I want to give a quick update on the current state of Moderators here and where they will be going in the near future.
Right now, Donna and Jerry are our two experimental moderators. Their roles right now include moving topics to the appropriate room if posted elsewhere, and temporarily hiding offensive posts or topics until our staff can review them and take a more permanent action. Donna and Jerry were picked originally because I have had a fair amount of personal interaction with both and because they were quite active in the forums. However, my initial setup of having them be fairly public has not worked out as I had envisioned it.
So, to future plans...
Moderator visibility (at least individually) will go down - names won't be on every room, the label won't be on their every post, and they'll probably be able to post as a generic Moderator when acting in that capacity. The last thing I want to do is ruin the forum experience for the people who agree to help. I also don't really want these people to be inundated with private messages.
I also want to spread the work out a bit more, so I'll be asking a half dozen or so members who are active in the forums to join the ranks of moderators.
I will also be adding a room that only the moderators can view so we can discuss issues and suggestions.
Anywho, don't take your aggression out on the moderators. I'm your real enemy! The evil, heartless admin. Just kidding. Mostly.