the greater needs of the community.
Does this sound like you? Then maybe you’d consider joining that team. If not, no problem, we have lots of other ways to participate. Read on!
Some of our English speakers are probably waiting for me to notice the typo in this Remarkist role. Of course, some of our German speakers are probably shaking their heads. “Oh John—a shameless peddler of #DadJokes,” they lament.
Tor Guides are our onboarding specialists. New members go to them first for all the rules of our project—from the complexities of our game mechanics to the simple setup of an account on our app. They don’t just know the differences between Clubhouse and our Remarkist app but can instantly tell if a new member is referring to one but looking for the other “Why won’t Clubhouse let me harvest my Körnels???” They understand the unique strengths of our official channels like Discord, Clubhouse, and the Remarkist app. And they’re some of the first to read up on new project updates, community guidelines, or upcoming developments.
This also makes them invaluable contributors to our Remarkist support documentation and tutorials. These members will work with our official team to build the foundation of our community knowledge base.
But Tor Guides are not just standing at the gates of Remarkist. They also observe conversations on other adjacent platforms, like related social feeds or non-Remarkist communities, where portions of our membership fraternize. They always have their eyes open for curious new or potential members who may have questions or need a nudge of encouragement to join us.
So what makes for the ideal Tor Guide?
Do you know those people who open up a new board game and can walk you through playing it within minutes of flipping through the rulebook? Well, that’s one critical attribute of a Tor Guide, yeah. But these members are also charismatic and welcoming. They are like ushers into our Remarkist metaverse—polite, friendly (perhaps with a touch of wit), and above all, empowering! What do you think? Does this sound like you? If so, then perhaps you’d be interested in joining the team. If not, keep reading! There’s still more!
If Remarkist was like the famed Musaeum at Alexandria, our Archivists would be shuffling about its halls with scrolls of ancient knowledge. These are our librarians.
Archivists keep our catalog of events, worlds, shows, films, and episodes in order on the platform. They root out redundancies, and when potential categorization conflicts arise, they work together to settle on one clear path.
These folks also watch for deliberate abuse or offensive content that might corrupt our system. They oversee and approve our growing list of tags. And they are especially sensitive to one of the great threats at Remarkist: copyright infringement. Archivists moderate and approve a slew of creative content, such as new Memento artwork, fan fiction, event titles & descriptions, links to content streams, and past recording. They help our platform stay clean and free of unauthorized content.
So what makes for the ideal Archivist?
These folks live by the motto that there’s a place for everything, and everything should be in its place. They’re very organized in their own lives and love the beauty of order. They get nostalgic over old card catalogs or wish they’d been born at a time to use them firsthand. They have the heart of a librarian. Is that you? If so, would you consider joining that team?
How do we show our interest in a role?
Easy. Just fill out this Google form…
You can apply for all three roles, but you’ll only be able to hold one of the three Memento types at a time. And there are only a handful of Mementos available in each. So please ask yourself whether you really are right before applying. Do you have the time? The passion? And the sensibility for the role? If you do, we would love to have your help!
But wait there’s still more!
Not sure if you’re right for any of these roles? Do you still want to help? Well, in addition to these 3 broader positions, most Worlds at Remarkist will have a small leadership committee of 1-5 Remarkists.
These World Leaders will organize creative events within a World, build-out exciting programming slates, work with our core team to book special guests, and most importantly, they will initiate a World’s annual Great Rewatch—its monthlong-celebration of events and community-wide rewatching.
Is there a World at Remarkist, either established or yet to come, that you would love to help shape into an incredible fandom haven? You can only be a Leader of one World at a time, so consider where you could bring the most value.
Also, World Leaders are not allowed to fill one of our 3 main Remarkist roles—at least not for the time being. You’d have to choose between leading a World or helping to shape the broader project. That might change as Remarkist matures. But in the beginning, we’d prefer our Leaders not to split their focus. Also, consider that we’ll have lots of members who’d like to contribute.
How do we request a leadership position in a World?
We’re still building out our first official programming slate, and some Worlds are being prepped for official rollout. Still, we’d love to hear what you’re thinking. Please fill out this Google Form to let us know about your interest in leading any Worlds here at Remarkist…
We’re so excited about this next phase of community involvement. It’s going to take the project to a whole new level 🙌 . Are you ready?