It is taken for granted far too often around here that the mods are somehow more, more informed, more in control, more somethin', but very rarely do they seem to get much credit for just being.......... well, guys, yanno, guys that like the Skins who willingly spend their time tending this patch of earth we all feed on, guys that for whatever motivation come back day in and day out to wade in the stupid that grow online and try to keep it in check.
I have a pretty simple standard that I use when judging how someone else is doing a job- would I want to do it? Would I volunteer to be that guy, you know, the one with the shovel following the elephant in the parade? Would I commit part of my day, 365 days a year, to running a daycare for a herd desperately in need of medication?
Easy answer, NO! Not at gunpoint. But when that pops out I am beholden to offer some measure of slack to those that do, and I can say in complete honesty I don't find myself having to do that very often.