Originally Posted by QueenOfTheMeadow
I looked at the poll and the majority of the people think the less moderation is good. But there is a large section who wants more and some who want a little more. So, for those who are looking for something else, what suggestions do you have and where do you want the line to be drawn?
In answer to the above, may I suggest, that you moderate publicly for general tone and meanness (as in... "here there, poster, tone it down a little, please be nice"), remove hate speech (racism, etc) altogether and note that publicly as well (as in, "this post has been removed because it violated THIS part of the UA: racism, etc) along with a warning, publicly remind posters of MDC values and mission if needed (like when dissenting opinions turn angry and hurtful - i.e. "this is a site that generally supports _____ and while we'd like to hear your opinion on it, there is a better forum for that, so please take it there" or " this thread is asking for support or information about something MDC values, so please be nice if you disagree"), and ban members if people don't heed these public warnings and a develop a trend of UA violations.
Seriously, didn't everyone's mother teach them that if they can't say anything nice they shouldn't say anything at all? I mean, I have always been one to speak out about my beliefs and values, and do so strongly and passionately when I feel it necessary, but there seems to be a general lack of filter from brain to keypad. No one is going to hear me or change their opinion on an issue if I can't first meet them where they are and move from there... at the very least, most of us should have learned this from mothering small children.