As the author of the "Robins Gone. Let's test the mod's" thread I thought I'd post a follow up.
I grew up in this hobby with RGP. No moderators, wild, wild west and you better grow thick skin fast. I made a lot of mistakes over there but I learned and adapted. I'm grateful for my time there and still visit on occasion.
Many of us tried our best to make RGP a better place but with no tools it was a near impossible task. Guys like Frank Furter and Gary Cubeta were impossible to manage and others would surely follow. The entire time I was there I kept imagining it had to be better with a moderator. Then came Pinside and I made the move along with many.
It is better with moderators IMO. I like and respect our moderators here. They're not perfect, they're human beings and make mistakes as we all do. But on balance I think they do a fairly good job. Pinside isn't perfect and never will be but trust me, its a far cry better than how RGP use to be.
To those of you who found my "Robin's Gone" thread to be busting on the Mod's... well.... I kinda was.... I'm a die hard smart-ass and no one escapes me.
But more than anything I was busting on all of us including myself. When we act like children, we should be treated like children.
Many thanks to the funny contributors of that thread and the good natured moderator's that rolled with it. Fun stuff.