Resource Reviewers

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Jun 30, 2016
A gated resource submission system has many perks: a higher rate of working assets for the end user, professional reviews and ratings, etc. But one of the biggest drawbacks is the time it takes to have your resource reviewed and approved, and the amount of pressure this puts on the users employed to help keep the gates.

That's why we are now introducing a new position: Resource Reviewers.

What are Reviewers?

The Hive Workshop's resource reviewers are users who have distinguished themselves in one or many field(s) of expertise, and have shown to give consistently reliable input on the uploaded content this/these field(s) contain(s). Reviewers have been trusted by the administration to help the appointed moderators moderate the flow of resource submissions, i.e. they are granted powers to approve, rate, and reject resource submissions.

While reviewers have the power/permission to moderate resources, they are different from the appointed moderators in many ways:
  • They are not granted access to the posts and threads of other users for e.g. deleting, merging, moving, and splitting.
  • They are not granted access to the Staff Contact forum, and will not deal with complaints concerning ratings or rejection.
  • The appointed moderator(s) may, at their own discretion, overrule the ruling of a reviewer.
  • They are not equipped with penal powers, e.g. neg rep and infraction points, and are not in any way responsible for or permitted to enforce the site rules.

How do I identify who is a Reviewer?

Resource reviewers can be identified from the title shown under their avatar, similar to that of staff members. The title will be in the form <field> Reviewer, where <field> is replaced by whichever domain of resources they have permission to moderate, i.e. Map Reviewer, Model Reviewer, ect.

Is the review of a Reviewer different than that of a Moderator?

No. The decision of a designated reviewer is just as final as the decision of a designated moderator. The administration would not trust people with powers if we didn't think they could handle them responsibly. Just like before you may appeal any moderation in Staff/Admin Contact, but we will not treat a reviewer's decision any different than we would if you appealed a moderator's judgement.

How do I become a Reviewer?

By rule of thumb, we ask you and not the other way around. You are welcome to post a thread in Staff/Admin Contact if you want to be considered for the position, but generally we have a good eye on the community and who would be suited for it. It is therefore likely that, if we haven't asked you before, we wouldn't go through with the promotion.

The Hive Workshop Staff
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