In the past few days, however, we've noticed a number of instances where people are calling other members of the community to task on their content, often in a condescending or otherwise rude manner. We've got a large moderating team for a reason. If something is really inappropriate, it's very likely one of us will spot it soon and get rid of it. If it really bugs you, you can speed up that process by dropping a note to knittingmods (at) gmail (dot) com.
Basically it boils down to this: if you can't word your objection politely, it's better to let someone else handle it for you.
Also, knitting_chat is a great idea, and the original impetus came from a well-established member of the community. That does not make it the law of the land around here. Yes, there will occasionally be posts to knitting that would be better suited to knitting_chat. But there is no rule that requires people to post there instead of here.
We understand that there will be differences of opinion from time to time. Keep it civil, and we'll all get along.