posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by ATruGod
I get the sarcasm thing. And as I'm sure you know, it's never appropriate to insult another member. I'm going to assume your issue is with
. It's apparent things got a bit out of hand in there, as it frequently
will in an emotionally charged topic where there are strong opinions on both sides.
In this case, there was plenty of invective coming from both sides of this topic. You were certainly not completely innocent of slinging some heat.
When you respond in kind (rather than alerting or ignoring - or both), it serves only to take a thread further afield. By the time a moderator became
aware of the situation, there were three options - go back and micro edit each offending post to remove the violations and leave the salient points
(laborious and inexact at best), delete out the offending posts completely (rendering the thread an incoherent mess), or post an in-thread notice to
cool down and proceed on topic and in a T&C compliant fashion.
These are from you in the thread and are examples of inappropriate responding in-kind:
First off you have no idea how retarded you look refering to me as a LEO or agent thereof.
Ok so I guess I'll stoop to your level. If your going to use a word like Seizure shouldnt you be able to at least start with the correct
letter...see how dumb that was? Yeah you looked that dumb too.
Can you enlighten us with what it would take in your feeble mind to end the violence?
The decision was made to use the third option. It's not an exact science, and we're not perfect. We try to err on the side of not taking a
punitive action, but that option goes away especially after a warning in-thread has been posted.
Bottom line, someone else violating a policy is not license to do likewise and in fact, when you do that you damage your case in asking for specific
assistance. Assistance will come, but it may not be what you'd prefer. Alert and be patient is the way to go.
I hope that makes sense, and if need be, you can always submit a complaint/suggestion via the Member Center to be reviewed by all staff if you require
further information about this specific situation.
Thanks. [no sarcasm intended]
[edit on 1/20/2009 by yeahright]