right about that, though, (Correct me if I'm wrong :)) most moderators
are PST, which occassionally ends up with no moderator currently
surveying the boards, so just flagging a board which is under attack
could take a while to be solved, thus a chance for a massive flood.
Just tell me if I'm wrong, I'm just giving you my point of view, and since I'm new I could very well be wrong.