I think the forums are appropriately moderated. Sundoode, I know there have been times where you've been treated too severely and unfairly. But, at the same time, you don't know when to stop and bring it on yourself. It goes both ways.
The mods ARE charged with reading every post, and it's not fun. They do it voluntarily, and are not paid. And from the responses here, I think their motivation to participate is greatly decreased by the total lack of appreciation for what they do.
This forum is not an entitlement. It's a favor to everyone here from phil and all the others who make it happen. When someone gives you a gift, you don't nitpick everything that's wrong with it. You simply express appreciation for it, and be happy for what it is.
Many of the young people here don't understand the dynamics of this sort of thing. Not because you're dumb, but because you've never done something like it. I spent several years of my life making a computer game with my crew, and when it came out, it was a hit. But if you go to the game forums, they're just dripping with sarcastic, bitter, seriously angry, and vulgar insults about how stupid we are, and how it could be so much better if we weren't such idiots. It's enough to make you wonder why you bothered in the first place.
If you think there's a better CP forum that's possible, don't complain about it here, MAKE ONE. It's easy and cheap to do, so just do it. You might find it's not anywhere near as easy as you think it is to keep it running and to deal with all the issues that people bring.
But while you're here, realize you're a guest, and that this place is a gift.