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Re: Moderation Clearskies

Posted by SLS on October 25, 2016, at 0:33:29

In reply to Re: Moderation SLS, posted by Clearskies on October 24, 2016, at 22:19:19

> > > Scott, the subject of civility and how to best - for the entire community - blocks would be assigned was a common topic.
> > > Many times the issue was tabled, or left for Dr Bob to decide upon. Leniency was the trend.

> > > I am not sure whether It helped or hindered. I think that timeliness was a very big factor, and we lost that relevancy, imo. Perhaps it's the response time that should be considered rather than further definitions.

> > I agree with you regarding timeliness.
> >
> > Under what circumstances would you block someone from posting?

> I woukd take any incivility in context of the situation in which it happened, and act accordingly. For example, if we had a poster exhibiting troll like posting behavior, I would think they would be blocked.

I like that you are more focused on behaviors rather than labels.

Generally, we don't have very many people exhibiting trolling or bullying behaviors here. I don't see many conflicts. For the sake of equity, I think it is important to approach moderating by blocking behaviors rather than blocking people. For instance, someone might posts things that ["...sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages"]. Perhaps this person is indeed a troll by definition, but calling him a troll is itself a put down. It is not necessary to place a label on someone. It is more important to recognize and describe uncivil words than it is to account for them. The judging of intent or motives might best be avoided to maintain objectivity and fairness.

How would you critique this in order to make it better?

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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