Dear people of ClojureVerse,
I recently decided to shut down two topics that were starting to turn toxic. It’s not my favorite thing to do, but we are a moderated forum. Online spaces without moderation eventually devolve into 4chan. Only those who can stomach ever increasing toxicity stick around. ClojureVerse was created to provide a safe, fun, welcoming place where people of all ages, nationality, and cultural background can get excited and geek out together about their favorite programming language.
The “welcome to ClojureVerse” that newcomers see is a good illustration of the tone we want to set. If anything in there does not vibe with you then please take your business elsewhere. This is what we stand for. Please don’t come here to win arguments. Come here to get excited, to find help or to help and support others on their journey, to share what you are making and geek out together.
Luckily the vast majority of conversations are friendly, respectful, constructive, and there are a lot of people on here working every day to make this a nice place to be. We see you!
Currently the Moderators group contains five people, @jiyinyiyong, @thheller, @martinklepsch, @vvvvalvalval, and myself. These are the people that get notified when a post gets flagged. We also have a larger group of people with admin access, who are also able to do things like hide posts, suspend users, and close topics.
However it’s not really clear to me at the moment whom of these people has an interest in actively moderating this space going forward. This group has also changed very little since the early days of this forum seven years ago, so I think it would be helpful to invite some new forces. We’re looking for people who are active on the forum, with a good dose of empathy and common sense, who are able to embody the spirit of positivity the ClojureVerse thrives on.
So I’d like to ask the community, is there anyone that you think fits the bill, that you would like to nominate? Or would you like to nominate yourself? Feel free to respond here or just talk to me in DM. Thanks!