I participate at dozens of forums and I am a lurker at many others, I am also a moderator at a few forums. Something sad has occurred over at a forum known as WebProWorld, they are the news site that goes under the name of WebProNews, where Garrett used to write before joining Andy and KeywordRanking. Anyway, WebProWorld is a business, they should have a clear separation between the admins and the moderators like many forums do that have businesses behind them. It seems as if the moderators over at WebProWorld are unhappy and they spoke out about it.
In a thread started by fathom, a person I respect in this in industry, named WebProWorld Thoughts to Consider, he discusses why he has stepped down from the moderator position at WebProWorld. Those who don't know, there is a private forum where moderators and administrators interact behind the scenes. If there are disputes between the two, they normally take it out in that private forum over via personal communication. Of course people do not always agree, but fathom moderators at other forums, including SEO Chat which is very similar in the structure of the forum to WebProWorld.
It is always a shame seeing these types of disputes aired out in the public. As part of my forum coverage, I am covering this.