Whilst I do see the point of total transparency, I think Joe's point is being missed somewhat. As I see it, the special mod forum would be a place where we can edit stuff as needed so that the rest of the forum doesn't have to see anything unnecessary. Whilst I don't think there's anything that I've ever modded that could be conceived as so utterly offensive that no-one would want to view it, the lack of a NSFW tag on a dodgy picture would need the post to be edited pretty quick and if detailed modding was needed (Christ knows what that would be, but bear with me), you run the risk of clicking on a picture at work that gets you in trouble. IYSWIM.
However, if the only way to get one is to go viewable, then I'm 100% in agreement with it.
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