Its been close to three weeks now since both me and another member attempted to find out why the Age of Darkness "Legion Influences // Historical Military Doctrines" thread was shut down without warning or explanation. Both of us made PMs directly to the higher circle of moderators, as well as the administrators of the relevant forums.
Neither was explanation given to why I was given a forum warning for my remarks regarding the recent development in 40k aesthetics. Instead, my PM was outright deleted by the moderator in question.
It seems ever since Brother Argos stepped down the moderators have been playing fast and loose with their absolutely voluntary roles. In some cases, the bare minimum is done in moderator role, nothing more than a lock of topic with an off-hand remark.
Arguably inane threads like "Lets banter like Space Marines" are given three or four warnings, while threads with "legendary" content hailed and celebrated by fellow fraters and cousins from other forums are shot down with nay a remark.
I remember reading that there is a multitude of work done behind-the-scenes here at Bolter and Chainsword. That every moderated comment and thread is analysed and discussed behind the curtains by the senior moderation team. It seems that the moderation of the moderators, if you will, has completely disappeared recently.
This has left me literally frustrated and disappointed with a forum that was once hailed as the catalogue-example of forums in day past. What's more concerning is that I "grew up", if you will, alongside the many members that are now moderators behind changed names and avatars-long gone past, so I'd like to think I'm more than qualified with commenting on the long-term changes of this forum, as veritably seen from the vantage point of an outside, active member.
It seems like a number of the lower ranked moderati need to take a break every once in a while, while the higher echelons should get together and discuss the next step for our little forum here and the way it is managed.
Boys, can you tighten your step, please?