I know that lots of you are demanding stronger moderation. It's a common request. And it's coming from both sides of the latest kerfuffle -- the gun debate.
Here's the thing, you don't want me to moderate. You really don't. Because if I do, like in the past, it'll be a bloodbath.
I know, I know. This person really started it or that person didn't know when to stop or blah blah blah blah. Fact is, I don't give a shit who started it. I really don't. (And with over 10,000 comments per day, there isn't a soul around, not even the legendary Meteor Blades, who can keep passions from boiling.) Every time I've looked in because of a complaint, I see assholes on BOTH sides of this pie war. Everyone sucks. Seriously, all I see is dicks. And per my rules, if someone is a dick, that person can't come crying to me if someone responds in kind.
So here's the thing. If you guys insist on me moderating, then fine. I'll come in. Just note that in these situations I'm not a Kindergarten Cop, I'm a Terminator. I guarantee no one will be happy with the results.
I suspect given the options, a hands-off approach is the preferred option. It always has been. Even better would be "please be nice and courteous to each other".