You are one of the better ones i have seen over the years. Have seen many moderators come and Go over the last 20 years here. My comment was in how the vast majority act when they get thier bit of power.
I appreciate it — I work alongside some really dedicated moderators who really care about this community, and I just try to do my part.
I think it's sometimes difficult to realize the full intent behind a moderator's actions in some cases. Things always look differently without the full picture, so while something might look like a "power move" from a distance, in reality, it might be something done with the best intentions. Ultimately, we don't always get things right (or sometimes even if it is right, it still isn't right), so it's important for us to reevaluate our decisions. Constructive feedback in threads like this help us to reevaluate what we're doing. My main concern is that we get things right even if it comes late, and I know the rest of the moderating crew feels the same way.
I'm personally very proud of the moderating group we have right now — we've had quite a challenging few years that hasn't gotten any easier. We've certainly had some moderators in the past who have not lived up to the standards this community deserves, but I feel very confident with our current group. Having been around for 20 years, I'm sure you've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, but hopefully with this group you can see more of the good than anything else. We all want to do right by the community and help keep this place going despite the challenges.