# Moderation system, privacy, etc.

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keoo
1. He is the original Litteaux troll

^ Oh, I would be in favour of heavier moderation, including closing threads. But this seems to attract cries of "oh noez muh freeze peach". So the question is whether people more libertarian than myself will object once a precedent is set for locking/nuking threads with many posts.

The moderators seem sympathetic to heavier moderation -- they have cracked down on the incel spam in the recent past, and even some DEI spam when it was invading the tenure track sticky.

Is the heaveier moderation issue one of willingness (i.e., the moderators are on the freeze peach advocate side of the line) or one of manpower (i.e., there are not enough moderators to seriously moderate this forum)?

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pecf

From a selfish perspective as an MO user: the TK thread provides an outlet for stuff which would otherwise be posted under various sockpuppets to MO. (Not that this benefits users of this forum, other than to give them some insight of what the majority of MO deletions are like.)

I think it is a good idea to let a few massive threads stay alive. The TK thread isolates most of the pro-TK, anti-TK trolls in one place, keeping a lot of tedious circle jerks out of other threads.

The same goes for the PH thread, and a few others.

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onmo

Thanks for nuking the PH thread. Could you please also remove the Hugs thread, which also has caused a lot of unnecessary harm to the parties involved?

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tlpv

Thanks for stepping up the modding. Your work is appreciated. Massive progress.

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vjnq

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osao

Can we do something about the YP thread? It has been taken over, or was always intended as a vehicle for, casting aspersions on one of the on-record accusers while ignoring e.g. other corroborating accounts. In other words, it is not about YP, but about venting against another individual/

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gtmc

Unzicker is still a problem.

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fjyr

If DarkMJMR is permenantly gone (which I am fine with), we should remove the DarkMJMR button on the homepage. It is logically annoying to have a button on the website that doesn’t do anything.

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kpay

Can we do something about the YP thread? It has been taken over, or was always intended as a vehicle for, casting aspersions on one of the on-record accusers while ignoring e.g. other corroborating accounts. In other words, it is not about YP, but about venting against another individual/

This is kinda hilarious. YP has been vilified on a CS mailing list, on various social media once the matter went public, perma-shamed at Wikipedia, and named-and-shamed in other MJR threads (recent example: "the missing stair"). There really has not been a lack of places to post castigations of YP. Well, YP could be a serial killer and it would not necessarily mean there is no problem with the accusations or the accusers, however well corroborated. If some of his accusers behaved badly as the matter ran its course, on a JMR board the neat thing is that they too will have their conduct brought up for discussion, whether or not it exculpates YP. It is possible for an observer to be disgusted by any Boolean combination of the accused and accuser, YP does not hold the monopoly.

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sgnc

I will be forever grateful to whichever one of you figures out how to ban this tedious Unzicker fellow.

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gtmc

I will be forever grateful to whichever one of you figures out how to ban this tedious Unzicker fellow.

Can we please get rid of this crank? It seems like 30% of the front page threads are spam from him.

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puss

Can we ban threads that has certain keywords in its name? like "strong-est", "best", or "great-est" for example. Those kind of threads almost always become a shitshow imo

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nxlc

Can we ban threads that has certain keywords in its name? like "strong-est", "best", or "great-est" for example. Those kind of threads almost always become a shitshow imo

Okay, PUSS

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krxg

Can we ban threads that has certain keywords in its name? like "strong-est", "best", or "great-est" for example. Those kind of threads almost always become a shitshow imo

What a PUSS

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ygae

Looks like the Chat GPT / Donald Trump troll needs to be shut down.

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okak

If we can't keep the anti-vaccine crowd out, I think the "tragic death of young postdoc" thread needs to be killed. I would hate for their grief-stricken family to google around and find this.

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pygk

If we can't keep the anti-vaccine crowd out, I think the "tragic death of young postdoc" thread needs to be killed. I would hate for their grief-stricken family to google around and find this.

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ofxd

If we can't keep the anti-vaccine crowd out, I think the "tragic death of young postdoc" thread needs to be killed. I would hate for their grief-stricken family to google around and find this.

Agreed.

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clbf

It shouldn't need any fancy machine learning to auto delete identical posts repeated within minutes, regardless content.

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pygk

Related to this, perhaps subforums devoted to particular subjects would solve a lot of our moderation problems. I know its a little more work to set up, but I don't think the extra work would be awful to have a few common threads directed somewhere.

Particularly, I would be very happy with a physics subforum so that I don't have to filter out all those annoying crank threads. I am happy to accept crank threads about physics if I decide I want to read about physics.

An industry sub forum to redirect all the finance, coding, job advice, and ml content would also be very helpful.

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