Essay talk:Moderation

From RationalWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

"Ban a user from the site" should likely be changed to ban a user from the site for a period of longer than X. Tytalk 00:53, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Good idea, I changed it to "longer than three days." Blue (pester) 00:54, 3 November 2011 (UTC)


...and a good proposal also. How about a situaiton like recently when Nx took action 9 hours after the fact? Remembering several mods were active at the time and obviously didn't feel action was necessary but Nx did many hours later. Aceace 00:55, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps a window? Tytalk 00:55, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Also, I directly asked Nx what authority he had in taking the action he did. Shouldn't mods have a duty to answer if questioned by the person they have moderated? Aceace 00:56, 3 November 2011 (UTC)


  • Community decisions should work in tandem with moderator decisions
  • Take power from group action and give it to the community at large
  • Tech rights guidelines needed
  • Use of edit filters needs a policy
  • Three-user rule for trolling should be changed
  • Method of redress for moderated users
  • Community change of moderation guidelines
  • Should mods have Loya Jirga-esque power to interpret the Community Standards?
  • Inactivity limit should be 1 month not 2
  • "Additional three moderators," not four
  • Accountability for mods - should be forced to respond to community questioning
  • Obligations to alert mods to moderation matters?

Thinking out loud here. Blue (is useful) 02:33, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Off the top of my head. Tech guidelines needed very much so. Obligation to alert probably a good idea. Inactivity one month... enh maybe. Тytalk 02:38, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
Accountability for mods - should be forced to respond to community questioning - While this is an excellent idea, based on my WP experience it is highly likely to be abused by those with an axe to grind. You'd need to set careful parameters about how to distinguish a valid question from "process trolling". VOXHUMANA 02:42, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
Hmm. I think it's likely that the best mods would calmly answer questions, even if they were being abused, and gradually the community would turn on the abuser and restrict his/her/hir right to ask questions.
We should call it "Moderator's Questions" and it should involve large amounts of clapping- and "Boooooo!"-related templates. Blue (is useful) 02:55, 10 July 2012 (UTC)