If I am gonna be jumping in and actually moderating the group, rather than just throwing out welcome posts, I think I need to let the group know how I will do it, ok?
I had to edit a couple of posts this weekend that were violating Forum rules, as insulting, ridiculing and use of sarcasm toward another member. The rules Peter has set is clear on this and if I am to be an effective moderator, I must help him keep them. I think it is only fair that we should expect a Forum where members can post without suffering the above mentioned insults, ridiculing and sarcasm. This should apply to everyone here, friend or foe of the moderator or other members, and be as fair as possible to all.
I want to be upfront and state to all that I will edit out the offending sentences and whole posts when they violate the rules, without prior discussion or notice. If a thread continues past its usefulness and is creating conflict, I will ask that the Forum owner lock the thread to stop any future posting to it. I feel this is the only fair thing to do for your moderators and for our members.
If a majority of the members feel that I am out of line for doing this, speak now, so we can all see where we stand, and so we can find moderators who can adhere to the standards of the majority.