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post #20 of Old 05-07-2013
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Re: Increase in the number of Moderators

Having served a sentence as mod at Anything-Sailing for a 2+ year stint I can tell you it's not fun. I started by trying to read every post on every thread, that lasted a couple months until 'business' picked up.
If any of you seriously expect a volunteer moderator to do that I'd like some of what you are smoking. If an offensive posts gets missed hit the report button and give a mod a hand.
I quit posting to anything but sailing threads for a reason - that other stuff consumes too much of my time and contributes too much to levels of animosity I just don't need. I'm able to discern pretty quickly in 'real' life who I can safely discuss various topics with and not have it degenerate into a name calling slap down contest.
Here, I want opinions and facts on matters pertaining to sailing. I can't afford to have a single possibly well informed and well communicated fact not be submitted because I called the potential poster a wanker in a off topic thread.

- EVERYONE: seriously, if you think we need more moderators then the moderation should start prior to clicking "Post", quit expecting someone else to tidy up behind us.
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