did, and the Mods will never tell who did. However, just because you got a
warning PM does not mean you were reported by anyone. We are lurking all
the time, and if we see something we deal with it.
The principle here is that, when you are new, you circulate and just kind of
mind your Ps & Qs for a while until people get to know you and get used to
you. This goes for anywhere, not just here. What is a joke and good times
between two people who know and like each other is not necessarily so
with someone who is new and they don't know.
I made the same faux pas as you over on another board a couple years
ago or so. Since I was known, established, and respected on yet another
board, I thought I could come onto the one in question with both guns
blazing, as if I were one of the crowd. Well, I wasn't one of the crowd yet,
and they were very quick to let me know that, and some were not very
nice about it.
You got a better reaction here than I did there, I'll tell you that.
A Mod's duty is simple and can be conveyed in three words: Keep The
Peace. When we step in, it is in that interest in which we do it. Do we
make mistakes in the process? Damn straight. Basketball players miss shots,
quarterbacks overthrow receivers, refs make bad calls, and Mods drop the
That is why you have an avenue of appeal to Tned. This is not the place
to do it, actually. What you need to do is to forward the PM warning you
got from the Mod in question to Tned with your explanation, and Tned will
review it and come back with a determination. And he doesn't stick up for
the Mods in such a case. He wants posters here to be fairly treated.
Period. If he feels the Mod is right, he will tell you, and he will tell you why.
But if he thinks the Mod overreacted or overmoderated, he will let you
know that, too, then he will deal with the Mod . . . trust me, he will.
The secret is to take nothing personal because none of the Mods here
mean anything personal. All we are doing is to advise the poster where he
or she is taking the risk of upseting the board somehow. Nearly every one
of the active members here have received one or more of such messages.
Get to know people first. Blend in. Let them get to know you. Then throw
out a friendly jab here and there. Take it from someone who has been
there, done that.
And, even after that, if we send you a warning message, and you were
only kidding, just tell us that. We may advise you to enter a qualifying post
or send a PM or something. We are here to help if we can. But don't come
back as if you think we are personally attacking you because we aren't,
and that is not going to benefit anyone.
Hope that helps.
I really did not read any of that, But thank you anyway. I told the mod that it was over and done with. I have taking my share of shots and laughed it off. Just didnt appreciate how i was slammed with a double standard. But all is well im cool. No big deal other than people sending me PMs with doo doo.
I dont want doo doo pictures in my messages. Can i stop that? Thats the only thing. Its disgusting.
some of the others who do give me enough credibility to read what I post.
Meanwhile, this may be why you may continue to have problems on this
board. People who don't listen usually do have a lot of problems.
It's your loss.
Okay let me put it this way...I didnt read all of it because 10 minutes before you posted that i had already told a mod to just drop it? And that it was cool. You can ask him if you want too dude. Im not here starting anything with anybody. I said thanks for your help didnt i? Just chill out dude. Im fine, This board is fine.
Lay off the coffee i heard it makes teeth yellow.
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