That's fine, and again I don't mean it as an expression of grievance between us. I just felt uncomfortable reading a moderator taking that tone, and figured it was more respectful to raise it with you than someone else.
I'm sensitive to what you're saying, and I'm glad the thread gives the message that the community doesn't find the OP acceptable.
My point is it shouldn't be a choice of either / or being made to leave, it's a question of how a discussion is facilitated. Your posts didn't indicate to me you were trying to discuss, some of them were written with the sole intention of provocation, beratement, and probably contributed to the early closing of the thread.
If constructive discussion is the goal then bringing aggression to it doesn't help. All it does is intimidate and put someone on the defensive (entrenched and more close-minded). It's telling he accepted what hado had to say after he made an attempt to understand him.
I agree the OP in that thread is problematic and I'm glad people raised concerns to signal why it's not okay - I considered it myself but saw enough people were posting.
QT is clearly sensitive, suffers with low self-esteem, and was hurting from a public shaming of his ideas. The way you hounded him border-lined on bullying and it's a bit disappointing from a moderator. I wouldn't be surprised if QT left the forum over experiences like that.
Please don't take this as personal as I was happy to see you madmin'd and think it will be good for the forum. I just know you could've more intelligently deconstructed that and set an example, and don't see how the vitriol helps the situation. It just ends up making one person feel more shit than is necessary.
The other mafia thread seem to be about posting info and strategy. Maybe you could make and pin one for general chatting? If you think that's appropriate. Writing here so not to spam signup thread further
complained to mods about your avatar as it offends my sensibilities. that i should log in to the internet and be confronted with this is outrageous. what if i was depressed and susceptible to the influence of this puppy, what then?