ZooTech wrote:Yes, after all, the discussion is always over once you've had a chance to make the last post then lock the thread. Chalk another one up for Kevin after this post no doubt...
Who said the discussion was over? I specifically said to take it to PM if you had anything further to say. What do you think would happen then? That I'd just ignore you? Sure I may not always be timely in responding to all my personal messages but I do my best to make sure that they get answered. Heck, you should know as much. Time and time again I have put my friendship with mattsteg on the line to keep you two from each other's throats. It hasn't been 100% successful but I think that it's gotten a heck of a lot better lately. Anyways, that's a whole different issue. I just bring it to the table to provide some evidence that I'm willing to listen to people's complaints and act on them if I believe that it's necessary no matter WHO is involved.
ZooTech wrote:That's my point, it WASN'T just "sarcasm" or a "wise-crack".
Well, the moderator on the spot doesn't agree with you and I don't agree with you. It reads like sarcasm. I'm sorry that you don't agree with me.
ZooTech wrote:Gee, sorry for existing... Guess I'll take my red-headed step-child self and crawl back into the Back Porch where my radical right-wing crackpot views, lack of PhD, and I belong...
You just aren't understanding my point. That one comment is the only issue. Of course I'm not suggesting that you never post outside of the Back Porch. That's just absurd. The rest of this argument results from your over-moderation comment and your refusal to discuss issues with moderators in PM.
ZooTech wrote:Yes, after all, this argument is obvious proof that I shiver in your presence...
I brought it up to say that you had been reprimanded for this exact same issue before and it apparently wasn't a big deal then. Why has that changed? Why is it such a big deal now?
ZooTech wrote:No no, don't ban me from TR! Even though it's essentially gone to sh*t lately!
Yes, I'm going to ban you because you argue with me. That has never happened and it will never happen. The only people who have ever been banned were spammers and trolls. There were two times where I had to ban users just to get their attention since they didn't respond to my attempts to communicate. But those bans didn't last very long.
And why do you insist on making this personal? Do you think that pissing me off is the best way to get your arguments heard? Why can this not remain as a simple, relaxed discussion on implementation of the forum rules and guidelines? I'm sorry if you see this whole situation as yet another example of the great forum conspiracy against you. I have no personal axe to grind, I'm just trying to help make the forums run smoothly. The purpose of this forum is to allow people of all skill levels to ask for and receive help. It's also here so that people like you and me can discuss various aspects of the tech world (or even the world at large).
Look, I understand that you think the moderator was out of line. I can even understand your reasoning behind it. But I don't agree with you. I feel that the moderator acted within the posted forum rules and moderator guidelines. And no, I'm not just providing a united front. If I thought that a moderator acted inappropriately, I would say so.