Yes, we need some moderators. It's on my list of things to do. I'm picky about who I give moderator permissions to, as they can cause a lot of trouble if I don't choose well and train and supervise them properly. Right now supervising one person (me) is easier.
I am also good at prioritising. I have lots of things to do--some more important than others.
I know it seems like the community is filled with trolls and spam, but in reality, that isn't the case. If you think I'm wrong, please +mention me on the posts in question.
Recently we had about 4 violent images. That isn't people "taking over the community."
While the violent images posted recently are unpleasant, the community isn't on fire. I understand people want posts like that removed quickly, but a few day response time isn't that bad.
If people don't like that, they can:
* Mute the post
* Report the post to Google
Out of all the recent violent posts, I think we had two people out of almost 30,000 report it to me. About four other people made comments that will not result in anything being done about it, which shows they probably haven't read the community guidelines.
From the beginning when this community had a few hundred members, I encouraged people to see it as their
community, rather than my
community. I'm just a steward. If you see a problem, report it. if you don't report it, don't expect anything to change.
It's like seeing trash on the side of the street: if you complain about it, or just walk past it, nothing changes. You have to take action and be an active member of your community.
One report (+mention me in the comments) is enough for me to take notice of it, but more is helpful, too. If I don't deal with something a few days after reporting, report it again.
The community is doing okay. Believe me, much worse things could be happening.