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[–] SoupTyrant 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The issue for me is the quality of her writing/level of discourse. She seems to throw around insults willy nilly, and mocks people who disagree with her and appears to have been a bit sexist in her comments.

Honestly, if someone likes to discuss heated topics online, fine. If someone is very opinionated fine. If someone insults and mocks people who disagree with them fine. But all 3 of those in one user is not giant subverse moderator material. I want the mods of these giant important verses to be respectful, in control, objective and far more concerned with contributing to the community than arguing with it.

Edit I still am apprehensive based on those comments, but after going through her comment history they are very few and far between and the bulk of her comments are of a higher quality.

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[–] Kaysic 5 points 0 points (+5|-5) ago  (edited ago)

But here's the thing - what I see, and if I'm overlooking something please correct me on this - is that the professionalism of discourse is very much kept separate between her posts as a moderator and her posts as a user. Yes, there are comments that fit the attitude you point out - but those aren't posts where someone's being disciplined, or where rules are being discussed.

Keeping personal conduct separate from professional/moderator conduct is a trait rarely seen and one that should be valued more than it currently is.

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[–] SoupTyrant 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Yeah, I actually took the time to go through her comment history in addition to her 3 lowest rated comments. It seems like the bulk of her comments are friendly and normal, and the sexist/mocking/condescending ones are rare. I'm willing to very apprehensively give her the benefit of the doubt.

Although I seriously have the heebie jeebies about giving a self proclaimed SJW #1 mod position, although that mostly comes from left over feelings from reddit. I don't even disagree with most of the opinions she's posted, it's just the occasional use of SJW buzzwords and doublethink that make me apprehensive, but like I said, those are few and far between from what I saw. So yeah, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt as she appears to be an active member of Voat who mostly is nice and mostly discusses things normally.

...But I wish there was a Mod Vote of Confidence Button or something where if you were a member of a verse, you could flag the mod as disapproved or something, and if it goes below a threshold a site admin would be notified. That would go a long way towards alleviating my fears because then you COULD just base a decision like this off of the quality of their moderation and not factor in the likelihood of abusing their power based off their personal opinions.