1) Oh ****, forgot you're a 2012er. Sorry about that1.) "(unless you're referring to previous administrators I was not around to encounter)" added that in last minute. Srry m8
2.) Actually, I'm pretty sure I've seen a few users personally resign before, but we've had a few demotions because clearly we don't know what the definition of an HK is anymore. If we did, no one would be demoted, and we certainly wouldn't have people resigning. It wouldn't necessarily be the exact same criteria to become some sort of SB moderator, as it is to become an HK.
3)And besides, the more respectful users are, the less likely they are to break under pressure/give in to anger and aggression.
2) Oh yes, we've had a ton of HKs resign from all walks of usergroups (I think even WSes have resigned but not sure bout that). However, it isn't because we were walking in some grey area and the rest of the usergroup got tired of that one user. No - it was because they snapped for whatever reason. Boredom with the site, trolling, etc. There are distinct rules for every usergroup and honestly, you have to intentionally act out of line in order to get demoted.
3) I respectfully disagree, but whatever. You view it your way and I do mine