These forums were set up as a discussion point for three webcomics. After five years of moderation, I have seen just about every possible argument posted here. After five years I had gone past the point where I was willing to "let things run their course...." I would get up every morning, go online, and instead of simply locking off-topic threads I would foolishly spend several hours trying to "debate" with people who simply repeated the same long-refuted arguments over again.
I locked threads only to have the participants return in another thread to resume the noisemaking. I went to the admins to have certain individuals banned, only to have them return under other pseudonyms.... or to have people who seemed to be cloned in the very same vat show up and start the nonsense over again.
What's more, over the past month, it instead became a place for certain people to tell me how stupid, bigoted, ignorant, UnChristian, etc. I am.... and to twit me with insults thinly veiled as "advice."
So, yes, I am confrontational, abrasive, rude, and no, I can't be "unbiased" as is apparently expected of me. Ironically in the effort to avoid becoming a jackbooted Mod Nazi who threadlocked anything that was vaguely off-topic, I have instead gone the long way around and become an embittered and intolerant ex-Mod. STRedwulf is, more or less, doing what I should have done myself some time ago--- removing myself as a mod and finding someone else to take the job.
Loads of luck to whoever wins THAT happy task. And may you have much joy of whatever prejudices and biases that unnamed soul brings to the table.