posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 11:55 AM
On a slightly more serious note, if any member does suspect (or downright believe) they are dealing with a rogue mod (i.e., a moderator acting in
violation of the terms & conditions
or otherwise abusing the position), it's
worth remembering that everything received via the Complaint/Suggestion
feature is visible to all members of the staff. That's also true of staff actions like post removals, thread moves and the like.
The upshot being if a mod is acting improperly, it's easy for us to see, hard to cover up, and something every member of the staff knows is not a
recipe for a long and happy career.
There are invariably differences of opinion about what sorts of things warrant staff action (for more on that, see
), which can lead to allegations that a mod has acted improperly.
Although most complaints along those lines are, frankly, not valid (i.e., one or more clear violations by the complainant were involved), we know
we're all human, and like anyone else, mods can make bad calls. When that happens, we do our best to make things right. If it becomes a pattern,
well, that's already come up.
Anyway, I just thought I should throw in my two horseshoes on the subject, and also make sure all members know that on those unfortunate occasions
when things do go wrong, we can all rest assured it's probably semper's fault.