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[–] Property_Is_Theft [S] 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you don't have transparent moderation, however, then it becomes impossible to discuss ousting a censorious mod. On Reddit, such mods always censor comments that criticize the censorship, so eventually the illusion is created that nobody has a problem with the censorship. (EDIT: In fact, the casual observer can't even tell that censorship is taking place.) Perhaps the most a mod should be able to do is reduce a comment's visibility (sort of like what happens when a comment's score reaches -5-- its visibility is minimized, but you can still reach the content if you're curious). Also, if a minimized comment or submission gets enough upvotes, the moderator's action should be negated completely.

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

While I agree there should be a way to see moderated items if you set it in your settings, or a tab at the top to see the unmoderated subreddit, the negative hits would be problematic on a subverse that needs heavy moderation like /r/askscience in reddit. I think most people enjoy askscience because it has heavy moderation to prevent it from just becoming jokes and memes.

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

This is interesting, but what about if that comment contains somehing illegal (Child porn for example), how would this work out?

Also, what if the subverse is brigaded by a larger one and they upvoted each other's comment, how do you prevent that?

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

Put all the moderated content in a separate tab that only contains moderated content. Due to needing to crosscheck the unmoderated content for context making the use of this for browsing inconvenient, 99.9% of users will only use it when someone else has made an accusation towards a moderator.

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

What if there was two voting systems? Normal user voting and moderator voting (both visible) the Mod voting could carry more weight in whether or not a post is 'hidden' but if enough normal users upvote it, it becomes exposed again.

Threads that need moderation ((like, say, someone posting non-original music in /v/originalmusic) are moved to a separate tab at the top of the subverse (ie hot/new/rising/moderated) , and, again, if voted on enough by users it would move back to visible in hot/new/etc.