However, the site has been scrutinized outside of their fourms and even inside the forums for their communist-like policies.
The moderators are extremely ban happy, you can actually get banned if there is a thread with poor grammar, and if you say, please put more effort into your comment, try real words, and spacing. This is probably because the root admin just promotes random people. The community sucks also, they are full of elitists and flamers. And you can actually get banned for defending yourself against these flamers.
Their auction system is actually overrated, it's just some sub forum, there are better auction sites around. Many people who like Sleepywood and think its more mature than Basilmarket. However, this is not true, there was a thread in sleepywood once where someone posted SPAMMING TO GET 2000 POST COUNT.
This thus invalidates their point, and brings out the theory they might just be naive bandwagoners (one even said Sleepywood is more mature but did not actually go to the forums herself)
They also claim to control the zakum run times, but in fact, they control people who think they control the zakum run times.
They will also flame you for being a noob due to stupid elitism. Ironically, if you make a thread flaming noobs, they will also flame you for being an elitist.
There is also the warning dispute zone, where you can dispute something but no one is allowed to see it, not even youself. You can't even see your own replies to the dispute you made, allowing the moderators to pigeonhole (ignore completely). If you try making this dispute anywhere else you get banned.
There is also a venting zone (burning zone), which you can vent about things, but you cannot show any names of who you are venting with, which ruins the whole point of a venting zone.
The root admin also frequently derails threads with racist comments. There was a time when he derailed a new Latino MS thread with racism. A mod tried deleting these comments but in exchange she was demodded.
Sleepywood, in short, is not any better than any other forum. Despite all assertions that they make