I disagree with your thinking that the main function of a moderator is to eliminate spammers. Pretty obvious you have no idea what a moderator does.
Almost every week there are issues that have to be addressed due to posters having disagreements that create problems that would otherwise make this forum non appetizing to current members or future members.
Currently there are four moderators that spent hours each week cleaning up the site with spammers and some consistently fueding folks to make the forum appetizing to all members.
There is no pay for the moderators and no benefits. The moderators work for the love of this forum. All moderators wish there was no need for them but it is plain to see for all four of us that moderation is necessary.
The moderators get no credit nor ask for it but often get a lot of criticism. It is done purely for the advancement of the forum. Most folks have no idea how much mail we get asking for help cleaning up some post or forums.
Respectfully and sincerely
Paul E. Smith
post edited by Sundancer7 - 2011/01/09 11:56:58