I am SPITTING mad over this comment, posted yesterday:
looks like the thought police have been here.
I thought this was America..silly me.
be afraid.. be very afraid.."
"I just typed a BIG rant about censorship..but then deleted it.
it was up for about 2 minutes! it was entertaining!
did anyone see it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] "
So what does the smiley and winkey imply? That this is all a funny joke and that all the other members are in on it? That everyone knows about the censorship rife on this Forum? IF things are so censored here, do you really think such insulting comments would still be up on the thread?
How DARE you post such a comment on this Forum! I am personally offended at this comment. Whatever your personal feelings were in regards to your post being deleted, you had no right to make such a public comment, and to bite the hand that feeds you!
Whenever anyone implies that there is underhanded and arbitrary censorship at Terra Forums, you reinforce a FALSE impression in the minds of everyone who reads it, and you arttack the integrity of everyone here who is busting their butts for this community. The only pay that Mods get are the thanks of the community for their tireless dedication. Right now I am feeling underpayed!
If I had MY way, you and anyone who feels the need to vent your spleen as a result of correction by Moderation here on this forum by crying "CENSORSHIP" would be on a fast track out of here! I will be suggesting this concept to Phillip. I've had it with comments like this, and they do not amuse me. If you don't like the dictates of the Mods, or think that they are in some way power mad underhanded despots abusing our powers and perogatives, take yourself to a better place!
It is not YOUR call to decide what is acceptable on this Forum! That is the job of Moderation, and it is our call. If a Mod corrects you, you have ONE option as far as I am concerned, and that is to thank them, period. If you don't like this I personally invite to to take a hike.
On this Forum, you can say anything you like to anyone via personal messenger. We do not monitor, edit or place any restrictions on private communications between members. Public statements are different: when comments are made that in OUR judgement are inappropriate, we will act as our feelings dictate and usually by consensus BUT there is no requirement that we vote on every issue before acting. Phillip trusts our discretion, and trusts that we act in his best interests and the best interests of this forum, and we do.
You can say anything you like regarding CP on the appropriate forums, but you MAY NOT say anything you like regarding the personal presentation of our Forum members. This includes your views regarding their imagined deficits, their personal style, their race, creed or religion, their political affiliations, or whatever shortcomings you might imagine that they have.
Statements falling into these catagories will be reviewed by Moderation, and if in OUR opinion they are found to be in ANY WAY UNKIND, will be deleted forthwith.
As far as the comments made here go:
"The problem is not that Unknownclown fixed the spelling errors in the original post. The problem is she DELETED the posts that pointed out the errors. To the best of my knowledge, none of the rules of conduct were violated by either Scottychaos or myself........"
There was no PROBLEM, other than in your assessment of the situation. It is not YOUR call to decide what is, or is not acceptable. You are not a MOD. Your opinion of what is or is not acceptable matters not a whit. In this case, Unknownclown acted in a way she felt was appropriate, and upon reviewing the deleted post I agree. The tone of the post was condescending, and WORSE, it was public. It should have been made in private, if at all. So the "best of your understanding" is quite lacking in my opinion.
This was a case of an individual member making an error in judgement, being corrected and refusing to accept the correction by lashing out with unfair comments regarding the integrity of the Mods: maybe you can understand this now!
Here is the long and short of it folks: if you can't take correction by Moderation without crying "CENSORSHIP", you have no place on this Forum. You are a liability: marring the good name of Terra forums. You either accept that as Moderators are all doing our best for our community (of which you are a part) or you leave to find the promised land where you can say and act without any constraints placed upon you. Have fun. See ya!
So now as a result of this innanity Terra Forums will be deprived of a good friend and hard worker. The remaining Mods get to work a little longer and a little harder. Nice going!
These are my own personal opinions and may or may not reflect the opinions of the owner of these boards. I am not open to debate or discussion of my statements made here.