I'm just a member of TVR gassing, but I do moderate the Trumph Tiger list on yahoo (1500+ members)
My style of moderation, hmmm, some would say excellent, other would say 'list nazi', but only those who don't read the small amount of posting rules we send them upon joining and that are laid out in the FAQ.
I can only judge my succes as a moderator by looking at other offshoot groups that were set by those who didn't like our rules. After several years those groups dwindle(300 or less members) whereas our slightly more controlled group flourishes. up from 600 when I took over to 1500+ and growing.
PS Just had a phone call from an agency who supply BT with poeple, and was told I fit the profile opf the the job they have in mind, but if they can get someone in from India they will do so as they make more money. Furious doesn't even begin to describe how I feel. Surely this is illegal.