What are moderators?insert_link

Moderators are users with full privileges, similar to an infinite reputation.

In addition, only moderators can make certain actions inaccessible to other users, regardless of reputation, such as:

  • changing verdicts of statements;
  • deleting statements that have verdicts;
  • accepting / rejecting answers as proof;
  • editing answers accepted as proof;
  • unilateral resolution (by a single vote) of reviews;
  • editing domains;
  • editing help pages.

How are moderators appointed?insert_link

The Dignitas platform started with two moderators: cata and sonia. When others become necessary, we will look for them on criteria of uprightness, balance, patience and respect for the Dignitas community.

Why are there moderators?insert_link

Moderators have full rights, but will only use them in exceptional cases. Otherwise, for the entire flow of information on the site, the decision-making power remains with ordinary users, through voting, editing, flagging and reviews.

One reason for the existence of moderators is loneliness. :-) While the site is in its infancy, reputation is hard to earn, which means that no one has the privilege to review flags and fight spam.

Another reason is to facilitate site cleanup. Some articles contain spam, insults or fabrications of such an obvious nature that it is a waste of time to open a review and wait for two votes. One will suffice.

Only moderators can give verdicts and accept answers as proof. We made this decision to protect ourselves from trolls: armies of users who upvote one another only to build their reputation and hijack the impartiality of the system. For as long as the Dignitas community is small, protection from trolling is necessary.

Actions of all moderators are logged and will be examined if suspicions of abuse of power arise.