I'd like to discuss, if I may, the policy of no Public Discussion of Mod Actions (PDMA). With no specifics. With no actual PDMA. Just discussing the policy. Full disclosure, I've not been infracted (recently that is), so it's not a self-serving discussion, just a discussion. I'm not talking about any specific MA, although there was a thread that made me think of this. Ahem. With that all out the way... There was, recently, a 100+ post thread that has vanished, which prompted this thought, but I'm not particularly concerned about that thread. My problem is that a 100+ post thread can vanish &... here is my point... most people don't know why, at least I assume so. OK, granted, a couple people probably know why, but I don't, & I bet most people don't. So I guess I'm making a big assumption there, but it's probably true. Anyway.. The Moderation on this site seems to only address very specific problems at a very specific time regarding very specific posts. Namely, those posts that get moderated. The general users don't have a clue as to what happened, & thus there is no "lesson learned", to put it in kindergarten terms. If I may suggest a solution, there should be a thread, just one, pinned, where Moderator actions are both posted & can even be discussed. Like, for example... "MODERATOR ACTION: Deleted Thread 'Everyone sucks, I rule!' - Reason: Flaming of everyone" Just throwing that out there. Or, even if it's just a post within a thread, there'd be a message in this proposed Moderator Actions thread, like: "MODERATOR ACTION: Banned RobAnybody for 3 days: posted about PD of PDMA" And then people could see 1) that someone got infracted, which is useful in & of itself, but also 2) why someone got banned or infracted, & 3) we could talk about it, *in that thread only*. It'd be a public record, people could talk about it without that whole "PM a MOD" thing, which seriously has never worked as a policy on any board ever, & would serve as a deterrent example to other potential abuses. Eh, I'm just saying consider it. Far too often stuff happens behind the scenes & for someone like me, who only pops in every few days, we could understand wtf just happened, & understand what we missed, why something happened, & maybe learn a lesson by example. And also, since it'd be lasting public record, new people could see examples of what constitutes an infraction. Just tossing it out there. FWIW.