I am sad to see and can appreciate so many members being upset over the 3 excellent Moderators 'retiring,' Lord knows they did a great job here and contributed to dnforum's success tremendously.
HOWEVER, you guys seem to be greatly overlooking the fact the reason this forum has been so successful and has: Registered Members: 1,211. Total Posts: 37,475. Total Threads: 5,405, is MOSTLY due to the Membership itself and all the excellent posts made here.
Though the 3 Mod's contributed significantly, they only made a small fraction of the knowledge posts here. One of the mod's in particular rarely posted any knowledge of his own, (with long periods of no posts), and then occasional comments on other posts, though he still did a good job overall.
Please remember it is the MEMBERS who made dnforum so great. You may be giving way too much credit to the 3 Mod's, though again they did a great job overall
Also, it's possible the cause of all of this may have been a communications problem, and nothing sinister.