MVP Proposal: User interaction moderation

Problem

Not all users are wonderful people. There will be cases where people react negatively to how the site works, or engage in arguments and attacks against other users. We do not want these interactions to remain on the site.

Solution

SE solves this with diamond moderators; I propose we use something similar and implement “exception handlers” (actual name TBD). These users will have additional powers to moderate users and all user-generated content, up to and including deletion of posts or users.

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Yes we need moderation to be possible from day one.

A necessary tool to surface issues is flags. Posts and comments, at least, need to be flaggable. Ideally (later is fine), user profiles would be too. We can’t assume that moderators will see everything organically (a) at all and (b) promptly.

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