Not even close to an idiot. You clearly didn't read any of what I had to say, because you reiterate my point. This is an easy and cheap fix. If you think that is going to compromise a board in a way that is critical you need to ride a bit harder or stop buying shitty snowboards. This thread is fucking retarded with how people are overthinking a very simple issue. It is a snowboard, they get fucked up, do a quick fix and get back out there.
Yep, still an idiot. I read everything you wrote, and still disagree with your advice. If you don't think that the damage shown will compromise the board you have no business giving advice on board repair. Bottom line- stop giving stupid advice and you won't be called an idiot.