To me there is going to be no difference between an OP and a Social OP.
I agree with that. An OP is an OP... no need for titles.
Also the OP who are normally in the room are actually there, they have lives and other things to do.
And I think this is exactly what Desan was trying to address. It is a good thing that the OPs are always
around, but he's suggesting adding a member who is on IRC more frequently in the 'active' status. The OPs are always there, of course, but there have been plenty of times where one is needed and cannot be found. I think he's just suggesting that some of the consistently active, responsible, trustworthy, etc. members of IRC, who will be more likely to be available when the immediate issues arise.
I don't think he's trying to invalidate the OPs who are already on IRC, just suggesting that one (or two.. or whatever number necessary) be added who won't just be 'in the background'.
Not sure if I maybe read what you were saying there wrong, but that's my two cents about that.
And on that note, I'll agree with Des (and I think Silver) in saying that an OP or two that would be more active on IRC would be great. As a member who uses the IRC channel more than anything, I've seen my share of issues go on when there was no OP around to help, and many times it's the same users that are online and trying their best to help the situations.
Obviously the decision should be up to the Gods and Goddesses (Veks included), and I'm sure that they'll make the right decision on that. Whether or not we need more OPs, and if so, who they should be.
My opinion. ^^