“I don’t wish to continue this line of discussion in this thread but will be glad to in a different one that is more subject specific.” - No problem, stating personal preference.
*“You may not discuss this further in this thread on penalty of official sanction.” *- Junior modding.
Things in between are context dependent. Generally a poster expressing their own desires without hint or implication they are imposing or enforcing some rule on other posters is okay. Even making requests is perfectly acceptable and common,* “can we keep this thread about red hens, and not yellow or white ones, please?”*
In the thread in question, it’s fine for **Superdude **to express his desire to not wish to participate in a discussion about certain aspects adjacent to the thread topic. I’d say a better practice if he wished to avoid a certain line of discussion is to mention it once and follow through with that, but it’s not a rule violation in that instance to mention it a few times as he did, based on my reading.
Does that constitute irony? People are so strict about it nowadays.
My interpretation of what was happening was no he was not junior modding, but instead just trying politely and increasingly desperately to not be bullied into being drawn into breaking the rules, without outright ignoring the person harassing him. Note that the supposed great frequency with which he mentioned the rules matches exactly the number of times he was pressured to ignore them.
D’Anconia, the only reason that I posted that three different times is because I was trying to prevent what could have been a huge hijack. It seemed to me that I was being challenged on my first post, and that people wanted to possibly derail a thread about Trump and the SCotUS, and instead turn it into another general Trump thread.
It’s kind of like preventing forest fires - it’s all of our jobs I mean not really, but it is good etiquette to try and stay on topic. Of course thread drift happens and it’s not a huge deal most of the time.
At the risk of appearing to Junior Mod again, with all due respect, D’Anconia, this feels - to me, anyway - like you have a personal problem with me. If so, then please either PM me or start a Pit thread if you’d like to discuss things further.
If I’m being paranoid - which is certainly possible - then you have my apologies for misinterpreting your quoted posts.