Every forum needs at least one moderator. All forums need rules. As mentioned in my previous post about creating quality forum posts, all forum posts are searchable. That said, you don't want anything hitting the Web that might harm or otherwise negatively impact your community (i.e. your brand). So, when choosing a moderator, the ideal candidate is almost certainly a stickler for the rules.
When choosing a moderator for your forum, keep in mind that a moderator is not necessarily an oracle of answers. Some of the best moderators never reply to anything. Nor do they post questions or create conversation threads. But a good moderator does indeed read every post that hits a forum. That's a must.
There are many different kinds of gaming communities in the world, but people are predominantly the same. People just want to have a good time, find answers to their questions, or talk to people about their interests. Though trolls abound in gaming communities, not too many communities long survive even a minority make-up of that kind of element. Your forum won't survive long either if you allow your posts to venture onto the dark side.
The easiest way to prevent this is to be a hardliner on negativity. It is recommended that moderators shoot first and ask questions later. What I mean by this is that if a post is over the line, delete it. Then, contact the author and discuss the matter. All forms of hate speech are, of course, an obvious no-go. But steering clear of religion, politics, sexual orientation, and/or topics that may "slip" into these categories is also a good idea. Such topics are healthcare, foreign affairs, the COVID crisis, the economy, etc. In these cases, however, moderators may take a softer approach to police the forum. Private messaging is strongly recommended. Closing a thread is another option.
Regardless, the rules of your forum and your strategy for enforcing these rules should be stated clearly in a separate category, titled "Forum Rules," or posted in a thread within a category under a similar name. (Different categories may require different rules.) You can then pin this thread to the top of the category, and you're good to go.
I wish you the very best,
GOD-sSs-END (aka David Allen Farrell)