Quote: Originally Posted by I think not
Just be as moderate and as fair as a moderator can be, that's all I suggest.
I do try, ITN. When you feel I am being unfair, let me know. I'm approachable. In fact, I appreciate the input. Hard as it is to believe .... yes, I am imperfect.
The biggest problem we are facing right now is that some of the fighting has got out of hand. It's tough to get it stopped. We're dealing with adults here, not kids you can send to the corner. Plus, since this has been going on a while, both sides of each argument does have merit. As a mod, I try to start somewhere and work outward from there. Sometimes I make mistakes. When I do, I appreciate being approached about it. Sometimes I have good reason for what I do but since not everyone knows the full picture, I still appreciate being given an opportunity to explain why I've done things a certain way.
I don't have a "take it or leave it" feeling about forum members. There's always a sense of loss when someone who has been a big part of the forum no longer comes around. I've spoken with other mods and we do share one common feeling, though ... if someone is truly unhappy here, there IS a whole world out there. Rather than pick fights, complain and be generally difficult to moderate, sometimes it is better to move on.
What I do appreciate, ITN, is dialogue about these issues. I have respect for people who will take the time to address me directly. The coyote approach is highly distasteful to me and I value your candor.