I recently discovered the following quotation embedded in the signature of a forum moderator. The community as a whole should be made aware of it:
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
The quote is most likely misattributed to Mark Twain through a combination of memes and internet regurgitation; the authorship therefore made foolishly invalid. The context in which it's being used however deserves further examination.
The "quote" directly insinuates that the War Thunder forum users are generally "stupid people," which I think at the very least is a difficult position to be held by a moderator of that community. Policing the forums demands respect for it's users, which is clearly not given here. These attitudes are both pervasive, systemic, and a causal influence in the health of this forum, it's discussions, and the user/moderator relationship.
The marked deterioration that this community has experienced, taking place over the past months is a symptom of these behaviors.
I would end by saying that this demeanor is both graceless and embarrassing, and wholly beneath the position of a moderator on these forums.
I look forward to hearing your views on the signature and it's attitudes in the comments below.
All my love,