So I guess there is no control as to the success or failure. Moderators cannot control the the temperament of the forum. Keeping threads on topic and fresh is not possible? Adding new and energetic Moderators wouldn't help either I guess....Russ
I am not sure I get what you are expecting. To me it is the contributions of posters that make this or any forum interesting and worth reading, and in turn, a success or failure. The mods try to remove spam, address situations that violate forum rules, move misplaced posts to proper areas, etc. To me the best moderation is the kind you don't even notice.
I would really like to know how you would have the moderators keep things on topic and fresh? Should we delete any and all posts that aren't in lock step with the threads title? Fresh? Again, in my opinion that is dependent on what users contribute. As a moderator I have no control over that.
Energetic? Not sure if you are aware, but this is not a paid position. Mods do what they can, when they can. I and the other mods do an awful lot of sorting through posts, editing and deleting things, and keeping things pointed in the right direction that you never even see or know about. I have neither the time or interest to be a cheerleader and rally you or anyone into posting things of interest here. I wish you would, but that is your call.