Thanks for the defense, guys. The only post that I deleted was the one that turned into this thread....and at that, Chlor had to post it again
after I deleted the thread, once, after I deleted the post that basically turned into this thread topic in the Creepy Stalker thread. I thought it would allow some cooling off time, but apparently not....I didn't expect a new thread to be created, in turn, pointing out the user's own wrongdoing. It comes across with little class.
And as for my credentials--JJ asked me, because he respects my opinion. To say that i've overstepped what "little authority I have" is actually like shitting on JJ, too, like he has no faith in who he chooses to appoint to help out at his board. I'll make some mistakes. That's to be expected. Bear with me here, as this is the first week i've ever moderated any place in the whole + decade long time that i've been using the internet.
I do have to say this--Dan didn't owe you guys anything, just as I think that JJ doesn't owe you the right to post exactly
whatever you want on here, either. And this whole thread is unfair to him, since it almost prompts a response from him, yet he's not here to be the bad guy. He's not here to be the asshole. We're here to be those guys that take one for the team. Sure we may not be right, but sometimes you have to take some good with the bad. I'm on your side
. If you feel someone is giving you an unfair shake, i'll be here to help.
you must understand that most of the users on this board are here as a result of that community's demise
Maybe i'm just reading that wrong, but that sounds alot like entitlement. That the people that created this messageboard should just be happy that you decided to grace us with your time. Or am I missing something here?
Perhaps i'm in the minority, but i've had pretty good discipline just based on the fact that I post at a variety of forums; some of which don't even allow swearing--like sports forums where you're angry in the heat of the moment and bicker as to which player was the cause. Or on which music forum in which someone thinks band ____ sucks and really is out to let people there know why. I've got reprimanded at places like that, so I like to think that I know a thing or two about civil discourse. And you know what? Those moderators, those people were right. All I ask is that if I ask you to tone it down, that you tone it down.....like in the Creepy Stalker thread. It was a polite request....I didn't point anyone out in particular, but it's ironic that chlor--the guy that was the most barbed in the thread--assumed that I was talking to him. I didn't particularly like Horns' "I raped her" pic, either, but we're still feeling out the rules and regulations and what's going too far. If you were that sure, perhaps you knew, deep down, that you went outside the lines of civil discourse. If you felt that Horns was carrying over some long time feud in the hopes of trolling you, well, let me know that, too. I strongly dislike past feuds being brought into topics, because i've seen how it goes down at various places, and after awhile, one doesn't know what the actual problem is/ was.
SR.com's forums, in their last year, were a dying proposition. During the heyday of the forum activity during the previous decade, I got the impression that a large portion of people were there simply to agitate
. I've never been a stranger to agitating people on other forums in the past, but I have to say.....some of the people during that time took it to an all time new high in lows--like an artform on trolling. Stoner Rock and Blabbermouth had the scene cornered on that. I was pretty excited--still am, actually--about these forums, since it's in a way, a new start for the dying days of SR.com.