??? "Thanks"? What for?
for your earlier comments and for all the others who commented. i do appreciate the perspective. really.
I can't speak for anyone else, but my comments about personal attacks were directed at both you and Duga.
i may have stuffed up with the deletion, but i haven't personally attacked anyone.
i could have responded to duga's latest attack, but i'm just not interested.
Look, b- leave me out of it!!!
my apologies if you feel 'dragged in', that that was not my intention and i was careful not to name anyone (although you've already made some of these details public in another thread). however the similarity where a person (or people) decide to try to prohibit another person from expressing their views immediately came to mind here and i thought it went well to illustrate how that feels.
Do you have a right to delete posts that are displeasing to you personally?. imo, NO WAY.
as i have already explained that was done with the genuine impression of full consent from dugafola. anyone can make a mistake, including moderators. i've apologised for this but i unfortunately can't undo it. we will however be able to undo edits in the future, with the help of a mod that will be installed soon.
i would never have edited the posts of my own accord if i didn't think i had his consent. and in future i'm sure we'd still refer the editing for discussion by the team first.
... If you and Duga are gonna duke it out, please take it off-list. There is no need for lengthy self-justifying posts by either of you.
i try to avoid these kinds of situations and i'm not interested in 'duking' with anyone. however, i am entitled to set the record straight about what happened, especially when i did so respectfully. had the comments been made off-list as they should (and had remained civil), i would be responding off-list.
Nobody's interested in this stuff.
i agree, and my post contained very little about dugafola, and much more about moderation in general, the process that occurred here and the steps now in progress.
I think we care about how the board is - or is not - being moderated.
those are the exact points i addressed in my previous post.
I personally believe that it would be far better to have other mods (James, Rachel) look at supposedly offensive posts before anyone deletes them.
agreed! but again, that would have been the course of action in this case had dugafola not written 'you can edit my posts'. with the new mod we'll be properly equipped to keep track of what went down after edits took place.
It's in James' hands now. (I'd advocate bubudi's taking a break from modding - something frequently done on other forums - and having someone who's removed from this conflict stepping in, even if only temporarily.)
that has already happened. once i involved james, i naturally stepped down from moderating this thread (and the original one), otherwise it would be a conflict of interest.
i will try to respond the minimum here from now on, but if further comments are made about me or directed at me, i reserve my right to respond as any member should be able to.
i have a couple of other immediate moderator responsibilities i have to attend to on the forum, but other than those i would be happy to take a short break and leave things in james and rachel's capable hands.