Didn't know. Don't mod here.Just some short remarks:
That's what we've been doing all along. (And that's why in my last post I could so easily check what exactly was deleted in the last 25 posts ). Except for spam or double posts, all deleted ones are still visible to all the mods.
Indeed. Fortunately enough, more and more members use them, for which we're grateful
... which as we all know is subjective and mostly based on perception. Having mods as normal part of the forum is a fine line, as they become part of the community. Its harder to wear a hard hat after being all buddies with someone than it is if the mod is rather neutral. Ask me, I get slapped like a Taiwanese Love Doll for having my own opinion on matters at times. Haha...I don't see any problems there. If members cross the line against a mod, other mods take care of it. We rarely, if ever, mod against content, it's almost always due to a lack of content or due to personal sniping, or downright offensive behavior.
My point was more in reference to telling people to get lost. Leaving members (especially if they were active and helpful for a while) always leave a mark, if not today, then tomorrow.We always send a PM, unless it's obvious (double post). Rarely if ever, members are corrected "from the moderating side" in public.
Dunno who said it, its impossible to read body language into what we write. I think this forum has done extremely well and it provides the right mix between hobbyists and professionals.
If we keep in mind that we're all in the same boat (and the boat is taking water as it is from government intervention, rules and regulations, citizen-groups against us) its easy to conclude the we're part of a shrinking family. Look out for each other, nobody else will do it for us... That was really all I meant to say.
Cheerio & Butternut...
Back on the John Deere, driving circles into the grass...