Now, you are asking me to somehow address your hurt feelings. I don’t get involved in those types of issues. There are literally thousands of members of the site and I neither have the time or desire to get involved in the personal interactions between users. As I said, that’s between you and Dan. If you too can find some common ground to work out your differences, that’s great for you and Dan, but it doesn’t really concern me *as long as the two of you let it go and don’t bother other users by continuing to snipe at each other in other threads on the site.* If that happens, however, I will take addition steps.
You might start by stopping blaming me for your thin skin.
Your pointless belittling of posters, including myself, only prolongs this.
Of course, I’ve asked nothing of the sort of you, yet you continue to whine at me as though speaking my piece, once, in post 140, for what across the internet is considered egregious action by any moderator, and including Dan’s blatantly false blaming of veer bender and others—in this thread—was out of line.
I didn’t ask you to do anything, as you perfectly well know. I pointed out that your snide remarks about the behavior of well-intentioned people following up the deletion of 8000 posts representing some excellent thought and interesting research, with all of 100+ posts on the matter, wasn’t your best move. The thread is entitled “Piecing Together the Starlin Castro thread deletion”, and that’s exactly what people were doing.
Jim, since this is hardly the first time that this has happened, wouldn’t one obvious way of ensuring that it won’t happen again be to take the shutdown button out of Dan’s hands? Or at the very least, require him to get your permission to shut down a thread? Why is someone who’s repeatedly abused his power given the power to do it even one more time?
Yes, and it’s precisely what I objected to in my only post in 24 hours following Dan’s apology.
but it doesn’t really concern me *as long as the two of you let it go and don’t bother other users by continuing to snipe at each other in other threads on the site.* If that happens, however, I will take addition steps.
That’s a marvelously inane thing to say, Jim. Scarcely veiled threats about nonexistent behavior? What you’re describing isn’t my m.o., although it was Dan’s in the deleted thread—but your continuing pattern of simply making up counterproductive attitudes and conjuring imaginary threats to the site’s peace, while addressing obliquely what actually happened in the thread—and claiming to be shocked, shocked! that other threads have been deleted, is a tired and obvious attempt to deflect from the issues at hand.
I have no idea why you think it’s in your interest to keep this going, but be assured as long as you continue to impute to me attitudes and behaviors I don’t hold, claim I’m making request I haven’t made, and issue vague threats—far better addressed solely to Dan—I’ll continue to point that out.
Otherwise, I’m happy to stop whenever you are.