(Not referring to anyone in particular or any incident of SHOCKING Bad Moderating in the past week!)
I ask, can posters be impartial Mods when they are regular posters?
Is it not human nature to form bonds with some posters and not others!
If someone has a dislike for someone else is it just too difficult to seperate poster persona from Mod duties?
Should Mods have the power to ban people up to a permanent ban?
I think there is a very important role for Mods as there are a lot of Trolls on the forum especially when the Managers knock off. However I disagree with the power to ban people for any length of time except till when the Managers are back on duty so they can judge the system fairly (in most situations).
I also think post removal should only be done where there was clear abuse or of an illegal nature as when posts dissapear it leads to suggestions of unfairness and cover up! (I witnessed this occur myself not so long ago)