On the Salesforce Stack Exchange, a lot of moderation is performed directly by the community,
For those who missed it, I wrote an article for Mike Gerholdt's excellent blog, Button Click Admin; the post focuses on how developers can and do collaborate with each other and the people around them. Please head over to Mike's site to have a read and let me know what you think. Way off the mark? Close?
Of course administrators are not the dark side, they're our colleagues and allies as we battle to provide the best experience possible for end users, so please don't fight them, collaborate instead. It's considerably more useful for everyone involved. Incidentally, a Stack Exchange Q&A site for Salesforce and Force.com would be a great way of collaborating with the wider community (hint, hint).