Report Differing Methods/Standards in Site Errors and Suggestions Posted November 19, 2009 As a mod of the sniper haven I have to admit I play a very small role and generally have very little call to have to fall back on any moderation powers. I've wagged my fingers at a few people in the past, but I can count those incidents on one hand. So on the whole, the people in this forum are generally well behaved and should take some personal satisfaction from that. We are human (just), and we all approach situations in different ways. As a former Police Constable, I am well aware that situations can be dealt with in a myriad of ways whilst still remaining within a certain framework. You will always get this. Personalities clash, this cannot be avoided. It's regrettable, don't get me wrong, and the position of a Moderator should ultimately be able to rise above any personal issues, but it does happen. I try to moderate using the old oath of allegiance (to the Queen, for those non UK residents), which is to execute my duty without fear or favour, malice or ill-will. Hopefully no-one has issue with my 'style'. It's not the harshest in the world, and I think the odd private comment of "look here old chap, pull your socks up" is sometimes more effective than getting into a slanging match in a thread. In terms of the moderator saying 'sorry, I was wrong'..... Thats a difficult one. In your eyes their judgement may be wrong, mainly because the opinion differs to yours, but in their eyes it may be correct. I know when I 'think' I am correct in my judgement, not even a freight train will get me to renege on that judgement. Stubborn mule that I am. If I offend someone inadvertently, then I do apologise because that is never my intention, but if I 'tell someone off' then I do that because I think it is the right course of action and you'd be hard pressed to get me to reverse that decision. Anyway, there are always levels of moderation, and if you have an issue with one of them, there are more to approach to address your concerns to. But, on the whole, the moderators here are certainly better behaved than the pack mentality of some mod groups on other forums. And certainly do not fear voicing your opinion.