Not being an elder is certainly not meaning a person isn't worthy. It could just be that someone doesn't stand out or doesn't discuss things I find more interesting. Most Elders are nominated by moderators. I fully suspect there are a dozen or two members worthy of Elder status, I just don't have the time or inclination to work on it. As I have always said, it isn't that important, and don't place too much importance on it. It is primarily to help newbies and to help me keep an eye on things.
Rob, I think you're a great admin, I really like this forum and to be perfectly honest I don't understand the purpose of this announcement as I haven't really seen any flame wars on these forums (except for one with me and another member who shall go unnamed). I also think it's great that we can have discussions about this topic, as most other forums ban such discussion pertaining to decisions made by authority figures.
However, to say you would not give someone a title, because you don't find their material interesting, is blatantly judgment. What you do not find interesting, many others could.
Also, I find this thread to be a bit of an oxymoron. It is a flame war. Albeit, not overly, and not clearly, but there is most definitely aggression in many of the posts within this thread.
However, I couldn't really care less. I personally am rather partial to fading into the darkness. You guys can have your arguments, debates, what-have you. I'll sit back and laugh.
PS: If you did want to put a color on my name, I would most appreciate Yellow
Go ahead, name the name.. because I know you want to...
We all know who you are attacking anyway-- ME!
You've only typed "Jenya" about 1,000 times in the last 3 weeks...
You are terribly self-righteous. You have all these high expectations of "Elders", but you live up to none of them. I only
type things that most everyone here is thinking, and you are the biggest instigator of all.
Lets see... what's your agenda?
You want me banned Mr. Freedom-of-Speech??
Jenya, I like you, I think your hot, and you raise many good points of discussion, but I do believe that this post of your's, is exactly what Rob is saying needs to end. You are not outright attacking the poster, but you are most certainly instigating him/her.