and being the mod of two forums in the users forum makes me somewhat of an expert on the topic.
I personally own somewhere in excess of nine pairs of shoes. Does this make me an expert on leather, or asian sweatshops? I hope not, because tanners are stinky, and child slave labor is wrong. I personally moderate an entire message board elsewhere (and no, I'm not linking to it. Link love is not my style), and if there's one lesson us real moderators (as opposed to, oh... well, hell, I'm not going to point fingers here) learn quick-smart, it's that web forum moderation is not a life and death matter. It's not something to angst over and whine about, and it's not worthy of a 'moo-hoo-ha-ha, lookit me! I RUN THINGS!' trip, which is what you appear to be on with this '[it] makes me somewhat of an expert' statement.
Can you imagine all of the chaos that would arise if we talked about people like, ahem, you-know-who?
Yes, yes... this point I can understand. If we spent all our time talking about this individual, then they may well find out we're still frightened of them and attempt to take over the Ministry of Magic again. It would be terrible if Voldemort found our new hiding spot.
Damn, I went and said it, didn't I? Damn my eyes!
All Hail My Enormously Tiny Egomaniacal Bread Machine!
Hail It, Dammit!
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