I've just exercised my moderator privileges for the first time. It was hard. I decided to not moderate down, as I just didn't see anything that warranted that - and as a first time moderator, I didn't want to perform any slams that I'd later regret - so I found a few posts and moderated them up. I felt that they deserved it - especially as I had other reasons to do so that were different than precedent moderators.
I then meta-moderated. Harder because of tracing context, but hopefully, the feedback will help others - because I said some were ok, others not.
I have a point or two left, and I'm not going to use them - Mom said always leave the table a little bit hungry.
Anyway, it's easy to sit in judge when you're free to toss in your two cents - hard when you want to do an honest job.
But seriously - people that are not modding all of my stuff at +5 - doooodes - I mean - seriously.........
Where's the story? Like SNL said in paraody of Sam Donaldson - Me! I'm the story!
Call it pandering - (ok, me first, "It's pandering!") - but I'm seeing sigs and side discussions on moderators and moderation. Add that in with complaints about slow news days and I figured, "Why not? People are throwing gauntlets to these so-called impartial moderators. Why not give them a hard target for once?"