So, I hope this is a question with an easy and obvious answer, but I have to ask: Who is moderating the moderators?
To clarify, I mean does this site have proper channels for reporting if a user believes a moderator is abusing their power or acting in bad faith? I ask because I and a number of online friends departed a previous forum community several years ago when it became apparent that one of the senior mods (a community member that had been made a mod at the forum’s inception) was throwing his weight around, intimidating users, and ignoring very real, very blatant harassing behavior. When working as a group, he’d often overrule the other mods because of his seniority and thus it appeared impossible to get an opinion on moderator matters that weren’t largely his own, and the one staff member that oversaw the moderators (when they finally did get a staff member to focus on community matters) was largely ineffectual toward abusive mod behavior.
Waypoint is still a young site with a young forum, and I don’t doubt that the moderators here were picked well. But all the same, I’d feel better knowing that the staff is cognizant of how the moderators operate and have some form of channel available to users in the event that a moderator does use their power to abuse others or willfully turns a blind eye to legitimate issues.