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comment by casebash
casebash  ·  3337 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Plato's Republic: The Philosopher-Kings and Hubski

The fact that you need to individually post to each sub-reddit forces the user to think about the sub-reddit's rules and also allows each sub-reddit to have it's own comments policy

kleinbl00  ·  3337 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...that must be hand- or bot- enforced by humans. More comments and posts, more humans. It took until last year for there to be any heirarchy amongst the humans, and until two years ago to prevent one human from de-modding all the other humans.

There are benefits to curation of subreddits but there are serious drawbacks, too. I would say the statement "forces the user to think about the sub-reddit's rules" is more accurately written "hopes that the user might someday read the subreddit's rules."

casebash  ·  3337 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Users don't read the subreddit rules - they find out about them when their posts are deleted for violating them. Which works well enough for many sub-reddits

kleinbl00  ·  3337 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Spoken like someone who doesn't moderate.