...I think much depends on a moderator's tact and precision. There have been "moderations" which have offended -- as when a moderator steps into a situation where one single disrupter has got everyone riled and blasts everyone rather than taking the disrupter aside and applying a "time out." ....
This is a response to everyone, and not just to Tartarin.
I am responsible for the staff here. And I want to know if there is a perception of unfairness. It's important to us to be as fair as possible. However, there is a big picture out there - a picture that may not be clear to an individual member or even a group of members.
So, please tell me (just send me a PM) with specifics
about what you perceive to be unfair. With reference to these PMs, I will not gossip and heads will not roll (yours or a Moderator's), so if you are looking for dirt or to "get someone in trouble", you're barking up the wrong tree. But I promise I will take your concerns under advisement. It's important to me that we Moderators do as good a job as possible. If there is a lack of confidence in our abilities - even if you lack confidence in my
abilities - I want to know about it so that it can be changed for the better. Whether that takes shape in the form of a change in policy or an explanation to you or something else, I cannot say. But we cannot improve unless we know where you believe we are going astray.
Please, send me a PM if there is a concern. And I mean to me - not to Craven, as he's overwhelmed with PMs as it is. Send it to me
. I will do my best. You are our constituency and we want to do the best job possible for you. Thank you.