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@bluepupboi I think this analogy is very effective in helping understand the function of moderation. The moderators work for the instance, or apartment building, rather than Mastadon as a whole. So their role is less that of elected government officials and more that of landlords. They serve the instance like a property, protecting the property and enforcing the intended rules of use set by the property owner. They don't serve the tenants.

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