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ziq wrote

I'll delete the f/meta_ threads since they're off topic for that forum.

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lori OP wrote

Speaking of, it looks like /f/mediation hasn't been used in half a year - it clearly needs to be warmed up. Though, I suppose its difficult to do if neither party initiates, and especially if one or both don't want to participate in mediation. I just know that having fights take up nearly-100-comment threads of 4 users total and 15 threads by 2 users isn't a good solution and just results in a butting of heads until the less resilient party leaves - which isn't sustainable, especially for a smaller community like this.

I guess I'm pointing out problems without offering solutions, which is unhelpful in itself and something I try to avoid, but I'm only drawing blanks and I'm curious to hear if anyone else has ideas.

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ziq wrote

I don't think f/mediation ever really worked. Can't think of a case where one or both sides didn't end up ragequitting.

It might be more useful to do forced disengagement 1 week cool-off periods instead - if arguments are monopolizing the whole site. If one or both parties breaks the peace, they'd get a week ban.

The only problem is if the admins get involved, then we end up having everyone on both sides pissed off at us for trying to keep the peace and they all end up quitting out of spite.

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lori OP wrote

The disengagement idea sounds like a good one to me - if they quit out of spite, chances are that would have happened if they continued fighting anyway.

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ziq wrote (edited )

historically, no one who has gotten a week ban has ever come back, except to delete their account

ppl can't deal with social rejection

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