An effective moderator of the Politics forum would be one who is politically neutral and uninterested in posting their own political viewpoints.
Even better: the forum gets along just fine without moderation, as evidenced by NghtRppr's 8 month absence.
Or four moderators, all extremists at each end of the political compass, who all must agree on every decision... (is that the same as no moderator at all? lol)
Maybe. Over moderation is worse than no moderation in a heated forum such as politics. Conversations will go off-topic. Exchanges will be heated. Let it be.
And please, send NghtRppr his walking papers. Let him moderate any other forum, but not the politics forum.