The software of Woltlab allows forum Admin to see the IP used by users., typically to detect banned account sockpuppets.
I did not know Mods could not, but this is rational.
Only Barty, our system admin, have access to the log, and, as he is German and professional, is very serious about privacy laws (German laws are among the most strict).
Mods are exchanging about forum policy and actions.
Personally I'm not moderating (sorry), but watching the domain and relaying.
Thanks to David, the founder, Barty our sysadmin, and the many mods, who courageously take collective decision that may not be popular for the noise providers.
Let it be clear, as I am a witness, that the position on LENR or on Rossi is not a criteria they use to decide for ban, or moving posts. Mods themselves disagree on many subjects, and don't abuse of their power to push their position.
There are clear red-lines like Doxxing, or repeated personal insults, and a policy "under construction" about weaker infringement of courtesy, and noises (off-topic, third-party insults, repetitive statements, flooding...).
Basically if you seems moderately abusive, mods will contact you and ask you to calm down... If you react constructively, whatever is your opinion, you will be welcome again.
The two week ban can be considered as vacation to calm down.