There are three different kinds of volunteer contributors to WoW Hunters Hall, and you can sign up for just one, or all of them if you wish:
- Author: an author writes about hunter topics for WoW Hunters Hall. This can be a great way to contribute to the hunter community or to get your feet wet before starting your own blog. While other WHH contributors may be able to help you out with topic suggestions in the Contributors forums, it is ultimately your job to come up with topics to write about. Authors are expected to write a minimum of one article a month. By becoming an author you agree to let WHH post your articles. If you decide to move on to your own site we can still leave your articles up here -- though of course you're free to repost them wherever you want as well. (It's just not worth the hassle to track down and delete every article and all links to them.) Authors are able to write directly in the WHH admin. Your articles are then submitted to an admin for approval, and to be published live on the site. You can post about any hunter topic you want, and as often as you want.
Curators: curators are responsible for one (or many) corners of the hunter community and maintaining the WHH reporting on those corners. One example would be curating for a hunter blog. Every time that blog posts, you quickly review it and make sure it's relevant hunter content, then post the intro to that post on the WHH with a link to the full article. Another type of curator might be maintaining a page on the WHH that links to all the different leveling guides from different sites, or boss guides, or talent build/rotation guides. Or you could curate a forum and post a weekly recap of discussions in that forum with links to the relevant threads. Curators are the beating heart of the WoW Hunters Hall and is a great way to give back to the hunter community in just 10 minutes every here or there. Curators are not required to be authors, but they can be authors as well.
Admins: admins are the people who keep the WHH running. WHH admins are not about forums - they admin the site, not forums! Admins are usually making a much greater time commitment than curators or authors (though prolific authors may put in more hours) and are expected to put in at least a few hours a week (spread out, not all in one clump). Admins are the only members of the WHH with the authority to put a post live. All author and curator posts must be reviewed and approved by the admins. Admins also review and approve (or even revoke) authors and curators. Admins discuss and help determine the direction of the WHH, including new features to add. Admins are required to curate as well -- any topics for which there is not a dedicated curators, admins are expected to curate. Likewise if a curator is on vacation, the admins must fill in. Thus being an admin requires a more regular time commitment, as well as much greater responsibility.
How to Apply
To apply to help contribute to the WoW Hunters Hall, create a new topic in this forum with your name (or character name) and the position(s) you're applying to as the subject. Your ability to follow these directions and to write clearly and coherently (not in leet speak or lol speak) is an important qualification!
Note: every position on the WHH requires understanding the basics of English written communication. You must be able to write clearly and coherently, and understand the basics of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.
Regardless of what position you're applying for, please include all of the following information:
- - Your name (character name is fine)
- A link to your hunter's armory
- What kind of time availability you have, both in terms of weekly time, and overall time (if you're only free for the summer, let us know)
- Why you want to help out
- Let us know that you've read the Content Guidelines here: http://www.wowhuntershall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2
- Tell us anything else you've done within the hunter community: do you have a blog, are you a member of the WHU guild (or an officer), do you post on forums or blogs regularly and if so under what name might we have seen you, have you contributed to the community in any other way we might have heard of?
- Tell us a bit about your WoW history -- how long have you been playing, and how long a hunter.
For Author Applications:
- - Confirm that you've read the author guidelines here: http://www.wowhuntershall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3
- Tell us anything about your past writing experience
- Please include or link to a sample of your writing
- How often do you think you would want to post?
- What kinds of hunter topics are you most interested in writing about (you won't be limited to this, of course)
For Curator Applications
- - Confirm that you've read the curator guidelines here: http://www.wowhuntershall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4
- Do you have a specific area of the hunter web that you want to curate?
- If not, what kind of general areas are you interested in curating: blogs, forum recaps, news, specific research topics?
For Admin Applications
- - Confirm you have read the curator, author, and content guidelines
- Please detail your time availability: hours per week, number of times per day you'd be able to check in to approve posts, etc.
- Describe what you think are your qualifications to be an admin and determine who posts and what content is worth posting
- Please share any other ideas you have for the WoW Hunters Hall site.