Moderation Tips to Avoid a Toxic Community

This author has more than 15 years moderating online communities - including Facebook groups - and shares his advice.

For instance, rule #1 for moderating a community is to never humiliate a member or make them feel remorse for participating.  One of the worst things a moderator can do is to belittle a member.

Read the article for seven tips.

Great article. I would add that great moderators (like the ones here) have a sense of empathy, and are able to gently engage and nudge the conversation forward. They listen. As an aside, moderation is not one of my skills – “to much of a sledge hammer I am“. (Getting ready for Star Wars! 🚀🌟🌘⚔️ )

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