Dagsy wrote; However, I would be in favour of, after 6 months as a mod, the mod would step down for a month. In this time, the mod would get a NEW sock, and post as an anonymous new member, with no priveledges. This would allow the mods to not get too far away from the members. Hopefully try to stop them ascending the 'Ivory Tower'. All that is complicated and unnecessary. All that needs to happen is for moderators to continue to actively participate in their respective forums. No doubt they were given their positions because of their activity in a given forum. There's a lot to be said for continuing to start threads and contribute to discussion in one's forum for being able to "stay in touch". Once a mod loses interest in their forum's discussion, perhaps it is time to step down or shift roles into an area that does interest. As for this whole thread. Yes / No answers don't help the moderators one bit, other than to reaffirm that the usual people continue to have no-confidence in the administration. If you actually wanted to help improve the boards, you should take the time (as Dagsy and a few others have done) to explain your answers so the reasons behind your perception of this place can be considered.