We can see that the NW hid two of the threads in question entirely but that on one of them only the OP was hidden which was an error rather than deliberate.
Our busiest periods by far and away are from 8am-11pm and we focus our moderating resource then. The Nightwatch pick things up after outside of those hours, which is actually not very often. They are able to hide threads and generally do a fabulous job when called upon.
If we had an 'official' mod overnight, they'd be rarely used and we'd be shifting resource from the busier shifts, which seems a bit counterintuitive.
We do of course keep an eye on report levels at different times of the day and will keep an open mind on whether it would make sense to change things.
Thanks for raising it and apologies for the oversight.
Just being nosey Lorna, do you compare troll posts by number or % of posts with those in the day?
I'm wondering if it seems there are more at night, as there is less general traffic - making the % look higher in comparison with the daytime? But by number it is fewer than the day, so then it isn't worth the extra moderation?
Lorna - do you notice any difference in the type of troll-y posts at different times of day?
It seems to me - but of course I don't know! - that daytime trolls tend to be the "my DH doesn't like DS doing ballet" or "I only have two eggs to last until Xmas" type posts, but at night we get the MRA invasions (or other hateful stuff) and the stuff that is actually distressing to read rather than just running the risk of being goaded into responding