or administrator of a web forum
that silently censors the content on the site to steer conversations or change text users submit with the intent of steering the conversation. Slashmods often refuse to admit they are doing so when confronted.
This action is considered detrimental to the forum purpose and a form of first amendment censorship
. This breaks the trust between forum moderators and their users.
Therefore, forum users sometimes revolt, mutiny, or leave alltogether. Forum slashmodders are often asked to tender resignation if their offenses are serious enough or strongly disagreeable.
Any moderator who removes only comments by people who disagree with an idea or topic, regardless of how appropriate the comments may be, is considered a slashmod.