To help improve transparency in how forum messages are moderated, mods now have the ability to enter a reason before deleting a message. This deletion reason will be displayed to all persons reading the thread. Over the last week you may have already noticed one, it looks something like this:
Message deleted by Dave. Reason: example
Historically mods would try to let the user know by PM why their message was deleted, but this left other people reading the thread in the dark as to what happened. Now the process will be transparent to everyone.
2) Counter-Insurgency test period ended
As stated in the original announcement, the test period for the Counter-Insurgency strategy has ended and it has been taken down. We're already working on the next round of new strategies and other upgrades to try out, so stay tuned. We hope to release the next update early April.
By the way, if you liked either of our 2 new strategies, there's a good chance they may reappear again sometime in the future.
Please welcome Prometheus back to the moderator team! Prometheus previously served as a moderator, prior to going inactive for a time. He's recently come back and we're happy to have his help.