Jagex Moderators, also known as Staff Moderators, Jagex Mods, JMods, or admins are employees working for Jagex Ltd. Jagex Moderator accounts are only used for work purposes such as play-testing, debugging, attending surgeries, and dealing with in-game situations. There are currently just under 500 Jagex Moderators .
Jagex Moderator accounts will always have a gold crown beside their name when in public chat, as well as a gold glow around their posts with a gold avatar background when posting on the forums. Jagex Moderator usernames will always begin with "Mod", with a few exceptions - Ian Gower, Paul Gower, and Andrew Gower's RuneScape names are simply "Ian", "Paul" and "Andrew", respectively. Of these, only Ian is currently employed at Jagex. The Gowers are the creators of RuneScape. The non-player characters Avalani and Wiz Chambers also possess Jagex Moderator accounts, and were used by Jagex employees to post on the forums during the Cryptic Clue Fest II and Tuska Comes events. Additionally, the accounts "Moderator", "Rsguide" and "Sirmodsteve" were once Jmods[source needed].
Jagex has also made it so that players' names cannot begin or have the word 'Mod' in their name to prevent confusion and potential scamming amongst players. One early player created the account "Mod Element" before the restriction was implemented but was later required to change his name. "Mod Element" is now the name of an actual Jagex moderator. Employees can only login to a JMod account while connected to Jagex's designated server. They navigate the website using a staff portal, a webpage that gives them quick access to moderation tools[source needed]. Other types of moderators include Player Moderators and Forum Moderators. Some Player and Forum Moderators are Jagex Moderators playing on their personal accounts, although these accounts do not possess any additional powers beyond those that other Player and Forum Moderators have.
Jagex Moderators regularly, usually weekly, run community events for players of to participate in. Scheduled JMod events can be found by hovering over the star icon next to the interface clock. They usually last an hour and take place in one specific world.