The Light Touch is founded on three pillars:
Make it easier for new people to participate in the Refuge. I will add a pinned introduction thread, and a small team of 3-5 trusted and vetted moderators who can shut down the typical threads we see from new users, and politely direct them to the search function, existing pertinent threads, and invite them to introduce themselves. We already have a small group of users who do this, so I don’t think it would be hard to find folks who would be willing to do so in an official capacity.
Bans will only be issued only in extreme cases: threats of violence, doxxing attempts, etc. and must be agreed upon by the moderation team.
Threads that get out of hand will be issued a “Guys. What the fuck?” and nothing more. We’re all adults here.
The group of moderators will consist of “good people from both sides” to eliminate the possibility of political malfeasance. Any decisions not covered above will be made by committee and I will hold no individual executive power other than communication with The Killhouse to keep things simple for them. For the sake of transparency, all conversation transcripts will be made available.
Lastly, if elected, I will not seek re-election in the following term. I am no career politician.
It is my hope that these small changes will improve the Refuge for all users, new and old.
Edit: To address the issue of exemptions