Nexus Mods Bans Politically Inspired ‘Troll Mods’ Until After The Election

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The massive mods hosting website Nexus Mods has had enough. According to the owners of the site, there has been an increase in the number of “provocative and troll mods” that are based on the current US election. Several puppet accounts are uploading low-quality mods which only try to get a reaction out of people. Nexus Mods has decided to put their foot down, so they banned every US political mod until the after the next presidential election.

“Considering the low quality of the mods being uploaded, the polarising views they express and the fact that a small, but vocal contingent of our users are seemingly not intelligent or grown up enough to be able to debate the issues without resorting to name calling and baseless accusations without proof (indicative of the wider issues plaguing our world at this time) we've decided to wipe our hands clean of this mess and invoke an outright ban on mods relating to sociopolitical issues in the United States,” Nexus Mods Founder Robin Scott, who goes by "Dark0ne", wrote in a blog post. “We have neither the time, the care or the wish to moderate such things. This ban will apply to all mods uploaded from the 28th of September onwards. We will review this restriction sometime after the next President of the United States has been inaugurated.”

Of course, not all people are happy with this, but most of them have supported this decision. This move also doesn’t necessarily mean that these mods will be allowed after the election. Scott said that Nexus Mods will review their decision again after the election. The comment section of the post has been deactivated.

Scott also recommended users that they should not engage with such content and should report it instead. “Your engagement will only fuel the idiots further. Smile and be happy in the knowledge the time it took them to make an account on the site and upload their mod is a lot longer than it takes for us to ban the account and delete the mod,” said Scott in the post.

So what do you think? Have you encountered such mods recently? What do you think about this decision? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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