I recently had a truly horrible interaction with moderator @Chronos in a Message thread about a post I had flagged. That post appears to have been completely removed, which was the right decision. Whoever finally made that decision, good job. Truly.
The Message thread, which some other mods participated in, seems to have also been disappeared. I still have the emails of the mod messages in that thread, since I had email notifications for Messages turned on at the time, but not copies of the messages I wrote.
Since the flagged post has been removed, and I don’t have a complete record of that message thread, I won’t rehash it here.
And to be clear, I am under no delusions that my personal boycott will be of any moment to anyone. But I cannot be a member of this board as long as @Chronos is still a mod.
@What_Exit, @RickJay, @puzzlegal, I appreciate that you seemed to actually grasp the issues with the flagged post and responded responsibly. You didn’t call out Chronos for their truly appalling responses, though. Maybe you did in private. Maybe you did after I indicated I was leaving the thread and the board. I hope so.
@What_Exit made the right interim call with regards to the flagged post and ultimately the right final call was made, which I appreciate. But Chronos is utterly unfit to be a mod, and even if they are removed, I can’t bring myself to continue participating here after that experience.
I know I’ve at least occasionally been kind of prickly here, and I apologize to everyone I was unnecessarily short with. Honestly, I’ve had some fairly toxic interactions here, but I’ve also had quite a few good ones, and I have learned A LOT. And I’m genuinely grateful to the good posters on here who’ve taught me so much. I’m genuinely sad to leave.