Speaking for myself, I certainly recognize that I may be off-base at times (some would say more than at ). I'd like to take this opportunity to note that Discourse is built to encourage community moderation:
We welcome your participation in this area, and I think it's a fine feature. It doesn't work the way it did on the old board. More than one user can flag any post, and actions will be taken automatically when thresholds are reached.
I realize that this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I personally would hope to see everyone taking part in making this the kind of board they would like to be on.
More efficient now. It took a while, but we managed to work out ways on the old board that killed spam well and good. But we're getting very good protection automatically through Discourse.