I got bored of GoT about 1 month ago, I still post there occasionally but I live here now.
I applied to be a mod, won't get it though. We just need a mod really bad.
From what I can tell Curse handles the mods, but play catch the potato with MCForum admins when it's time to decide if they need one/who to get (correct me if I'm wrong). Since mods need to be on an IRC channel all the time and it is probably a paid thing they are likely a bit picky.
It doesn't need to be a paid thing, or a full mod. I'm sure at least one of the many helpful people here would volunteer.
Of course, maybe the forum does not support mods only being allowed to moderate a single subforum/have janitorial duties? In that case, why the hell not!? ಠ_ಠ
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Yeah, I always report them as well. Usually with something like "How many of these flamewars do we need to have before this topic is prohibited?"
Like you said though, they're rarely dealt with quickly, if at all. So I was surprised when that one went down so *fast*.