Absolutely, and that's why I turned off my censors, I'm an adult, and words are words, they're all good or all bad, entirely dependant on context.
Problem is..the fact that I turned them off didn't stop another members post from being censored en-route. So I'm wondering why that was, and what
the deal is?
The mod to member ratio is certainly daunting...
But as I said before, I understand completely the position the staff are in, especially top level staff. What I'm trying to elicit with this thread
is a statement to the tune of "ATS will respond to all U2Us as time permits" or "ATS does not guarantee a response to all messages" either one
would clear up my question nicely. It's not a case of me seeking one answer over the other, I'd be happy with either one. I'm starting to assume
it's the latter, but I hate assuming, and so this thread was designed to seek clarification.
See...I don't mind being ignored...especially when it's not something serious, but I want to KNOW one way or another what the policy is. I
understand time constraints, I understand lost in the shuffle, and I understand "sorry I'm too busy to reply, maybe tommorow." I also understand
silence...but I don't want to draw conclusions without a good basis, and if my U2Us aren't getting replied to, it's impossible to seek
Hence, I'm seeking clarification of the policy. I know my message was read, and most likely forgotten five minutes later when more important
business reared its ugly head. Understandable, and I certainly take no offense.
No offense taken, honest.
I try to give respect to everyone right off the bat, and I demand the same in return - fair trade = no robbery.
I don't think you are trying to gain points, I don't think that's even possible. People will accuse you of being a suck up just for being
respectful, and that's disgraceful. I have been called modlover several times for doing nothing more than speaking my mind and being respectful in
doing so. It's not about 'respecting your betters', and it's not about brownie points or teachers pets, it's about common courtesy, and
efficient human interactions, simple as that.
This isn't middle school, there are no grades. There is no benefit to sucking up, there is no cause, no reward. The problem is, most people don't
know a damned thing about respect, because they've never had their ass handed to them, they've never been compelled to respect their fellow men.
Disrespect is a way of life in our world today, and it causes untold misery.
I do what I can to end that disturbing trend, by initiating dialogue respectfuly and responding in kind to those people who show respect towards
me..and for doing that, I get insulted and called a suck up. It feels so good to buck the trend, because to be called a loser or a low life or a suck
up or an idiot, by those who have proven themselves part of the above mentioned groups, is like a gold star - a badge of honor. That's the kind of
praise I appreciate.
They say you can judge a man's character better by studying his enemies than studying his friends.
Thanks for that information, I didn't know the two systems were synonymous.
I was under the impression that U2Us were not censored, and
indeed, more like IM than the forums. When I first got to this place, I was under the impression that U2Us were private (a notion that was quickly
dispelled by some other members' drama) and for a while I was under the impression they were uncensored.
If they were getting screened, why have some members been allowed to attack me personally in that medium? It seems to me that if these U2Us were
being actively monitored, then somebody would have seen that certain people were sending rubbish into my box and simply deleted it. That wasn't the
case. I had to request an intervention. Why then was this intervention (edit) done without my request? Is it all about the four letter words, or
are there other parameters?
When I sent my fiction to several mods for approval before posting, nothing was censored to the best of my knowledge.
So I would appreciate some official clarification on this topic as well.