Pizza, given your high standards for admins and mods, which are worthy even if hard for most to achieve as we are all human and make mistakes, I think you would agree with me if I said an admin should also want to speak truth to the players they are overseeing, and point out where a rule was infringed upon, even if slightly, to help that player have a more positive experience. If they correct their mistake, they won’t upset as many other players as they could have, and be in good standing with the admins/mods/owner, and it is a win-win situation for all.
Having said that, we have a standard and a rule on the forums that we try to uphold, both by example, and by correcting others. You could have given your example of trustworthy and untrustworthy admins exactly as you did with all your views and beliefs, but without naming Ingenaire. The rule that this infringes upon is “Naming and Shaming.” We avoid that and try to approach concerns and problems by discussing disagreements, problems, ideas, or perspectives separate of actual player names or any identifiable information about other players. This is supposed to be the forums way of treating each player with respect and dignity, and keep forumers from taking things to a personal level. Most differences are over events and actions, even words, which are separate from each of us as a person. No one deserves public humiliation just because you don’t like them, or what they said. The forums and the servers are not the whole picture that makes up a person and their character or worth. If you use only events from this game and it’s forums, you will come to the wrong conclusions and judgements about other people every single time. Golden rule, treat others how you would want them to treat you if the exact same circumstances were reversed.
I hope that helps you and others understand why such a rule exists.
P.S. proof of Ingeniare’s good character is seen in the fact that he had the class to respond to you at all, and did so using a respectful tone, unlike others who would have come out with gloves on…if they replied at all.