Moderator Manual:Moderator Discussion Groups

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There is one main discussion group for Freecycle moderators, the Freecycle Leadership Community. This forum is open only to Freecycle moderators.

Freecycle Leadership Community

Freecycle Leadership Community. FLC is a forum where moderators from around the world discuss issues with their groups, offer advice and opinions, and share fun stories from their own groups. Moderators come here for the latest news and updates about

Tech Issues discussion group

A subgroup of FLC is the Tech Issues discussion group. If you are having a tech issue, this is the first place to make it known or find out if others are having the same problem.

Whenever you post about a technical problem, always include your Group name and Unique TFN Group ID number which are found on your Info and Options Page.

How to join

Guidelines for Joining Moderator Discussion Groups

To ensure timely approval, please note the following:

1. Email address must match moderator address on local group

Applications will be processed only when the email address used to join leadership groups is promoted to Mod or Lead Mod status on groups. If mods are working with Freecycle teams like GOA or NGA during the new moderator orientation process, those teams must have left the group before approval.

2. Must use personal email address

Applications will be approved for personal email addresses only. These also must match the email used on the local group. Any email address containing the term 'freecycle', 'moderator' or any abbreviation of these terms is considered to be 'generic', even if your name is also included.

That being said, we understand that some people might be wary of using a personal address publicly for the group; therefore we can allow two email addresses per mod per group; one 'personal' and one 'generic.' It is fine to use a generic email for modding the group and a personal email address for discussion groups, provided that you inform GOA of the two email addresses you are using.


Approval will be within one week if the above criteria are met. Please contact your GOA if you have any difficulties joining FLC.