It was not a pointless question and some of us are waiting for the answer. You jump in and decide be be a dick. Jesus QED, someone asked if the board would go free, after an administrator said it might. You got on your big dumb high horse and snarked away and told everyone to shut the fuck up and the answer might rain down from the sky above. Don’t be a dick, QED.
Your interpretation seems a little…loose. I’m pretty sure I didn’t say anything like that. It was, perhaps a tad on the snarky side, but anyone who sees it as outrage-inducing rudeness needs, frankly, to grow a skin. Sheesh, if I’d posted your reading of it, I’d have pitted myself.
This is the very reason that I don’t post too much here. Pompous assholes that think they can talk down to anyone just because they have been around longer or have posted alot.
It WAS a valid question, and it was a RUDE answer. If I had any say in the matter, I would remove the tag under your name because I thought for the longest time you actually were someone with a position in SDMB. Thank God you don’t.
See, the way I look at it, us regular folk who don’t feel the need to jump down other people’s throats and can have rational, adult conversations need to post here MORE frequently to drown out the Q.E.D.'s of the Dope.
Even if the question had an obvious answer, sometimes asking a question is helpful: it keeps the issue in the forefront. Dex can pass along word to the higher-ups that the rabble are getting restless, and that might in some small way help them come to a decision.
Yeah, this has been a common misunderstanding about the SDSAB title, and I’m not really sure what to do about it. I can see why the SDMB administration wants to give some public recognition and incentive for those who research and write staff reports, as it is an important contribution. At the same time, when Q.E.D. acts like a douchebag in response to administrative questions it does a lot more damage than it would if he were a regular member. I’m not sure what the best solution would be, though. Changing the SDSAB title to something like “SDSAB Member” to emphasize the regular member status? Forbidding Q.E.D. from posting in non-Pit administrative threads? (Note that I have absolutely no say in any of this, but am just throwing ideas out there.)