Site Staff and Helper Applications
In lieu of our periodically recurring staff applications, this thread will stand open year-round as a list of which positions around the site are in need of filling, granting our team managers more leeway to recruit more help as the need arises. In addition, this thread will document openings for Site Helper positions.
Unlike a Moderator, who is a full-time member of the
are brought on to assist in a more limited capacity. What exactly it is a Helper does varies from section to section, and the role can exist with respect to a specific project (like a remoderation or a contest) - be sure to read and understand the details regarding the position you are applying for!
Do be aware that
do not receive a custom name colour. However, their usernames are marked with a special icon (
) to distinguish them in the online users list; they are given a
power title, as well.
How to Apply
The section below lists all the positions that could potentially be hiring. Special projects in need of help such as remoderations and contests are added and removed as needed. You may submit an application for any position tagged as being
member will post in this thread each time a position is opened, closed, added, or removed.
Send your application via PM to one of the relevant
Staff Team Managers
. Once your application has been received, it will be discussed amongst the team, and you will be contacted once a decision has been made. Your application will be kept on file even if you are not hired, and we may choose to reach out in the future should a position open up later on. You are permitted to apply for more than one position. Should you have any questions, you are free to ask them in this thread, or contact the relevant section manager directly.
In your application, please specify which position you are applying for in the PM subject. Regardless of the specific role, your application should be built around the following:
• Your history with the site
• Your relation to the position you are applying for
• Why you feel qualified for the position, and what experience you have in this field
Other important information to include is:
• Your age
• What language(s) you speak
• How active you are on SMW Central
• How much time (on average) you would have to attend to your duties
Failure to address any of the above points may result in your application not being considered. We encourage you to elaborate on your skills! Each position that is currently hiring as listed in the section below contains additional information, about the position itself as well as specific information to submit on your application. Make sure you consider this information to guarantee that your application is complete.
Staff and Helper Positions
Forums Forum Moderator
CLOSED Forum Helper
Forum Helper Application Info: Show/Hide Job Description
, your job is to browse and keep on top of specific forums on SMW Central, keeping an eye out for instances where moderator intervention is necessary and acting upon this with the assistance of the main
team. The role includes:
- Reporting issues to the
team where intervention such as warnings and bans may be necessary.
- Closing/Moving/Trashing threads where required.
- Reporting post layouts and other user profile elements where they are not in compliance with the site rules.
In your application, you should make it clear which forum(s) you wish to help moderate, as these are the forums you will be given basic moderation powers in if your application is successful. You are not required to moderate forums outside of your moderation areas. However, if you do spot issues there you're encouraged to report them to someone who does moderate that forum. You are also welcome to take part in discussions relating to forum moderator operations.
What We're Looking For
You must have a good knowledge and understanding of the forum and site rules.
You will be enforcing them, so knowing and following the rules is essential.
You must have regular availability.
We're not expecting you to be able to devote 10 hours/day to SMW Central or anything extreme, but you must be around often enough to efficiently fulfill your helper role.
You must be able to join the SMW Central Discord server.
Many of our conversations take place in our Discord server, so being able to take part in them is imperative. Much like the last point, you do not have to be available all day long, but you must be able to respond to pings where necessary.
You must be fluent in English.
The site's primary language is English, so being able to speak it is essential to take part in not only staff/helper discussions, but to step in where instances require moderator intervention in the site forums too. English does not have to be your first language and your language abilities do not have to be perfect, but we should be able to hold a regular conversation with little difficulty.
Your application should explain:
- Your age
- What language(s) you are able to speak
- What forums you would like to moderate
- What days specifically you may struggle being active, or days you are more active than others
- Why you feel you are qualified for the position
- How you feel you can positively benefit SMW Central as a forum helper
- Why you want to be a forum helper, and why the position appeals to you
Discord Server Discord Moderator
Discord Moderator Application Info: Show/Hide
*Please note that this is for a
a helper one.
Job Description: Show/Hide Summary
As a Discord Moderator, you are simply striving to make sure everyone is following the rules and remaining respectful. You have to keep an eye out, across the whole server, for rulebreaks, including everything from discriminatory remarks, to NSFW content, to ROM uploads.
As a Discord moderator, you are expected to remain calm and neutral in all situations, even if a user frustrates you. Your position of authority should not be used to stir the pot. If you have personal bias against a user, it's alright to pass the baton onto another mod. Sloppy moderation and drama instigation will not be tolerated. If you feel that your emotions often get the best of you, then this is not the job for you.
Frequency of Activity
As a Discord Moderator, you are expected to actively participate in moderator-related discussions as much as you can. These discussions happen both within the Discord and on the forums. Beyond simply deleting messages, there is some janitorial work in keeping things logged, and participating in proposed feature/reorganization updates. As for the most hands-on part, ideally, we strive to have at least two or three moderators online at a time, so that if an issue is brought up behind the scenes, more than one person is there to give their opinion. This way, not only can we quickly take action if necessary, but we can also make sure that what we have a consensus that it's the right thing to do. This isn't to say you should lose sleep and be online 24/7. We are a team, after all! Just keep an eye on the server to make sure things are running smoothly whenever you're available. Unlike the other types of moderation on the site, moderating itself is less taxing, at the cost of requiring much higher involvement.
You should also be able to call out users on problematic behaviour, when necessary, and in doing so, be as stern as it calls for in your point of view, though without being unnecessarily rude. For example, a channel redirect shouldn't have the same tone as somebody repeatedly posting slurs.
Being a Discord moderator is not a one-person job. Above all, we work together as a team to make sure that the rules are enforced properly and fairly. To ensure neutrality, you are expected to always consult with your fellow mods before taking any serious action. The Application Itself: Show/Hide
There are two required sections to fill out for your application,
some of which overlap
with the general requirements outlined above. Be honest and speak from the heart!
If your application is accepted, you'll be hired as a mod under a short trial period, in order to familiarize yourself with the aspects of moderation.
Contact bebn legg (@bebn legg#0086), either via site PM or Discord DM, if you have any questions. Don't be shy!
Section 1: General Information
*Discord Tag: (example: @bebn legg#0086)
*SMW Central Site Profile Link:
*How old are you?
*What language(s) do you speak?
*What times of the day are you most available?
*Do you have issues being active on certain / most days? Why?
*In what ways does this position appeal to you?
Section 2: Explanation
(Please answer in at least 2-3 sentences or more)
Tell us about yourself, your history with the site, and so on! Below is a list of reference questions to help guide your answer and to frame what we want to hear from you. Don’t feel obliged to explicitly divide your answers between these questions, use them as a starting point and consider them when writing your full response; we all have different thought processes, so write what naturally comes to you when thinking about these points. You’re also not obligated to answer every single question. As well, feel free to go beyond the scope of these questions and include anything else that may feel relevant.
Use as many words as you need to say what you need to say. Answers are not automatically better because they're longer, but make sure you are not omitting any information you want to get across either.
Reference Questions: Show/Hide
*Why do you feel that you are certified for this position? Do you believe that you would be to able to help out with moderation?
*What things do you do that make you consider yourself a positive individual? What quirks do you have that you feel you need to work on to better yourself?
*Do you have any particular goals you'd like to achieve if you were to be promoted to a moderator?
*Do you feel that you are qualified to help run the server and put friendships aside when enforcing rules? What are you looking for in return if you were promoted to a Moderator?
*How long have you been a member of SMWC? What is your history with the site? Are there any sections on the site that you are most interested in?
*Do you have prior experience being a staff member in another place? If so, what was the experience like, and how did you handle different situations as an official? Were you given this position due to having a good relationship with the person in charge, or was it an application process similar to this?
*Do you have any extra things that you may want to add that were not covered in this form? Please understand that your activity in the server up to this point may be taken into account during the application review process.
No open positions
SMW Hacks Sections SMW Hack Moderator
SMW Graphics Section SMW Graphics Moderator
CLOSED SMW Graphics Helper
SMW Graphics Helper Application Info: Show/Hide
Hey everyone, we're looking for some more help in the graphics section since the team has gotten a little thin recently. With us prepping for a remoderation soon:tm: we're looking for someone with quite a bit of availability to help keep the queue clear and to help out with the actual remoderation when the time comes. We're open for a helper right now, but promotion to full graphics moderator is possible.
SMW Graphics moderators and helpers are expected to:
1) Have an understanding of pixel art and graphics, especially within SNES and SMW Hacking limitations, pinpoint general and specific flaws and mistakes, as well as be able to suggest improvements.
2) Know their way around the technicalities involved in custom graphics for SMW Hacking (Lunar Magic navigation, map16 editing, palmasking, etc.)
3) Understand usability and the optimization thereof with regards to graphics (Organizing map16, splitting graphics files effectively, reducing palette consumption, etc.)
3) Write constructive, informative, and educational removal logs
4) Dedicate some time, albeit not massive, towards a serious and not so exciting task
5) Be mature, understand voluntary teamwork, and know when matters should be brought to discussion with the rest of the staff team first
SMW Music Sections SMW Music Moderator
CLOSED SMW Music Helper
SMW ASM Sections SMW ASM Moderator
CLOSED SMW ASM Helper
CLOSED SMW Patch Remoderation Helper
SMW Patch Remoderation Helper Application Info: Show/Hide
The Patch Remoderation Helper position has a narrower focus and a more relaxed time demand, and may be a good way to get a taste of the moderation process. A Remoderation Helper needs to:
• Possess a suitable grasp of ASM coding basics
• Know how to apply patches with Asar
• Know how to convert manual freespace to automatic
• Possess a rudimentary understanding of SA-1 and SA-1 hybridized patches
• Be able to demonstrate appropriate thoroughness in testing a resource
A Helper is granted a line of communication with the ASM Team on Discord and the forums, so you wouldn't be out there all on your own. Simply check in once in a while, and update a few patches here and there.
In applying for the position of Patch Remoderation Helper, you are encouraged (but not required) to address the following questions:
• How old are you?
• Do you speak any languages other than English?
• Why do you want to become a Patch Remoderation Helper?
• What would you describe as your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to ASM?
• Have you created any resources, submitted or otherwise?
Please specify that you are applying for the Patch Remoderation Helper position in your application.
SM64 Sections SM64 Hack Moderator
CLOSED SM64 Texture Moderator
CLOSED SM64 Music Moderator
CLOSED SM64 ASM Moderator
CLOSED SM64 Hack Helper
CLOSED SM64 Texture Helper
CLOSED SM64 Music Helper
CLOSED SM64 ASM Helper
YI Sections YI Hack Moderator
CLOSED YI Music Moderator
CLOSED YI ASM Moderator
CLOSED YI Hack Helper
CLOSED YI Music Helper
CLOSED YI ASM Helper
Other Tool Moderator
CLOSED Document Moderator