It's New Mod Monday! (actually they'll filter in over the next two weeks, but anyway ...semantics!)
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:55 AM (208 comments total)
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After an exhaustive search and post on Jobs
, we got around 80 applicants for the part-timer slots. We had a tough time narrowing the prospects down to the top 20 or so, then looked at where people lived and what kind of time they had available and in the end the best combos of time/location/experience ended up picking LobsterMitten
One is based in the US, the other in the EU, and will provide sporadic drop-in coverage for the site to give taz a break and weekend breaks for cortex/jessamyn, and whenever anyone goes on vacation. They likely won't be visible as mods for another couple weeks as they ease into the occasional slots. They're both pretty great and I think will fit in well, so this should be a pretty minimal change.
Thanks to everyone that applied, it was really tough to whittle down the list to the best options, there were over a dozen people we really wanted to have on board for each slot. It was a good experience to use Jobs as we heard from loads of people we wouldn't have known about otherwise so it's likely we'll use the feature in the future for similar projects. Thanks again, all.