Re: setting to moderate every thread a member starts #suggestion
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I'll walk that back a little. I do see you point: they might *start* doing it, even if they're not doing it now.
Yesterday I heard an NPR "Freakonomics Radio" piece on incentives and rules backfiring. In one South American country recently (which one it was escapes me at the moment), there was so much traffic congestion and pollution that they came up with a program where you could only drive on certain days of the week, depending on the last digit of your license plate. So people starting buying one more car. Then two more. Some people even got three or four more cars! And they were buying old clunkers, so the pollution got worse.
In another situation, somewhere in the U.S., the area was being overrun by pigs. They started a "pig eradicatio"n incentive program, paying people $45 per pig tail, incentivizing them to kill the pigs. Strangely, the pig overpopulation problem got worse: people were buying pigs somewhere else for $5 each, killing them, and presenting the tails for their $45. (I know, this is awful...)
Anyway, it is odd sometimes how people getting around rules can make situations worse. However, I am confident this will not happen in my group if the feature is implemented, and probably not in Helen's, either. I think the bad subject lines would be caught and fixed so fast that the senders might not even realize it was happening. Same with putting the thread on moderation (if that part is implemented).
On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 5:03 AM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
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