Who moderates the moderator..... I've been on another forums where a mod made questionable decisions, not a good combination given he was drinking on Friday/Saturday nite and was right in the middle of the p!ssing match. It happens, mods are humans as well, so posting why puts a level of accountability on all of us.
To give you a little peek behind the curtain (not a really big peek, just the logistics), when you have moderator permissions on the site, there is another category in the forums tab. In addition to "On The Snow", "EpicSki Community" and the rest, we also have "EpicSki Moderation". On that board, those of us on the moderation team check in and discuss moderation issues.
Any time one of us takes an action on the site, or thinks about taking action, we typically discuss it in a thread on the Moderation board. Unless it is a blatantly obvious spam post (Russian girls want to meet YOU!) we at least get a consensus as to whether or not the moderation action is warranted.
Any action that a moderator takes can subsequently be undone if the rest of the team, Rusty or Tyler deem it needs to happen. The moderator interface looks slightly different, we can see where posts were deleted, and the reason it was deleted. We can undelete posts, unban members, even roll back post edits if appropriate.
So who moderates the moderators? The other moderators, Rusty the head moderator, and Tyler, the site staff. The last thing any of us wants is a rogue mod who just deletes and edits and moderates at capricious whim. That's why we have a system in place to prevent that.