“Hal deals with, at a glance, 75 or 80% of the forums. Foe ones as active as ours, that's got to be quite a strain. Why not add another mod or two to spread the workload out a bit? ”
I deal with as many forums as I have time and motivation for on a given day. Besides myself, there are (at a minimum) 5 other people that can moderate every forum within the Message Centre. If you don't see them moderating, it's either because they don't have the time on a given day, or because I got there first.
I am specifically assigned to 8 forums, and of those I am the sole moderator of only 2 (Suggestions isn't showing anyone else at the moment, but it should). Where there has been a need for additional moderators, they have been assigned. I'm just capable of camping the forums for lengthy amounts of time on most days (don't tell my manager!).
I get insults, I get cheap jabs being taken at me in posts... I have a thick skin, I deal with it. What I am not prepared to deal with is someone sending me a DM each time I close a thread. My moderation is not subject to approval by some arrogant, immature individual that doesn't like my phrasing. Periodic "feedback" I can handle, but two DMs in two days from two closures, after being invited to stop, was crossing the line.
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."
Only fools and children dream of heroes.