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Nomination Assessment Team

The Nomination Assessment Team (NAT) are the moderators of the Beatmap Nominators (BN) and ensure the beatmapping side of osu! stays functional.

Members of the NAT are distinguished by their red username and user title. Like the Global Moderation Team (GMT), they have site-wide moderation permissions and a dark red username in the game's chat channels.

Responsibilities

The NAT are responsible for a variety of mapping-related tasks that can be separated into four subcategories:

  • Evaluation: Evaluating the proficiency and activity of both current Beatmap Nominators and applicants. Most NAT members are responsible for contributing to this subcategory.
  • Structural: Documenting topics surrounding the ranking process, amending rules and guidelines to the ranking criteria, developing and maintaining related tools and websites.
  • Moderation: Handling user reports and assessing inappropriate behavior of Beatmap Nominators. This subcategory is a joint effort between the NAT and the GMT.
  • Communication: Promoting transparency between the NAT and the mapping/modding community, including the creation and hosting of meetings.

A member of the NAT can engage with any tasks within any subcategory that they choose, despite what their primary responsibilities may be listed as. For example, if a member of the NAT prioritizes the Structural subcategory, they are not responsible for all tasks within the subcategory and they can still help with tasks from any other subcategory.

Members of the NAT primarily contributing to the evaluation subcategory are also responsible for modding at least 3 beatmaps per month. This guarantees the NAT are up to date with the modding community when evaluating Beatmap Nominators. Members who fail to meet modding activity requirements will be given a warning. If their activity does not improve within the next month, they will be removed from the NAT. Members of the NAT working on other mapping-related projects may be exempt from modding requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Promotion to the NAT

Before joining the NAT, a user must either be a full member of the Beatmap Nominators, or previously an NAT member and still involved in the community. Most NAT candidates are initially considered based on their commitment to helping the mapping and modding community, and further demonstration of their ability to contribute to all four subcategories of NAT responsibilities is usually the basis for being promoted.

Since the majority of new NAT members will help with BN evaluation, it's important that NAT candidates are very proficient in assessing the proficiency of others. Full BNs have the option to do mock evaluations alongside the NAT's real ones, giving them an opportunity to practice. An NAT candidate has a much better chance of being promoted if their evaluations are thorough and come to similar conclusions as the NAT's (or have supportive reasoning otherwise).

The NAT keep tabs on potential NAT candidates over long periods of time, and occasionally convene to decide if a candidate should be promoted, similar to how BN evaluations are done. BNs are also allowed to ask about joining the NAT if they want to receive feedback and make sure they're being considered. However, depending on the activity and skillset of the current NAT, there may not be a need for new members. New NAT will likely be promoted only when one of the current members is becoming less active, or there are new workloads requiring more members, etc.

Team members

The Nomination Assessment Team group page lists all of the team members.

Note: All NAT members speak English in addition to the language(s) listed below unless noted otherwise.

osu!

Name Additional languages Primary responsibilities
-Mo- Evaluation, Moderation
Chaoslitz Cantonese, Chinese Evaluation
hypercyte Bengali, some Arabic Evaluation
Kibbleru Evaluation
Lasse German Evaluation
Mao German Evaluation
Naxess Swedish Structural, Communication
Noffy Evaluation, Structural, Communication
pishifat Structural
Seto Kousuke Portuguese Evaluation, Structural, Communication
yaspo Dutch Evaluation

osu!taiko

Name Additional languages Primary responsibilities
Faputa Cantonese, Chinese Evaluation
Nepuri German Evaluation
Tyistiana Thai Evaluation

osu!catch

Name Additional languages Primary responsibilities
Deif Spanish, German Evaluation, Moderation
Greaper Dutch Evaluation

osu!mania

Name Additional languages Primary responsibilities
Feerum German, Polish Evaluation
Leniane Dutch Evaluation, Moderation
Scotty Arabic, French Evaluation