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I just wanted to quickly say hello to everyone and introduce myself as one of the new moderators for /v/videos. There is some discussion and debate presently taking place regarding the no politics rule and I would like to say that I share the views and opinions that @InnocentBystander has stated in this earlier post. I would like to implore the community to please let us know what you think of the current rules. The most important thing by far on this sub is that it remains a great place to share, view, and discuss videos from around the world.
I promise that I will do my best to be a good curator of this great sub. The main interests I have at present are continuing to remove spam, giving the subverse a custom look that is easy on the eyes, and defining exactly how we moderators plan on moderating so as to ensure the community and mod team are on the same page when we move forward together. I want to ensure everyone that transparency is important to us in that we don’t want to keep important discussions and decisions from the community. @InnocentBystander created /v/videosmodtalk as a place where the moderators could communicate while also offering as much transparency as possible. You can also post there if you have any comments, questions, or concerns just ensure you tag our names in it if you want our attention.
Regarding the customization of this subverse, I would like to formally invite everyone to participate in a banner and mascot creation competition. I would like anyone who is interested to please wait to post their banner designs and mascot designs for voting purposes in an official post that will go up sometime next week. The purpose of it will be to aggregate all of the ideas into one post that the community can then vote on. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you have regarding the competition.
Thank you everyone for all of the great content and discussions. Keep it up, and please don’t hesitate to contact any moderators for any reason or issue you may need our assistance with.
Possible rule change
As THC mentioned above we are seeking feedback on what people want us to do with the "no politics" rule. Many of you have been silent. Please stop that :) Visit this post and tell us your thoughts on the issue.
Don't worry if there are already a bunch of comments and you think you won't get heard. I will read every comment in this post. Votes are not as important as comments in this case. So tell us what you think.
You may have noticed that we have modified the rules. Mostly just made them clearer and better defined so there is less guess work about what breaks them. And the 'no politics' rule is not going to be enforced until we are sure it is a rule you want. We ask that you follow the current version, but nothing that violates it will be removed.
THC has made us some flair. We have a marker for NSFW, discussion, and dead link. More CSS and flair are comming.
We want a new mod, but it is up to you <-- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
We would like to make /u/stoic a mod here. We only have two active mods at the moment, so we would like to bring in a third. Some of you may remember stoic from the /v/askvoat drama. He was the one that showed up and removed the 'no ?' rule when /u/she got stupid. He ended up getting booted from there because he valued the opinion of the users over that of /u/she.
We feel he was a good mod. He has a history of having a light touch, and listening to what the users want. He stood up to /u/she and got sacked for it. We feel that shows he has the right characteristics to be a mod here, where users opinions come first. But that is up to you.
The only thing he has done in past that I personally do not agree with, was to start /v/disagreebutton. But I feel that was just a misguided attempt to do what he thought was a good thing. His heart was in the right place, even if his brain had gone on vacation. But that should not affect his duties here.
Whether we mod him or not is up to you. Please tell us below what you think about it.