I mostly agree with your shit, suspicious-idol-anon. But here's the true way a /v/ should be moderated.
>Whatever rules there are should be few in number and VERY clear about what is allowed and what isn't
The more subjective a rule can be twisted, the shittier it is, and Mark had loads of them
>discourage the insistence on generals
Having generals encourages people to say "take it to x" or "this thread belongs in y, deleted" which only serves to shoot down discussion, also those generals, as you say, are often 300+ posts in and nobody wants to read through all that shit.
>thread topic limit at 3 instead of 1
A safe number, keeps it from becoming spam but allows discussion to exist
>significantly ease the restrictions on "derailing"
Besides the fact that 'derailing' is subjective as fuck, discussion needs to flow naturally to keep conversation from becoming something that you force yourself to walk on eggshells around just incase
it happens to lead somewhere that the mods don't personally like or is outside of the thread's 'sphere'. Unless a thread has someone who blatantly comes in unrelated to anything said prior and tries to shift discussion to something far different than what the OP intended, I say keep it, don't ban anything and certainly don't delete posts, which leads me to
>Don't delete posts that break rules, public ban instead
People need to know why their post was deleted and anons need to learn what is and isnt allowed. Public bans allow just that. As long as public bans don't go into meme territory (e.g. USER WAS SENT TO GAS CHAMBER XD) then it is a positive element. Obviously, CP and shit threads should be deleted outright, leading me to
>Allow all vidya discussion
Just bickers a game you don't personally like is being discussed doesn't mean it isn't a video game. This goes for gacha shit, MOBAs, Overwatch, Undertale, Deltarune, etc. Allow it all. Sage bombing is just fine but a thread will not be deleted for talking about a "voodoo" topic. Template threads like "What games x" or "post your favorite vidya y" should be discouraged and belittled but similarly not deleted.
They already exist as LOL threads, keep those as they serve as a good outlet for news which may slightly fall outside of the scope of video games. Porndumps will not be allowed in such threads as its just taking advantage of the thread itself.
>No GG threads whatsoever
>Meta threads allowed at all times
Limited to one in this case. Users should just be aware that the BO nor the mods should be expected to read the thread every day for hours on end
Thats all I can think of right now. I'm debating whether shota and furfaggotry should be banned outright as well since even back on 4/v/ before 2010 they were cancerous as hell and never contributed to anything, far as I am aware. Is that hypocritical of me?