I understand trying to throw us lowly members a bone, but come on. You might as well just come right out and tell us our opinions aren't as good as the Administration and you will continue to just choose only the people who you think are worthy. Nevermind that the Mods are actually supposed to serve US the membership, and we should therefore be allowed to have some sort of say in who moderates US. Actually I think the criteria for a mod is that they're a fairly well known member and well-liked by a majority of posters in a forum. And that they know how to obey the rules and can be fair. Also, are you of the opinion that the moderators are 'corrupt' that issue has been brought up time and again. Personally I see some of what these critics are talking about. But it only makes sense to the critic because critic a's friend was banned for such and such a reason that was 'unfair'. And even if we are not allowed such a privilege, the Administration should not try to appease us with false promises. After this, I truly think some of you think that the regular members have no brains at all. PMing a mod sock? Give us a little credit. We are not stupid, we know exactly how much our suggestions would matter (read: diddly squat), and something like that is just a clever ploy to sweep yet another issue under the rug. The Modfather is not a mod's sock. He/she is every mod. I think, well from past experience I know it's never the same person. I think the reason why they chose to PM him is because they'd all read it and not just one moderator. Sort of a neutral person type deal. And I think you've completely misunderstand the difference between having a meaningful opinion that counts. And an opinion that is just trite and isn't worth anyone's time.