Space Man is a user like any other, he has right to voice his opinion about things just as much as anyone else. And this is nothing compared to how truly horrid people can act be it here or forums in general.
Not once have I ever said he wasn't entitled to his opinion. I just said he went about it in the wrong way.
But in reading your reply, Soundmonkey, I am left wondering if perhaps you don't have the qualifications to be a moderator, since, in my opinion, this post as well as the previous one in which you yourself admit Space Man was harsh indicates that you may not understand what the purpose and role of a moderator is.
While I could simply ask Sophie what the goal Funimation has in mind for their forums, I am going to go out on a limb here and hypothesize that their goal is to provide a fun, friendly environment in which people can come to discuss Anime (and other things, based upon the different forum categories). Space Man's post does the exact opposite. It is a completely unnecessarily mean and unfriendly sounding post. Yet instead of trying to be a part of the solution to the horrid behavior that people can exhibit in forums, you instead go the other way and sticky his post, thereby being a part of that problem by taking an action which only serves to endorse such behavior.
Let me ask you what you think guests and other newcomers to the forum will think when they read such a post? Do you honestly think that they will want to stay? And although I don't get around as much as I might like given my busy life, I've been coming around Funimation's forums since before the last forum update, yet posts like Space Man's make me want to not come around.
Instead of coming across like such a jerk, perhaps a much better thread would have been asking why not? Why shouldn't Funimation expand into actually producing Anime. Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko and Nickelodeon showed with Avatar: The Last Airbender that an American company can do it, if it's done right (which is really all you need to do in the first place, regardless of national origin).
And while I won't say I know all the reasons why Japan doesn't give a good look at foreign markets when producing an anime (and who really knows how strongly it's considered, or not considered) perhaps they really should start thinking about it a little more strongly. Anime is, after all, globally popular. According to this article from the Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/17/national/japans-population-falls-by-record-level/#.Uq6cc-LCT6M , the Japanese population is at 127.515 million, while the US population is at over 300 million. What's more, Japan's population is actually decreasing while the US population is increasing. (And another question for thought: What was the convention attendence last year here in the US as a percentage of the Japanese overall population?) In other words, Japan's market it shrinking, while the US's is increasing. How long can Japanese companies continue basing their decisions solely upon Japanese sales? Especially if such demographic trends continue.
Of course, this is just a broad based statement. If I had the luxury of the time, I would start heavily researching whether a business model of Funimation producing anime and the even more complex task of determining if consideration of foreign markets would be a wise business decision. But alas, I do not have the previously mentioned luxury. But it could make for an excellent, and intelligent, discussion nonetheless.
And let's not forget, too, that while it is rare, it is not unheard of for an anime to get a new season long after the initial run. Slayers got a new season, and Kenichi got some OVAs and if rumor is to be believed, a new season next year.
Bottom lining it: Space Man went about it the wrong way, period. And Soundmonkey, you, in my opinion, failed in your role as a moderator in this situation.