I read the essay about Remus and Sirius, it was listed not for under age 13. I was really uncomfortable about the subject matter. It's nice that you put an age limit, but I think this type of essay shouldn't be permitted. You open it up to other people critizing each other. And since you have limited moderation, I still think you are going to have problems with people posting their opinions. COS prides themselves on being family friendly, but I don't see that here.
I understand your concern. We're a different website here than what CoS has done in the past or even MuggleNet. All of our pieces are academic in nature, and we not only allow diverse readings such as this one but encourage them. Sometimes this kind of analysis means talking about uncomfortable things - which is appropriate, as the Harry Potter
series is certainly concerned with uncomfortable things, as is the real world.
All content that deals with potentially controversial subjects are listed with the age warning. Keep in mind all content submitted goes into a queue - we do not post anything blatantly offensive or does not speak to legitimate analytical work. In terms of moderation in the forums we're actually quite thorough as we are all taking part in these interesting discussions, ourselves, and plan to bring on new mods very soon.
If you find anything on the site that seems particularly hateful, feel free to direct message me. The idea of Alohomora!
is to find and build your own niche there by filtering only the kind of content you would be interested in seeing. We're still improving this function.