In Mod We Trust by Scott Alexander – Deciding how to moderate facebook is a hard problem. Lots of crazy seeming rules and policies have understandable explanations. Scott relates this to his experience in a psychiatric hospital. If something bad happens hospitals around the country need to add more new rules or risk legal liability. However Scott points out that if ‘higher status’ are enforcing the rules (ex doctors) they can exercise some amount of judgement in making exceptions.
Signs by Brazen Automaton – A really great take on ‘Signs’ I had to share.