I come and go on this site fairly regularly, with some big breaks inbetween. I can say, reliably, every single time I come on there are more restrictions. Its anything from no more links, to no more negative rep, and the list goes on and on. I for one like my sites moderated. Let me make this clear: I have tons of respect for the amazing mods on this site. However, I am starting to wonder if this site is to heavily moderated. I understand that sites need restrictions and moderators to keep running. I've run several sites and internet groups and had friends who have had. Ive run several with a few thousand ACTIVE members. This members stayed active because of the loosely moderated and FUN forums. They understood that they could joke around, but racial slurs, targeting members, and overall acting out would be punished. We were very succesfull until the video game we were about faded out. Ever since I came back from a few month hiatus from this site I have noticed how much more inactive this site has been. There are many fights between mods and members, and members and members. This is sometimes caused because almost everything is moderated and critisized here. The overall attitude isn't positive, because nearly everyone is being watched at all times, and PLENTY examples of bias in Modshas been displayed, whether it be favoritism in members and helping them or getting over involved in arguments and abusing mod status. Its my belief that this site is a free site and therefor me being her is a priviledge, not a right. And I respect that. So my only wish her is to send a message to the mods: Chill out. Its only a site, and if someone wants to leave negative rep, unless there is a CLEAR and BLINDING bias in their decision to leave that rep, let them! If I want to cite a youtube source or show a cool clip to go along with a topic- whats wrong with that? This is the ONLY forum I go on were this isn't allowed. Just some food for thought. I don't see any reason for this be be locked, I haven't singled out any members, cussed, or been a complete ^(*%$$. ( I hope), and I would find it a little comical if this was banned.