This dude posts a wildly racist meme of Michelle Obama. I report the post. Funnily enough, the racist post is posted by the mod of dankmemes, dankchristianmemes and some other shit hole.

Said mod then starts sending abusive transphobic messages to me. Try to report the user. Nothing happens when I hit the button.

Shit like this is why Lemmy isn’t a viable alternative yet. We need to do better and be better.

  • @MichelleG@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    211 year ago

    Hello everyone. This is Michelle, one of the Lemmy.world Admins/Moderators.

    I want to let you know that if you are reporting a post/comment from a community moderator, please message me and let me know your concern. Especially if it relates to the violation of server rules for hate speech, racism, threats, or calls to violence.

    If it’s a Lemmy.world community, they can resolve the report before we have a chance to see it. So please let me know if no action is being taken.

    If the community is on another instance, we can see the reports you submit. We can ban and remove the posts/comments from our side.

    We have zero tolerance for homophobia, racism, hate speech, bullying, child pornography, and many others that are listed under our server rules.

    The moderation tools we currently have are not very robust, but I hope this helps clarify what can be done to escalate issues.

      • db2
        link
        111 months ago

        A post on that goofball server says:

        Exploding-Heads.com will go offline August 31st 2023.

        So we won’t have to deal with their whiny racist sexist bullshit for long.

        If you’re curious an accurate tl;dr of the post that’s from is “waah we can’t be total shitheads with impunity while also telling everyone else what to do, so we’re going to voat nostr where other insufferable brats also go.”

    • poo
      link
      fedilink
      31 year ago

      👏 Amazing 👏, please ban this fisuxcel bigot

    • @masquenox@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      19 months ago

      Soooo… I don’t see any way to report abusive mod behavior at all here on lemmy - there doesn’t even seem to be a way to let the other mods of a given community know about the behavior of one of their mods. I’ve just been suspended from World News because one of the mods there decided that the term white supremacist counts as a perjorative.

        • @masquenox@lemmy.world
          link
          fedilink
          19 months ago

          Are you aware we can see all of your removed comments?

          Emmm… yes. So can I. It’s in the modlog, isn’t it?

          And are there no options to DM admins

          I was under the impression I was responding to an admin… right up there.

          like not directly mentioned on the sidebar?

          Not the sidebar I’m looking at… the only option is to individually message the mods themselves. Should I have messaged all of them or just picked one?

          You should be surprised one of our staff didn’t just ban you from the site.

          Please clarify your stance on this very clearly so that everybody is perfectly clear on this - do you or do you not consider the term white supremacist to be some kind of racial perjorative?

          • @morphballganon@lemmy.world
            link
            fedilink
            19 months ago

            I’m not an admin, so I can’t see whatever deleted comments they’re talking about, but fyi: there’s only one R in pejorative.

            (I know you weren’t asking me, but no, white supremacist is not a pejorative, any more than environmentalist or progressive is. They’re all just descriptors that can be used in otherwise appropriate or inappropriate statements)

            • @masquenox@lemmy.world
              link
              fedilink
              1
              edit-2
              9 months ago

              there’s only one R in pejorative.

              Thank you for the correction - it’s not a word I care to use much. Also… I copy-pasted it from World News’s sidebar.

              any more than environmentalist or progressive is.

              I have no idea how terms like environmentalist or progressive can be used as pejoratives.

              I know you weren’t asking me

              I kinda need the people with executive power to answer this - I might be new to Lemmy, but I’m not new to these kinds of discussions, and I know better than to invest energy in tackling issues of white supremacism when the people with executive power do not understand (or don’t want to understand) how white supremacism actually works.

              edit: Yes, you can see the comments - it’s all in the modlog down at the bottom of the page.