QWorld Hosting application

We are always seeking more volunteer hosts for our channels. We are looking for people who are bright, articulate, quick, witty, and have a certain level of computer expertise (any platform) and enjoy chatting online.

Hosts will facilitate the conferences. This involves, but is not limited to, greeting newcomers, informing them about the topic, keeping the conversation rolling, and helping members with any questions they may have about QWorld.

Hosting, in our experience, requires a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week, often more, including time spent actually hosting, attending staff meetings, and other duties. A flexible schedule is desirable, since you might have to fill in for another host on short notice, but it's not a requirement for volunteering.

Being a host is hard work and a serious responsibility. Please don't make this commitment casually! At first, your crowds will be small, and it's up to you to make them feel welcome, included, and eager to return for your next chat. This means preparing for, and taking an active role in, the chat, keeping in touch with those who attended, and developing methods, including themes and atmosphere, to keep us coming back to your scheduled chat.

If there is an opening after your application has been evaluated, you may be interviewed. All hosts are hired provisionally for the first two months: you check us out, we check you out. If it doesn't work out, you go back to being our welcome visitor.

If you are interested, and all of the above does not scare you off , please copy/paste the application below into an email and send it to if you are interested in hosting in #GenHaven. We appreciate your participation in QWorld, and want this to be truly a community effort! We are a team, and are working together to be a family here.

All information is necessary: incomplete applications may not be considered. Your responses will be kept confidential. Please feel free to take as much space as needed to answer any of the questions.
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QWorld Hosting Application

Real Name:

Nick/Screen name(s) used in QWorld:

IP (email) Address:

Street Address:

City, State, Country:

Phone Number:

Date of birth:


Time zone you live in (if outside US/Canada use GMT+/- hours):

How long have you been using the Internet and the Web?

Do you frequent IRC's regularly?

Are you familiar with the commercial online services?  
If yes, please list which ones, to what extent, and 
all screen names/id's used on those services.

Have you ever hosted on a commercial online service?  
If yes, please state where, when, describe your hosting duties, 
and the type of forum you hosted in.

How much time do you have weekly for working in QWorld?

Are you available nights and weekends?

Are there any nights you are not available on a regular basis?

Please describe your level of computer expertise:  

Are you familiar with the following?  Please answer yes or no.

Sending/Receiving email:
Cutting and Pasting:
Macro Programs:
Posting on a message board/Newsgroup:
Where to find help and general information on the Web:

What areas on the Web/Internet do you frequent or, do you use the 
Web/Internet primarily for work, recreation, research?:

Why do you want to be a chat host in QWorld?

What do you think you can bring to QWorld?

Tell us a little about yourself such as interests, hobbies, work, 
school, community activities, special expertise, honors, awards, etc...:

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