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lil  ·  1272 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I did an informal study about Hubski

The OKCupid responses might be the saddest think I've read all night.

tacocat  ·  1271 days ago  ·  link  ·  

OKCupid is a palace built on a sadness foundation. I moderated there until seeing penises and arguing about rules lost its charm.

empty  ·  1269 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh bleh, moderating OKCupid is the worst. I made an account to see how the site worked, then left it alone for six months. Then I was invited to be a moderator! Then I spent a few hours deleting pictures of genitals and... well, just like you said, arguing with other moderators about whether or not some creepy message from a creepy guy was creepy enough to be too creepy.

I gotta say, though, they have some well-put-together moderation tools. I've been a volunteer moderator for several other sites and none have had such a streamlined moderation UX as OKCupid. It's really a power multiplier for moderators and a great example of how important UX can be to get the job done.

tacocat  ·  1269 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Reddit could learn from OKC. Giving mods public faces leads to a lot of ego tripping and if it was anonymous, grunt work there'd be less moderator focused drama. In theory at least

empty  ·  1269 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. I think this is why 4chan janitors are required to remain anonymous.

user-inactivated  ·  1271 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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