[quote=“almas john”]Maoman told me to ask about the moderation here, not in the thread itself as that is off-topic.
I’m really pissed off, angrier than a mob of tea partiers.
I just wanted to know who deleted Chewy’s post and mine. Maoman has already told me by PM that he changed some of my other posts.
Being identified with Chewy and TC really sucks on these boards - your posts get temped, deleted and edited, and you have a much better chance of suspension.
Ah, things used to be quite different in the good old days. I was part of the in crowd. Well, never really been part of the ‘in crowd’ as I’m not in Taipei but I could see ‘in’ from where I was.
On a couple of occasions I threatened physical violence against posters. Didn’t even get a slap on the wrist. I more than sometimes wrote infective filled drunken rants - once again it went under the radar.
The funny thing is that I’ve actually cleaned up my act - I only very rarely post drunk nowadays whereas it used to be the norm. I’m trying to stick to a 11pm curfew on forumosa.
God, I’m rambling like a muddy basin.
Anyway, I think I should cut down on the time I spend on forumosa. Tomhill sent me an e-mail saying that he’s finished with the site. I understand where he’s coming from. [/quote]
IP tends to be a zoo. As anyone who spends anytime on IP knows, if you post insults, off-topic content, rule-breaking stuff, it gets deleted. This is something that we’ve had to implement for the IP and TP forums. In other forums, people manage to stay civil. Civility is harder to maintain in IP, and the moderators do a stellar job in keeping things as polite as they are.
The only time I’ll ever send something from the IP forum to the moderator viewable flame forum is if I want a post to stand as part of a poster’s permanent record. This usually involves ugliness between two posters that is beyond the pale. Otherwise, “zap” - it gets deleted, as did Chewy’s post and the post that quoted his. A couple of your posts had some other content so I took the time to edit out the bad stuff. You’re welcome, btw.
With regards to TH’s departure, he was being a drama queen. He felt that I should have quelled discussion on the drunk hit and run driver, and he sent me a fairly snarky e-mail telling me so. Tant pis! He can come back if he wants to. Or not. I’m not going to let the moderation of the site be held hostage to one poster’s mood swings. And if people want to communicate with me, they’re always welcome, but they’ll find that a civil tone begets a civil reply. I don’t respond to nastiness in kind, I just ignore it. It’s beneath me.
Posting drunk implies a lack of control/restraint. With the notable exception of Lord Lucan, drunk posters are not welcome on Forumosa - they just create extra work for the mods, cause trouble, and then later blame it on the bottle. Frankly, your posts haven’t been a problem at all, so I wouldn’t worry about “cleaning up your act” too much.
Finally, cutting down flob time - it’s a good idea if it’s driving you nuts. Some people handle it well, others don’t. Only you can judge. I get quite moody/anxious if I spend too much time in a crowded environment. On flob I’m mostly fine. I sure don’t mind turning off the computer from time to time. I read a book the other night for almost an hour and it was a great time!