4chan

Janitor Application

Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a 4chan volunteer janitor.

Janitors are tasked with keeping the imageboards free of rule-breaking content. Janitors are able to view the reports queue, delete posts, and submit ban and warn requests.

Janitors CAN...
  • Remove threads, replies and images on their assigned board(s).
  • Submit ban and warn requests to moderators.
  • Access the reports queue to more easily respond to rule-breaking content.
Janitors CANNOT...
  • Ban users.
  • Access any administrative functions.
  • Use capcodes, make "official" posts, or set rules.
Janitors ARE...
  • Volunteers: Janitors are uncompensated volunteers who should be genuinely interested in the betterment of their board, and the site as a whole.
  • Anonymous: Janitors are not to disclose their position nor present themselves in an official capacity or share any private information about the team or site's users. Doing so will lead to immediate termination.
  • Versed: Knowledgeable about the content posted to their respective board. Active members of the community.
  • Limited: Janitors can only delete from one board to start. Over time, janitors may be eligible to select additional boards. Janitors are to focus on their assigned board(s).
  • Accountable: All moderation actions are logged and reviewed.
  • Active: Inactive janitors will be removed and replaced.
  • Professional: All new janitors are required to go through an orientation, evaluation, and review process.
  • Savvy: Proficient with computers. Janitors need to have a basic understanding of IRC.
Janitors ARE NOT...
  • Moderators: Janitors are not full Team 4chan members.
  • Interpreters: Rules are to be enforced as written. Janitors enforce site policy only and personal motives should never influence deletion. They are objective, not subjective.
  • Rogues: Janitors are expected to maintain regular contact with the moderation team via IRC or e-mail.

Please understand all of the above before applying. We are seeking committed volunteers only, and take this process seriously—garbage/wasteful/joke applications will be thrown out and you may be banned. Applications are voted on by moderators but final approval is left to the managing moderator and administrator. The process is blind: we cannot see your name, handle, or e-mail during the initial voting stages.

You will only be contacted if you are selected. Applicants who are not selected will not be notified. Selected applicants may receive questions via e-mail and are expected to respond in a timely fashion or their application will be forfeit. All selected applicants must go through an orientation process via Skype and/or IRC, and pass an evaluation to receive final approval. A strong grasp of the English language is required since all orientation and communication is conducted in English. All accepted janitors must also read and agree to the 4chan Volunteer Moderator Agreement, which is a legally binding agreement. There is no timeframe for this process to be completed. Do not e-mail us to request the status of your application.

Good luck! Remember: The more detailed you are, the better. Don't be afraid of writing too much—be concerned with writing too little. Last time around, almost everybody who made it past the initial application stage had written at least one or two well thought out paragraphs.

Note: We are accepting applications for all boards EXCEPT /b/, /qa/, /trash/ and [s4s].

REMINDER: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE FORM BELOW. DO NOT E-MAIL THEM.


WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME. AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE POSTED ON THE BOARDS WHEN WE BEGIN ACCEPTING THEM—DO NOT E-MAIL US ABOUT IT!