It is time for me to step down as moderator of r/LushCosmetics. Our sub has grown by 35,000 since I was onboarded, and with the company making some significant changes (and our community getting big enough for trolls to start noticing us) its time that a team of mods takes over and moves forward.
Moderating is an unpaid, volunteer position. Reddit has put forth some basic Moderator Guidelines which you can find here. Basic, daily tasks include:
Adhering to Rediquette and holding community members to the standard
Flairing posts when users forget to do so
Reviewing comments/posts that have been directed to the spam filter
Reviewing user reports (rules violations, trolling, NSFW content, non-lush-related posts, etc.) and taking action (rules warnings, temp/perma-banning, reporting to admins, etc)
Creating the B/S/T and other stickied threads (and knowing when the community wants them/doesn't want them)
Upvoting & pointing out great contributions (and downvoting non-relevant, low effort contributions)
Strict adherence to not eating Lush products
An ideal moderator for r/LushCosmetics:
Loves Lush! Knows the products/promotions currently available & upcoming
Has been a Reddit User for at least a year (and ideally actively involved with this community for at least as long)
Can dedicate time daily to review submissions, read comments, and engage with the community
Limit yourself to 2 original thread comments per month. Ideally, you should be updating your original comment to add new products you're looking for or are willing to part with, as well as striking through products you no longer have available. I understand the desire to have separate ISO & For sale/trade comments, hence the limit to 2. Feel free to go crazy with reply comments to coordinate your transaction.
Do not offer any products if you do not have all materials you would need to dispense it in your possession at time of posting. Lots of generous Lushies are offering to decant things before they even receive the product. Its not wise to make that offer until you have the product. If you plan on splitting a product (looking at you, giant kitchen items that I'll never get through) with someone, please be very careful - Mods cannot help if one member of the party does not hold up their part of the bargain.
Be nice! Remember the human on the other end of the screen.
If you are buying a product, don't use paypal friends and family, pay the fee and request an invoice.
Mods are not responsible for chasing down lost swaps. We are creating the forum and you are responsible for creating the terms and follow through of your own swaps.
This is for Lush products only.
Swap at your own risk and always protect yourself. We strongly encourage you, even if you are doing a swap, to invoice each other through Paypal goods & services or eBay.
Failure to hold up your end of a deal may result in a ban from the r/LushCosmetics community until such time that the deal is complete
Check out our Trading Safety Guidelines Post for helpful tips to protect yourself in trades.
Please feel free to message the Mods with any questions or concerns.
I don’t know what to get! Any suggestions would be awesome :)