I think your impulse is definitely worth putting on the, err, idea board so to speak.
From a proposal perspective, moderation is just something to put in the Challenges section. YouTube lets you add moderators to your comment sections. (Sorry in advance. One of my cats decided I needed snuggles. I might be a bit more disjointed and non-sequitury than usual. He’s being really cute but he’s sitting on one of my hands. )
Draft for Youtube challenges: moderation.
YouTube comments are a wretched hive of villainy. This poses a challenge to our ability to grow a healthy community through the use of a YouTube channel.
We can mitigate this challenge by adding trusted members of our Elsewhere community to the Comment Moderation feature on our channel.
The YouTube moderation team would be encouraged to actively model healthy communication but they would also be empowered to take action to remove comments that:
- Violate our community’s anti-harassment policy (Eve’s note: Do we have our own anti-harassment policy or are we on a copy-pasta right now?)
- Constitute bigotry
- Are excessively destructive
In cases that are borderline, moderators would be encouraged to remind the offending party of our policy.
(Folks can build on this, edit it, toss it to the side in favor of something else, etc.)