Innocent until proven guilty folks, if we deny him the possibility of being a police, because a large group of bodies SUSPECTS he cheats, without very great evidence I may add, what does that say about the cheat police?
That we are gullible and we will suspend the freedom of players simply because a few bodies decide to gain up against you, because they don't like you. The cheat police would then be exploited like crazy if the community got caught up on to this.
Trackhead deserves a chance no more then anyone else IMHO, sure his personality is a little rowdy, but then again, so is mine, and nobody thinks I cheat, and until there is solid evidence that Trackhead does in fact cheat, and he's democraticly elected, I don't see why he shouldn't represent. Of course, if he is later on proven as a cheat, he will be kicked out immediately and perhabs viewed as the greatest chess scum forever on the history of Internet. I'm sure Trackhead himself is aware of such risks puting himself in the spotlight, he's also been stressing mods, I think the guy really wants to clear his name and we should give him that chance in anyway possible. If he does cheat, he's protecting himself in a very awkward way that doesn't make much sense, so my gut tells me he probably does not, but I'm not sure anymore to be honest.
The evidence of him cheating isn't that great. The players argue that in a few select of his games, he matches an engine by 60%. They argue that even the greatest tactical player in the world, Gary Kasparov, only matches engines 50% or so. They accuse Trackhead of cheating selectively in a few games/moves. Now while it may be true Gary Kasparov only matches engines by 50%, they have overlooked a few things.
Gary Kasparov may be a great player, who can play fast, but he is not blitz orientated like Trackhead. Trackhead claims he is an extremely good fast player, such players are usually natural tactical wizards, but lack position. Gary Kasparov is probably at a better tactical level then Trackhead, but he also has positional moves he can rely on that probably don't match up to engines as much, were Trackhead admits he somewhat lacks. Trackhead depends on his superior tactics and ability to spot these tactics quickly to simply win a mass of games.
Also, Gary Kasparov plays GM's, quite simply, he plays the best, and the best players tend to be very good at limiting tactical ability. If Gary Kasparov, were say, to log onto RHP and play nothing but us amateurs, I'm sure he would spot tactics like crazy and match up an engine to say 65% at least, and would probably match higher then Trackhead. This same may hold true to a blitz pro like Trackhead to a degree, his style and level of tactical play vs others is susceptible to high engine matching in SOME games.
Safe to say, Trackhead having a 60% match in a dozen or so games isn't exactly the greatest proof of cheating I have ever seen, but some still have doubts, it's understandable, but you can't claim this is cheating.