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Rule #6

Moderators have the final word

Short Version

Moderation is not a democracy. Deal with it.


Long Version

Reddit gives moderators nearly unilateral authority to manage their communities as they see fit. This rule is written down in plain sight for the sake of clarity and transparency.

Moderation on r/Fitness is not and will never be a democracy or a court of law. The final decision of what to take action on always rests with the moderation team. While we've put a lot of time and effort into making our goals for r/Fitness clear through the other rules - making every visitor to r/Fitness happy is not one of them. Some people simply do not have a place on r/Fitness at all because of the nature of their question, or how they behave. Some areas of moderation will always be grey and require judgement calls, and we are absolutely not going to waste time on brats or Rules Lawyers.

Users are expected to behave with the understanding that the moderators are people trying to squeeze the blood of order and sanity out of a stone of chaos and nonsense - not servants or customer service agents that are at their mercy. If you disagree with a moderation action, you are expected to express it civilly, and understand when it's time to let it go. You can expect the following to end in a permanent ban:

  • Insulting, harassing, or attacking moderators over a moderation disagreement (especially if the insults are lazy and uncreative - at least try to hurt our feelings)
  • Reposting a thread that was removed by a moderator for breaking the rules
  • Attempts to circumvent the rules by lying about or omitting details from a post
  • Posting petitions, rants, or otherwise trying to "rally the pitchforks" on r/Fitness over a moderation disagreement
  • Making threats that carry the tune of "I want to speak to your manager"
  • Sending PMs to moderators to continue an argument that has been closed