How Simple Moderation Rules Can Create Worse Communities

If you're building a community, you've given some thought to moderation. I know this has been on my mind with MastermindJam .

This article is urging communities to be more mindful of the full impact of the culture you're creating, starting with your moderation policies.

Keeping things simple — generic "be nice" and "don't be a jerk" policies, particularly — can inadvertently spawn harmful, toxic communities.

By being more specific with your guidelines, we can create more welcoming communities.

Sometimes, the "keep it simple" mantra is an anti-pattern.


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