I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with transparency by the mods, but threads calling into question their decisions seems a little over the top.
An email to the mods first, giving them a reasonable chance to respond, a follow-up email if necessary and maybe if you're being entirely ignored a thread.
At the end of the day though there likely will be times where the mods may not want to, or not be able to explain the entire rationale for their decisions, that's when we're going to need to remember that we picked these mods, and we did it for good reasons. That's where the trust part comes in.
Just to be clear because I may have been misunderstood...
I don't want to know or particularly care about the reasons for someone being banned (other than curiosity/nosiness), unless it's me
, and do not expect moderators to explain their actions to me or the CT community, but, I think it's reasonable to have a method or procedure in place where lowly members are able to send a comment or complaint about a moderator or anyone else for that matter, and that it won't just end up in someone's trash bin (I once privately asked how to lodge a complaint about a member and never received any response at all--pre-moderators of course!).
Hopefully, if enough comments or complaints stack up about a particular person from multiple members over an extended period of time, someone with power will think it's worthy of at least taking a look considering a change.
Having said this, I can't really think of a reason why I would need to use a system like this unless moderators were deleting people random shotgun- style or something. But I still think a proper procedure for this is a good idea.
I agree that the moderators seem to be good people and were good choices. I hope everything works out well and that this site gets back to what it used to be.