• Jeena
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    869 months ago

    Ally, without them spaces like this here would be unusable and full of spam.

    • @jayknight
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      229 months ago

      Yeah, it’s like asking “what does everyone think about bosses?” There are good ones and bad ones.

        • Franklin's Beard
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          159 months ago

          The “anti-work” philosophy isn’t against bosses or hierarchical structure. It’s about empowering the worker through systemic reforms like creating unions or workplace democracy - literally voting for your boss. Nobody is so naive that they want to get rid of administrative work. Workers want their just due and they can’t be faulted for that with our current systems and relationship to work.

          • @redballooon@lemm.ee
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            49 months ago

            Really? Then that’s a rather confusing name. I don’t engage there, but what I got from them is rather an “against” movement, whereas unionists usually have an agenda to strive towards.

            • @minorninth@lemmy.world
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              69 months ago

              The name is confusing, kind of like “defund the police”. If you take it at face value, you can misunderstand.

              Look at https://lemmy.ml/c/antiwork 's sidebar:

              We’re trying to improving working conditions and pay.

              We’re trying to reduce the numbers of hours a person has to work.

              We talk about the end of paid work being mandatory for survival.

              • @kibiz0r@lemmy.world
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                29 months ago

                If a leftist movement doesn’t have a horribly misleading and unnecessarily inflammatory name, is it even a leftist movement?

                • @Ryumast3r@lemmy.world
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                  39 months ago

                  I mean the creator of the movement back on reddit was literally anti-work. They went on to get interviewed on the news and made a complete fool of themselves and the people who had a much more well reasoned approach, causing a split into “work reform”/worker empowerment communities, which this one is more along the lines of.

              • CommunityLinkFixerBotB
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                19 months ago

                Hi there! Looks like you linked to a Lemmy community using a URL instead of its name, which doesn’t work well for people on different instances. Try fixing it like this: !antiwork@lemmy.ml

    • @puppetx
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      59 months ago

      Just like a Janitor, or a Security team. If they do their job well most people won’t notice. If they do a terrible job everyone suffers. Kudos to anyone who does a passible job out of the goodness of their heart.

  • GreatAlbatross
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    429 months ago

    In most of the places I exist, I think of them like janitors. Doing appreciated, but not-very-fun work, to keep communities moving.

    Honestly, if I was in a place with moderators that felt like adversaries, I might not stick around very long.

    • @TheAndrewBrown@lemmy.world
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      119 months ago

      And, like janitors, they usually go unrecognized for the help they give and heavily criticized for anything that’s not perfect.

  • @hbar
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    299 months ago

    I think they spend a lot of their time holding back a wall of crap from falling on all of us. Unmoderated forums are so bad.

  • @johndroid@lemmy.world
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    Allies.

    This isn’t the 90s anymore. Today, unmoderated/poorly moderated online spaces are breeding grounds for the usual toxic assholes who ruin everything.

  • @Lmaydev@programming.dev
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    289 months ago

    None of these online communities would exist without them. They do a lot of work for free so that we can enjoy them.

    It’s easy as a user to say they are being heavy handed or whatever but without them it would be nothing but spam and ads. If they have to do things that seem unreasonable to make their jobs easier I don’t have a problem with it.

    That said they are obviously just humans and some of them suck. This usually sorts itself out by either a community dieing or them being kicked off.

  • @DekkerNSFW@lemmy.fmhy.ml
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    209 months ago

    They’re necessary, but any power will always bring a chance that someone will abuse it. So I usually prefer moderators with a lighter touch, that talk to their users before taking more controversial actions.

  • @jamiehs
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    199 months ago

    They are an ally (that we sometimes dislike). The web would be too toxic for most without moderation.

  • @DandomRude@lemmy.world
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    159 months ago

    Somebody has to do it. I’m just thankful that it is not me. I really don’t understand how you can’t appreciate the work of the mods.

  • @AlexWIWA
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    119 months ago

    I’m biased because I mod some large subs, but I’d say 95% of the time I see them as an ally.

    Having seen behind the curtains, I’m glad they clean things up to keep the stage nice for me. You’d be shocked by the shit we see before it gets removed.

    That said, that 5%-20% of mods that suck really suck.

    • @MarcellusDrum
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      39 months ago

      Exactly. I’m a mod in a few subreddits, the biggest of which is /r/Showerthoughts. People don’t notice our existence unless we interact with them directly, and you rarely interact with users unless to ban them or to remove their content. So it is expected to be hated.

  • Black AOC
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    69 months ago

    The best ones are the ones you never know about. If you know about them, it’s probably because they’re power-trippers.

    • @patchymoose
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      49 months ago

      Absolutely. I feel this way about referees/umpires in sports too. The best ones aren’t flashy but just enforce the rules.

      • Black AOC
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        29 months ago

        The only place I’mma disagree with you on this one is in the case of wrestling referees; and that’s only because I got to watch Aubrey Edwards kick the shit out of Jeff Jarrett’s wife; and Edwards has a fantastic Figure-Four Lock. Beyond that kind of spectacle, you’re absolutely correct, nobody wants a referee who’s out for social media cookies or some shit in an actual sport.

  • @Akasazh@feddit.nl
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    59 months ago

    No way of generalizing. Actions speak in this matter.

    If you’re clearly communicating about rules and applying reason in enforcing them, ally.

    If you wield the BAN HAMMER with furious vengance and abuse your power, adversary.

  • @Fizz@lemmy.nz
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    59 months ago

    They need to exist but I don’t like them because I’m only reminded of their existence when they’re removing or Banning stuff.

  • @PelicanPersuader@beehaw.org
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    59 months ago

    There’s no single uniform answer because they’re people and unique. I’ve dealt with some powertripping gross mods who only use their positions to further the benefits to them and their friends. I’ve also had selfless, kind mods who take hits in order to further their communities. Most are somewhere in between. When I’ve been a mod, I’ve not been a saint, but I’ve also not tried to actively create harm.