This morning I unsubscribed from a dozen “groups” on the few social media platforms that I and my alter egos have been known to frequent.
In each case, in the first glance-worth of writings, the number of self-promotions unrelated to that group’s purpose exceeded the number of on-topic postings. In some cases, it was identically 100% self-promotion. In most cases, these self-promotions weren’t even for services nominally related to the group’s purpose.
Each of these groups had value (at least to me) at some point in the past.
Value that a seemingly modest effort at moderation could have preserved.
What is needed so that moderation would actually happen?