I was realistic in my expectations, but at the end it's shame that the conclusion that they got is not "Maybe e can improve on few things here" and instead "crusade by a certain group of people"...
I wonder how I was grouped there, because I'm not a group, and the only group I can think of is mis-moderated.
Who said they didn't? They most certainly didn't tell you that.
a small group of players who argue over every action as well as people who just simply don't understand and/or are unwilling to understand the rules. Most of the time the complaints come from these individuals who are in the clearly in the wrong when you see the entire situation instead of one side of it.
I don't know who Josh's source was but it sounds like half of the story, if that.
The part about getting the devs to back the mod team either internally or even publicly isn't correct at all as far as I know. I can't vouch to know Zeb's private conversations but that doesn't sound right. The devs apologized for that message while Andy was on vacation and again through Andy when he got back. So at least half of that is completely inaccurate.
You're unlikely to get a more substantial discussion than what you have already gotten with me on the forums or Trips in the discord server but that doesn't mean you are being ignored. I would have hoped that was clear by now.
That doesn't mean that we are open to changing everything or making any obvious changes to the rules. For instance being allowed to discuss exploit details or moderation on the forums is absolutely not on the table to change. Period. Being more lenient and loose on the rules and/or their interpretation definitely is, though.