reply to post by FissionSurplus
I respect that. If a mod did attack you, do what you are supposed to do when anyone
attacks you. Alert the post. Seriously. It does work.
As far as "higher standards" go? I don't have the internal wiring to process that really. From my first day here on ATS, right up until this
second, I am "me" and have always held myself to what I consider ( and hope ) to be a high standard. I'll break with a bit of policy, as I know the
member I am about to discuss doesn't mind at all if I refer to him here, so that I can make a point.
If you were to read the political forums regularly ( or dig up some from 2008 onward ) you might come across some extremely heated arguments and
debates between a member named "neo96" and myself. To read them you'd get the impression that we hate each other.
The truth is we do not. We banter back and forth, we are paradigm based opposites, but we respect one another greatly.
If I had, at any point, "held back" because of a tag on my avatar - ATS would be bereft of some of the better left/right battles to be found on the
The same rules really do apply to us as staff. The same ATS Terms & Conditions
. And if
you think it's no fun to get some automated message from a moderator saying that a post or thread was deleted... let me tell you that it is much more
serious and stressful to get a hand typed wrist slapping from a site owner! As a mod I've had a thread closed, a couple of posts removed, and have
had to eat humble pie a few times.
We are not exempt at all. But, as with anything... At work you might not see your boss getting chewed out. But, believe me, HIS boss sees it. It just
happens where you cannot see it.