How Simple Moderation Rules Can Create Worse Communities

Making the case for more specific guidelines and justifying the extra effort to define them

Carter Gibson
8 min readSep 2, 2020

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This post will explain, by deconstructing examples I’ve seen throughout my career, why simplicity can be the enemy of welcoming communities.

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Carter Gibson

Community Management strategist & Program Manager | Internal Community Programs Lead @ Google | Excitable Geek | Lover of spectacle | I write about my passions