First, a well articulated forum terms of service should be on the footer, and a link to same under the About section.
Second, the modding on the various Bullshido channels has historically been inconsistent, often unprofessional, and sometimes been absentee.
I would point out as examples:
The modding on the Discord platform was entirely inappropriate, and unprofessional, and an embarrassment.
The modding on the FB BS group has ranged from absentee, to capricious.
The modding on the forums over the years, has often been arbitrary, and varied greatly in standard, or fairness, from mod to mod.
As an example of how ridiculous the forum mods banning got, you may remember a poster from Hawaii that was a frequent contributor of useful informative posts was banned for disagreeing with a mod, over an escape the mount technique - which makes the channel and brand and mods seem very foolish, vain, and unprofessional.
(I would also note, that I found the Hawaii poster’s point reasonable from a BJJ perspective, and in BJJ, I outrank the mod that banned that poster for disagreeing with him on a technical point.)
The forum terms of service, should be laid out, and very specific, as to what is a bannable offense, and what is not, and the mods ability to make capricious decisions should be limited and bound by what is clearly and specifically laid out in the terms of service, with little room for arbitrary bans, or threats of bans.
Given the years of operation, the organizational knowledge exists, to be specific.
Mods should be bound, and limited to only exercising ban powers when the specific bannable offenses in the terms of service are met.
If a ban is required that is not covered by the terms of service, the terms of service should be specifically amended.
And there should be a thread where any poster may recommend a modification to the terms of service, and it can be publicly discussed.
If mods can individually, or collectively ban people to amuse themselves, then this is not a non-profit dedicated to disputing misinformation, but rather a group of goof balls, entertaining themselves, in a cliquish, high school manner.
Again, professionalism, specificity, and terms of service that are specific, and both limit mod power, and let the users know what they can expect, and lay out clearly what the rules specifically are, without much room for interpretation are all that separate these forums from being as ridiculous as the Bullshido Discord - just with different goofballs and different egos and different arbitrary clique crap.
My comments made respectfully, if bluntly, and with good intentions to making the site a more credible, more enjoyable, place for everyone, that will encourage maximal participation from third parties who are not in the inner Bullshido staff clique.