I'm considering asking them all to go public.
How do you operate your own boards in relation to moderators, and how does your membership behave towards them?
A couple of my mods have expressed grave concern that they will be singled-out for negative attention if they use the board normally and end up in debates with people; they don't feel the membership will see them as impartial and if any modding is done on the thread, they will be seen to be abusing their mod powers. How do you deal with such things on your board?
I'm interested as much in how your community reacts to "public/open" moderation as your mods do.
For instance, do you have a forum/thread where you post public notices of moderator actions?
Do you have a private moderators forum for discussing board/modding business?
Do you publicly announce bans and give reasons for the bans?
Do you have a list of infractions (either private-mods-only or public) and is that built around a framework or points system?
What behaviour earns someone a ban? and is it a three strike and you're out policy for people who continue to step over the line?
Just curious as to how others do it.