Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I keep seeing some moderators respond in threads that complaining about certain things like the patch balance doesn't belong in X thread and the thread will be locked if it continues. Sometimes going on to say that you don't understand all the reasons for the changes. Which is fine, but the way it's expressed just doesn't seem appropriate.
How do you expect people to act if the people telling them to follow the rules come across as totalitarian? The idea behind the forums I thought was to do community building complaining about change is something everyone does. People don't like change even if they hated the status quo before. It's going to take a while for people to 1) accept the change and 2) realize that it's probably not that bad. Having someone add nothing to the "conversation" besides the statement that you don't know what you're talking about stop whining isn't really helping the transition. If you think to much "whining" is happening a statement like Try and stay on topic or maybe some helpful advice would come across alot friendlier. By adding to the negativity of a thread it seems to me the opposite of what the moderators want to happen takes place - people feel bad so they act bad. Most people play games to destress and change definitely causes stress so it's possible these forums are the only real outlet for them.
It's not all of you guys I think some of the mods are doing a great job keep it up.