First of all, breaking the rules once doesn't make it impossible to be staff later. Tuller is a big part of the community, and I think everyone involved agrees that his altercation with a hacked client was merely a lapse in judgement. Second of all, the Manacube Elections were not an April fools' prank. It was real.
And hey, can you blame me for x-raying? Those diamonds are hard to find on Olympus.