It is obvious from all of the "moderation drama" lately that mixing developers, moderators, and non-Empires off-topic stuff doesn't work so well. The original solution was to have strict rules in the Empires-specific sections and allow for more lenient guidelines on the Off-topic forums. But the moderators, who are ALSO the developers and influential members of the community, are using broad discretion (with personal interest) that would otherwise be disapproved by even fellow moderators. Administrators are too busy, or too carefree, to bother with silly drama in the off-topic section. In the end, the community is harmed by all of this "moderation drama" that could easily be solved by the community itself. With that, I am proposing that we bring back Rainbow Paradise and establish its own moderation team, under the guidance of the existing Empires moderators. This will allow the Empires developers to avoid the drama of the off-topic section and focus on moderating the Empires-specific sections (which usually have no drama) & developing the mod. Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/ponytime/petition.html Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/rainbowparadise Please review the petition for more information about my proposal. If there are any questions, please feel free to reply on this thread. Remember, the Empires Mod community is much more than a game and we should encourage its growth!