I appreciate the utility of parts of this email, but the encouragement to report community moderators is confusing. How can any Nextdoor user recognize that a community moderator isn't active or is voting in an unfair manner? I've never seen an audit trail related to moderation that would provide that level of insight, but I would be interested to see that data.
9/26: I created a nextdoor group to discuss moderation. When you create a group on Nextdoor, they site directs you to create a post for your group so I created post to describe the purpose of this group to discuss moderation on nextdoor. This post was published to the main news feed (ooops!) and, ever vigilent, Nextdoor corporate noticed. This was a mistake on my part. I didn't realize that I was posting about my group to the main news thread, but I do recognize that I did. As a result, my account was suspended for 4 days.
9/28: I continued to communicate with Nextdoor corporate to explain my mistake and advocated that I was attempting to follow the guidelines and inadvertently posted to the main news feed. Eventually I landed on a Nextdoor employee who understood, agreed and unsuspended my account early. Yay! Upon logging into the site, I saw the notification related to my violating post.
No conspiracies, no ALL CAPS screaming, no political machinery at work, just good ole corporate self-protection and bureaucratic annoyance. One very small slice of moderation.