Back in the day it was obvious ThatDog was several steps removed from the board and that Ham was effectively grandfathered in as a mod.
I'm not saying that being a moderator should be a popularity contest, because it absolutely shouldn't, and I'm not even saying that Ham doesn't do anything positive for the community - I'm sure he deletes just as much CP and Russian/Ukranian/Acrylic spam as all the rest of you…
However, he has the following traits that I belive make him a pretty horrible moderator.
1) He is divisive in his existance and it will colour any action he takes against users.
2) He is prone to shitpost - he seems to have cut back on the anti-furry since 2010, but we still get "lmao f40ph" and frankly it's not adding much signal to the board.
3) Posts like the ones in this thread; borderline nonsense, mostly asperger's-driven mumbles about tangentially related things.
4) His longstanding feud with you, Tex, which he's (nearly) always seemingly been the instigator of and which you have broadly dismissed and moved on from, much to your credit and seemingly his frustration. Admittedly the last time this came up the (public) message posted towards him was "shape up or ship out" but still - it colours all of his future moderation actions as someone who holds grudges.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.