I reported a thread the other day. Doesn't matter which thread or why. I saw content on a thread that I considered breached the CofC and used the "report a thread" doodah to report it. Within an hour or so I got a friendly note from a mod that told me that my report was being reviewed. Nothing happened for a few days, as I expected it wouldn't because the reported thread was always going to be a judgement call and good judgement is often the result of debate not intuition. After a couple of days I got a note from the same mod that outlined the position and told me a little bit about the discussion that had taken place. It then informed me that my report was not going to result in any action because a narrow majority of the mods felt that my interpretation of the CofC was different to theirs. I then got another note from another mod giving me a bit more info and letting me know his personal point of view.
In the past, elsewhere, I would then have felt within my rights to go the the thread in question and post a message outlining my objection and stating my case , within the CofC as I interpret it. This would probably have resulted in some tit-for-tat bickering and inevitably ended up with toys being thrown out of collective prams. But I didn't. And the reason I didn't was because I have confidence that a process was applied to my report which was as fair and complete as is possible with humans involved. I also know that if that process becomes blatantly wrong in my eyes (not really lilkely) I will have the opportunity to influence it by voting or maybe even standing.
This post is a thank you and a congratulation. The process works. A jury of its peers reviewed the issue and reached a majority decision which I shall continue to disagree with but nevertheless respect because that is the way that democracy works. The important point as far as I am concerned is that this demonstrates that we have a system that not only dispenses judgement but that also informs and educates those being judged. I thank all the mods involved for the time that they have taken over this issue.