I feel this is the only way this will end.
First thank you @Critical and all the others who support the idea of me becoming an Elder. It is extremely flattering. I do agree that more open dialogue would be nice and we should try to remain as unbiased as possible when being approached with such feedback that is suggested.
Unfortunate this is not democracy where we can vote in a representative into the "Lounge of Commons". Rather this is more of a dictatorship where it is up to a few to decide who will become an Elder. I am open to it more so then I had been year or two ago (I even joked saying the day that happened I would leave the site cause Josh would have lost his mind doing so), because I agree that being a Senpai is limiting at times. It is not my decision nor anyone else, but @Ryn, @Josh and @Vikhyat to decide these.
As for the Chat Thread, I have been thinking of programming something to solve that problem, but I just do not have the time or resources to implement my idea yet. @Introverturtle I do not believe @Critical's goals were to bring back the Chat Thread, I personally think he just believes I would be a good fit for the spot and those were his reasons. I like Critical, but you from experience do know that I do not favor him when he does something immature.
If @ryn wants he can promote me to Elder at anytime (though I would miss having the Senpai title cause it is "cute") though that is up to him not I or you. Cheers hopefully we can get this settled. (We are kind of dead in the forums right now, so there is not a need atm)
@Dimi this would be Meta or Feedback, just cause it is Critical does not make it misc.