As it’s been deployed here for a while now, and invoked on a number of topics by the community moderators, I’d like to gather feedback on slow mode:
It looks like this, when activated:
If you don’t know (but I hope, if you are reading this, you do know), slow mode is something that moderators can manually invoke on a topic to limit sequential replies in that topic, with the goal of …
- slowing down the pace of discussion
- making sure everyone gets heard
- encouraging community members to compose thoughtful posts, rather than heat of the moment outbursts
It’s designed for challenging, complicated discussions – the classic list of topics one would traditionally avoid talking about during thanksgiving family dinners, for example. The tough stuff.
How do you feel slow mode is working here on BBS? Does it help?
Are there any scenarios where we should automatically invoke slow mode, or is it better as something that only happens manually, when moderators intervene?
Comments welcome, with the caveat that I’d like to hear most of all from community moderators and community members who have actively participated in a topic during slow mode at least a couple times… plus of course @orenwolf