In case you weren't aware, that's me and I have somewhat reluctantly put my name forward for the forthcoming referee elections.
In an ideal world, there would be no need to manage the 'distribution' of SPORTS, but from the outset it was clear that not doing so would lead to the tribe failing in a matter of months.
I contacted the STS creator and advised that abuse, particularly in the form of comment 'farming' was rife, and @sportsmod was created to return rewards applied to these comments back to the pool. After a couple of weeks, it was decided that this approach was too centralized and the referee system as we currently know it was devised.
This has worked reasonably well, and would work even better if all the referees were active, but again the choices for referees were made by only a few - the new system changes that, and puts the decision back into the hands of the community.
You can vote here: https://referee.sportstalk.social/
@referee1 has downvoted 110 accounts, and issued 1251 downvotes in total. The vast majority of these downvotes have been placed on comments that have been self-voted, either directly or via an obvious alt account.
Many of these accounts have altered their approach for the good of the community, and I would like to thank those that have.
I would like to see a set of referee's that:
- can speak the main languages that content is produced in
- visit the private discord channels most days to check in on what the other referees are saying
If you think this job is fun, you are wrong, if you think this job doesn't take up time, you are wrong, if you think being called a racist, a bigot, or cyber-bully, is something I enjoy, wrong again.
If however, the elected referees work as a team, there is hope for easily the most popular niche tribe to succeed.