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Introducing Tag Moderators on Hashnode

With recent updates to the tags, we added another ability for the community members to become tag moderators and control individual tags on Hashnode.

Tags are at the core of Hashnode. It helps us build a better feed algorithm and show relevant articles to the platforms' users. We hope to give control to the community with the introduction of tag moderators and moderation controls.

Why should you become a tag moderator?

There are various benefits of becoming a tag moderator. Here are the most important ones:

  • πŸ‘‘ Get recognized as a community leader.
  • πŸ“’ Help the community curate content in tags in a better way.
  • 🌎 Showcase yourself and your blog on the tag page as the moderator.
  • πŸ”₯ Enjoy Hashnode Ambassador privileges and a gold ring around your profile. If you haven't started inviting friends to Hashnode to become an ambassador, you'll skip the process and become the ambassador directly.
  • πŸ‘ Enjoy early access to all the future beta Hashnode features.

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What controls do tag moderators have?

Every tag moderator on the platform will have the following abilities:

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  1. Edit the tag metadata like logo, description, tagline, cover photos, official websites, official social media pages, etc.

  2. As a moderator, you will be able to untag an article that doesn't belong to the tag you manage. For example: if you are a moderator of #javascript and find an article that doesn't belong to #javascript, you can untag it.

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  3. Tag any article with the tag you manage, if not present already.

  4. Enable/disable the "Top contributor" leaderboard for the tag you manage.
    If you believe the tag you manage should have a leaderboard, you can increase engagement by enabling it.

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  5. Add or remove moderators in your tag.
    As the moderator of the tag, you'll be able to invite other community members to help you manage the tag from the settings page.

We ship new features every week and there are many planned feature upgrades for the moderators.

The first set of moderators

We are fortunate that some of the active Hashnode community members have come forward to become the first set of moderators.

TagModerator(s)
#javascriptChris Bongers, Alyssa Holland
#cssMarko Denic, Adrian Bece
#reactjsAman Mittal
#nodejsTapas Adhikary
#pythonMiguel Brito
#awsAndrew Brown
#programmingMaxi Contieri
#swiftJohn Kouris
#flutterTadas Petra
#react-nativeMohd Shad Mirza
#goUmesh Yadav

Interested in becoming a tag moderator?

Help Hashnode moderate content on popular tags by volunteering to become a tag moderator.

  1. Explore tags and find the one you can moderate.
  2. Fill up this form.
  3. One of the team members will review and assign the role to you.

We hope these updates will make your experience on Hashnode even better. We look forward to hearing your feedback on our Discord channel.

Cheers! 🍺

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Chris Bongers's photo

Super cool feature, and I must say a really cool video explaining the tags!

Thank you guys for considering me as a moderator, looking forward to making the JS tag a super cool experience for everyone, and looking forward to working with Alyssa Holland 🀟

Everyday Hashnode is becoming so much better, it's almost insane.

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Thank you for the support Chris Bongers. :)

Alyssa Holland's photo

Happy to be sharing this work with the awesome Chris Bongers! Many thanks to Hashnode for considering me for this moderator role! I look forward to giving back to the Hashnode community in this way πŸ˜ƒ

Aman Mittal's photo

Thank you for considering me a moderator. It's an amazing feature to make the experience for readers and other bloggers better. πŸ™Œ πŸ˜„

Ephraim Atta-Duncan's photo

Very amazing.

Can I nominate myself as a moderator? I would like to be a Node.js moderator.

Victoria Lo's photo

Impressive! I keep getting surprised and amazed by Hashnode!

Tadas Petra's photo

This is a really great feature! And I think it will definitely help keep things organized, and the #flutter community is going to blossom!

Braydon Coyer's photo

The rate at which features spew from the Hashnode team is incredible. I love this new addition and have submitted my name for a variety of articles!

Umesh Yadav's photo

An amazing feature guys. Excited to give back to the community.

Maxi Contieri's photo

Great powers and great responsibility. I’ll try to do my best.

Amazing the evolving pace on hashnode!

I wrote some tips for #programming Tag.

Caroline Webb's photo

Very meaningful article on tag Moderators on Hashnode. First time I read here about it and surprised to read this post. Enjoying reading it. Caroline, Personal statement writer at Personal Statement Folks - personalstatementfolks.co.uk in UK.