You are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the comments →

0
4

[–] AwesomeTowlie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The only thing about the limit of how many subs an account can manage is that one user can create several accounts and just moderate from all of those. I suppose an admin could check IPs for modss to prevent that from happening, but that could still be worked around with proxys/VPNs.

0
4

[–] SnowWombat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

yeah. The best defense is not a technical one as it is a management one.

Again, if the rules aren't enforced selectively then we won't have the SRS issue.

SRS is so powerful now because they KNOW they will never be even slapped on the wrist.

0
1

[–] Property_Is_Theft [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have never met an authority figure whose rules can be taken at face value by absolutely everyone. There's no such thing.

0
1

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

I've always been curious, because I don't pay much attention to them, but how do people figure they can break or bend the rules without impunity? Is it a political climate sort of thing?

0
1

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

limit of how many subs an account can manage

I think this can only be good, though I would wager the fair limit for this would be higher than a lot of people would think.

0
1

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

One of the major problems that lead it to becoming the issue it is right now on reddit is that it was built on volunteers running subs that started with small numbers. Those subs grew and either they could handle it or the passed on more of the responsibility to those who they thought were more capable of it. Admins let quite a bit of stuff slide simply due to overhead and practicality. The operating cost of reddit is not a low number. As the user base grew they met a crossroads. Leave the power in the mods hands and let them essentially do as they pleased or they could switch over and have paid staff become large sub mods. Once again back to operating cost and other factors lead to what is currently happening at reddit. So long as they keep a majority of the user base there will be no real change most likely. Why spend money they don't really have to change something that works for now? As has been seen even not even all of the admin for reddit are even against a sjw srs style take over of the site. So while limiting the number of subs that an user can mod is a good idea it is only an symptom of the problem.