nothing better to do so may as well
>vol here. Thanks for the feedback. It's very unfortuante that you feel no trust in the mod team.
I should specify I trust the vols a bit more than the mods because they are more "connected" to the broader board politics than the mods feel to be, and seem to do most of the legwork besides.
>We do take user input, it's very hard to gauge what the general user sentiment is because there are conflicting opinions. But we read them and discuss them.
That would be news to literally everyone tbh, even on this pyongyang issue we were never informed of the nature or severity of it until it was thankfully leaked, with the best we got as a warning beforehand a spoopy-ass warning to have the bunker onhand. Meanwhile /GET/ had publically talked about the issue with its userbase and warned them that there was a rogue mod issuing and lifting bans without any mandate from the existing structures of power like, a week or two before /leftypol/ mods were practically forced to acknowledge it. What gain was there in suppressing this information of an actual, imminent threat to site security and the affairs of the board? What was the contingency going to be if space decided to nuke the site, or pyongyang went on a spree of deleting threads? we were basically allowed to be sheep free for the slaughter by being wholly uninformed of what was happening internally to no tangible end.
>I'd encourage you to apply for volunteer
TBH I think I already know in what direction that will go. There are simply a few mods who hold views that are not only contradictory, but irreconcilable with the political body of myself, but also likely a good deal of the userbase. The problems of the ideological gap between different users - and especially moderators, always ensures that any left unity is tenuous, because as always there is no real communication between moderation and the wider community. Trust is something that is earned through open and equal communication between people, and with the current state of things there isn't any communication, any mediation, or really any solidarity between moderation and the userbase. All left ideologies, from meme-tier egoists to ancoms to MLs and more, emphasize the important of organization and communication not just in the actions of a party-structure, but in all left action as a function of solidarity between proletariat. As-is, we fail at the first hurdle in being an effective left community.