Hi gang! As there has been a lot of discussion concerning moderating policies in the last couple of days, the following is a message that all of the @moderators stand behind.
We will be removing the “leaders” user group. This way, it will be clearer to everyone who is behind things and who can do what (ie: only actual moderators can moderate). We hope this will help as far as clarity and transparency is concerned.
Us moderators do not have a strict set of rules or such, as we feel it’s better to handle things case by case. If one of us sees something that we are unsure of how to handle, we will bring it to the other mods for input so that we can find a solution together.
We very much appreciate it when other users flag posts or PM us about anything they find either just a bit off or actually troubling on the boards. This doesn’t only help us catch things that we otherwise may not have seen, but also helps us keep in touch with what the active users of the boards actually sees as worth taking action over. So please, keep doing this!
We are also genuinely grateful if people point out when they think we have made a mistake. Please do PM us or post in a thread if you feel we have misjudged something in any way, and we’ll be more than happy to talk through it. However, please do keep in mind that every single discussion or decision cannot be entirely democratic – that would defeat the point of having elected moderators/admins in the first place.
ADDITION: The easiest way to get in touch with the moderators is to either flag a post, or use the @ moderators tag /message @ moderators.
Over to you guys!