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spez5411 karma

Absolutely. Shadowbanning is for spammers. I created it ten years ago when we were in an arms race with automated spambots, which still attack us constantly. I want it to be as difficult as possible for the spammers to know when they've been caught so that they don't improve their tech.

Real users should never be shadowbanned. Ever. If we ban them, or specific content, it will be obvious that it's happened and there will be a mechanism for appealing the decision.

edit: Removed the word "moderators" because their tools are different from our tools.

spez5147 karma

Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.

<rant>Also, I hate seeing [deleted] all over the place. I don't care if it was deleted, I want to read it anyway.</rant>

spez4412 karma

It's hard to imagine she was, but responsibility flows up. I'm sure there will be times I've got to take it on the chin as well. Part of the gig.

spez4401 karma

No. I know she was well-loved by many moderators, and I'm very sorry at how everything played out. It could have been handled much better.

However, she was let go for specific reasons, which I obviously will not share, and we will stand by that decision.

What we will absolutely do is make sure we have dedicate people internally to help manage the relationships between moderators and guests on reddit. I'm still getting to know everyone here, and I expect this will be an ongoing conversation between you all and I.

spez4247 karma

Don't forget to crosspost with /r/cannibals. Similar audiences.