Ironic that you are a liberal and I am a libertarian but we both enjoyed the heck out of the discussions on the GW forum page. I blogged for hours and better than that learned so much!!!!!!!
I was going to start up my own forum when I ran across yours and I was going to ask for moderators also. No way can one person do all of it. Not sure why Greta didn't hire someone or ask for volunteers. She could have screened the people.
I blogged in Gretawire forum under Samual and have for years. Some name jacker got my name for awhile and then stopped.
I like your simple rules. The bad words or rudeness or whatever never got to me. People are people and they disagree. If it got too out of hand, I just ignored the thread and it eventually died on the vine. You can also change the subject and people follow that lead.
Greta should never have added that REPORT button because it is always abused. I was just going to have a permanent thread called REPORT and have people post the person's name and comment they didn't like to that thread. That way everyone can see who "tattled" and what the problem was. In all the years I blogged on GW, I only turned in one person and that person posted the license plate numbers of people on the forum to stir up trouble.
How are your going to handle the idiot(s) who posted that constant stream of REALLY racist threads towards the end of the GW forum? Or the same idiot(s) who constantly posted the ZZZZZZZZ threads or other nonsense threads?
I hope we get the serious regulars to come here.