I often post moderation related stuff on my main world. However, I thought it might be nice to have a world that deals directly with stuff like that. I can answer questions that come up here and I can also debunk some of the myths and misunderstandings that I come across when working on the site.

Moderation is something that is often vastly misunderstood, mainly because people make assumptions instead of trying to find out the facts. Second hand knowledge that is floating around and passes from member to member should always be treated with caution. Just as one should also be careful about determining how things work when they themselves are not a moderator.

Chat Administrators

Adam* | Kei | SunfallE

Regular Chat Moderators

Ace | Allamorph | Desbreko | James* | Korey | Miracle Star19 | moletta | Panda* | Petie* | SomeGuy*

Current Chat Mod Rotation Crew

Immortal Queen | Chee | RedJ

*These members are regular staff for theOtaku. This means their site duties come first so they help out with chat if they have time. They are not required to. Naturally this includes Adam since his priority is for the site, not for chat. Overseeing chat is my responsiblity.

~Terms of Service

XxKittyxX Banned From theOtaku

Some of you have been seeing a comment from the member XxKittyxX with a new account they created under the name xxsadkittyx2. The basic comment was this: this is XxKittyxX i got banned for some thing i didnt do so im ju...

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Why Aren't You Removing Stolen Works?

This is a question I run into a lot. Just as I also run into a lot of complaints that plagiarism is ignored and people aren’t punished for stealing. The problem with this is it’s not unusual for me to take a look at the proof given, on...

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Looking Back

Recently I've been responding to a thread over at OtakuBoards and it got me thinking about all of the changes that have happened since Version Vibrant was launched. There are so many things that are a vast improvement, that sometimes I honestly do...

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Dealing With Plagiarism

As many of you already know, there was a dramariffic overreaction to plagiarism earlier this week. Since I had to waste my time dealing with that mess, I decided to update the site terms to include a link to this fan word here: ...

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Online Relationships and Moderation

This is a question that comes up rather frequently. How to deal with people who decide to date someone they’ve never met in real life. Why does it come up frequently? Because 99% of the time, they end up breaking up and it turns into a he sa...

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