I'm wondering whether it would be appropriate to basically tell a forum administrator that the moderators are causing people to leave en masse. If so, how would you say it?
I belong to a forum that is mainly for a TV show, however over time the off topic section has also become a very popular place for forum members to socialize, tell funny stories, etc. The admin still owns the site, but now leaves moderation to others. Since these moderators started doing their jobs, many people have left the forum due to their absurd moderation policies. For instance, they will lock threads that have any disagreement at all, even if everyone is being completely respectful. They suspended a guy for writing a political post, even though all he did was mention that his new coworkers freaked out when they realized that he was much older than they thought, as he was old enough to vote in the 2000 election. I got suspended myself for writing a "fake story." I was writing about my first roommate, who was annoying and treated me badly. I mentioned that my friends and I joked about doing an incredibly hilarious, yet complex and likely impossible revenge scheme that would get her kicked out of school. The moderator thought I had actually done this, and told me how horrible I was for doing that. When other posters pointed out that it was clearly just a joke, the moderator got angry and tried to save face, saying that the joke aside, I had clearly embellished the story (none of the things I wrote about were that unusual).
So clearly, the moderators are overly reactionary and don't read posts all the way through. Should I say anything to the admin?