And mods, what is it that you don't like about other mods?
Most Helpful Guy
It is a never ending theme and I suppose there is something to be grateful for that the site is democratic enough to discuss the topic of the behaviour of moderators.
First a few disclaimers I was a moderator but resigned because I honestly didn't like the role. I have talked about this with moderators and anti moderators. My position is somewhere in the middle. I have changed my usage style and now very rarely stray outside the topics of Fashion & Style, GaG community, How Do I look and Other so I feel that I am missing most of the inflamatory posts.
My understanding of the role of moderator is to make site inoffensive for all and help/guide other users especially newbies. My main concern was always there are users as young as 13 on site so that was my reason for reporting a lot of adult posts and secondly personal/stereotype abuse is unacceptable in any society. You are never going to have healthy discussion unless there is respect on both sides.
Being a moderator/admin is a hard job, you can't be everywhere at once and you have to weigh up all your decisions between personal bias and the general good. Overall I think they do a good job.
Even though I am not a moderator I still report as much and help out newbies as much as I can. Just a personal thing I probably would take moderator duties back if I didn't have to display badges.
Now the anti moderator side, inconsistency and some people are favoured - Yes I agree - We have 70 plus mods and I feel some may not behaving at most appropriatve, operating with bias - The site operates a too tough PC stance - Possibly.
How to change it - It is easier change things from inside rather than bang head against the outside walls - @Applefan1 is no fan of the supposed PC and Pro female stance of admin and the mods but he became a mod to bring balance, to get his point across. I suggest more anti mods think about taking that route.
Most Helpful Girl
No problems at all with them. I think there are way too many and it makes it difficult to remove enough content. That's all.4