Posted: 27/03/2017 at 08:24
You get problems on any board from time to time.
I subscribe to a message board patronised by ex-BBC Points of View contributors and from a few other boards. Joining is by invitation only, whereas on most boards anyone can join.
There aren't many people on that board but I bet it comes as no surprise that although there is a named moderator. They've never had to do any moderating. Everyone is well behaved.
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Isn't that a bit like the Groucho Marx quote "PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER."
A club where membership is by invitation only is likely only to have like minded people in it. Therefore there is little likelihood of discord. If such a club needs moderating something has gone seriously wrong with the vetting process.
It also seems you may have hit the nail on the head by use of the term 'patronised' for its membership