posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 03:51 AM
reply to post by burdman30ott6
Hm. Very interesting and you have a valid question. Something extremely similar happened a few months ago. I spoke of the incident on the first page
of this thread but deleted the post. Basically, there was a member on here who received repeated warnings over the span of a couple of months. I U2Ued
them one day trying to make light of the situation by saying something like, 'Another warn? Damn, Child. You need to calm down, you old Tiger!
in the hopes of cheering him up. They told me the name of the mod who kept giving them warnings and it almost became a joke between us. Whenever he
would get warned he would laugh due to it being the same mod. lol
Finally others began to notice what was occurring because he received a warning for what was by all accounts a very well thought out and intelligent
post that received multiple stars and was in complete adherence to the T&C's. I remember seeing a few members publicly express their shock upon
seeing the member get warned for the post. Heck, I didn't even agree with his opinion in his post but I still thought it was a very well thought out
post. It was pretty evident he was warned unjustly.
Sadly, the member has left ATS due to the problem and they haven't been back since. You look to be in the exact same situation as this poster,
In your case, I would say questions are justifiable. I hope I do not get in trouble for this but something has to be said. Perhaps a good thing to do
from now on would be for a mod to make a quick little note in the post stating what the offense was? I know we have tags that replace posts that are
completely removed but in your case it really leaves one wondering what is going on. A little clarification for the offender and the readers would be
nice. I'm not trying to cause a storm but it does cause concern because I don't want to see you go through what I saw the person I mentioned above
EDIT: I think your warning might have had something to do with the matter being discussed in
thread. The fact you were warned for it is still bogus in my opinion because I
see such things happen in just about every
forum on ATS, especially forums dealing with politics and religion. No I do not agree with
'deflectors' and it can be frustrating when you want to discuss something only to hear, 'But what about THOSE guys!?!' But still, a warning-
especially when you were in the process of explaining how it was actually on topic and related- makes no sense.
[edit on 7/20/2008 by AshleyD]