I have had my moments on this board. Moments where on a bad day, when you're just trying to pass the cruddy time by, when I just kind of blow off some steam in the wrong directions, and in the wrong quantities. I have learned my lesson on that, and so for those actions that a special moderator on this forum took, I say thank you. I am a Moderator for a Gaming Community over on the Xbox 360, and for basic words, the language constraint is much "looser" around there.
I forgot why I came to this site, and what this site was for, and let it go a little. We ALL have our opinions. You are entitled to it, I am entitled to it, and Wraith is entitled to it. We all have to live our own lives, and we all have to run our own shows. That said, when you make a decision, that is your decision to make. You should never have to justify a decision, because the only explanation for it needs to be, "I did what I did, because it is what I did."
If anyone leaves and comes back, and pardon me for sounding slightly authoritative, I would expect no explanation. We are mature, we are respectable, and the atmosphere of this site is supposed to good mannered and natured. Forcing an individual to "Justify" any decisions, is only creating more tension within than is necessary.
And to point out, for a poster, (and let me point out that this is not an insult. Moderators, I have learned my lesson on this topic. But merely a factual description)...who has only a total of 236 posts, and a Reputation of 3, you should have no say in whether a person who dedicated over 8000 posts and had/has a reputation of 53 has to do anything if he chose to return.
He has earned his place in the community many times over compared to most, and should be welcomed back with eager arms if he wanted to.
I have no control over this, as I am neither a moderator nor an extended term member. But, for my resume, I present you my 199 posts (200th right here) and my reputation of 6, I believe that common sense says that when I post, I generally know what I am talking about, and a decent number of comments are respected amongst clan members. I haven't said what WILL or WON'T happen, but merely what I wouldn't expect to be done, and what I feel about certain stances on the topic. That is the place of the MODERATORS to decide, and not the simple peons of the clan. That's what moderators do, they moderate, they make the decisions.
Wow, what the heck did I do to offend THEE? No, I didn't say anything about your opinions not mattering. When did I say anything about that? If I said anything about your opinions not mattering, it was on the basis that you are not a moderator, of which neither am I. Neither opinion of ours will matter in the case, we can voice it, and that is all. As per being here for 3 years, congratulations. Yes indeed, 5 whopping months eh? It's so bad to see new faces make good posts and earn their reputation quickly huh?
Anyways, I wasn't being rude, derrogatory, or any of the other things you may have seemingly tried to implicate me with.
And as for your stating what you feel, it seems like you don't quite understand that yourself.
You basically criticize him in every way of the word, and then when everyone else says that you were wrong or that they don't feel how you do, you say "that's not what I meant," or "I am bad with my wording".
It is kind of like Michael Vick saying, "But I was trying to start a video game store!" It really doesn't matter what he was trying to do, because what he DID, was run a dog fighting ring.
We are all accountable for our words, even if we change them later on, and from what I see, you have ran full circle, and basically could delete everything you wrote, because you Flipped your entire post around with the follow-ups.
Well, I had my reasons for starting this thread ...
Some of those that know me well probably understand why I did, those that don't get me, well you don't ...
It definitely wasn't intended to start battles between members over their rep points ...
I personally find this to be the greatest Ram's board in the world. Great posters, great mods, great atmosphere, all kinds of different and unique people. I have all kinds of discussions with all kinds of them. Can't really beat that now can you?
RamsInfiniti, no problems or fights. We're all cool. It gets a little warm in the chats from time to time, but there's no lasting effects.