Wanna brainstorm some what-ifs?

Federated Moderation: What if Moderation was an extension and moderation actions would federate to ease the life of mods + admins?

Delegated Moderation: What if moderators weren't bound to instances, and could just jump in on another instance to help do the work?

Moderation-as-a-Service: What if mods provided their services via federated @activitypub models, gained trust and reputation based on your feedback?


You mean like Zap? We've had this for a few years now, including the delegated moderators (which we've had much, much longer)... it doesn't require any extensions to activitypub, but it's nice to provide a notice that posts/comments might not show up immediately.

We used to have a rating service but it had some issues and we'll have to revisit that. For now we just let you figure out who you think you can trust.

@zap that is very interesting and I didn't know that. Zap/zot are doing many great things. Is there documentation to refer to? I'd like to add to the Lemmy discussion.

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Moderation is an option selected by the channel owner. The site admin is not involved. You can moderate everybody, anybody, or nobody. You can also grant admin access for your channel and content to anybody you wish. On our own platform this is automatic and connecting from elsewhere to your site as channel admin doesn't require any authentication interaction. There's an app called 'Guest Pass' if you want to give admin rights over your content to somebody on Mastodon (for instance) or just somebody with an email address.

There's also a quick configuration for moderated public groups since this is the most popular use case. In this configuration everybody that joins the group is moderated by default until/unless you decide otherwise.

Somewhere there's also a tool for sending the incoming moderation notifications to any email address or list of addresses you choose. But darned if I can find it right now.

@zap I like this model, and it makes total sense (though the admin should have control of what channels are allowed, but probably is).

Note that this also aligns with the "Community has no Boundary" paradigm I'm discussing on where instances are abstracted away, and communities are more like the intricate social structures you see in the real world:


And can be extended with e.g. Governance Policies of various kinds:


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