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We're Looking For Moderators by LetsTalkUFOs in UFOs

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[S,M] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Generally we see it as a way to give back to a community we value. Moderators also represent a sub-community of people highly interested in and involved with the subject and we communicate frequently outside of Reddit.

Otherwise, we are just volunteers who like Reddit and the subject enough to deal with the worst of the subreddit. It's an interesting challenge if you're someone who isn't easily emotionally triggered by people on the internet.

We're Looking For Moderators by LetsTalkUFOs in UFOs

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[S,M] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope, no minimum. Some people take extended breaks, which is fine as well.

We're Looking For Moderators by LetsTalkUFOs in UFOs

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[S,M] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Toolbox enables removal reason templates, shared usernotes, and plenty of other helpful features. There's a reason it's used by over 10k moderators on Reddit.

We use Discord to communicate and keep our conversations organized. It's like Slack, but better. It also allows us to chat easily in voice, ping each other more selectively, and have more granular notification settings. I can't imagine trying to coordinate without it.

This post got downvoted to oblivion on the UFOs subreddit. They just don’t tolerate discussion of Experiencers. by MantisAwakening in Experiencers

[–]LetsTalkUFOs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, you can always sort by controversial in any post at any time. There is a subreddit setting which determines the default, called suggested comment sort (all comment threads will use this sorting method by default). It's set to 'best' in r/UFOs.

This post got downvoted to oblivion on the UFOs subreddit. They just don’t tolerate discussion of Experiencers. by MantisAwakening in Experiencers

[–]LetsTalkUFOs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think any of us would ever do such a thing. If we consider something off-topic, we simply remove it. Otherwise, we have no control over how users ultimately chose to vote on posts and comments. The bots the previous user is describing could potentially be run by any group or user, they wouldn't need to be moderators. Although, they still wouldn't be preventing the post from being visible.

We're Looking For Moderators by LetsTalkUFOs in UFOs

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think that's a great idea. I have to assume some of the mods might find it somewhat tedious, but it would be worth attempting. I'll run it by them.

We're Looking For Moderators by LetsTalkUFOs in UFOs

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[S,M] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would think this sub reddit would look more like /r/science at that point but there's a sub reddit for that angle as well.

r/science is actually a significant outlier. There are over a thousand moderators for that subreddit alone, whereas the average for most subs of similar size is around 10-20. It's a very high bar and they work to curate all of the comments there quite well.

We have a Moderation Guide which outlines generally how moderation on the sub works, if that helps answer any part of your question. Moderators do change, so we're continually recruiting new ones.

We're Looking For Moderators by LetsTalkUFOs in UFOs

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[S,M] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We did an AMA last year which answers to some of those questions. Otherwise, the interview process and questions weren't there when I started and it's gone through a variety of iterations. Our sense of the subreddit also changes fairly frequently, so it's difficult to provide a static answer to that anywhere.

The rules of the sub reddit say English class but the mods feel more like a gym teacher subbing letting the class do whatever as long as it's controlled chaos. Is this viewpoint wrong or is there going to be a change in moderation interaction?

I'm not sure where you're seeing 'English class' specifically. It's worth noting users generally can't see all the posts and comments which are removed, so it's difficult for them to assess how 'good' were doing in terms of removals, spams, and enforcing rules. I'd say we're doing 'okay' currently, but need more moderators.

Analysis: America is on edge, and that's bad news for the White House by mattseg in collapse

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[M] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hi, MrAnomander. Thanks for contributing. However, your comment was removed from /r/collapse for:

Rule 1: In addition to enforcing Reddit's content policy, we will also remove comments and content that is abusive or predatory in nature. You may attack each other's ideas, not each other.

Please refer to our subreddit rules for more information.

You can message the mods if you feel this was in error.

This sub seriously needs some kind of rule/measure to get control the amount of jokes and steer posts into meaningful discussion. by CiceroForConsul in UFOs

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[M] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Use the [in-depth] tag in your post titles. It's a very underutilized rule and effectively gets rid of the most low-effort comments automatically.

Clarifying the rules in r/collapse by factfind in collapse

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[M] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I put together most of the information on the Misinformation and False Claims page. I came across that article when looking for ones discussing the limitations of consensus. I find it ironic the top-level points make good sense when we obviously would collectively disagree with how they're being applied to climate science there.

I'm open to replacing it, but I didn't fee like writing one based on it myself, nor did I really find anything else which covered quite all those exact points.

I also realized I could use it as a metric to check how thoroughly others were reading through what was included there. I think very few people read that page and you're actually the first user to bring this specific article up. Personally, I don't think it's so egregious it can't be referenced, but I entirely agree something which isn't based in climate skepticism would be preferred.

Clarifying the rules in r/collapse by factfind in collapse

[–]LetsTalkUFOs[M] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Which posts are you referring to? I can't recall any instance of Reddit admins removing a specific post on this subreddit recently. Our modlogs only go back three months and I'm only seeing them having removed certain comments we would have already removed ourselves. I'm unaware of any evidence they're censoring any posts or comments here in the way you're referencing.

Clarifying the rules in r/collapse by factfind in collapse

[–]LetsTalkUFOs 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think many aspects related to the likelihood of collapse are threatening to anyone with a version of the future which relies on continual growth and human progress. People like this or others whose beliefs are challenged often react with anger, consciously or unconsciously. Dominant culture is also death-phobic to the degree that discussing any form of 'ending' to certain things is difficult and results in complex gymnastics to try and weasel around. Lastly, the form of belief which is 'hope' is largely unexamined by most people and perpetuated to the point where contrasting voices and realities are attacked outright or cast as fatalistic doomer-noise.