What’s Missing In Moderation?

(Richard Millington) #1

Originally published at: https://www.feverbee.com/missing/
If you want a less inclusive debate, let the diehards dominate it. Soon everyone with a moderate view is a ‘sympathiser/traitor/idiot’ and ‘doesn’t get it’. Those with opposing views are bullied out of the discussion altogether. The diehards win because others simply don’t care enough to keep going (hence why they’re not diehards). Get a group of people with a moderate view together and the most popular members will be those who can express the most extreme form of that view. Moderators are trained to remove posts and people which violate rules which can be written. They’re rarely trained to…