It's nearly 5 am for me right now, so I might not have time to cover every single point mentioned, which might not be needed anyway since another Moderator already addressed a lot of what was originally said. Anyhow, I do agree that there's indeed improvement that can be made especially when it comes to handling what is often referred as "rating abuse". To be entirely fair toward the staff team, it's something rather complex to handle. To begin with, it's not possible to monitor or control every single instance of abusive use of the rating system that could occur, but not moderating on it is hardly a good solution either. At least I for once do believe that it is not a good idea to let users farm ratings with friends or alternate account, or spam others with dislikes, but some do disagree and I respect that. Resuming it as a limit problem just doesn't cut it. Sometime someone clearly disliked 3 posts on the same thread, or another logical context, because they expressed an opinion the person disliked, and other time they clearly went on that person profile and searched two additional recent post just to dislike them, in a way that can only be classified as vengeful. To be fair, I would prefer to simply make neutral ratings uncounted, basically making them uncounted on profiles, to make such abuse irrelevant and solve the issue. I have myself suggested this solution to the Hypixel Administration, with no result so far. All I wanted to clarify is that I do agree that more consistency would be great when it come to rating abuse, but that the Community should also understand how difficult it is to moderate on that field right now, since it's factually impossible for us to see everything, even more when users tend to not report, and how just not moderating it simply isn't a realistic option at that moment in time. Now while I did say above that I agreed with some of your statement on how rating abuse is handled, there's somethings in which I am in strong disagreement with in your original post. First and foremost, stating that the only way to for an abusive staff to taken care of by the Administration is to take public actions is absolutely false and wrong. Contacting staff manager with clear evidence of the situation will leads to the situation being handled in almost any case, I am certain of that since myself I have forwarded to my management and seen actions being taken countless times in the past. I respect your opinion on the topic, but public content on private matter is always unintentionally biased, and often willingly created to only present one side of the topic. I have seen countless of post, even in these replies, making claims about unfair punishment, which unfortunately some people will blindly believe, despite the clear lack of evidence. You have to realize that sadly not everyone take the consequence of their own actions maturely, and that a massive amount of people tend to try to use altered version of their situation to make public pressure on the Hypixel Staff Team. I can assure that while that clearly isn't the case for everyone, many of these claims are clearly altered to convince the public of their innocence, for example. Controversial or not, I really do think that making public content on matters like "unfair punishment" or so called "abusive staff" is the worst way to handle the situation, and overall as a terrible negative impact on the Hypixel Community. These kind of post about a particular case at best show only one side of the situation, and often clearly misinform the public, while on the other side is almost always impossible for staff members to debunk lies since that would require to expose confidential information. Indeed, that does mean that some of this content as to be locked to stop the spread of false and unhealthy rumors, because the truth is many will believe unsupported claim despite the clear lack of evidence. I also do think that some of the attitude you take in this thread is highly unnecessary. I find that claiming that staff members are unable to justify their own actions is disrespectful and false, especially considering that I always take pride and large amount of time in explaining my actions to the community, even if that take hundreds of words and hours to do so. To conclude, I do agree and even seek to improve some of the Moderation process on the forums myself, and do concede that some of your point are valid. I do believe that discussing these matter is constructive, however I do also believe that any form of aggressive attitude regarding the staff here is uncalled for, and clearly not useful to the conversation. I give you my respect for bringing good point to public attention, however I do believe that content of this type should especially avoid at all cost to be biased, or fall into sensationalism. No thread should be aimed or constructed, may it be intentionally or not, at attacking someone else or a group, and that does apply to the staff team, because that is simply not constructive. Criticism does not require to be aggressive. That is my opinion, and yes criticism, on what you expressed here, and how you express it. I am fairly well aware that it might cause disagreement, but those are my honest opinion and reaction to what you state.