Those of us who have established ourselves as 'experts' have done so only because our views have been allowed to stand and, if necessary, be contradicted by, the views of others. In this forum, my 'moderator' rank, if that's the word for it, means only that I have been accepted as someone who is prepared to act as a policeman, on the watch for people who are a little thoughtless, and/or who are trolls. It does not give me any 'expert' status.
I cannot speak for the administrators, those who founded and maintain these forums, but I am very happy to be part of this immensely useful thing they have created. I don't always agree with what you write, TheParser (as you well know), but I have immense respect for a site that allows you and me to present our views without censorship.