Quote from BumberDo you think you're going to fix the problem by getting enough moderators to lock every single one of the massive amounts of stupid threads that come up each day?
I know I sure don't. Yes, staff can clean things up ASAP, but you're right that it's not a cure-all.
The measure of a community is in it's members. The sad truth is that as long as there are "veterans" around that troll and flame and don't care about getting in trouble, the problems are going to persist. n00bs, for all their faults, suit themselves to the forum around them. If they see anarchy, they will likely join in.
There's only so much staff can do to guide or force the community to "grow up" without becoming oppressive. And no one wants that.