Thanks for the feedback about the thread topic, I'll edit it now.
Comatoast gave a good answer, just to give you an idea, about the process
I asked for feedback about bumplocking the scary pomo frankfurt hate thread >>225140
. A vol disagreed, gave their reason, and it seemed reasonable, so I didn't do anything. I'm was monitoring the thread, because I expected it to be shit. As I predicted, there are some shit /pol/-tier takes, but contrary to what I expected, it's manageable enough to not be a /pol/ or idpol honeypot, and OP seemed to be active in the thread, plus some other posters dispelling myths. Turned out to be an OK thread.
We make a shit ton of these decisions a day.
Sometimes we leave bait threads up because they turn out to be fun threads, sometimes they don't.
User feedback is crucial, because we sometimes fuck up. But honestly, people complain of 1 out of 20 mod actions we take. We hear your complaints and take them seriously, sometimes too seriously IMO.
Perhaps this was a mistake, I wasn't in the thread and hence can't judge.