I’m sorry that I don’t have a long and quiet response, but again, I have a few minutes here and there between rushing to and from the hospital and trying to get life organized.
I have no anger on account of your leaving, Giraffe. Just the reverse: I think that was the best decision that you could have made. I am sorry that you perceive me as dumping on you, such is surely not my intention. In the examples you cited, however, in one you were violating the rules (personal insults), and in the other you made a suggestion that was pretty much frivial (portmanteau of trivial and frivilous) to “ignore the company’s lawyers.”) You carry a great deal of respect here, and I felt the need to respond fairly strongly when your comments were out of line or your suggestion impractical. I’m sorry if you perceive that I’m picking on you in some fashion; it was not intentional and I was certainly not aware of it. I will try to watch such behaviors in the future.
On an aside (NOT directed at you, Giraffe, but at other posters in this thread and elsewhere): I really, really fail to understand why people who hate these boards so much, hate the moderators, hate the rules, etc. still come here to gripe about the mods, the rules, and the boards.
I think that would be a very interesting suggestion, for the mods to take a few days off. I’ve seriously suggested it. Unmoderated boards are so much more free, no nasty rules. No eliminating spam or links that wreck your hard-drive. No eliminating porn. Let everyone insult everyone, like they do on so many other boards. Let people post under sixteen or seventeen different names to support their positions. Yeah, I think it would actually be a good lesson… if there were any posters left when we started moderating again.