The screenshots I promised can be found on this page
on a site which I've just created on 8m.com, but looking at the responses that have followed, I wonder why I even bothered.
AntiM, as for rolling your eyes, right back at you, hon. There is no such thing as a social obligation to be cooperatively stupid, and when I'm asked to take seriously a claim that it's impossible to pick up on a veiled threat in a printed message, especially one as thinly veiled as yours was, that's what is being asked of me. My answer to such a request is always going to be "no".
I've already read CF's comments about passing the initiation
by taking large amounts of abuse from the in-kids without protest, so I know exactly where's she's coming from, and just how much her perceptions are worth. What I'm seeing on this supposedly new and improved ePlaya, so far, is a group of people who lack the emotional maturity to handle seeing a bug report appearing on the bug reports board, rallying around a mod who is so drunk with the petty and insignificant powers which she has been granted that she acts insanely, and then tries to bluff her way out of looking as bad as she is, when she discovers that the newcomer she had intended to bully into butt kissing submission has long since learned how to deal with people like her.
"I would have thought you were too savvy for a rookie error such as that"
... but not savvy enough to know the emperor's new clothes game when I see it being played? Please. The only question left to me, at this point, is whether those I see assembled represent a worthless minority on ePlaya, as it is now, or the norm, which gives us the answer to CF's question
I pretty much wonder how *he's* going to follow this precept now:
If I see somebody being an a**hole to anybody, anywhere, he's off my screen, permanently.
By noting that civility is not best measured by a majority vote? Every time I see somebody acting like a jerk - and right now, that's "Fishy" and that's you, too, AntiM - crude attempts at manipulation are not an admirable thing - that somebody is going to get blocked. If I find myself facing blank screens, then I'll know that the new and reformed ePlaya has not lived up to the hype, and isn't worth my time. If not, then I'll talk with whoever is left, and whether that's a majority or a minority of the membership is of no concern to me.
You folks have a problem report, and the screenshots needed to see what is going on - act on it or don't. I really don't care. I'm not that deeply invested in this board, and if you people want to foul up your own online home just to prove to the world that nobody is going to tell you that you can't act stupidly - be my guest. Go for it. I'll just post elsewhere, while the one place in all of creation where your posturing will be taken seriously, will be taken slightly less seriously by everybody else, and in the end, who does that hurt?
Give you a hint, tykes - it's not me. B'bye. This thread is now all yours.