carlos b fly wrote:
I think carlosbfly 's abuse of "power" has been evident in the past, as I have the opportunity to have said that to him.
However, he was right on this one, Gawain crossed the line. The thing is: I think he should have had a public warning instead of an immediate ban. He had become a legend on this board and even though he is delusional most of the times, I think he hasn't had a constant erratic behavior that justifies the ban. Yes, the insult was bizarre and botherline homophobic, but how often people here have insulted each other, questioning their character and being straight psychologically abusive?
I do appreciate that and I really respect that you haven't used this as an agenda or attack. I think you have seen me before ask people in threads (yes, I'm 'mediating') to try not to say things of certain natures because its downhill from there. I know anyone can slip up but when you near that line of sexuality or colour or those kinds of things, I think we should all try and steer away from them. Its a real minefield.
I can be quite picky like Mariah when it comes to post editing, now that I've figured out how to edit in my cellphone. But... I have to let it go...
I enjoy you as a poster. And even as a moderator, I honestly think you have been doing a good job, overall speaking. I remember you were always very reasonable with your posting approach (mostly in the beginning, then you started being delusional about Gaga
). No, seriously, I totally understand why you became a moderator over other posters that have been here around the same time as you have. You are classy, you don't have multiple personas, you don't try to be one of the boys (girls, I guess), you aren't phony, you don't kiss a$$, you aren't fakingly over-the-top. God knows if we had a guetto-ish FOMM administration
And, yes, I do confirm that you have called some of your besties out, so you aren't completely biased. They just haven't been banned (rightfully so).
And that's it. To balance the criticism you got :-) Actually, this thread feels more like a personal vendetta against you rather than save-Gwaian-movement. But that's me reading between some blurred lines