Originally Posted by dopey
As to point one, I am glad. I didn't think management would tolerate it if you did object but am glad to have it confirmed.
Point two is a non-sequitor.
Let me clarify my thoughts on point two. I feel that I've contributed a great deal to the forum and, in the process, I have often become mired in personal, character-oriented arguments. In more than five years of membership, and 15,000 posts, there has been virtually zero moderation of overtly personal attacks against me. I have tried my best to handle them on my own. I think I complained once, about Moo. But that's it. And in that time, numerous of my threads have been removed to DT precisely because off-topic comments piled up too high in the absence of moderation.
So, I figure, this new "Dubiously Honored" thing would have been a good opportunity to let me keep things clean on my own and keep contributing. If they don't want to give it to me, I can only assume it is because they are fine with how things have been and/or don't believe my contributions to the forum are worthy. In that case, it is hard to take the implementation of my face as an emoticon in a way that isn't ill-spirited on the part of forum management itself.