A good place for moderation stuff reminders I guess:
If you are a a ‘Regular’ member (as in it’s an automatic badge awarded when you read stuff here over a period of time as one sign of activity - see current ones here) then your ‘Flag’ power is elevated. It allows you to flag a post for moderation plus also hide it. You can also recategorize and rename topics to help out too.
The idea behind the forum software is that participation means moderation powers that other forums would normally award manually happen automatically by those that most want it. Now, we have practically zero need for much moderation here, but it’s a reminder to those that the ability is there and encouraged to be used. You really don’t want people like me moderating just because I can reboot the server and know some HTML, plus I really don’t want to do it either.
Chat’s are forum posts. Same rules, and identical mechanisms underneath. Because it is a meandering conversation with only 20 posts of history shown in the chat box then people might forget. It is just a regular form topic though.
The forum is moderated as a ‘public place’, so no intricate rules on how much of nipple to show but more what you could feel comfortable doing in, say, a park outside with strangers around. The faq sums it up pretty well.