For the record, I didn't set myself to Republican - one of the folks who run this site did.
Recently the above line appeared on the board. I am not going to say who said it, or when, or provide a link.
I will have been here five years August 14. I have heard a lot of complaints and made a few, but I have never heard anything about staff setting personal preferences for a member.
I have one question for clarification.Does staff ever edit preferences, like party identification?