Neither SJ and HC are removed from the cast list. Just the popular cast list. And there are examples of both. Where leaving cast are unpinned from that box, and where they are left on.
He chose chose the former option.
The higher authorities set a new rule because as they themselves said there were no set rules on this. So because of all the complaints and accusations, they had to set new guidelines.
As I said in my previous post. This was not the right approach. Instead of accusing from the onset, there should've been some request or question and then wait for an answer, then a discussion. In fact someone already pointed out in the Help Desk (though it should've been in the Gripes and Suggestions thread) that either they need to update the cast list according to the recent track, OR put back SJ's name.
But instead most of the people started accusing and attacking the mods.
The global mods came up with a new set of rules all of a sudden because people decided to take it up with the global mods, so of course they had to deal with it.
So now you have a new guideline that will be in effect all over the forum in all sections. And there's nothing there twisted against any fan group, from what's been posted. The new rule says the top five should be current cast. That still leaves two spots. Now perhaps that's left up to each DT.
Or perhaps, it doesn't matter since the first part of the rule says that once the cast member is gone, he/she will no longer be part of the Popular Cast list. But even that rule is no twisted rule. This issue forced the global mods to make guidelines on this, and so they did. There were no guidelines before. And now there are, and it will be implemented in all sections.
Accusing them of twisting rules is not the way to go about it. It's not going to help. They've been clear that there are examples of both: removing ex-cast members from the box, or retaining ex-cast members in the box.
From what I gather, It was up to the DT. This DT chose one option. That's not twisting any rules. And the best way to get them to consider the other option is not to fling such accusations at them.
Edited by likarsh - 29 November 2012 at 10:44am