So Tiger Torch posted something delicate yesterday and the mods will not really explain why, except to lock and close the threads asking why.
I read Watto’s post to the thread I opened. I realise moderating can be a thankless role, but I vehemently disagree “that the role/work of moderators should not be open to discussion from the wider community within the open forum”.
Moderation only works when the rules for moderation are clear. If you start closing and deleting things without explanation, not only do people not understand what happened (and cannot properly avoid similar infringements), but you get people up in arms.
Previous censorship and banning, in my experience here since Day 1, has usually been quite public and with prior warning - i.e. most ppl know why guys like alien, Ron Burgundy, Jerry Seinfeld, simonthetiger etc. don’t post here any more.
But to just delete someone cloak-and-dagger and not giving a straightforward explanation, I never thought that was in the spirit of this forum.
And by deleting complaint threads, you are telling us we cannot complain, or at least it won’t go on record.
I don’t think I’ve ever complained about this place before, but this turn of events is very very sad. Not just that one of the more enigmatic posters has been shut down, but apparently nobody can talk about it… in a forum of all places!