Drama In Everyday Life
Originally posted by PistolPete
You irked "the powers that be" off with your critique of ATS enough to bring the board to a high level of "Board-land cyber drama" with that
All members evolve or devolve and have life cycles of their own. I am no exception, and members may reasonably dispute whether I am evolving or
That thread is hardly my most embarrassing moment on ATS, and there is no shortage of examples to choose from.
The fact that I'm a drama queen doesn't modify our agreement to honor the T&C
in exchange for the privilege of being ATS members.
Nothing in my posting history nor anyone else's changes that fact, nor does it justify steering the thread away from the topic and toward me.
If you want to talk about me and my many, many foibles, I don't mind at all. I've started a thread on BTS just for that:
The Best/Worst Of Majic
If you have Majic-related issues you would like to discuss, I invite you to share them in that thread or via U2Us if you want to advise me at a more
If you're frustrated about my behavior, then let's talk about it.
Hey, it could be a hoot.
I sometimes disagree with the closing or trashing of various threads on ATS. Opinions differ regarding what should stay and what should go.
Over time, however, I have come to understand that when a thread is closed or pulled, it is always for a reason. The reasons vary, and I may not
always agree with them, but there always is a reason.
Having had a few months to peek behind the scenes, I now realize that where a staff action may seem publicly unreasonable, there is invariably one or
more very good reasons expressed for it privately. And the reasons for privacy in these matters have become much clearer to me in my tenure as a
It's okay for members to disagree with staff decisions, and the Gripe/Idea button is there for such cases.
Make a good case based on sound reasoning, and a decision may be changed. Fail to be reasonable or badger the staff for doing their jobs, however, and
the decision will not be changed.
That's the deal, and I see nothing wrong with those terms.
I'm sorry if I come off as sanctimonious, hypocritical or some sort of “wannabe moderator” when I comment on these things.
That is not my intent nor desire. I try to do my best to avoid it as a member speaking his mind and as a Councilor doing his job, and yes, I
repeatedly fail to do so.
As you have pointed out, there are some major differences in the opinions I express now versus those I have previously held. I attribute that to
personal growth, but if you think it's something else, there is now a thread for that.
In this thread, intrepid
has admirably addressed a charge that is falsely leveled against the staff far too many times to count. The issue
comes up again and again on a routine basis, and is always rooted in the same misunderstanding of what ATS is.
It's an ongoing problem, which is why staff members and the owners themselves are repeatedly compelled to deal with it.
I literally applaud the effort to clear this up, because I'm as tired of it as anyone else.
That has nothing to do with me as a person, everything to do with me as a member and, for now, a representative of so many other members who are also
tired of it.
And no, I will not stop with this, not as long as the issue keeps coming up.