Goose Egg, Malc, and I have decided to make some changes in the politics forums. It’s an experiment really, but we’d like to see if it works. We will be changing the IP and TP forums to unmoderated forums. This is in no small part because moderating the politics forums is stressful and fdifficult and it has not been easing replacing the mods we have had in those forums when they move on to other things. Realizing this, Gus, Malc and I just want to say a huge “thank you” to the current IP and TP mods, as well as all the mods before them. You guys did a great job, and if there were more like you maybe we wouldn’t have to take this step.
What does this mean for the forums? First of all, the rules still apply. The only difference is, that they will be applied only if someone “squeals” on a post. Goose Egg, Malc, and I all get these squeal reports, and when we get a report, we will make a snap judgment. If we feel the post is breaking the rules, we wil delete it. No flounder, no warning, no PM. It will just be zapped. If this works, it’ll be for the same reasons that Russia and the US didn’t blow each other to smithereens during the cold war - Mutually Assured Destruction. If you flame someone, they alert us to the post in question, and your post dies an instant death. Anybody that wants their post to stay and be read, will have to be careful to stay within the parameters of the rules.
At any rate, it’ll be an interesting experiment. Feel free to post your feedback in the feedback forum, natch.