Community Moderation Philosophies

Over these years, I’ve picked up a few general rules.. call them philosophies, axioms, or whatever less-pretentious word you want, but it breaks down to some hard lessons I’ve learned the hard way

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On Sources

Fortunately in this year 2015 we have a thing called hyperlinks via which evidence for assertions can be easily provided. If you treat op-eds from ‘unreliable’ sources as unreliable, fine. If you refuse to even check well-cited articles from ‘unreliable’ sources, you’re probably more interested in ideological correctness than truth.

The Certificate Authority Racket

That’s an awful nice website you have there, would be a shame if something were to happen to it.

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On Mozilla & CEOs

While Eich is free to contribute to any political cause he sees as valid, the rest of the wold is also free to critically evaluate his actions and act accordingly.

The math of piracy

Piracy loses a potential sale, and theft loses a potential sale and access to a physical product. Therefore, given the following equation: