And Jenn? I'm glad to hear that you did apply as a DM.
I was one once, and I discovered it was hard. So I'm a bit annoyed at the implication that I disrespect the moderating team.
I know most of ya'll are pretty careful readers, so you all know which words I typed and which ones were insinuated that I typed.
Leaving this post, here, as is, is akin to allowing offensive graffitti to stand, just "hoping" someone else will come along and write more clever slogans that will correct the situation.
As for my protestation of the pic? In any other thread I would find it only vaguely annoying, but on this one, it is like a snarky "NEENER NEENER NEENER" from the originating poster. (That's you Ringo-dude.)
As for an ideal situation?
In my own idealistic little world, Ringo himself would step in, be the gentleman that I became friends with, and seeing the error of his ways, he would ask that it be deleted. Because no, Ringo, you should not take this personally from me, you and I just happen to part ways on taste levels on this one. (That should frighten you very much.)
As for even handed-fairness of moderators at Pip? *smile*
You show me the parents of a very large family who boast that "we treated 'em all the same" and I'll show you an exceptionally entertaining episode of Dr. Phil, since that would result in some serious dysfunction.
The post, I still believe, ought to be removed.
The picture? Well, things used to run smoother when the place was smaller, and I concede that it must be a difficult prospect to ascertain the integrity of each photo. But I know a certain lady who did an exceptional job of that. And I hope my last sentence doesn't cancel out the heart of what I said initially in this:
THAT photo on this post shoots a metaphorical finger at the rules and tenets of Pip as I know it.
And like the others, while I'm gratified to be able to have a say in moderating duties once again (for a time) I don't understand why this one was made an exception.
And good luck Jenn. Deputy Moderating actually is a very difficult job. And the folks here generally do an excellent job.
I can count on one hand the amount of times I hit that inappropriate content button, and I believe three times was for my own post.