Kadue Edit: Read my final post in this thread for an explanation of why this is closed. I strongly suggest that everyone pay attention to the section in bold in my post just before the 200th one in this thread. There is some courtesy in the ModSquad, little, but some. When a moderator does something that is considered against the rules or an abuse of power, the administrators, led by Vertical, talk with the mods and come to a conclusion what should be done. No demotions are handed out unless the general consent is that there should be or if a mod needs to be stopped from locking or banning or deleting and etc. I am confused now as to why I have been demoted, having upheld forum rules in my stay here. Carter-TFN, not the head admin, in a unilateral move demoted me a few minutes ago, ostensibly because of a back and forth between the two of us in the ModSquad. It was heated yes, and I used the word "bastardly" to describe a post by him where he attacked another moderator. I saw it as a divisive move made by an administrator that has created nothing but tension and discord since the end of the summer. I called him this post, as did another manager, and for my responses, I am demoted. This is not proper procedure, not the protocol to be followed. This is also not the first time this has happened. Remember Son of the Suns? Carter demoted him in a unilateral move as well. Despite his public words on the rules and procedures here at the JC, it would appear that he feels it best to make up his own rules. It would seem that he - never an active moderator, not chosen for his position because of knowledge of the board or skill with a particular forum, promoted solely because of his Staff status - decides what rules to enforce, cast off and mold to his own making. Having PMed him and received no satisfaction, I take my case to the public domain, since this really opens the doors to several points. If nothing else, hopefully, we will have a better understanding of the system used to punish moderators and it will be on public record because of this...this farce. Then you, the regular users, will have words to use when you see a mod abuse power or violate the TOS. You will know the procedure and will act on it and never be left in the dark. 1. I am calling for an inquiry into my demotion. 2. I am calling for an inquiry into Carter-TFN's continued status as an administrator at the JC. 3. I am calling for a public record to be made of Moderator Punishment Protocol.