A moderator does not appear to be following the TOS. Where is the complaint form? What is the procedure?

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    \$\begingroup\$ If you have a complaint, use the Contact Us form. Just be aware that action would only be taken if actual rules are being violated in the moderator agreement (which isn't really happening here). \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal Mod
    May 28 '15 at 20:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ Care to elaborate a bit? I'm sure we can sort this out - our moderators are pro-tem (appointed, not elected), but they've been doing a Hellovanawesome™ job moderating this site. \$\endgroup\$ May 28 '15 at 20:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ Presumably related to this question. \$\endgroup\$ May 28 '15 at 21:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ What is TOS?... \$\endgroup\$
    – Spikatrix
    Jun 1 '15 at 8:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ @CoolGuy TOS = "Terms of Service". Agreement for using something, pretty much. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 1 '15 at 12:03

As already mentioned by @Jamal in the comments, StackExchange provides a Contact Form, as well as an Inbox shared by the community managers.

That being said, namecalling is not really liked in such cases. If you wish to raise a complaint against moderators (who are the trusted authority in the whole network), please consider carefully whether you might be in the wrong.

You may also want to present your evidence in a calm and collected fashion. In general it's not a good idea to take aggressive stances "publicly", because you may experience a huge backlash.

For more information about moderators and their responsibilities, please refer to:

For the officially documented steps to take when you think a moderator has abused their privileges, please refer to:

What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges?

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    \$\begingroup\$ @GAlexander I'm one of the Community Managers with Stack Exchange (i.e. a paid employee of the company that operates this site) and yes, contacting us on the team as described here is the way to go if you think a moderator has done something wrong. We'd always rather be called and not needed than needed and not called. \$\endgroup\$
    – Pops
    May 28 '15 at 21:01

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