I run a local car forum. It has been around for 3 years and is doing really well. Almost 1000 members and 114k posts. We have a pretty active member base. Now onto some problems that I need other Admin's opinions about. Sorry if this is long-winded. First off are my mods. There have always been 2 mod's since the beginning, the same people. They helped me start the site. Well one mod is nonexistent so it's obviously to get rid of him. The other mod does an OK job, but I am finding out that he is spreading lies behind my back such as that I read everyone's PM's. This is obviously a lie and couldn't be farther from the truth. Since this is a local board everyone knows each other (part of the problem). He plays favorites with his group of friends in letting things go that he normally wouldn't. If I demod him I feel it will create more trouble than it's worth since we are good friends. People on my site seem to take things a bit too seriously. At the same time though I don't like how he handles things any longer and the lies are getting to me. What do you guys think? No onto my other, bit more serious problem. The first 2 years the site was really strong and was a great community. This past year all has gone downhill. A group of friends just continue to make stupid pointless posts. They constantly talk be to me with saying "Stay on topic" and other stuff like that, just to make me mad. I have contributed their being more active to the downfall of my site. They became more active, thus immature posts increased, and our original members seem to have been pushed away by this and no longer post much. This group also see the site as a joke and it's obvious in their posts. I'm not happy with the site, haven't been in a long time and have almost shut it down a few times. It has just become a social forum for this small group of immature people. The focus has been taken off cars and turned into hmmm crap I guess. Any tips are greatly appreciated, and I will continue to read through other posts to gather information.