For the past few months, you might have noticed more and more behind-the-scenes protocols about how the moderators and admins deal with abuse on GameSpot. The latest open moderation discussion allows you to be aware of the kinds of things that need our attention and the kinds of things that probably don’t need to be reported. To help us be much more efficient about moderating stuff that actually matters, please consider the latest open moderation discussion tips about what kinds of things need to be reported.
For this discussion, I asked the mods if they could contribute to a list of topics for future open moderation discussions, and chicknfeet was eager to take this on without asking for anyone's help! Let me share who chicknfeet is for those of you who don’t know. chicknfeet registered his account on GameSpot in 2004, and just three years later, he was invited to be a volunteer moderator. chicknfeet is known for his amazing assistance in the How to GameSpot forum. Not only has he contributed to the How to Use the Website Guides, he also oversees the GameSpot Rangers and helps new registrants on where to go! You can also find him gangsta fresh and supafly with all his homies representing in Off-Topic, General Games Discussion, Site Enhancements forum, and other areas on the site.
So, here’s what you’ll find in the latest discussion:
- News and Feature Comments are treated much differently from other areas of the site. Find out why we use a chat-room approach with fast-moving comments!
- Blogs are kind of treated as a personal space. People have insider jokes or friendships that nobody knows about, so why should we as mods or members make assumptions?
- Unions often have us heavily rely on the leader or officers, so make sure you know the union’s board rules first. But if it's severe abuse, we should know about it.
- Main boards tend to have more traffic, but each of them often have their own rule set. Find out how we moderate these areas more aggressively and what kinds of things should be reported.
- Old violations are often overlooked, so make sure that the abuse is severe because if it’s too old, it makes no sense for us to moderate a user for old content that didn’t get noticed until now.
Drop by the open moderation discussion to view some examples and more information about what kinds of things should be reported. Thanks again to chicknfeet for taking a moment to write this for everyone!