We could really benefit from your help. As our community continues to grow at a rapid rate (currently over 6700 members globally) and we discuss all kinds of topics related to land surveying, we are starting to need some help with moderation in the location based group forums. While Land Surveyors United forums want to encourage free speech and thought provoking ideas, occasionally abusive people can interrupt our conversations with unnecessary language, bitterness or personal vendettas. Land Surveyors United is seeking out several great moderators. These moderators should be active members of the forums who can view topics and discussion from an unbiased perspective.
The most important part of being a group moderator is to build a small community within your group which keeps everyone in your locality up to speed on Surveying laws, protect others from cyber bullying and keep the conversation in action without unnecessary abuse or name calling. Although we have very little of this occurring on the network it is still good practice to have someone in place.
Moderation involves the following tasks and can be accomplished easily in your spare time:
Things You Can Do To Your Group as Moderator
Benefits Are Growing Daily! For starters you will have access to this exclusive group for Local Leaders of Surveying and you will get your own @landsurveyorsunited.org email address, 7GB of free space on Skydrive and have your name placed inside our Organization Structure . In the future we hope to award continuing education credits to Local Leaders in the network.
With Survey Earth in a Day 2.0 just days away (June 21st @noon) we will have land surveyors from all around the world using location-based group forums on the network to connect with other land surveyors locally and sharing their photos for Survey Earth and International Surveyors Week 2013. If you'd like to ensure that your area of the world is represented to the fullest, I encourage you to apply to become the moderator of your local group and rally your fellow surveyors together for actual meet-ups!
If you are already a real-life local leader for your area such as an Association President or Board Leader, please let us know so that we can promote your status through the group. If you have any questions, please send Justin a message. Thank you for your time and interest in helping to make Land Surveyors United even stronger!
Last updated by ePalmetto Jul 18, 2014.