Oh, that is rather simple to address:
Chris Menning is abusing his powers in a way that moderators shouldn’t. He has more powers than the rest of us, but as an inactive member, he comes in and changes things around, because we told him to not post off-topic. It’s petty.
Remember when Daniel Vazquez spammed the thread in response to how the mods reacted on a previous issue? He had no powers, and he was banned. Chris Menning abused his powers twice in response to how moderators reacted on a much less serious issue.
Shouldn’t moderators, active or not, be held more accountable than most users because they had earned their responsibilities and powers? Chris M. has done a ton for this site. More than likely any current moderator. I don’t deny that.
But he’s making a mockery of the site moderation, because it seems like he’s upset that he can’t break a rule without being moderated.
I criticize other moderators just like they criticize me. I don’t see why the correct or tolerated course of action to criticism would be to alter the names of the boards. It’s petty. The gif isn’t why we’d say “Take away his powers.” It’s his reaction to having it removed, especially considering he came in out of basically nowhere to do it.
As for hypocrisy, well, I think you could see how this bothers us. It’s not quite hypocrisy, because we’re on topic still. We’re just discussing each point further, like we did for other issues we wanted to address. And it would be redundant to open another thread just to discuss a point that came up here. But at the same time, I have been making suggestions about things I didn’t like to other moderators and administrators. If you didn’t like the perceived hypocrisy, then you certainly should have said something about it previously.
However, a point of merit to the thread, you have been given the opportunity to voice it here so we can be aware of your opinion. Which is why I think it was a good idea.
I would like for users to weigh in, however, This has been a mod discussion for a while, but since this seems to be unprecedented, I think we could stand to hear everyone’s opinion on how we’re going about this.
Please do not downvote Chris M. It will not help the issue.