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[–] [deleted] 0 points 56 points (+56|-0) ago 

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[–] CeeFiveActual 0 points 73 points (+73|-0) ago 

no soapboxing

Seen this a lot on Reddit via /r/undelete. Usually means "deleted because some mod disagrees with the politics."

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[–] Kabuthunk 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

My usual interpretation of 'soapboxing' is essentially making a post promoting yourself, or your agenda, with little to no purpose otherwise.

Whether other people see it as the same, I have no idea.

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[–] kevdude 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, one of those rules that can mean whatever the mod wants it to mean when they want to justify silencing someone that they personally disagree with.

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[–] EmperorDoom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

More bullshit rhetoric like sealioning.

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[–] zambeezy 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

That is what I questioned /u/Stoic about, although I think he thought I was asking about editing rule 1. I wasn't very clear in my question so I accept all fault.

That edit to rule 3 to include soapboxing was completely unnecessary and the mod who changed it should be removed immediately.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think that rules work best when paired with clear definitions. It's okay to have rules against things like "clickbait" and "low effort posts", but it's better for everyone if those rules are paired with very clear definitions on what qualifies as those things. It prevents selective enforcement and means that mods can't (and don't have to) come up with interpretations on the fly. It also allows mods to point to very clear violations when they occur and have the definitions on paper to back them up. Transparency, clarity, and safeguards against selective enforcement. Well defined rules are much harder to apply unfairly.

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[–] peacegnome 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is why people like she need rules like "no soapboxing" with no definition given; it allows censorship of things they don't like.