I have been on this site since 2006 and I've noticed a disturbing trend in the last 6-12 months.... The problem is the attitude of certain mods going around like they are some sort of a god and thinking the rules don't apply to them. I've seen mods swearing at members or right out taking the piss out of someone, Heck I've even seen some of the mods Rip into people on the shoutbox. Is this what Gbatemp really has become? One of the best things about this site has always been the very understanding mods. It's getting to the point if you don't agree with certain mods or you state your opinion on something that's within the rules and they don't agree with you, You get bitch slapped by a sarcastic ego powered mod. Tonight I felt this happened to me and when I tried to discuss it with the mod that did it to me, I basically felt like it was followed up with another sarcastic power ego'd reply in pm. I basically got told to leave the website because I didn't agree with something. does a "normal" mod get to rule the place with an iron fist and tell people to leave the site because they didn't agree with them? They also mentioned for me to open up a topic here if I'm not happy about something, Well here I am as the pm method doesn't seem to work. I'm not talking about every staff member and I'm not going to name anybody because that's not the type of person I am. Being an ex mod on another site I truly understand what it's like having people on your back or feeling some pressure, Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. However from my time as mod and from many gbatemps past mods I learned just because you're a mod doesn't make you above the everyday members and when you start acting like you are , You really need a reality check. There is a civilised way to moderate the forums. I always felt someone who is a mod should be an example to the website, That doesn't mean they can't have a heated discussion with members etc but there is a way to do things properly. Has Gbatemps attitude to moding changed since 06? You could always say I can just leave if I'm not happy but I like to think Gbatemp is better than that and the admins actually listen to it's members. If the Admins said to me "tough shit that's how we want our mods to be" I would happily accept that and leave the website. However I truly can't see that being the case. I'm not normally one to shout "POWER ABUSE!" but I'm someone who says how I see things without trying to offend people. I'm not burthurt over the incident that happened to me tonight but I got suggested to make a thread so here I am. I know what's bound to happen with this topic, I will get flamed by people sucking up to the site (I frankly don't care) However look at it from the outside and think of the place as a community where you can show your input to try and improve the place, That's the Gbatemp I know. If you disagree with me fair enough but we can have a civilised discussion and try not to name any mods as there's no need for that. I don't want to single people out and this is not a witchhunt. I think a system where you could challenge or report something you find has been handled wrong would be a perfect edition to the website, Instead of being brushed off in pm. Sorry in advance if there's any grammar or spelling mistakes in my post I'm kind of in the middle of something.