Debating this with you ... is a waste of time. Fact.
I quite agree.
IPAndrews is now banned for 30 days for the following causes:
--Unjustified flaming of HLP admins, TBP members, SCP members, and innocent bystanders;
--Reckless sabotage of a project of which he is a member;
--Refusal to negotiate or accept mediation;
--Refusal to acknowledge the authority of the project leaders he appointed;
--And generally poisoning the atmosphere of HLP.
He's lucky he only escaped with a 30-day ban; some people, both admins and non-admins, wanted to make it permanent. BlackDove was monkeyed for 30 days for far
less. Inquisitor was right; trying to negotiate with a prima-donna accomplishes nothing and only hurts the project.
Generally admins have the authority to ban someone unilaterally, but because of the number of issues raised and the potential conflicts of interest, this one was subject to a long discussion and an implicit majority vote. Between admin action and the TBP announcement, we now consider the matter resolved.
I'd split the thread, but it seems like a lost cause, having jumped the rails with the second post. If y'all want to discuss the announcement, I recommend starting a new thread, but I will leave this one open.