Mandate justification for moderator actions (lock, delete, move, etc.) and that's it

Discussion in 'Site Policy and Rule Announcements' started by Kali, Apr 19, 2012.

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Do you think this suggestion is a good idea?

Yes. 20 vote(s) 55.6%
No, I'm just a douche like that. 16 vote(s) 44.4%
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  1. Kali The World's Best Communist

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    So my previous thread was "answered" by Stalin and immediately locked, despite the fact that the main issue, requiring moderators to post a justification for their actions, went unaddressed. There is no reason whatsoever to not codify this in the site rules, as some moderators already do it as an "unspoken rule", and it cannot possibly cause any harm. Literally the only reason to oppose this is in order to be a reactionary asshole who despises any kind of reform or change. So, clearly, I am suggesting to Stalin (once again, this time without any distractions) that moderators be required to post a justification in a thread whenever it's been locked, moved, stickied, etc. and that they be required to inform us when a thread is deleted and why it has been. These are not unreasonable request by any stretch of the word, and they are clearly wanted by a majority of the userbase, and indeed we should expect something that carries no negatives to be quite popular.

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  2. Chives Newest Member

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    I voted no.
    Because you know, I'm a douche.

    and a reactionary asshole.
  3. Vulcan200x Well-Known Member

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    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHA
  4. Demondaze Xenos Scum

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    Ten bucks say Dead locks this the minute he sees it.
  5. DukeofAwesome Well-Known Member

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    I've had this same idea for ages. Hopefully it finally gets passed.
  6. Kali The World's Best Communist

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    Is there even a rational argument to be made against this? I certainly can't think of any.
  7. Melanthropist Well-Known Member

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    It's a pretty good idea. But regarding Toast, didn't Dead give a reason in that thread? It sounded pretty reasonable to me.
  8. Chives Newest Member

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    I voted no.
    Because you know, I'm a douche.

    and a reactionary asshole.
  9. Kali The World's Best Communist

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    This has nothing to do with Toast. And you voted no even though you think it's a good idea?
  10. Melanthropist Well-Known Member

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    No, I didn't mean to hit that.
  11. DukeofAwesome Well-Known Member

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    Are half the people who voted being ironic or are we missing some horrible glaring loophole that would make the forum into a hellish commie police state?
  12. Yarpen Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I just voted no for the lulz
  13. Demondaze Xenos Scum

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    Maybe Kali shouldn't have made the no option so damn appealing.
  14. Yarpen Well-Known Member

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    Indeed.
  15. MayorEmanuel Do not weep, for salvation is coming.

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    I'll be that brave moderator who votes "yes" on this.
  16. Chives Newest Member

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    This doesn't concern you, Emanuel!
  17. Bart (Moderator) NKVD Channel Maintainer

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    Well, apparently the clear majority of the forums so far are douches. Too bad, Kali. If the people in the Assembly don't even agree with you...
  18. Kali The World's Best Communist

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    At least two people voted no as a joke, one voted no accidentally, and five people on the no section are staff members. Explain why it's a bad idea, don't just claim you're right.
  19. Bart (Moderator) NKVD Channel Maintainer

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    I wasn't claiming I was right, I just stated this doesn't have as much support as you thought.
  20. Kali The World's Best Communist

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    It actually does. Only a maximum of four people have actually opposed this, and out of them we've got BattalionOfRed and ironchin, who both have a fanatical devotion to whatever the staff wants. I don't know who ComradeQueso is and thelisener is in the same boat as ironchin. In reality the poll should read as (at least) 13 yes and 9 no's, of which 5 are staff members.
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