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That might be, but I feel that in the mean time, the forum has turned into quite a treasure trove of information that's a lot greater than the original articles.Tom Houlihan wrote:When I started this thread, I was referring more to articles for the other side of the site.
As far as moderation goes in the threads, I fear that your perception of what needs moderation might be a wee bit different from what the mods see as required.
Just to get this out of the way, I didn't mean to say that the job of moderation is an easy one, certainly not on sensitive topics like the German army in WW II. Hell, it's probably one of the more difficult 'jobs' one can have and, obviously, I can't see what's going on behind the screens.The forum has rules. The mods have to follow the rules just like anyone else. If a post doesn't violate the rules, we can't change it. We may not agree with what it says, but as long as it's within the boundaries, it's legitimate. Believe me, there are posts we'd like to delete, and posters we'd like to kick in the arse sometimes, but as long as they "color inside the lines," we really can't do much.
We are more than willing, and quite often do, send PMs to posters. We'll warn them that they may be straying, or ask them what the hell they're talking about, but nobody else sees that.
Honest, there is moderation here. We try real hard to avoid over-moderation though, as well.