Originally posted by Powerdoc
The posting guidelines are clear, complaints about an admin or a mod should be dealed only via e mail or PM. That's the way it works, on most forums I go on.
Then what's this (Feedback) forum? chopped liver?
Now it's not specified on the guidelines that you can talk about the moderation in general.
Well, maybe it should be then (we are in the feedback forum after all, which has the description "For use in presenting us with comments and suggestions on the forums.")
Now remember that the moderators are doing a free job, in order to keep this forums nice. We are open to any suggestions, but we will never do whatever people want, if we think that it's against the gaol of this forum ( a civil place to discuss Apple's related stuff).
Unfortunately, it's always "what the moderators think," and that seems to be proving that they have the power to ban and lock at their whim.
All we're asking (I think) is that you at least think (and look) twice before locking a thread, since quite often they are not identical to others already in the forum.
If you feel you must lock a thread, then post a reply with the reason and a link to the appropriate thread, if such a thread exists.
In some of these cases, we couldn't email/pm the mod since whoever the mod was hadn't bothered with this common courtesy.
And one more thing to all the mods: don't get wrapped up in the notion that you have unlimited power with no accountability. It's actions like these that will eventually drive the users away to other sites.