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selver wrote (edited )

Yeah that is my argument. I think forum creators/mods should have some autonomy, it reduces unnecessary conflict & drama.

It's not even against the ToS:

Moderators are able to delete content and give warnings or subforum bans to Users that violate the site-wide Terms of Service, or a subforum's individual rules.

Mods decide on what content is relevant for the forum. Clearly they do have the power, cause they just did it.

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ziq wrote

There is no rule on that forum saying 'Belsima can delete anything they don't like' and if they made that rule without consulting the community that would also be grounds for demodding.

If you get your way, I'll request to be be modded on f/communism and delete everything I don't like

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selver wrote (edited )

If you get your way, I'll request to be be modded on f/communism and delete everything I don't like

Sounds good to me. Other people could then make /f/ML_Communism or /f/An_Communism or whatever.

Belsima requested to be a mod and no one objected, so they decide what counts as a meme.

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ziq wrote

No they don't. This site is run by anarchist principles. This isn't reddit where the mods have no accountability. Furthermore, I actually contribute a ton to that forum, what gives them authority over people that actually make the memes?

This is some liberal bullshit.

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selver wrote

When the fuck did anarchism become trusting benevolent administrators? Free association is also an anarchist principle. Go free associate yourself a new forum.

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ziq wrote (edited )

As long as I'm on this site, mods will be held accountable for censoring people because they don't like their politics.

You sound like a reactionary telling me to leave the country if I don't like the president. This has nothing to do with freedom of association. It's a power tripping mod that presents themselves as the authority on what makes a good meme and abuses their community-granted power to delete original content when they contribute nothing themself.

If you don't think the users should have any say in how the site is run, and shouldn't be able to complain when they're being censored for no reason, then maybe you're on the wrong site.

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selver wrote (edited )

The difference being you can't leave the country, whereas you can create a new forum in 30 seconds. If there was infinite free land right beside Donald Trump's America, available for anyone to take whenever they'd like, then yeah you'd be an asshole for staying in America and whining about it.

I'm not a democrat, I don't want you to have a say. I want you to have the autonomy to create what you really want, instead of having to bicker about how things should be done every 2 days with people who fundamentally disagree with you.

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____deleted____ moderator wrote

The rule does say non-meme content may be deleted, and 'political opinion demonstrated via impact text' does not qualify as a meme so far as I am aware.

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ziq wrote (edited )

It was literally a meme.

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____deleted____ moderator wrote

Explain, then, how it was a meme. Because there are no strict guidelines, meaning its currently up to the mod's eyes.

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ziq wrote (edited )

No. I don't answer to you.

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____deleted____ moderator wrote

Then I will delete content that doesn't seem to be a 'meme' to me. If there is no line to be drawn, it is not possible to viably enforce the only subraddle rule; that is, do not post non-meme or non-humorous content.