Thanks for this portion of the FAQ page:
Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.
When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
I took these screenshots just now and have a few questions.
- How does “seen” differ from “posted”?
- How are moderators chosen?
- What is their job description, or is it what I’ve quoted above?
- I see that some moderators–Asa Raskin, Joe, and Randy Fernando–are members of the Center’s team. Do they report to others on the team about this forum? If so, what do such reports say?
I hope these question are not out of line. Would appreciate learning the answers if possible.