Put yourself in their shoes. If someone actually crosses a line you have the power to either personally yoke an MF up and chuck em in the ‘time out pile’ - or shoot a moderator an email and get them to do so, however that works. Would you really, really care what anyone on these boards says? Would it really chase you away, never to post again?
If it would, you probably have growing up to do. Let the thin skinned mod lie die already. I think it’s more likely someone higher up has the bright idea that the best way to manage a community is to read but not respond. Personally I don’t think that’s so bright because you end up with a community that feels shunned and ignored.
But I doubt the predictable GD responses (I literally clicked the thread containing a blue post just to see if someone posted the 'GD hurt the model’s feelings lie…look at that) bother them as much as the pity party would have us believe.