First off, the usual disclaimers. If this is in the wrong forum, then I apologize. And if someone has started a thread concerning this subject, then kindly link me to it.
That said, what happened to the “Ask The (returned) Morman” thread that was in GD? I was reading it last night and went to refresh it this morning to see if the OP answered any of the questions, when I got an access denied page. I assume that means it was moved to a mod/admin forum.
I can only speculate that after I left, the thread got heated and broke some rules of GD, but if at all possible I would like to know for sure why it was moved. I was finding it to be a pretty interesting read.
Just a guess, but as the person who started the thread was banned, and because, at the beginning of the thread he said “I used to be on under the name X, but since the boards went membership, I set up this name.”, I’m assuming he was banned for sock puppetry, and consequently, threads he established were removed.
No. First of all, he didn’t have Monty’s temperment. Second of all, it was Eran of Arcadia who said his previous username was Eran. Banning seems appropriate, and I expect the admins sent him an email telling him to hand over some cash if he wants to post in the future.
In this case, I would have preferred a lighter touch. That thread was interesting and offered insights from an unfamiliar point of view.
IIRC, Eran said that he hadn’t been to the board since 2002, so it doesn’t seem unreasonable to allow him a guest trial to check it out again before paying. And it’s frustrating to everyone else to have an informative thread just vanish from GD. (Particularly since it was one of the few that wasn’t about feeding tubes!)
Wow, Monty, are you back? Or did you just drop in to contribute to this thread?
neuroman: you must have missed his posts. If i remember correctly, Monty decided not to continue after the SDMB made the move to paid subscriptions. I always wished he would habng around, even though we certainly didn’t agree on everything.
Anyhow, if he’s back, maybe he can tell you himself.