I would like to register a complaint in regard to our newest moderator. It's only been one day and already the force has been disturbed. I logged into the site this morning after putting the coffee on and pulled up the flag queue to clean up anything that had accrued overnight. As I am a few hours ahead of the other mods I usually catch most of the flags raised by the community in the evening browsing hours.
Today there were none.
My first thought was the new moderator had handled them all. This was a problem I had anticipated and having seen the communities choice in
green monsters moderators I was braced for it. On closer inspection however I have to say the problem lies in another quarter.
The flags weren't all handled. Nobody raised any!
My best guess is that the plebeians are intimidated by their new green overlord. Perhaps the bad guys are also scared into unwilling cooperation with our site guidelines by his mere presence on the roster. Perhaps even the good guys are hesitant to raise flags for fear of drawing attention to themselves.
Whatever the reasons, it can't go on like this. These posts still apply:
So here's my suggestion. We can't break in a monster if we have no corpus of flags with which to train him¹. If intimidation is a factor, know that you won't have to face the monster alone. If something gets out of hand, just eject him to the mod room and let him take it out on us.
P.S. Congratulations David Statton, and welcome to the mod crew. It's good to have you on board.
¹ Also I need something to go with my morning coffee!