Thanks to everyone who volunteered for community moderator roles! This post is to announce everyone who volunteered, and a list of rules I am proposing.
This is not a final decision. Please review the list, and let me know if I’ve missed any who volunteered, or if you’d like to volunteer, or if you think any rules should be added or removed from this list.
Then, on Monday, I will create polls to confirm each mod and each rule. Once the community has voted, confirmed mods will be granted mod access, and the rules will go in effect.
This is for the Discord, since we have Rose in the Telegram (and one day I’d like to see Telegram die). However, if you want to be a Telegram mod, say so in the comments.
I know I missed a couple of you, in the craziness of the past week. If I missed you, or included you and you don’t want to be included, let me know in the comments.
- @Ragnar Lothbrok
This is roughly a three-strike system, but as we won’t be actually tracking “strikes”, bans ultimately the prerogative of mods. Mods should give chances and be gracious, and use the mighty Ban Hammer as sparingly as possible. There is only one zero-tolerance instaban offense, detailed below.
No politics. A one-off (relevant, thoughtful) comment is fine, but that risks starting an argument, so do so wisely
No hate speech, racial slurs, or suggestions of self-harm
No price discussions outside of the #price-discussions channel
#general means general topics relating to MC specifically. This isn’t super strict, but if you’re starting an off-topic conversation and it starts to drag on, move it to #off-topic
(For Telegram) MOVE TO DISCORD YOU FUCKING PLEBS
Do NOT DM @jeus asking for feet pics
^Unless you’re willing to pay good money
Be kind, do your best to not take disagreements personally
No spammy promotion. If you’re an artist or have a hobby, however, feel free to share the shit out of that and we will shower you with support <3
If you take issue with the actions of a mod, ask them why they did it (politely). If you’re still not satisfied, DM me (@jeus)
Instaban: NO encouraging suicide
Scenario: What if mods disagree about the action one mod takes?
I will serve as a tie-breaker vote if an action is really in contention. Usually, mods should be able to figure this out amongst themselves, and most actions won’t even need to be discussed. Mods will just act, and if another mod takes issue, they can discuss it. If they can’t agree, they’ll come to me (@jeus).
Moderate as sparingly as possible. This isn’t a job, you’ve just been trusted with the power to make decisions. So if someone is causing trouble in a way that’s against the rules, feel free to restore some order, but your role is not to control communication, but to manage chaos/harm
Do not moderate someone just because you don’t like or agree with what they’re saying. There are times where people are assholes and I don’t like it, but I won’t delete their messages or put them in time-out
Give issues time to resolve themselves. Begin by reminding a person of the rules, and if you can’t seem to get them back on track, escalate action accordingly
Don’t stress. If you’re not up to moderating at any given moment, don’t. If you need support tag another mod, and, if it’s really bad, me. Which brings me to the final point:
Have each others’ backs. We’re all in this together
And that’s that, for now. Suggest rules or mods you think should be added, and then after the weekend we’ll put it to a vote and implement.