Oh man, this reminds me of when I was a moderator of a no-longer-existing forum around 2003ish: People were e-peening over postcounts, so I decided to make a thread in a sekret subforum and use the "copy thread" tool on it, then the "merge thread" tool, and did this a few times until my postcount went up a few tens of thousands. Only problem: when it got that high, the "copy thread" tool started tying up server resources a bit. A bit too much. So long that it threw a php script timeout error. The server admin wasn't happy and nuked my thread
Kells and I had a race to... 1000? posts on this forum a looooong time ago. I will admit feeling excited when I was on the first page when sorting people by postcount. We basically posted in fleeting thoughts in general whenever we could.
Your way, however, is ingenious.
To answer original question...the only forums that 'moderators are dicks" that I have run across - and by dicks I mean truly, asshats - are specialty / outdoor type forums where the mods are all old and have not done $thing in about 20 years but still think they know everything about $thing and it's their little Old Boys ClubTM
. Which then often gets even worse when they figure out I am not male. How dare a non-male know $things.