Most forum Moderators are deficient of the intellect it takes to operate a toaster. I'm being generous when I say that, but for the majority of the mods on popular websites like GS in general, carry a feeling of superiority because they've been granted exclusive rights to make decisions on our behalf. Ain't that sweet? They were given this power because they demonstrated a measure of wisdom and tolerance. I hate to break it to you but you can be extremely "wise" and still lack any intelligence at all. I've seen plenty of half-witted Mods in my day and GameSpot, for example, has an overabundant supply of these simpletons. They are nothing but self appointed egotistic sadist on a mission to carry out "their Will" for us.
It's not an easy job by no-means. They are the keepers of the all mighty TOS agreement. With their fingers indefinitely hovering over the "ban" button, you are just one click away from becoming a victim of their authority. You have disrupted the fabric of decency and need to be disciplined.
The old saying "Absolute power corrupts absolutely." this goes for all the Liberal Mods out there, of any degree. I'd also like to note that Mods have cohorts who try to gain their favor by flattery or obsequiousness. Pure sucks ups.
I get modded all the time. Has it made me realize the errors of my ways? Has it made me change the way I conduct myself? Have I conformed by their rules? I'll let you figure that out. Without people like me .. there would be no need for moderators. It's a love hate relationship, in a sense, we give them purpose.
These are just my opinions, though probably not constructive it's my right to have them. If a mod is reading this, please exercise the following methods at your discretion: Closed/Locked/Deleted/Banned/Point reduction/Suspended