devtesla

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devtesla wrote

It was isolated to just post and few other subs I moderated. Like, killallgames didn't have quality standards, but games did. We only removed posts that were otherwise harmful, like racist and sexist and stuff.

They're largely recreations of subs I made on reddit, in general because I was trying to get away from the overbearing moderation on SRS subs. There's a lot of people who have interesting things to say, but feel intimidated by large lists of rules and community expectations. I feel that encouraging low effort posting (I won't call it shitposting) is a great way to get people involved who might otherwise be lost or bored. It is about inclusivity.

It's funny that you mention there being more serious articles now, as we've actually stopped moderating for quality at all.

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devtesla wrote

Hi, my name is devtesla and I ran most of the subforums with casual posting that apparently drove you off the site? There was a big effort by me and the admins part to keep that stuff separate from the rest of the site. I'm sorry that it seemed to not work? I didn't know there were people so bothered by people having fun online.

Anyway, what really killed the site's growth was technical issues like the time we had to reboot the forums of scratch, the fact that logins don't always work, and the fact that our mobile site isn't very good. I have had a lot of fun there though, so this post was a trip to read lol.