After today's "someone call the FBI" incident in #OffTopic, some flaws in moderation were finally exposed badly enough that I decided to make a post about it. What can we do to make moderation here better?
We need better community involvement in moderation, make reports from older accounts have more weight against comments so they disappear quickly as they await ninja justice.
We need sticky threads with rules in every forum. I can set a timer, go into #Destiny or the Balancing section of #Feedback, and find someone calling another user some derogatory name in less than 30 seconds, any time of the day.
Enforce a wanted list. This is especially important for combating porn posters who do it for the sake of being known by their name. We have several of those right now that feast on the reputation they have gained from using the same account. Some simple IP checking could be used to at least partially verify it's the same person behind each account. The odds of two people at the same university both creating an account with the same username are very slim.
Warn people who intentionally bump comments that violate the CoC.
Generally crack down on stuff.
Maybe get more ninjas, however the weak spots in ninja presence seem to occur during times of the day when they are at work, so I am unsure of whether or not adding more would help if they all have lives of some sort.
Wasn't aware of "Call the FBI" incident.
Maybe Bungie needs a new moderator/ninja faction... I rarely go to Offtopic anymore, and I assume that is where most of the offenses take place.
There is obviously a large crowd of users who haven't reached puberty yet and that could explain the high volume of NSFW posts.
I like Ragnarok's idea of choosing moderators in diversified regions of the world, a better way to have around the clock presence. I would imagine there are "shifts" established for the moderators/ninjas? Some kind of sign up schedule? Otherwise it is obvious there would be long periods without supervision, as most people do have lives...