The liberal rules are not for me, they're for everyone. Can't you see how easy it is for moderation to turn annoying? I mean, it's not like it doesn't happen here. Everyone agreed on this stuff at the start, because they weren't in a powerful position.
The reviews section is not a failure--- your own contributions there are the best things on the site. I am no longer afraid of the people here, but since VK was harassed, I figured this site was just like all the rest, and just went off to do other things. I only came back when the VK thing blew up. It's not like I'm the only person here, my actions and opinion are just not so important.
The promise of 1 review a day was probably wrong, even with full effort, it is not clear that I can do this correctly. I'll give it a shot, I'll do one properly tonight. The idea was that I see one paper a day which is easy to refute, so I could do a negative review. But after the Dynin business, obviously, negative reviews are tricky--- they can be far too rude, and if you make a mistake in a techincal detail (as I did in Dynin's review) it can be extremely detrimental to the site. We have to be careful here, to make sure that mistaken nonsense is caught and fixed (I don't know why I didn't pay attention to the downvotes on my review). Look, I know that I can easily make a serious mistake while refereeing, even when the basic principle of the criticism is valid. You probably know how difficult it is to write a negative review that isn't completely hostile and unforgiving, you just wrote some yourself. I saw a paper on Dirac equation solutions which doesn't work recently for reasons I thought I identified, but of course, to write a review now, I'll have to double and triple check. A positive review is harder. A good positive review I think I could write is for the paper of Hassan and Rosen on Higgs mechanism for gravity, this is sorely needed (in addition to the backlog stuff regarding Hairer's stuff, of course).
I'm personally committed to this site now, because it is really still open, and perhaps will stay that way. I just didn't believe it before. In the case of Dynin, the issue is more or less fixed now, thanks to you, but I should have fixed it earlier--- I'm really sorry. I didn't pay close attention to the formalism, and just reconstructed backwards from the creation/annihilation construction (which I understood, and clearly wrong kinematics) figuring he must have done something screwy. The screwy thing was in having no deformation of the vacuum through the interactions, by normal ordering, not the nonsense I wrote. Again, I'm really sorry, but this is what self-correcting mechanisms are for.