writer, musician, hacker
Joined 15w ago. Seen 14w ago.
One of the most successful moderation policies I have seen is, "don't be retarded." Everyone knows what it means, nobody sympathizes with people who run afoul of it, and the incentives align.
Further, the reason sites like Gab and Parler were a race to the bottom was because moderators won't take personal ownership and feel they need policies and rules, but when you make something, you don't need that shit, it's yours and people are lucky to fucking use it. Someone crosses the line, you make an example. Far right/left people only proliferate under weak leadership.
So, this board. the reason it's not going to grow is because nobody wants to be around someone who self identifies as a piece of shit. What kills communities is people focusing on their rights and not their responsibilities. Setting the bar that you have to tolerate a piece of shit as a signal isn't worth it. I don't have the energy to protect people who are liabilities to themselves and others. You know who you are.