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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

Someone suggested this on reddit:

Why not make mod logs public by default. Make it so that mods have to leave a stickied comment with reason for removal for every removal, including comments.

[–]Kick 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Transparency with moderation is essential in subs (what are they called here? /s/'s) that have a tight knit community or that need to have trustworthy mods due to a sub facilitating financial transactions.

I moderate a moderate sized drug community on reddit and everytime we remove a post we leave a comment as to why. We do this using macros from the toolbox, which is an amazing mod feature that also helps you keep track of certain users that may be causing problems or the like with notes that only the mods can see.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

They're just called subs here :)

That's interesting about the toolbox macros. Are those a RES feature or just something innate to the reddit mod interface?

[–]Kick 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is another chrome extension all on it's own and is super nice. I will PM you some screen shots of what it looks like in a 50k user sub and the tools it offers, I would just post it, but I don't want who I am on blast even though a ton of people know me and the subs I mod.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

I love it. We've got to solve the biased mod takeover problem somehow. I also like the idea of forced mod rotation for big subs.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Oh that's a good idea, like term limits. Interesting.

[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Yep term limits and some kind of easy way to hold a vote which bots can't easily game (must comment to vote, must be an active user for the vote to count, etc.). Maybe the election code automatically assigns new moderators too, to avoid the shenanigans that went on in r/conspiracy with their "algorithm".

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah mod elections are not good, perhaps we could have a lottery mod system? Or maybe instead of term limits we could have a way to vote mods out?

I like the idea of mod turnover (I think), but I'm not sure the best way to do it yet.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah a lottery would work. Voting mods out might be an even better solution than term limits, I like it.

I've seen a bunch of ideas that are replacements for mods, but not much about fixing bad actor mods within the reddit model. Hopefully we'll get big enough to need to worry about it.

[–]Orangutan 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I like everything so far. Thought I'd dislike the "funny" designation instead of a sign of disapproval, but I kind of like the good vibe of it as a direction forward. Hope you can keep all the good and great things about Reddit and not the bad things.

How Reddit Was Destroyed

Topics would be interesting concepts. Always hesitant to have too much top down control of things, such as the use of stickies in popular subreddits, but especially at the beginning of this site it could set a good tone for the culture desired.

Peace and thanks to you guys for putting up an alternative to Reddit!!! And new social media platform in general. Quite an endeavor. Much needed : )

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Glad to hear you like how it's shaping up. Appreciate the feedback!

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

Does anyone have an opinion on this formatting?

2 insightful - 0 funny - an hour ago

How about:

2 insightful  0 funny   an hour ago (two spaces)

or:

2 insightful, 0 funny, an hour ago

[–]Orangutan 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

maybe top one with italicized time info?

2 insightful, 0 funny 9 hours ago

[–]renlok 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

You could just have

[–]d3rr 2 / 0 - 21 hours ago

then when you hover it it becomes

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 0 funny - 21 hours ago

would make it looks cleaner and you can do it with just css

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

oh good one. that would be similar to old reddit which I believe used

d3rr (2|0) 21 hours ago

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

That's good idea, but I feel like my brain would just interpret that as upvotes and downvotes because that's how I'm used to seeing those displayed

[–]r721 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe

d3rr (2+0) 21 hours ago

and "(insightful+funny)" on hover?

[–]renlok 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah it would just make it look a bit less cluttered