Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
posted 4 months ago
The tangled webs we weave.... Moderation is more like a mesh-network than like walking down a path. There are so many interconnected things happening simultaneously.
It's looking like a reply with lots of naked videos was made to a post from 2011. That called attention to the 2011 post, which was reported by users as spam. Staff agreed, so the whole thread winked out of existence when the spam was deleted. We burned through a few hours of volunteer staff time in the process.
Moderation is such a tangled network that it's astonishing that it works so well most of the time.