Yeah specially the bigger one started to go to shid due to bad decisions made by the admin. We lost like half our userbase and it became so shidty I decided to leave. Chans do deteriorate when you don't gatekeep and even more if you are constantly looking for trouble (for example allowing stolen nudes, murder threats, etc).
a regular pornsite is past the point of no return. Now it's not only the staff not doing their "job" but also the userbase which has become more normalized and tribalistic due to politics and such. It's so nice that 22chan decided to delete /pol/, wish more imageboards did the same.
So gatekeeping and a good administrarion are the key for an imageboard to mantain the quality.>>11668>I thought moderating to be awful
Sometimes it's not that nice. For example on Christmas I got the feeling of wasting my life like you wouldn't believe. Nothing more sad than spending your holydays whipping the shid out of a community which hates you with a passion. Yeah it could get really annoying sometimes and the userbase complaining 24/7 no matter what you did was even worse but in the end it was fun and helped me killing time when I was bored>Do you have any interesting/fun stories to tell from your time moderating on those chans?
Sometimes a few mods and me randomly b& each other for fun like a war between us lol. Also there was a pedo mod I called out in front of the admin but he decided to ignore me. I think the admin was a pedo himself too. It was frustrating back then but now I find it funny. All chan owners are kinda weird for some reason or another.
We used to make events for our imageboard, those were nice too.>Also, how do you deal with "gray area" stuff? When it's not entirely clear whether something breaks the rules. What about very bad posts that do follow the rules?
We didn't do anything unless the rules were broken though some breads for example breads were anons talked about their love for little girls were deleted or highly monitored because even if it was just plain text with no pics, it was a matter of time that pedos will come and spam their shid. About violence or politically incorrect stuff we didn't delete anything until almost the end of my "career" because some anons actually did the stuff they claimed they will do so we couldn't allow such breads anymore. It's indeed tricky to enforce rules and keeping the board safe while also defending free speech.