If you'd rather use the board to just communicate with people as yourself and not as an admin, why be an admin at all? Are you really anything more than a glorified janitor if the most you can do is have your opinion rendered null by a majority of admins who prefer to ban and edit based on whim and personal preference?
A person can indeed be judged by the company they keep, ESPECIALLY on an internet forum where the consequences for renouncing a group of peers are infinitesimal compared to the fallout from ditching people in real life.
What are you really adminning there for, anyway? If the other admins consistently brush away your decisions and the "business end" of adminning is a chore for you, then why bother? Oh, that's right:
I could leave, I've been tempted to leave several times, but I haven't because I feel that being there and voicing my stance is better than that stance not being heard. If it is leave and lose that voice or stay and fight to keep it I choose latter.
On TCC, the only voices that matter in meaningful decisions are the voices of "Teh ELDERZ!" If you renounced that, you'd be kicked to the curb just as fast as anyone else if you disagreed with, say, C_A or Firesong.
I have been at TCC since nearly the time it was founded. My writing is on the main site. I stay there and keep doing what I feel is right because I feel it is right and want to make sure my opinion is heard even if I am not in the majority all the time. If nothing else it provides some kind of balance having people on the extremes working together in one group.
Actually it tends to result in dumb compromises meant to appease the loonies on either side, while everyone else gets stuck with a result that doesn't fix the problem they were working on in the first place.