First off let me notify you that closing, deleting or editing this thread will be meaningless as I will be sending copies of this post to the emails and IMs of original Graal Reborn top staff.
There needs to be a fundamental change in the way these forums are moderated. Right now it seems a bunch of little Proto-Nazis with a napoleon complexes are moderators of this forum, which is completely unnecessary and hurtful to the openness and advancement of the community as a whole.
Just glance over the forums, nearly half of all topics are either closed, deleted, moved, or edited unnecessarily, most of these are due to political reasons or people having opinions of which the moderators disagree with. If a post is unpopular or just plain bad then let people either agree or disagree with it then fade away naturally. Closing a thread due to opinion or political belief is just plain asinine and needless.
The large number of moderation staff is unnecessary, and their actions stifle the community. Ask what positive aspect have any of these moderators contributed to the Graal Reborn community? If the answer is nothing except for closing legitimate threads then perhaps it’s time they are relieved of their positions.
These forums are now nearly dead and silent partly due to these reasons, and this oppression has spread to scaring off people from the Graal Reborn servers as well.
My advice and solution is to take a liberal approach to these forums, only banning, closing or deleting posts when they spam-bots or extremely vulgar and illegal.
Deleting, and closing posts is the digital equivalent of book burning and censorship.
Our energy and resources at graal reborn should be focused on development and free exchange of ideas, not feeding a bunch of mini Hitlers in stifling speech.
If a post or idea is bad then the person making it will be ridiculed and each person will make up their own mind, closing over half of every post is not helpful to anyone!
I am not naming any one person in particular, I just ask everyone to look at the large list of moderators, look through the forums and see all the posts that have been closed, and judge them by the fruits of their labors, then the problems should be obvious to you if your IQ is above even 70!