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Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by Kryties
They often work in teams. Where one can feed off the other and eventually bring other people in on the derailment. I haven't noticed ignoring to be all that effective. I guess I am thinking about political topics though. Standard topics seem to be less prone to being derailed by multiple people.
I always feel like I'm running to teacher or something.
Originally posted by masqua
Best of all... we do all that for nothing.
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by Merriman Weir
As a general rule, I only hit the alert button if something is particularly objectionable and is way outside the T&C
Like you, I have a kind of "guilt" about "telling tales" but sometimes a post or a thread merits hitting the button.
In my experience the mods are not here as "police" but as more of an arbitration committee who are there to help, without stifling free speech as long as it remains within the T&C.
There's also an excellent thread here which pretty much sums up the role of mods - both as mods and members.