alright, i take your point. i just wish there was a "no typical sports fans" section to weed out all the mindless crap.
also, you've been a great mod here IMO and altho maybe you did go overboard on two occasions, i don't see anyone else around here who can oversee the board as actively and intelligently as you've been doing. well, actually recspecs would prolly be good, but still...
mods make errors just like anyone else and that's where you need good admins to manage the situation. i was the senior admin at a site with 100,000 user accounts for a year and a half, and whenever one of my mods would stray from the path i would just talk out the situation as long as it took to make the message clear and everyone relatively happy. the only reason i ever dismissed someone is if they stopped showing up often enough, and i always let them know ahead of time that i wanted more from them before actually pulling the trigger.
I thought about making an extra account, but then I figured it would be too annoying to switch back and forth. You have to act somewhat differently for both, and I usually don't think when I post, I just go. Plus, I'm pretty careless, and I might mix up my two identities.