Conditioned power would be persuasion, through example, norms, standards, codes of conduct, etc., to convince others to behave, or not behave, in specific ways.
I've seen this in several interactions on Mastodon from my first day onward, as norms have been suggested: that any news or politica discussion is unwanted or should be CW'd (an unrealistic and for many users unfeasible request), animations, porn, trolling. The usual. Some of which has somewhat worked, some not.
Culture is hard.
Generalistic and moderated instance.