I fear I have confused two points. Allow me to distinguish them.
in reply to Re^3: Reputation and Accountability (system)
in thread Reputation and Accountability
1. Being muted is, indeed, intrinsically annoying.
2. Being muted by someone who isn't willing to reveal his identity is infuriating. It's much worse, to me, than the non-anonymous variety, because it is an abuse of authority. It therefore provokes, not just irritation, but indignation.
-- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos