I just wanted to extend my sincere appreciation to the moderators here for their tolerance and consideration and the way that they run this forum. I have spent a few years here and this was really the first place I ever started posting on a regular basis. Until now, I never had any real basis for comparison, but for the last few months I have spent a little time on another board. On that forum, I have seen people banned without cause; I have seen threads closed and warnings issued without cause. Just last week, I answered a posterâ€™s request for info by linking to another thread and I mentioned that the thread had been closed. My posting was edited so the closing was not mentioned. I did some additional searching and I found a very large number of posts edited and deleted by the mods. Most times, they were just exercising their power and many times there was no reason at all to edit other than they just apparently didnâ€™t like what was said. This is not a controversial board; the mods are Canadian and the subject is electric shavers for Godâ€™s sake! When I sent a very civil email to the main mod, I was told that there is no such thing as free speech. Clearly, these guys can do anything that they want since it is their board and they are doing just exactly that.
In any case, I want to “kiss the ground upon which they walk” for our moderators’ remarkable ability to keep us in line without stomping all over our individuality and sometimes odd ball opinions. There is nothing like seeing how bad things can get to remind one of how lucky we are. Much thanks!!