Stannard has nominated me to fill the remaining duration of Army CPT’s term as moderator of Points of Reality. I accept the nomination, though going over the site’s mod policies, I do not see any provisions for a special election following a successful impeachment of an incumbent moderator (presumably because there are two mod slots, and if one mod was removed, the other could continue to mind the store). However, I believe Points of Reality is currently moderator-less. So, I created this thread to lay out my brief moderation philosophy, and to ask if there is anyone who would also be interested in serving as well. If you’re interested (since I think there are two mod slots), please feel free to post your mod philosophy, and if there are three or more folks who are interested, I’d be happy to ask Alan (or whoever) if they’d be willing to tabulate an election.
My moderation platform is as follows:
I reserve the right to censor posts/threads for the following circumstances:
-Anonymous account abuse (I intend to follow the protocol for approving anonymous posts too)
-Involuntary outing of identifying information of anonymous accounts or poll participants
-Incitements of violence or threats made against another person
-Presence of spam or advertising from users
I reserve the right to lock and/or split threads for the following circumstances:
-All of the circumstances listed above
-Flame wars (I’m mostly content to let people make asses of themselves, but if I’m asked to intervene in a flame war, I will do so, but I won’t delete the posts; I’ll only lock/split the thread.)
Upon request, I am willing to move, split, or sticky threads.
I otherwise don’t really plan on intervening in stuff as a mod. If you have any questions about my platform or how I would enforce it, please feel free to ask, either here or privately via PM.