Reddit’s most popular board games community has nearly 3 million members. This week, the subreddit announced new guidelines, new moderators and asked other people to step forward to help run the group.
A major goal for us is to continue diversifying the mod team. Things such as different backgrounds, countries of origin (or country of residence), and life experience will all be taken into consideration.
It’s a tough ask, the community of boardgame fans is so large and the subreddit so busy that applicants are told upfront that it’s convenient to be familiar with tools like Automod and the language Python.
The change comes days after moderators /u/QuellSpeller and /u/friendshabitsfamily stepped down in protest over what they saw as a lack of action against openly racist members. Although, it looks like /u/friendshabitsfamily is involved in the relaunch and leading the new community guidelines project.
It was Quellspeller’s resignation post that sparked the important discussions.
A quick search on Twitter found little support for /boardgames and so perhaps the overhaul is badly needed.
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