With all the talk surrounding moderation practices, I thought I would chime in with my own idea to hopefully help everyone gain more insight into moderation decisions.
My idea involves two parts:
1 - A monthly mod post pinned for 2 days showing the break down of each moderator’s trackable moderation actions. A quick paragraph or two stating what went well and reminders when posting going along with the stats would be even better. Kind of like a short “state of the forum” update from the mod team.
2 - A publicly accessible list of banned persons and what they’re banned for. This has a few benefits, it allows for public denouncement of bad behaviour, and also shows examples of people who you don’t want to be (posting styles, tones, etc.).
I think the above measures will introduce an element of accountability to moderators that wasn’t previously afforded. If the moderators are not willing to publicly discuss their decisions (I don’t blame ya) they can lock the mod post right away and ask that all inquires be directed to DM. These measures are taken from other large online communities, therefore I do not think that these measures will decrease moderation effectiveness, but it will help our members gain a better understanding of what is happening behind the scenes.