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Paco500
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Jun 22, 2016, 06:33 AM
 
I think keeping this community alive on Reddit is a good idea, and to that end I have created a new subreddit, https://www.reddit.com/r/macnnforums/. I have done this because I want this community to continue, and there is some concern that the existing subreddits have been created by and are solely moderated by Ca$h.

The issue is that Ca$h is known to be very controversial.

However, I can also be rather opinionated and (hopefully to a lesser degree) controversial.

So here is what I propose: I turn over the subreddit to someone(s) the community views as (mostly) universally reasonable- assuming that person(s) is(are) interested. It would be ideal if there were a collection of mods, and someone with CCS skills, at least for the initial setup, would be very welcome.

I would do this under a mutually agreed set of principles. Here are some I suggest:

No moderation outside of prohibiting posts that rise to the level of genuine threat. Name calling, even with dirty words, is not enough to cross the line. Physical threats, doxing (on any revelation of real world details) etc. should be dealt with immediately.

My belief is that community moderation via up vote/down vote will be enough to keep things to a level of discourse than I am comfortable with.

My nominations for level-headed, all-around good guy moderators include:

Andi*Pandi
OreoCookie
Subego

Let me be clear, I don't want to control this- I want to participate only. If there is a better way of going about it, I'll support it 100%.

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Laminar
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Jun 22, 2016, 09:07 AM
 
/r/MacNN wasn't created by Ca$h.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 11:53 AM
 
Someone said it was.

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The Final Dakar
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Jun 22, 2016, 12:46 PM
 
Reddit is so bad formatting wise. Like, Donald trump bad
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 12:47 PM
 
It works for thousands of random people commenting on linked content. It's horrible for a few people having a single discussion.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 12:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Reddit is so bad formatting wise. Like, Donald trump bad
Desktop Reddit is (and has always been) intolerably messy. Mobile is much cleaner.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 01:06 PM
 
**** Reddit. Let's start our own message board and name it OMGWTFBBQ.

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 01:07 PM
 
What would a subreddit mod do other than spam cop?

This is a serious question. I'm assuming they won't remove or delete (non-spam) posts. Post removal is very un-MacNN.

Basically, lock threads which get out of control?

We may want to consider banning politics.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 01:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Reddit is so bad formatting wise. Like, Donald trump bad
Could be worse. Could be HRC bad.

Just joshin' ya, of course.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 01:38 PM
 
Once again - I vote for Slack.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
**** Reddit. Let's start our own message board and name it OMGWTFBBQ.
it's been done.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
it's been done.
Oh, damn. I completely forgot about that.

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Jun 22, 2016, 02:23 PM
 
Is OMGWTFBBQ still online?

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 02:25 PM
 
I don't even remember why I stopped going there. It's not like the place wasn't fun lol.

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Jun 22, 2016, 02:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Once again - I vote for Slack.
The same person voting twice is still only one vote.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 02:36 PM
 
reddit's formatting is arcane and wilfully obtuse.

Find a decent hosted board and set up there. It's not like it's going to be bandwidth/traffic heavy.
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
The same person voting twice is still only one vote.
Thank you, Captain Obvious.

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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
reddit's formatting is arcane and wilfully obtuse.

Find a decent hosted board and set up there. It's not like it's going to be bandwidth/traffic heavy.
NN is run on vB, I'm sure it could be ported over somewhere. Although, I think vB is up to version 5 now.

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Jun 22, 2016, 02:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
reddit's formatting is arcane and wilfully obtuse.
Is there a better format to contain 20,000 comments in different conversations regarding a single link?

Originally Posted by starman View Post
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
No, I'm kerrigan.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 02:52 PM
 
The problem with Reddit is that its nested comments are very difficult to read. That's mainly why I avoid the place.

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Jun 22, 2016, 02:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Snow-i View Post
Could be worse. Could be HRC bad.

Just joshin' ya, of course.
That's ok, Paul Ryan
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 06:46 PM
 
Reddit is a big, pile of steaming FAIL. If you forums move somewhere other than there let me know.

OAW
     
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Originally Posted by OAW View Post
Reddit is a big, pile of steaming FAIL. If you forums move somewhere other than there let me know.

OAW
I created a Slack channel.

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Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Is OMGWTFBBQ still online?
no, went down years ago. The boat is still afloat (or so i hear).
     
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Originally Posted by scaught View Post
no, went down years ago. The boat is still afloat (or so i hear).
The boat is a zombie. It's alive, alright.

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Jun 22, 2016, 10:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by OAW View Post
Reddit is a big, pile of steaming FAIL. If you forums move somewhere other than there let me know.
Most people on Reddit hate Reddit, too. You'd fit right in.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 11:13 PM
 
^^^



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So, the Barracuda lets Dakar go on Reddit, but this place is the hive of scum and villainy?
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
So, the Barracuda lets Dakar go on Reddit, but this place is the hive of scum and villainy?
We must be cautious....

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