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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.

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

See, as a mod there's nothing I love more than well-thought-out, clear, easy to enforce rules. If I need to apply an interpretation each time I enforce a rule, it's a sign that the rule probably needs to be focused and better defined. The the community's problem is with the rules, not with me. If I'm forced to interpret a vague rule each time I apply it, then the community's problem is with my interpretation, and by extension, me. I much prefer being able to point to clear rules and definitions, and show exactly why a post violates them if it does.