I’ve moderated a sub for a while, /r/moderatepolitics. In the beginning, we just had one rule: no personal attacks. That was manageable with a small sub. But then we noticed certain behavior with a negative effect. We started requiring a starter comment to deter people from dropping a large amount of articles. We restricted meta comments to meta threads to avoid derailing. Glorifying violence was banned. Conversation of trans issues was banned due to a conflict with Reddit’s admins.

We are now larger than Lemmy by subscriber count. We had to adapt or collapse under our own weight.

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r/moderatepolitics on reddit?

Yeah, that’s the one.

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That sub is huge! Link to c/moderatepolitics in the sidebar on reddit?

I have been plugging the idea. So far no consensus among the moderators on linking it.

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there was a similar problem involving /c/antiwork and r/antiwork i believe

I think it’s because most subs are small and not moderated with a lot of effort

Probably because there are not many users so there isn’t the need for many different rules or specific ones

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Well there have been sub’s with almost twice that number of rules…but that user is no longer on Lemmy.

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I think federation helps in that the instance already has its rules, and you are not happy with them you can just create your community elsewhere

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