I've started a couple modest sites from ground up and from day one have always had a moderation policy in place on all my sites. Recently I acquired my first forum. It was a website that I've been a member of for over 5 years and love dearly. The site owner was never around and had moderators that have flat out told people or made people assume that they owned the website. The owner was absent and they over used their power to create rules without the prior site-owners approval. The sale came to a shock to both of the two moderators (the site owner sold to a marketing company and I sensed something was off and shot the owner a message offering to buy the site). Lets just say I paid a pretty penny to 'save the site' (and was in shock they allowed me to buy it back). The site will never have enough revenue for the price I paid nor is it a paid site. It was something I was willing to do because.... of my love for the site. The past three weeks have just been a train wreck. The moderators have 'admin' tags (even tho they were introduced to the community as moderators); and have full admin panel access (this last will be changed). However they are spiraling at any bit of 'their power' being taken away from them. I do something (or anything) to create structure in the staff forum and create guides (or even mention that it's in the process) and they spiral claiming they 'know how to run the site and I should trust them' (I don't like how they are running it). They've tried pushing out community guideline changes; changes to forum interface, and crossing out my actions as the site owner. In some cases when I pointed it out in staff forum I was told "they didn't need to ask the committee every-time they make a change". They have clearly stated to me that I need to 'ask them' to make changes and that 'the site doesn't work this way' and telling me what I need to do and what not to do (to the point that they tried to tell me not to make the announcement thread of buying the site). I've been accused of 'not trusting them' and 'lording over them'. This is my first time coming in as a member (long term; and active) into an site owner role; where the moderators didn't have a sense of established boundaries. Any advice on how to handle this?