Sometimes you've got to sit back and smell the rainbows (and yes I know it's a blast from the past):
My contentious relationship with the Trusted User Sigil that once again adorns the lefthand panel of my profile was birthed long ago, in the cauldron of creation from which I sprung onto Daily Kos, like Athena fullsprung from the head of Zeus. It began with a casual message from a user that, according to the board's status, was banned. Yet though banned, he had messaged me, to alert me to the fact I had, after six months of loyal Kossing, attained enlightenment. Or, Trusted User status.
How could this be? How could a banned board member message me? And how could I attain Trusted User status that day... and ON THE VERY SAME DAY, lose it!?
MADNESS! How did this mystical, magical nonsense operate? HOW DID IT WORK!?