Over the past month v/askvoat has been working just fine as a sub. Level 1 mod control is about to be transferred to @system. With this transfer, the boat is about to be slightly rocked. Given the hands-off approach we have seen in many system controlled subs the potential for the re-emergence of mod abuse in this sub is very real. We are being told that the "constitution" (found here: https://voat.co/v/AskVoat/comments/495695) will be the law of the land after the transfer. Surely the mods would be willing to individually promise the community that they will continue to run the sub according to these rules. A motion has been made here: https://voat.co/v/askvoat/comments/499925
There was previously a motion (visible in that thread) to get them to pledge to continue to allow the users to moderate content with votes. That was rejected, but there were good points made. That pledge was narrow in focus and precluded being able to act in the face of unforeseen circumstances (shaky but valid). In this instance we are just asking them to pledge support for the system that is in place now if they are to continue on after the transfer:
Some mods (predictably the ones @she modded) are making as many excuses as they can not to do this. I simply ask why? What is the big deal about taking a symbolic step to reassure the community that we won't return to a dictatorship of mod opinion in this sub? It would be an important gesture to reassure everyone that the transparency and trust that has been the defining characteristic of @reow 's tenure as Level 1 mod will not end with the handoff.
I know everyone is sick of drama, so I am asking this here. Do we think the mods should make this pledge to assure the community that things will continue to be run the way they have been since @she left?
(Inb4 I am accused of drama or personally attacked for asking those entrusted with power to be transparent with the community. @atko)