I dislike how to post on like the majority of big subreddit, you have to have X karma, Y account age etc, and those things seem to be enforced by automod. A really good feature of lemmy for me is there being no automod!

  • @henfredemars@infosec.pub
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    189 months ago

    I’m not sure this will continue to be the case indefinitely. Those features were added to help stem the tide of bots.

    Bots are going to be a problem for any pseudonymous online community. I think Lemmy is simply too new to face the hordes of bots that occupy Reddit, but they will come.

    • @TheConquestOfBed@lemmy.ml
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      2 years ago

      Honestly I think making a post on the TL should be locked until you make 1 or 2 comments, nothing huge. That alone would be enough to stop bots who tend to just be one-shots.

  • @mahamara@lemmy.ml
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    122 years ago

    I’ve moderated a couple ~100k subscriber subreddits, and automod was a godsend. The karma and age requirement specifically has drastically reduced the ability for people to spam subreddits and circumvent bans. It’s annoying as an earnest new user, no doubt, but it makes focusing on more important things much easier, making the sub better for everyone using it

  • _haha_oh_wow_
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    59 months ago

    Automod does whatever the sub its on is programmed to do. Your problem wasn’t with automod, it was with how the mods of particular subs were choosing to use it.

    • @can@sh.itjust.works
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      19 months ago

      What subs even did that? Or was it a really low karma requirement? Because I never encountered that and I only ever really commented on reddit. Never actively posted to increase karma.

  • @xantoxis@lemmy.one
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    First of all, it would never be applied to all of Lemmy, that wouldn’t make sense and isn’t really possible considering how federation works.

    Second, automoderation is a necessary tool to deal with a flood of users on many subreddits on reddit and by extension, it soon will be necessary on Lemmy communities as well. Each community has to make its own decisions about how best to moderate, but without automated tools they’re just going to drown. The net effect then would either be to shut down the community or allow the community to exist with no moderation at all.

    You do. not. want communities here with no moderation at all.

    Encourage communities to use tools that are sane and give you options for interacting with the community, and which don’t harshly penalize you for small issues with your posts, but what you are de facto asking for in this post is chaos for any large community.

  • @antiworker@lemmy.ml
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    32 years ago

    automod is one of the best ways to prevent right-wingers from using your platform, even requiring you to include “trans rights are human rights” can filter 99% of rightoids

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      I’d say that’s probably part of the issue. Devicive mechanisms like that create bubbles / echo chambers.

      Whilst I agree with you, I wouldn’t enter any phrase with ideological direction like this. Just on principal. I’m not a child. I can do as I please, and I’d simply move on. So then that community doesn’t get content from someone like myself, who’s going to give some quality discussion (assuming the community is a quality discussion type of community).

      I’d say an automod is required. But, how it’s used, or abused, will dictate how the community grows.

    • @Blinky@lemmy.mlOP
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      42 years ago

      in particular, it would be nice if automod was publically visable. On old.reddit posts are shadow removed and it’s not possible to see how much karma is needed

  • Jedrax
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    02 years ago

    I disagree. Every reason I have has already been messaged. Which automod hurt you btw?