So I should excuse you from moderating a member on the basis that you're busy? If the work is too much for you to handle, step down. First we're told to report posts, now we're being told to take matters into our own hands. I know this is a cliche, but it's true in this case: the only thing consistent about you is your inconsistency. You are an administrator, your job is to make sure the forum is moderated properly. If you don't have the time to perform all of your tasks, step down. If you don't have enough moderators, promote more. Excusing yourself from your responsibilities on account of having more than one responsibility is unacceptable in any context. Strawman. I never said I spotted him before you did. In fact, I wasn't even aware of him until well after others had sounded alarms. But you did say you're not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. Was I supposed to overlook that and commend your impotent skepticism? Really? Because I could have sworn that I said the direct opposite to you in a recent (unanswered) private message: Clearly I'm not interested in banning people for disagreeing with me. In this case, I'm looking for a poster to receive an infraction for telling me to "fuck off." In fact, wasn't steampunk banned for telling several posters to "go fuck themselves?" Ah, but there's that consistency thing again. This is one huge straw man. I never asked anyone to moderate anyone for disagreeing with my politics. I asked you to moderate Gustav for telling me to fuck off, and Wynn for not supporting factual claims made about me. There is precedence for both of those actions drawing bans/infractions, but you're acting like I'm asking you to do something untoward. And I'm not educated in the sciences. I leave scientific discussions and debates to the experts. That's why I hang out in the political and philosophical fora, where I feel whatever common sense I do have might be of some use. And I also understand those are usually the hardest forums to moderate. But all I ever ask is for those forums to be held to the same standard as others in terms of discourse. In other words, no telling people to go fuck themselves or fuck off, and no making factual claims without something to support them. For example, telling me I have faith and then flatly refusing to explain oneself. In other words, I'm just asking you to do your job. It's a pity that my main haunt is moderated by an absentee moderator. You want to know why nothing of any value is discussed there? Because you don't keep the trolls in line. Any discussion of worth is immediately derailed by Jan or Wynn or LG, and no one holds them to any of the standards posters are held to in other forums. How many times have I seen posters banned from science forums for posting "meaningless nonsense" in the past, while the administrator of the website encourages that very thing in another forum through his inaction? If only you put as much effort into moderating as you did into misrepresenting my complaint, this would be a markedly better community. We're talking about you, not the moderators. But yes, I think you've got some good eggs here. I'm kind of a Superstring groupie. I was a huge fan of Skinwalker. Me and Bells are good, after all that ugly business at the start. I won't pretend I care for Tiassa, but other than his strictness on anything criticizing Islam, he's more than fair. AlphaNumeric is a saint for putting up with Reiku in all of his iterations. I'm sure I'm missing a few, and some others I fail to mention intentionally, but I don't think it's fair to say I don't say anything positive about the moderators. The problem is mostly their leadership.