I recently started modding /r/UlcerativeColitis/ after they were looking for volunteers.
There's 11 rules for that sub on the about
tab and they're not wholly different than here (very similar), be nice , no advertising/surveys, stay on topic about
UC, rules for tagging Infusions/poop pics as nsfw, alternatives claims must be backed by links to scientific studies, etc etc.
Rule violations result in warnings, deleted/edited posts and temp or permanent bans of users depending on severity, context, or repeat of rule violations.
Unlike here, there's some automated bots that flag/remove suspicious content for mods to look at and approve/reject. They're good at catching obvious stuff and also a slight hindrance as they do occasionally catch innocent things by mistake (dumb bots looking for suspicious words and patterns of words).
There's always rule breakers, grey areas within rules and those who test them, and up to mods to react accordingly. Same challenges to mod as anywhere else, including here. And of course people play the victim card if their post or comment is caught for moderation for violating rules. We always try to be fair applying rules equally across the board, but people can get ugly. Mods keep the spam away, keep debates civil, and try to foster a stable community spirit.
I despise Facebook so not on there. But I'd assume they'd be very very similar for IBD private groups. Be interesting to hear if anyone has any insider insights or involvement there
Post Edited (iPoop) : 8/17/2023 8:14:54 AM (GMT-8)