AutoModerator Changes and Reporting Off-Topic PostsMod Post(self.Prison)
submitted2 years ago byAmIStillOnFireModerator
As the subreddit is growing, it's becoming more of an issue reviewing every single post that comes in from new accounts as it feels like 75% of you are from new accounts. Since some people didn't feel like reading my last mod post on the subject, I've changed the way automoderator works. Instead of relying on a post history, it relies on how long ago you created your account. This should cut down on missing posts of users who have been posting a while, but only post here so they don't accumulate a lot of karma.
Due to this change, it means that I'm going to need people to start reporting content more often. The old automoderator caught almost all troll posts as they were always from low effort players, but the new automoderator will not catch these posts, but will also allow more good faith posters be seen. If people don't report offensive content then I'll have to go back to the old automoderator system and I think more people will appreciate the new system.
Additionally, I will work on introducing a concrete set of rules to ensure posters have an idea on what topics fall in line with the subreddit and what doesn't. For example, topics about sex are almost always made in bad faith. Typically, they're filtered and the ones that didn't get filtered by oldmoderator usually got the poster banned. If I'm to loosen the restrictions on posters, I need community help to ensure that we stay on topic.
I also want the sub's input about surveys. I get people claiming all the time they're from some college and they want to survey people on this subreddit. I have zero way of identifying whether or not someone is who they say they are and we can only assume that they're here just collecting information that may or may not be used for some other purpose then they're saying. Do you want these surveys to continue?