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Meta Monday! - February 11, 2019
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Meta Monday - 2019

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Meta Monday! - February 11, 2019

Welcome to this week's Meta Monday discussion!


Meta Monday - a post dedicated to discussion about r/NASCAR, the subreddit. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, suggestions, or complaints about anything dealing with this subreddit and its features or moderation, this is the post to make your voice heard!

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Moderator of r/NASCAR, speaking officially19 points · 6 months ago

Had an idea this morning that I'm gonna throw here before discussing.

With the Clash now come and gone, we had a major increase in reports (thank you for reporting posts) and even bigger increase in posts that didn't belong as posts. Casual users of the sub don't read the rules or come here for Meta Monday, so how would a stickied comment in the pre-race threads work with both the rules and MM? I'll be honest, we removed a lot yesterday and didn't have time to leave a reason for their removal.

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Moderator of r/NASCAR, speaking officially12 points · 6 months ago

we had a major increase in reports (thank you for reporting posts)

Amen to that. This has been extremely helpful the past week or so.

how would a stickied comment in the pre-race threads work

I honestly think we should make a stickied post for a week or so with a reminder/refresher on the rules for the start of the new season. Things get changed after discussion in Meta Monday, but it's not really an "official" place for announcements. A nice official modpost stickied for a few days with a summary of the wiki might remind people of things they may have forgotten (because nobody ever visits the wiki anymore)

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I'm guessing those same users aren't really going to let a stickied comment get in their way of posting things immediately after something like the end of the race yesterday.

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Rusty Wallace
14 points · 6 months ago

So pictures of

  • video game cases

  • a guy's tv with a Nascar 08 loading screen

  • shitty goodwill finds

are still good enough to make the cut? I was hoping it was just offseason shit posting but it seems like it's not going to stop.

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Bubba Wallace
6 points · 6 months ago

This mod team is awesome. You guys do great work.

I thank you all for the work you do and will be doing. Especially on the race threads. It brings out the worst in the sub but it also is what makes it feel the most like a community.

Thanks for what you all do

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1 point · 6 months ago

Stickied comment sounds good to me. Just a guess based on the nature of the sport, but I would think that consistent Reddit users who are NASCAR fans would already be subbed, meaning that a large proportion of new subs would be people who haven't used Reddit in the past. So establishing the rules right below the comment submission form might be useful to establish to new users that it's not a free-for-all.

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I think if it helps facilitate things smoother do it. To a point, I know things are run as close to user friendly or convenient as possible. But as this thing grows, the more the presence of structure needs to be apparent. Any any rate, even in the absence of Mods, people who have been here a while and know how things are, can easily point things out in reference to the casual lurker that pops in on race threads without regard who what the rules are. So in saying that. Sticky the comment however you guys feel it needs to be distributed.

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Can't hurt. I've wished for awhile we had the rules stickied since the "I didn't know, I'm new" excuse is thrown around often.

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I like this idea, and I appreciate you guys soliciting input!

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Smithley
11 points · 6 months ago

When we report a post, can we have an option for “Shitpost”?

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Rusty Wallace
6 points · 6 months ago

I'd smash that shit post button. Eliminate half the posts here.

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Moderator of r/NASCAR, speaking officially1 point · 6 months ago

I've been thinking about adding report reasons and removal reasons to include those edgecase rules that don't fall under the normal 1-7 for a while. But there's just so many places on Reddit that you have to keep that list updated and none of them sync, so I never got around to it. So this might be something to put back on the to do list if it's desired.

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"Welcome to 'Every Superspeedway Post-race Thread Ever' presented by Morton's Salt"

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Are we going to be posting links to streams in the Race Thread discussions like in years past? I know this subreddit is becoming more mainstream and I worry about promoting "piracy" as it moves forward this year.

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There's a stickied comment on race threads for race streams.

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Preece
3 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

New season new driver flair for me, finally.

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just wanna say everyone's doing a great job and i love the trevor bayne tribute for the number countdown

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So I have a question: me and a few guys on the sub put together a podcast and we released episode one today. I'm not sure if I can make a post about it because I think that promoting isn't really allowed and I don't want to open the floodgates of people posting about their pods or podcasts in general. I was just going to post on the general discussion day about it but I wanted to know what the rule was about posting a debut episode on the subreddit to gather awareness. Thanks guys!

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Everything you mentioned is correct. Posting your podcast would be removed for self promotion BUT you're welcome to share it in the general discussion thread.

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