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[–] Citizen 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

I've thought about this a great deal. In my opinion, the best solution would be a declaration that a subverse belongs to its users and not to its mods. On That Other Site, subs belong to the mods to do with as they please. By stating that subs belong to the users, abuse of mod powers becomes a thing that you can explain.

With that said, I'm not sure how to handle a sudden influx of users who have the intent of disrupting a community. For example, let's say /v/powerboats has an active community that loves all things nautical, including sailboats, and not just powerboats. Let's say /v/motorboats mass subscribes to /v/powerboats and tries to oust the existing community. I'd say the community that previously existed should have priority, even if the new community has numerical superiority.

Although I would imagine this would be a lot less of a problem than a single rogue mod saying, "I own you."


[–] PuttItOut [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

We have thought a lot about this particular situation. We plan on flipping the world on it's head soon. Stay tuned.


[–] Tor1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Subverses could be controlled automatically by CCP.

A subverse creator gets 100 CCP for creating a new sub. But from then on its fair game. Whoever has the highest CCP in a sub has standing to give themself owner powers.

Those in the top 10 in CCP would have the ability to make themselves moderators. Above a certain threshold you can appoint yourself a janitor.

Certainly there would be potential for abuse. But a completely automated system would at least be objectively fair, and admins wouldn't have to get involved in subverses any more.

The race for highest CCP would also encourage a lot more quality comments and timely support of new threads in popular subverses.


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

Let the person who created the subverse decide. Like a big experiment. That way the users on here can adapt to any attempts to rule-lawyer.


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

that would not work for /v/feminism, as the original creator of the sub was a squatter and would delete anything posted in the sub before mod logs were implemented, then passed through 4 or 5 hands before it died and i gained control. the latest ~150 subscribers are there from the troll nature the sub now has, with maybe 1 or 2 of the original ~580 subscribers still being active on other parts of the site.

That 1 person still posts like the place has not changed, but the new crowd is decently active. the pro feminism content is either down voted, or ignored in single digits, while the troll content gets 50+ up votes on a regular basis. it is rather amusing to watch the silent community judge content on its merits instead of "rallying around the vagina's".