Can we chalk that down to a simple difference in modding style? I mod community boards and I've never ever "patrolled"--I just check out my threads, check out threads that look interesting, and then check out the just plain strange ones. I'd do that before I was promoted too, and it accomplishes the same thing as patrolling might... but it's just a form of interaction. On a more discussion-oriented board, that might not work out so well. A patrol model might work on that sort of board better, and it seems that certain boards do seem to get patrol mods. That doesn't mean that they're not modding properly, but that they're modding in the way that fits their board demographics. One size doesn't fit all in the JC, even as the traffic gets smaller--our boards still have their own individual cultures.