Well, once again, let me repeat: you don't need written rules to behave yourself, a common sense should be enough. Why do you need a rules section? Do you think crovolley is behaving like this because there is no rules section in the forum?
People like Matthias's work because we appreciate the fact that he has been neutral, considerate and reliable person in any conflict for more than 10 years and his contributions to this forum made this place such a pleasant forum to follow. I would definitely prefer someone like him instead an impulsive person feeding the drama herself.
Please stop blaming Matthias for your lack of ability to ignore crovolley. I have the feeling that most of you guys simply enjoy bashing him instead of blocking/ignoring him. He is clearly a troll but when everyone keeps talking about him instead of blocking doesn't help at all
Um...that's not how moderating works or how the dynamics of internet forums operate. You assign all the perceived positive atmosphere you associate with this site to Matthias' influence, but you clearly don't wan't to associate the negative ones to him. That's a contradiction #1. But the much bigger problem is that when you have a completely hands-free, no-interference "moderation" (and what exactly is being "moderated" then?), then the atmosphere and dynamics of the site depend completely on its membership, and what that membership brings with it, either toxicity and attention-seeking insecurity, or healthy debate and discussion.
But as with real life, negative voices are always the loudest, and even one rotten apple can spoil the whole bunch. Witness: this site. That's the whole purpose of internet moderation: to remove rotten apples. That is why Matthias is a failure as a moderator, whether you realise it or not. We shouldn't have to be forced to ignore him (especially since the ignore function does not seem to be working!).