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Many of you have long asked for deputization (spreading moderation out into the community.) We're talking about such a step right now. (Literally.) There is no promise that this will happen. One portion of this is getting some idea of what sort of comments we want, and what comments we don't.


I'd like to throw this out to you. What sort of guidelines would you like to see a deputy moderator follow? Beyond the obvious ad hominem, what sort of comments do you want, and what sort do you not want? I have my own ideas here. But it would help some to hear from you guys.

The Atlantic is asking for your help. Let's have the conversation.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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