There are two "political" discussion
boards that have been set up for the specific purpose of illustrating
how not to moderate discussions. I recommend both:
1. Moderator as interfering teacher
("Children, please behave!"). Cheerful but
totally inconsistent application of board "rules", many
knuckles wrapped: Persistence
2. Moderator as Stalinist assassin.
You just disappear. Without warning. Nobody's aware you've disappeared.
You're never heard of again: Medialens
Of the two, I much prefer the obnoxious schoolteacher,
although it's a bad sign when they call themselves "Redverskyle
The Undetermined". And it's a bad sign when they dissemble
and post under multiple names to attack those whose views they
dislike, or allow others to do so. Or, rather, it would be a bad
sign if they did that, but of course they don't. Hypothetically,
if you discovered they did that, you'd request to have all your
posts removed from the board as a matter of principle.