Butterfly Flights Reference

This page is intended to serve as a reference/resource for prospective mentors interested in participating in a Butterfly Flight for the first time, and returning commanders who have additional questions.

Big thanks to KaraKattKaraKatt, NaveilNaveil, OCuinOCuin, The PigheadThe Pighead, Truc LinhTruc Linh, and weizhongweizhong who contributed advice and suggestions for this page!


A quick overview of the basics:

  • A Butterfly Flight is a monthly mentorship program where experienced reviewers ("commanders") work with 1-2 mentees ("officers") to develop skills in both forum critique and (when applicable) moderation.
  • Flights last for two weeks (14 days) and there can be up to six flights per month. Numbers vary depending on site and IRL considerations, as well as commander availability.
  • Flights teams pick the front page features for the next month.
  • The Flight Commander will work with the officers to determine quality and activity goals for each week of the Flight.
  • Officers may officially recommend forum threads for Commander consideration/greenlighting.
  • Officers who successfully complete the Flight will be noted on the Butterfly Roster and granted honorary greenlight privileges.

Brief guidelines for commanders:

Advice from prior Commanders:


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