I think a lot of us have taken for granted that everyone knows who we are and what we do. After all most of the serving moderators right now have been doing the moderating for as short as 4 years, but in most cases 7 plus years.
First things first, this board is Cap’s board, he sets the rules and in most cases, when he is around to share his opinion makes the call on things. He is the one that welcomed Mr. Silver Age and his band here, and he is the one who pays the bill to the Ning (and in the past various hosting companies).
Our moderating crew is much more a skeleton crew nowadays, compared to our peak on the previous board. Our admin powers on this board are not what they used to be. The ning limits our ability to move threads around willy nilly, or edit posts the way we used to. Life has also changed for many of us, and for one reason or another we aren't all around as much as in the past.
Active Moderators include:
Doc Beechler, Alan M., PowerBook Pete, Cavaliere and me, Anacoqui .
Chris Fluit, Rich Lane, Mike Williams, BatMatt Beyond and Sly Simpson are among our semi-retired moderators. (That is they retain moderating privileges but are not actively participating in that capacity with much regularity).
What we do, is loosely keep an eye on threads, especially active ones to make sure everything is moving along okay. If something were to happen we discuss amongst ourselves, before sending an email or a note, and that failing make a comment on the thread.
But honestly, with the traffic as low as it has been here on the ning, there hasn't been much of any activity for us. Most of you play nicely, and you police yourselves. The most exciting it gets is when some spammer gets thru and we have to ban them. The moderator forum has been quiet for months.
So if by chance we miss something that needs moderating feel free to lets us know. Friend one of us, and nearly certain we will friend you, and let us know if there is an issue