I have been pondering this for a long time now and still unclear as to what the issue is with what I said Dr P.
It is whining, you whined about it with your first post, otherwise it wouldn’t have been a pit thread to begin with.
I still stand behind Lynn and Coldfire with the events that took place. They did what they felt was right considering the circumstances.
I am not a moderator/admin kiss ass but I often wonder why things like this become an issue when people take things beyond the member rules. Coldfire did what he had to do despite recent Pit threads that call him ugly names. I also believe that some of us members, when we see obvious results of the SDMB rules being taken advantage of, will take matters into our own hands and alarm or alert the moderators/admins when we see things that are stretched.
Again, Voice may have been taking the situation as a fun little thing that many of us might like to do. However, most of us hold back on that because we don’t want to see the word “banned” under our names. The majority of us will figure out a way to create a thread that will be within the boundries set upon us.
Please, Dr P, if you must question a mod, you might take it to email first. I do think that on some level it is good for the the general public to see the process in action, aka Lynn and Coldy’s offerings to this thread but on the other hand I often wonder why people must take every little action, so it seems lately, that a mod/admin takes and make it a public thing as though the world will end, for the world to see.
Mods and Admins on the SDMB have VERY difficult choices in every move they make. They really take a lot of shit for the work that they do. I just hate to see yet one more mod/admin-you-piss-me-off thread when the boards are this large in scope. They spend a hell of a lot of time just reading through the garbage as it is. And believe me, there’s a lot of garbage to be weeding through.
I feel very strong about helping out the mods/admins when the time warrants it. I also feel that it is up to us to ensure this board remains the board we know it, a fun and safe place to be. I also expect that my fellow members uphold their terms of service agreements and follow the rules that we have agreed to. Without us members this board doesn’t exist, without the mods and admins this place will not only not exist but become a free for all for those that have no sense other than to be assholes.
So, to end this long tale of my whining, your first post was a whine and hell, at least you had sense to bring it up in the pit…for that I commend you but I still believe that there is a time for taking things out of the general populace and it’s time to email rather than whine on the boards.