The subject line is what I reckon would be 'key selection criteria' for a moderator of this group. I certainly fail on the first two, but try to manage number 3.
From time to time I get complaints about postings - and those who post them. Many are justified - topics like British trolleybuses, vintage motor bikes and nude cyclists are well Off Topic.
I wrote to one listmember today about some of his postings and he responded as follows: "Tell the complainers to spend their time putting up their own good material, and not complaining about what does go up. I went to a fast-food joint with a tramway enthusiast. He complained: he went there for a burger; he doesn't like hashbrowns, and so they shouldn't be on the menu for anyone."
I agree with the first bit - the best solution to tipping the balance is to post more *on topic* messages.
I generally don't moderate messages unless they are personally offensive or racist (same thing actually).
I'd be happy to hear opinions from listmembers on this topic - preferably *off-list *to brill21eAToptusnet.com.au ... and without personal attacks on anyone.