"Besides a thin skin, it appears that the moderator is not particularly knowledgeable about dna research and recent developments."
Therein lies the rub.
I've tried to convince the moderator to limit her intervention to quelling arguments (not that I've seen any) and to assume until proven otherwise that when someone posts to the Autosomal board that that is where they intended to post. I also suggested that if she's unable to do that that she step aside and let someone with a less itchy trigger finger take over the moderation. She told me straight up that she wouldn't feel right about abandoning a board that she requested be created. I'm left with the impression that she feels like she's created her own little fifedom and we're all her subjects who're too stupid to know where we're posting.