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[–] Antimatter 3 points 19 points (+22|-3) ago 

Wouldn't this deter moderators from building up their subverses then? Like lets say I moderate /v/AntiMatter and spend hours of my week in order to bring it from 0 subscribers to 5,000. Why should a moderator put in all that hard work only to be offed in an election?


[–] Teh_Sauce_Guy 3 points 14 points (+17|-3) ago 

There are a lot of reasons the suggestion is bad.


[–] Antimatter 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

Yeah. I don't really agree with it. I understand mod abuse is an issue but having elections like this will make the "good" mods unwilling to invest their time into the sub. I don't think this is the right "fix" for this issue.


[–] gatordontplaythatsht [S] 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

Like you losing mod status because you're shit at it?


[–] gatordontplaythatsht [S] 4 points 4 points (+8|-4) ago 

If you're making a subverse only to get lots of subs and keep control then your motives don't serve the sub anyway. Moderators are meant to be servants of the community, not proud large sub owners.


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

Like I mentioned in a previous post, you can't really control how many subscribers your subverse gets. If the topic of your subverse suddenly gets popular, why should the moderator be punished? And how can you even know if a moderator will be corrupt? This is a case by case scenario. Not all mods go power hungry. The "good" mods shouldn't be punished due to the paranoia of corruption.


[–] escape 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

It's not their subverses. When you create a sub and build it up, you're serving the community. The community owns that sub. Without the community, it's you by yourself in a sub. So yes. If you run the sub in a way that the majority disagrees with, you should be removed.


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

So yes. If you run the sub in a way that the majority disagrees with, you should be removed.

The trouble is that "the community" is an amorphous and easily infiltrated thing. In practice it won't be disgruntled users or /v/canada kicking out /u/davidreiss666 it'll be SRS installing him as head mod and banning anyone who dissents.