[quote=“Closet Queen”]Let me clarify three points.
Tigerman only informed the posters that he had moved their posts after they asked where the posts were. We must presume he would not have done so unless they raised this question.[/quote]
Let me pick a few nits, as I sometimes like to do…
The posters did not inquire as to where their posts had gone… in fact, they only questioned whether some posts had “disappeared”. I responded to those inquiries by indicating a) that the posts had not “disappeared” and b) that they had been moved to another thread (which thread I identified).
No, the thread initiator did not request that I move the off-topic threads. He merely brought to my attention that the posts were off-topic. I then decided to move the off-topic posts. Pray tell, how is that not an exercise of my discretion?
Again, the thread initiator did NOT request that I move any posts. I did NOT state that I moved the posts upon a request to do so. But again, even if I did, how would that not have been an exercize of my discretion?
What part of Maoman’s clarification was beyond your ability to comprehend? The person who initiated the thread in this instance did not make any request nor did he make the decision to split and move the posts and thus he did not “control” the development of the thread. I decided, in my discretion, to move several off-topic posts. Where is the contradiction or abuse?
How did you know that I have been planning to have all who disagree with me thrown into a Taiwan prison or deported?
Just how controversial is all this? I do this simply for enjoyment and hopefully to help ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Controversy… that’s over in the Middle East.
Anyway, there are many types of editing possible. Whatever happens here, I can state confidently that there are few, if any, posters or moderators, who are willing to allow nearly complete freedom of expression in these discussions to the extent that I am willing to do.
I am not arguing to retain my moderating “job”… but you might want to consider the old adage, “be careful of what you wish for”.