Its not lost on me how much time and effort you and others put in here. This site is of high quality directly because of the effort that people put in to it... and lower because of others too. As far as Im concerned progress pictures, news, project plans, and renders are by far whats most important here. Theyre the content that create the discussion. The general conversation is cool and its necessary, but thats far behind on the ladder of why the foundation of the site is so strong. As is human nature a lot of the conversation is just fluff after the important stuff is posted, and the good conversation is complimentary to the good content.None taken. I didn't write that sarcastically. I can be a huge asshole when I want to be, and sometimes I absolutely DO want to be. We don't need a mod like that. I'm happy to just keep providing a steady stream of pictures and pro-height, anti-width opinions!
As with anything theres certain people put in more effort than others. If the people who really put in the effort here, did not, thered just be a bunch of rambling with no direction. So whether someone thinks youre “worthy” or not of being a mod... who cares, what you and others contribute to the site is MUCH higher up on the ladder of what makes this site of such good quality than moderation is. The site in fact shined through this development boom with barely any moderation at all. The last few years is the best its been largely due to the boom, and largely because people put in the effort to document it. I think the lockout of new members actually kind of left a core group of people, who were pretty self policing. Moderation is just a reaction to bad content. Its needed when self policing is unable to reel in something, but its more complementary to let the good content shine vs creating any good content on its own.
So that being said as it is right now I dont see the need for all these new mods. I dont see any glaring problems right now and we just gained a mod in skyrise who as a new owner Im sure is keeping tabs. As we grow into whatever were going to grow into I can see the need, especially if more sub forums are added, and sub forum specific mods, but as of now I think things are going smooth and Im interested to see where it goes. Maybe 1? I think if a tight knit town is doing very well with a couple sherriffs, hiring a new swat team will only lead to more disgruntled people.