great that you'd be up for helping out alice - i think you've got a very empathic ability to reach out to others which would be great for moderating the board. do you have an email address i could contact you at to discuss it further? for your safety it might be best if you can email me at my email address. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding irrelevant posts, or inconsequential threads, my view is that as long as nobody is threatening the feeling of safety of using this board, and the posts have some kind of relevance to shy bowel, then why not let people post? especially since some posters might feel shy about posting. but perhaps that's the benefit of having more than one person running the site is that we can discuss these kind of things and come to a group decision on policies and guidelines on what messages the site puts out and also on how we moderate the message board.
look forward to hearing from you.