I am not directing my response at one particular admin or Moderator. It is to everyone. FC is fine except for the fact that there is no moderator assigned to it to be personally responsible for it. I am aware that Groverat is one who usually hangs out there, politcal and religious arguments seem to be a bright spot for him.
However using an anonymous account is rediculous. If you want to moderate FC, have yourself assigned to it, and then moderate appropriately. Don't bait people in one thread while shutting them down for similar reasons in another under Ned Flanders.
This to me hits on one issue that I don't think all the moderators are in agreement on and I would like to know what their opinion is.
When you became a mod it seems to me that your role on the board changed. YOu are now supposed to moderate discussions, not fule fires and bait people for your amusement. Amorph is a good example of moderating, and Powerdoc, and Belle for the most part as well. I am sure there are others, those are the ones I have the most respect for overall though. If moderator is starting, spurring on or fanning a flame war then there is a problem. Whether you have your "moderator hat" on or not. In that case you have a situation where the inmates are running the asylum. It also leads to lack of respect for the moderators as they are seen as nothing more than glorified trolls who can get away with their actions because they know someone and have a bit more power than the rest of us. Everytime I say anything about it, I am told they are looking into it and nothing more. If I say anything here I am derided by certain moderators. Belles response was what I consider to be appropriate, Groverats was not. Two good examples of which I speak.