In a recent response by a moderator to a Doper at ATMB, the moderator made statements very similar to the ones I am about to post. I am not on the side on the Doper in his contention that the moderator closed a prior thread because of religious bias. And I take no position on whether the prior thread was closed fairly or unfairly.
But in a follow up thread, Dex said that Moderators are not to personally attack other Dopers. Do these statements attack the poster or his words? I submit that they attack the poster.
You want to invent issues. (Judges motives, accusation of dishonesty)
You are carrying on a little crusade. (Dismissive of the poster’s issues)
I will not play your game. (Accusation of dishonesty)
You are pouting. (Treating like a child)
Dex, if you think that these insults are about the poster, please take another look at what Tom actually said. I have removed any that were about what the poster said..
“Inventing issues” is just as much an accusation of lying as any other. He would have been justified in giving a warning for it in GD. It is a personal insult.
Tom would be showing a lack of integrity if he claims that he did not mean that response to be insulting to intention.
Dex, do you think that anyone mistook ScissorJack for a Moderator?
You gave him two warnings for that? Please reconsider. His posts were the only thing that kept a civil tongue on my keyboard. Well, you know what I mean.