Announcing New Moderators in the Comments Section

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For the first time in the history of the site, some of the long term participants in the RedState comment section have been given moderator powers. The new members, instantly recognizable by the flashy “MOD” icon by their name are:

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They will be doing what has become harder and harder for me to do with the volume of comments, which is control content and tone in the comments. Just so no one is shocked or surprised this is a sketched in outline of the rules they will be using. These rules are not hard and fast and how they are enforced is going to depend a lot on the particular situation and your own comment history and reputation on the site. Don’t try to game the rules. It will not turn out well.

Please treat them with more respect and deference than you have shown me.

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