We all know what a moderator does and most of us know the moderators of the topics that interest us: but we don’t often pause as a community and take a moment to appreciate our moderators. [The full list can be found on the wiki, Forum Moderators and Wiki Moderators.]
Our moderators on a daily basis, help guide our forums, blogs and wiki. They are there to teach, maintain order, and ensure that the community follows our guidelines.
Each moderator has his/her own style. There are those who are quiet and work more behind the scenes while others are more visible in their roles. Some are direct while some gently try to modify behavior. There are those who believe in giving you the tools to teach yourself and those who hold your hand all the way.
Our moderators also have the difficult responsibility of dealing with the less pleasant side of the community, such as: flame wars, plagiarism, copyrighted material, point hunters… but they keep at it and most of them even manage to maintain their cheery disposition while helping ensure higher quality and lowering the noise of the site.
Please join the SCN team in saying thank you to all our moderators!!! Together as a group, they are caring teachers to whom we all owe a heartfelt thank you! Nothing can replace a good moderator!