By and large, those charged with the 'policing of the site' [Admins/Mods] are reasonable, polite, fair and level-headed in their 'policing'.
There are others apparently WANTING to be so charged who patently are NOT.
Mods are often asked 'how did you get promoted to that level?' or 'what was it that made them choose you?'.
The answer is 'common sense and a clear willingness to support the site and its community', not 'a desire to stick up for myself and to hell with anyone who is different or disagrees with my view of the world'.
Handling a community of 3.2 plus million members and thousands of active contributors [gallery and forum] is no easy task...and it is made patently worse by people who THINK what they do is right.
When I said [once before...similar motivation] that exactly NO-ONE is exempt from censure I meant NO-ONE. Everybody is answerable to the site and its community, none more-so than myself and Island Dog, but equally Snowman, WOM, Zubaz, etc, and then comes the other 'leaders' - the Masters, Journeymen, etc. [clever use of bold type to make a point].
By the time you get 'down' to the novice Citizen there's a wee bit of room for some slack to be cut, but at 'the other end' there IS NONE.
This isn't a shift in 'focus' or ideals....it's a reaffirming of that which has seen Wincustomize transition to become a friendly place to be.
THAT is the ideal...the goal.
If you think this is about telling you how to comment or what to say you are wrong. It is about telling you how to behave.
If telling you how to behave towards your fellow site members is totalitarian/fascist/whatever then call me Adolf....