That's what I getting at, PD is almost an exception to the norm with regards to mods. In the early days it was like any other forum but with a collection of power users it became self-governed without the need of banhammers and thread locking except for the occasional times where the mods actually did do such things.

A lot of new people took the regular users to be flamers when we said "stop being a faggot" but it was just a way to point out to them that they were being obnoxious. And then you had members like Jay who took it too personally and got Mr. Neopets back as his personal 'adult' to demand order on the playground.

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