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  •  I know moderation is necessary (2+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, Zaphkiel

    since I have seen what happens to sites that lack it altogether (and that isn't pretty in the least).  However is anyone else more than sick of tiresome meta discussions that seem endless and ever-shifting?  How much could it cost to hire, say, four or so full-time moderators whose job is to respond to community complaints and other such issues (I suppose an appeals process would also be needed)?  I can't think that it would be very much relative to the income from subscriptions and ads here and would sure end a lot of protracted squabbling over mostly meaningless bullshit and it would be possible to still have community ratings (with low/hide type ratings calling offenders to the attention of a moderator who would have the power to either take action or override unjust ratings etc).  I know it will never happen, but it would allow the community to stop bothering to discuss it almost constantly and wasting a tremendous amount of "psychic" energy think and talking about it.

    •  How much would it cost? (1+ / 0-)
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       More than Kos is willing to pay.   "Community Moderation" is always code for "cheap".  

      •  That's sort of my point (0+ / 0-)

        this shit would all fade away and we could function as a "community" if such action were taken.   The site now certainly makes enough that it wouldn't be felt really (there was a time when that wasn't the case I'm sure, but that has long since passed).  Instead of acting like it's some kind of insoluble, perplexing situation he should just budget to do it and move on.

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