@codytruscott @tgauchat I strongly agree that work should be paid. If given moderator privileges, I would assume the team will not require them to meet quotas or be rating them in KPIs, but more than enable willing volunteers to help organize the forums.
I remember the days when it was a 1-person job. It was hard to maintain things in topic, answer everyones question + try and raise the community’s concerns internally to get awareness and things done. Granted, there could be a team that works on that, but with Jody and Slagle fore-fronting these days, I like hearing them raise community concerns internally, and providing key deliverables and feedback to our project stakeholders. They’re doing an amazing job putting our company’s focus on the voices of the community, and I’m personally excited to see these boys have done what they’re doing every day to ensure there’s better processes to get prior awareness and transparency to the community.
Payment may not be via paycheck, and just “eternal” gratuity too - I’m sure the dev community team has ways to thank those who contribute- by providing sneak peaks, swag, first come opportunities, expensive tickets to conferences… not saying they will, but I know I made it a point to when I was involved.