I think we need to see if we can give the mods constructive advice that will help them in implementing the policy. My first thought was that maybe moderators should simply be less actively involved in particular debates, but I have concluded that this would be horribly unfair. These guys are volunteering their time. They deserve to have a stake in any thread they want to post in. Then I thought maybe we could ask the mods to refer any problem with a poster in a thread in which they are currently active to another mod for resolution, to avoid any appearance of bias. But my concern there is that this may not be very practical, or even possible in most cases. So my conclusion is that I don't have any constructive advice for the moderators. Sorry. Good luck gentlemen!