Has anyone any idea what the AFI management actually thinks about how the once good reputation of AFI is being destroyed by their actions (or inaction's) and the stupid comments of the AFI staff.
I think you can add to that attempts by admins and those who have the "buttons" to attempt to destroy peoples reputations by stifling genuine comments and posting defamatory untrue comments for their own gratification.
I would tend to talk to them in a friendly manner and ask them for their ideas of how the site can be improved, if they feel part of the management team then they may respond positively.
I would look at seeing if you are giving them enough recognition on the forum, every one likes a pat on the back for a job well done! When was the last time you did this?
Remember the golden rule, Criticize in private and praise in public, and shit your pants wherever you are.