This is so pathetic.
My browser got bumped, and ended up scrolling way up the page, to an area that had been read and passed on MUCH earlier.
I am NOT in the practice of re-reading old traffic.
Yet, had I NOT accidentally scrolled backwards, I would not have noticed that the management here had EDITED one of MY posts – to insert a THREAT to me – my “one and only warning” or some such – that unless I obey him I will be deleted from this forum. (I interpreted his messsage as boiling down to “Hey, Pick – you annoyed me – do it again and I’ll show YOU a thing or two.”)
Typical blundering move. Instread of wrapping their minds around the concept of “the customer is always right” they THREATEN and BULLY their BEST customers – and, I guess to make sure they’ve got the advantage – instead of sending an ACTUAL (private) message, OR, posting an actual REPLY in the thread – thereby ensuring that the thrreat would be SEEN – they bury it in someone ELSE’S post.
That way, the unsuspecting target can say the magic word again – not knowing what words he’s forbidden to utter, and they can they axe his account and say “Well, you were warned.”
Yeah, right. “Warned.”
Hey, there’s always the chance a target MIGHT accidentally see this kind of “stealth” threat. Maybe they should just try embedding the threats as HTML comments, to ensure that they’re “in that page” AND, never actually seen?
I have moderated numerous fora. The LAST thing a moderator wants to do is edit someone ELSE’S post. It’s one thing to bleep out truly offensive material – but to just jump in and start typing away, in a location that no clued moderator would think the target would EVER actually SEE… good grief.
Well, I can’t tell them what to do – and they seem more intent than ever to show us just how deeply they are willing to poke us in the eye. But I CAN easily predict the “unintended consequences” of any broad scale censorship campaign.
If they decide to shut up the complainers HERE, they need to understand that it’s a BIG internet – and while they can certainly censor the dickens out of THIS little corner… they should NOT be surprised if the people THEY have abused suddenly start popping up like mushrooms in venues they can NOT censor.
Oh, don’t worry about ME, Your Highness. I am old, and in poor health, and frankly, your crap is NOT good for my heart. In short, you won’t “be hearing from my lawyers” unless you literally succeed in killing me, at which point I will have no say in what my WIFE may decide to do.
But for all the younger, healthier people you are apparently perfectly willing to throw under the bus, well, I’ll be extremely surprised if THEY decide to “suffer in silence.”
This is so incredible. I’ve have lived in seven decades on this earth, but I have NEVER seen a RESPONSIBLE company be SO cavalier toward their KEY customer base.
Message Edited by PickMorel on 09-25-2009 09:57 AM
WOW you really can’t learn to play nice can you. I sincerely hope you enjoy your vacation.
Message Edited by slotmonsta on 09-25-2009 10:34 AM