We moderate as stealthy as possible.. At the same time ive never used any of the newer built in moderation tools for members either.. If you cant tow the line your not welcome.. No warnings are ever issued, your just gone.. Either you fit in or you don't.. Of course im aware this isnt a one size fits all model but it has served my community well over the years..
But to be fair we do inform senior contributing members of actions such as Deleting content.. However we have a strict policy against staff editing member content. I prefer my staff to delete entire posts with content that breaks the forums TOS.. over editing offending materiel.. Ive noticed this approach seems to alleviate some of that nonsense.. A member will be more careful with a one line dig in an otherwise well thought out post/thread if he/she knows we will just delete the entire thing long before a single line would ever be considered for removal.. The only exception here would be if the member requests the edit after their time limit has expired (30 minutes)..