Further, you seemed to imply the program operating in ways that you CLEARLY know it doesn't (you having been a member of the program yourself). I mean I haven't been in the program, and even I know some of the things you are implying are clearly false.
it's like you are deliberately trying to provoke things for some reason I have no idea. Maybe some leftover bitterness?
Out of respect, I will not go into HOW MvP's know when these threads pop up. They DO. If they choose to disclose that fine. But it is THEIR right to do or not to do so.
But I do question, why is it, ONLY when an MvP is called to task for an idea that is universally panned do they flock to the thread (which is normally fine, I think I would LOVE to see more Green activity on the GD) and flood it? To me, that speaks of a 'gang mentality' which is intended to shout down any dissent but again, that's just my PERSONAL observation.
It seems several of your posts are all angling towards some vast conspiracy theory that, quite frankly, just isn't there.
You say this idea is "universally panned"? I'd love to see your statistics showing how a vast majority, much less "universal panning" (which would imply unanimity, i.e., 100% of the posters having the same perspective), is against the idea of forum bans being given in-game bans of an equal duration.
It seems to me, and this is just my personal perspective, that the ones most loudly objecting to this are the ones who would suffer the most from it were it implemented.
If this thread has gone to 15+ pages, there's a good chance it'll be noticed by CMs. I hope the idea gets presented to those at Blizzard with the power to implement something like this.
The MVPs don't object to people disagreeing with them, nor do the "Blues", the Community Managers. Like any rational person, however, they object to someone disagreeing with them illogically, using hyperbole, extracontextual quotes and emotionalistic statements that cover up no actual logical point, and then saying that there's a conspiracy to shut down dissent. It simply isn't the case.