I have sat on my hands for more than 24hrs. I am just as adamant about this as I was 24hrs ago.
Why would this be necessary, mods do not have to justify their decisions, they have the rules set out and they have taken on the task of enforcing it. As it has been said over and over any action by the mods is a team decision, not a single person on the rampage. There seems to be a culture of questioning the mod's decisions and arguing and even taking on mods for applying the rules, self inflicted injury, it happens because the mods allow it to happen. Having the need for a topic like this "Moderators request for civil members! " is sad or worse it is a disgrace.
The constant whining and blubbering is more suited to a site like Hello Peter where bitching and moaning is in the order of the day, this forum should be one to share our common interest in nature, to enjoy other's experiences and to learn from the wealth of knowledge available. I wholeheartedly agree with Pumbaa.
............. there are rules - as everywhere in life - to which you have to stick
But to make this public
not for me. As this forum is a place for me to relax after a day full of work and activity with watching nice pictures, reading thrilling stories and to give any advice if needed. I do not have any energy or enthusiasm to follow such endless discussions or make me think why exactly this mite got banned.
I think Stark has summed it up perfectly. (my bold)
I get what you're saying, Pumbaa, and agree. (still voting yes, but that is the beauty of opinions
I've never seen, or even suspected, that banning on this forum was akin to the Red Queen shouting "Off with his head!" at the slightest provocation. It's a gradual process, not a sudden cliff-drop. (or am I wrong?
) I also don't think forumites are dropping like flies. And, while I am friends with a few banned mites off-forum, nobody should play the victim here. I've pointed out to a few mods that the rules are getting more convoluted as they are being made more specific. Yes that is a problem, but it doesn't change the fact that the primary rule of the forum is the Golden Rule.
We're adults. (mostly) We KNOW when we are acting naughty. (mostly)
As my father used to tell me , "Stark (or whatever he called me
), Cowboy Up." Trust me, if I ever get banned from here, that banning will be my decision.