One of the main jobs of the Admin is to act as policeman on ALL boards. If illegal (RL illegal not eRep) content is posted in a private forum the owners/admins will still be responsible for it. Just because TUP have something to hide does not absolve the Admins from legal responsibility
I don't need access myself though, that's the argument. It's the board moderators responsibility to make sure illegal stuff isn't there, then I should give myself access to investigate. I fully understand the grievance, especially seeing as this is a competitive game and I'm in another team.
If I can figure out how to make a group with core admin privileges that don't access all boards, then I can have that made, Frerk and myself shifted to there and Kumnaa (who doesn't play) would be fine to have unrestricted access.
I think having someone who can do everything is more important than me accidentally seeing a PP primary result though, as Frerk and Kumnaa are both tied up in RL stuff at the moment I am unwilling to nerf my ability to edit and make changes to the forums.
I just ask people to remember that I have been trusted with the countries money before now, almost all the buttons (6 flowerig votes <_<) and the wealth of information that comes from being admin anyway. After all of this, my biggest abuse of power has been editing someones post to boost my ego
Oh, and Goku, you can ask Talon and Mantle who were involved in a snooker game when your post came up, I locked it because it was the biggest and lowest hanging fruit for even more insults and abuse I've sewn in a while. In case you forget, I gave you suggestions for how to open it in a more constructive manner and it worked, we got a sensible thread from it.