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Section Creating to Game Managers (or long-time members)

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Y'all already know the deal with this one.

A whole bunch of FNGs joining GB and slapping new categories all over the place, especially ones that already exist, thus causing moderators to waste time doing something that in my humble opinion should not be possible for new members.

I feel as if it could be allowed for members who have been registered for at least a few weeks or months and have at least uploaded one submission.

Other than that, Game Managers and higher ups should generally be the only ones allowed to make new sections. Not the FNGs.

Excerpt from the GB Discord from user AoM
Honestly, I think if cats had to be approved before they show up and that was explicitly called out, it would help
^ I agree!

(FNG = F*cking New Guy if you're not familiar with that term)

If y'all disagree, then hey, that's fine. Just thought I'd drop a dime of help for the moderators at the least to get one less annoying report for them.


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    I agree, but I also want to propose the counter argument of why it may be more important to retain free category adding than to reduce moderator burden, in this case.

    This particular idea has an unintended consequence - it could discourage legitimate category adders, and legitimate category adders are extremely important to organic growth of new communities - it is extremely important not to hinder this process. 

    You could argue, it is more important not to hinder their productivity than to improve moderator productivity, in this particular instance. Some aspects of moderation are inherently burdensome and unfortunately have to remain this way. 

    Here are some middle ground alternatives: 

    • categories can be freely added and immediately added to, but remain hidden until authorized.
    • we add more/better reporting of new categories (modlog etc)
    • category add form attempts to check if new categories are duplicates or near duplicates, using a similar word pattern match

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