posted on Mar, 23 2003 @ 10:28 PM
I'm not one for rocking the boat on this board. but it has been brought to my attention and i find it foul so i'm going to address it or attempt to
I personally haven't had mod problems, but some folk here have suffered a different fate. some members post have been stalked and ridiculed until
they leave or are banned. this has happened to a certain, i believe, misunderstood newbie Rascar aka Karl.
while, i know some of the problems folk had with his post being short and under-defined was an issue i don't think that calls for banning. i have
done it and many others have too. is it annoying, yes. but not destructive.
nor do i think being deemed anti-american is cause for banning as evident by YCon's avatar of an upside down US Flag.
at any rate, this is prolly a fruitless exercise because mods here have the right to exclude anyone they want but on the basis of what i have seen,
Karl didn't get a fair shake. he was pounced on from day one. and with the new influx of pro-war newbies it got ugly. it takes a while for someone
to mesh into a community and especially ats. i have been offended here and joked on just like i'm sure all of you have. but, some of the
mistreatment Karl recieved was out-of-hand. i even felt sorry for him sometimes. and i truly don't understand why he would want to stay here. but,
i'm quite fond of ats so...maybe it's a little understandable.
at any rate, there was a point when everyone stop addressing the thread and started addressing Karl only not for his opinions but because he was Karl
and he said it. it was a bandwagon thing. it truly sucked. and i hope it doesn't happen again.
and that's my say folk...
[Edited on 24-3-2003 by Saphronia]