Very well, then, tell me what exactly of this sentence is flame bait: "Cuomo was considered a the 'hero' governor by the media and Democrats"
Would this be flamebait: "Trump was considered a great president by FOX news people and Republicans".
I am open to listen why my affirmation which is true and accurate is 'flamebait'. I say this without the intention of argument.
You are clearly trying to provoke other users with that title. I fully agree that it was flamebait, and it's clear to me that your intent is to start an argument. I don't post in Non Av, nor have I ever expressed a political opinion on this forum — I would have absolutely changed that title and/or deleted it, and you can't accuse me of bias when I have never expressed an opinion one way or another. I'll repeat what my colleagues have said repeatedly: This is an aviation website.
We ran out of patience for people posting flamebait and picking political fights years
ago. This isn't why we're here, this isn't why we volunteer our time, and this isn't how we want to expend our effort. If you are incapable of discerning obvious political flamebait due to your own personal bias, then I highly suggest you find another discussion forum for that.
I have expressed the thought that as a moderator, you shouldn't be posting in threads. You are either are a member like the rest of us, or a a moderator.
This forum has been around for more than two decades, and that's not how we work. Many of us work or have worked in aviation, and thus we have insight to share. It's clear when we're participating as users and when we're acting within our scope as moderators. You may feel differently, but we have no plans to change.
You can't do both and be impartial.
I can, and do. I have never once expressed a political opinion in my nearly dozen years on this forum. I have both praised and trashed most manufacturers and airlines. I am fully capable of expressing an opinion without compromising my impartiality, and I challenge you to find a post of mine that does. Other moderators are within their right to express a wider range of opinions. They are fully capable of acting impartially when required. We hold each other accountable far more than users do, which is why we are careful to act impartially. You can choose to believe me or not, but it doesn't alter the fact either way.
A few places have rules concerning moderator conduct
As do we. We have a lengthy standards of conduct, and it's something we take seriously. Moderators are removed when abuses occur, and in some cases we've gone so far as to remove them from the site entirely. We hold each other accountable, and we have little tolerance for improper behavior. The last moderator removed for such abuses was short-lived in their role, received no warning prior to dismissal, and was permanently banned from the site. Improper behavior affects all of our reputations, and it's not something the rest of us are willing to compromise.