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[–]OmegaUser296 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

So allowing moderators to have specific to community rules would ruin Saidit? As long as their rules are within reason the rules of communities are meant to guide the community and avoid un-wanted or repeated discussion.

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

No, allowing moderators to not follow admins rules.

[–]brickfrog 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

Agreed, the Saidit mod rules as currently written by /u/magnora7 seem to indicate that repeatedly posting the same topics is allowed and sub mods would be forbidden from removing them.


  • Multiple people, or the same person, posting links to 10-20 different news articles about the same topic
  • Multiple people, or the same person, posting the same questions multiple times per day/week/month/whatever

That is the type of thing that would often be moderated/removed by sub mods in other sites (e.g. with a "keep it fresh / search before you post" type of rule) but in the Saidit scenario those are considered "in good faith AND on topic" thus cannot be removed.

Seems easier just to remove sub moderators from the site if Saidit doesn't really want moderation anyway.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

If they're actively posting repeated information in bad faith, with the intent to destroy the sub, then it's not in good faith, so the mods can delete it under the rules I've posted. I hope that helps clarify.

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

It doesn't have to be in bad faith. Think a "duplicate" or "repost" rule. Often there are dozens of articles released by different websites covering the same issue. Some reddit subs resorted to removing them in favor of containing them all in one thread.

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

We want to develop a crossposting system eventually. The informal rule has been a limit of 3 reposts maximum, allowed every once in a while (not every post is posted 3 times)

[–]RatMan29 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

To me it doesn't. Then again, the frequent-reposting issue can be resolved through flairs, if sub mods are allowed to add those to posts.

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

the frequent-reposting issue can be resolved through flairs

How do you figure? I don't follow

[–]RatMan29 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In RES you can filter on flairs. And there are several subs on reddit (for example roadcam) where posting something already posted within the last few months causes the mods to add a "Repost" flair on your post.