In response to slasher9's comment:
what was everyone b!tching about these past few months??? apparently i was the only one that had zero clue on who the mods were.....
if you all "knew already" what was the big deal?
other names i have posted under: none
The "big deal" was that a few wanted to be able to do what I said before. To view the actions of the moderator through the prism of what they'd posted before. Many of us were more interested in what kind of a job the mods were doing than who they are - which seems more reasonable to me.
Frankly... were I to choose a mod based on their postings I would not have chosen Pumpsie. It would have been someone.... less... radical. (?) However, IMO as a moderator he's done a very good job of separating his 'Pumpsie role" from his "Moderator role". As a moderator he's fair, reasonable, and rational - traits I don't always see in his postings.
As to the charge of bias, everyone has their own axe to grind. If I wanted to charge the Mods with bias I'd say that they've shown a bias toward Bill, letting him stick around as long as they did with his flaming and baiting. However, they asked the board what the board wanted and the response was that the posters wanted some flaming and baiting to be ok. (Entertainment value, I guess). So that's what they did. I don't agree with that, but they're not trying to run the place, they're just the moderators and I respect that.
Now that the mods have been "outed" they're probably going to be held to a higher standard than the rest of us - which I see as unfortunate for them, but that's not my problem.