Ok, der kopf
, I'm going to point out explicitly why we have a problem with what you are saying. it has nothing to do with pride, and everything to do with the Posting Guidelines
we have on this board. If it was a pride issue, we could have very well removed this thread already. At the very least, those reading this thread would do good to pay special attention to this post such that we all have a firm understanding of the guidelines we have created.
Let's start with guideline number one...
1. The right (if you are an American citizen) to free speech as guaranteed by the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not apply when posting at this message board. Posters are allowed a great deal of flexibility in their posts, but be respectful of other members and the guidelines.
The key there is be respectful of the guidelines
. If you have not done so, you may want to go read them. Since you have already failed to exhibit a form of respect for guideline number one, I will assume that neither of you have read the guidelines.
As such, let's move onto number three...
3. All comments about a moderator or an administrator should be directed to the moderator or an administrator (if the member does not feel comfortable dealing directly with the moderator) using private messaging or via e-mail.
I am not quite sure if it is at all possible to explain this any clearer. I would like to believe that since this guideline has not been followed, that it is only that neither of you have read it. To avoid confusion in the future, I'm going to explain why this pertains to your "suggestion".
While you are suggesting
that we provide better reasoning for removing threads and deleting posts, or at least doing it less because you believe we are all on some power trip, I have to point out that this falls directly underline guideline number three. The actions you are describing are directly related to a problem with a moderator and/or administrator. So this needs to be addressed with them through PM or E-Mail. Bringing it to our attention in the Suggestions
forum is not just a waste of both your time and ours, but a waste of any of the other members who end up fueling the thread and in turn wasting bandwidth, CPU cycles, and minute amounts of disk space.
We have the policy in place such that issues about a moderator or administrators behaviour can be brought up directly with that individual. This saves time, and allows us to address the issue on a more personal level. And if you do not wish to talk to the administrator about it, you are always free to discuss it anonymously with another moderator. If you ask for anonymity, we will give it to you.
But what has been done in this thread is not only a waste of everyone's time, but shows a complete lack of respect to the posting guidelines we worked hard to write, and a lack of respect for those of us that devote our free time with no compensation whatsoever to trying to keep this place clean and in order.
Have you tried sending a private message or an email to a moderator or administrator about these issues? If not, well, perhaps that is why nothing has been done. If you have, and received an answer, perhaps you were not satisfied with the answer. I'm very sorry if that is the case, but as I have said before, I speak for all of the moderators and administrators when I say I am fully aware of the threads and posts that have been altered/deleted/moved, and they were all decisions that any of us would have made.
I do trust this is the end of this discussion. We will not be discussing it further in this thread. If this post did not clear up any loose ends, you will need to PM or E-Mail myself or another member of the staff. This thread will not be locked, but I trust the discussion is over in regards to the issues I have pointed out in this post. Do not force us to have to lock this thread.