… since the legendary Moderator in Chief retired from the mod team. Or maybe it’s just me. I muted this category so maybe I’ve missed all the action and numerous suicides that resulted from the mods’ benevolent involvement in this forum.
Still, I’m not complaining - I’ve said it before and it’s still the same: I believe the mods as the owner(s)’ reps have the right to do whatever they want. Respect the concept of private property.
Recently I engaged few aggressive (in their ignorance) ignoramuses and one of my comments was deleted because of its “insulting” content. I thought the ignoramus I was engaging was insulting everyone’s intelligence with his inane comments, but that’s not how the mods saw it (at least that’s how it tends to be when the ignoramus is a SAFE-friendly ignoramus). The terminating action (deletion) got 4 likes from other modes, so it’s clearly one big happy family!
As I said I’ve been feeling a bit better about the forum after the mod-hawk retired (less unnecessary friction, as far as I can tell) and I got into a very useful habit of immediately muting worthless topics, but one major issue remained, though, and that was/is the inability to tell it like it is. (Example: my deleted “insulting” comment from yesterday).
All right, I get it: forum mods are expected to promote SAFE, but in this ever worsening climate (which unlike the other has been completely man-made) I’ve gradually lost patience and now have no desire to invest time and effort in this community.
I’m not deleting my account (because there’s no such feature here) and I may even comment from time to time. I just wanted to put my opinion on the record and explain my future absence.