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[–]multi-mod 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I generally do the following:

  • perma-ban: Egregiously and unapologetically racist, sexist, hostile, etc. I'll also ban for low effort spam.
  • temp-ban: I find myself doing this a lot when people start insulting each other during heated debates as a cool down time for them. Also if something is borderline sexist or racist.
  • remove: short low effort comments, super off topic and not adding anything, etc.

[–]lord_stryker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep. Same for me too. I've almost never perma-banned and rarely give out temp bans. I'll usually just remove comments. Anytime I do ban, I add a mod note of which rule was broken.

[–]rotorcowboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same here.

[–]mind_bomber[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very good. Thanks for you input.

[–]CommunismDoesntWork 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why don't you crack down on the rampant classism in the sub? Hating people because of how much they make is not ok.

[–]Yosarian2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes, agreed with what everyone else is saying.

When I am trying to decide if someone should be banned, I often go and look at other recent posts they've made (especally on our subreddit, but also in general.) If most of the comments a person made are toxic, hostile, or trolling, and they've got a history of that kind of behavior (for example, if you see they've already had other comments removed from our subreddit) then you should go right for the permban; that person is not likely to have a positive impact on our subreddit in the future.

[–]mind_bomber[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I am trying to decide if someone should be banned, I often go and look at other recent posts they've made (especally on our subreddit, but also in general.)

Good best practice.

[–]Sirisian 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You guys probably notice I tag rule 1 violations with modtools. I use 3 and 7 day temporary bans for repeated Rule 1 violations. As an example a user yesterday made 5+ posts calling people autistic and morons so I temp banned them for 7 days mostly to stop them from making more posts.

I agree with your viewpoint. Seems like most moderators here follow a nearly identical moderation strategy.

You'll probably notice I hate pop-culture references. I don't remove them all, but the vast majority of jokes and quips. "oh that happened on X" is probably one of my biggest pet peeves when people don't go into depth.

[–]mind_bomber[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pop-culture references.

Yes, these can distract from meaningful conversation.

[–]SirT6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good points - I'm no board with these guidelines.

I think the edit is especially important. Just document why the person was banned so that if they do come asking questions about it, the rest of the mod team can respond.

Also something that has come up - probably best not to ban for behaviors that take place in other subreddits.

[–]lughnasadh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, that's pretty much my attitude too & I think best practice. I'm more likely though to just delete the comment, when it should be a temp ban, there just isn't the time to do that properly.