lucy24 - 11:53 pm on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
A few years ago there was a thread [webmasterworld.com] which ended up being about moderation though it started out on some other subject. (If you're in 30-posts mode, skip to page two.) One of the great philosophical questions was whether moderators should be chosen from among the most active forum participants, or from people who keep a low profile.
The more active you are, the more likely it is that you will sooner or later lose it and call some fellow community member an inconsiderate piece of ### and the biggest ### moron who ever lived, as I did recently in another forum. (Not one in which I'm a moderator. But I doubt this would have stopped me. I should add in self-justification that the member's offense involved a site-scraping utility.)
That may be true
Sounds as if it's even more true than originally suggested :) because the "without..." clause doesn't always make a difference. So moderation is necessary but not sufficient.