Dcard FAQ

What standards do I need to follow as a forum moderator?

Requirements for becoming a Forum Moderator:

  • Register a Dcard account and pass identity verification for at least 60 days.
  • Have login activity on Dcard within the past 60 days.

Rights of a Forum Moderator:

  • Within the framework of the site-wide rules, forum moderators have the right to establish their own forum rules.
  • Forum moderators have the right to manage posts and comments within their designated forums.
  • Forum moderators have the right to delete posts and comments that violate the forum rules and site rules.
  • Forum moderators have the authority to appoint and dismiss assistant forum moderators for their respective forum.

Obligations of a Forum Moderator:

  • Understand and adhere to the site rules, terms of use, and forum moderator guidelines.
  • Handle reported posts within 7 days.
  • Must respond to message from Dcard official team (email, messages) within 5 working days.
  • When changing forum rules, notify forum members within the forum and decide whether to implement a buffer period.
  • Maintain a positive discussion environment in the forum.
  • Cooperate with Dcard's official team for forum management.

Assistant Forum Moderator Requirements:

  • After serving as a forum moderator for 20 days, and if the forum has an average of 6 or more posts per day, the forum moderator can appoint 1 assistant forum moderator.
  • Assistant forum moderators are selected by the forum moderator, and the selected candidate must meet the requirements for becoming an assistant forum moderator.
  • If assistant forum moderators are sought by the Dcard official team, the team will send the list of candidates to the forum moderator, with the final decision left to the forum moderator.
  • If there's a significant amount of reporting on the forum, the official team must assist in finding an assistant forum moderator to maintain the forum's environment.

Assistant Forum Moderator Recruitment and Resignation Application:

  • Forum moderators can apply for the position of assistant forum moderators through the "Assistant Forum Moderator Application System," and the official team will review the applications within 5 working days.
  • If an assistant forum moderator wishes to step down, the forum moderator should submit an application to Dcard's official team.

Conditions and terms for Board Moderator:

  • Each person can hold a maximum of 1 forum moderator position
  • It is strictly prohibited for forum moderators to engage in related commercial activities. Violators will be removed by the official team.
  • If a forum moderator violates the site rules and is suspended, the official team will remove them.
  • If a forum moderator does not fulfill the obligations mentioned above and does not improve after being informed, they will be removed by the Dcard official team.
  • If a forum moderator abuses their authority and does not improve after being informed, they will be removed by the Dcard official team.
  • Other situations deemed unsuitable by the Dcard official team will result in the removal of the forum moderator.
  • Forum moderators who are removed for reasons other than resignation can't hold any forum positions for a period of 6 months.

Forum Moderator Leave Application:

  • The forum moderator must have served for more than 30 days.
  • An application must be submitted to the Dcard official team at least 7 days in advance.
  • Once approved by the official team, the leave application process is complete.
  • The leave period cannot exceed 7 days.
  • The gap between consecutive leaves must be at least 60 days.

Forum Moderator Resignation Application:

  • The forum moderator must have served for more than 90 days.
  • An announcement of the original forum moderator's resignation must be made within the forum, and assistance in finding a successor must be provided.
  • An application must be submitted to the Dcard official team at least 30 days in advance.
  • Once approved and the forum moderator status is removed by the official team, the resignation application process is complete.
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