I posted a meta earlier today outlining why I thought Food Preservation questions should be off-topic:
Food preservation isn't a Lifehack
I expected a lengthy discussion would follow, since I figured my opinion would be a bit controversial. What I did not expect was a moderator to try and shut down the discussion before it even began, by editing the post to be status-declined, a moderator only tag that regular users can't remove. status-declined is intended for feature requests or bug fix requests, not for shutting down policy proposals by the community just because you disagree with them.
To be frank, I view this as an abuse of a moderators power. Moderators are supposed to work with the community, and enforce the will of that community. They're not supposed to use their powers to prevent the community from discussing issues, that's the complete opposite of what a moderator is supposed to do.
A few users have made comments asking the mod in question, Mooseman, to roll back his tag, but he hasn't replied to it yet. Since he won't reply to us in comments, I'm forced to escalate my complaint (and the discussion) to its own meta post.