On Forum Moderation

Jesse Phillips Jesse.K.Phillips+D at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 17:10:50 UTC 2019

On Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 15:28:46 UTC, Aliak wrote:

> Hasn’t modern forum software largely solver problems like this 
> with voting, karma, etc? What kind of tools are available for 
> mailing lists other than banning users? (Even deleting messages 
> can’t be done once they’re in me inbox)

I don't think the voting system is good for moderation. I started 
on reddit voting up and down every front page post because I 
wanted it to know my interests. I was not intending to dictate 
the quality, disagreement, or even agreement. There is a report 
button for addressing actual problematic posts.

There is however a difference between organized discussions and 

I actually find the post constantly diving into meta discussions 
about form moderation, lack there of, or the arguments about 
being talked to rudely or not: to be the most distracting. It is 
not that the discussion is happening, but because it is happening 
in lou of making an actual rebuttal.

Someone apologized to me for their "potty mouth" as they thought 
I might take issue, my response was "only if it gets in the way 
of communication."

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