@barefootstache oh so you want to give them a mascot as a mean of making them all look equal to outsiders?
that's an interesting idea.
Anyway, I think that wearing a mascot or being anonymized (is this a word?) can lead to more harsh actions.
It reminds me of an experiment, whereby just giving prison guards sunglasses, they showed much less mercy on the prisoners, and mistreated levels above.
worth the read.
While there's not much room to compare prison guards to moderators at a conference, just this little bit of anonymity will make them act differently. However this may come to be.
Why would moderators need a mascot anyway?
Are they hiding from their actions?
@timorl I don't think you have to be pessimistic, but more like just prepared for the worst case scenario.
There's a difference.
@tripu I'd go with the second option.
Workplace might change in the future.
And a home that nice to live in is, for me, a better advantage than being close to work/school.
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