Just wanted to clarify - it was me who did most of the removal, not Axeman.
Toad Wrote:The role of a moderator in a forum is to reduce and eliminate offensive posts - not to originate them.
I am totally in agreement to you Toad - I had removed the offensive posts, because I am firmly against forum users (moderator or not) being impolite, abrasive, or acting in inappropriate ways. There are rules
which must be adhered to in these forums. Posts which breach them will be deleted without notice.
Toad Wrote:I can't believe that you removed my last posts
Regarding your posts - my apologies there -- because I had already deleted the offensive ones, your replies which referred back to the removed posts look out of place and had to be removed too.
Toad Wrote:Removing the posts leaves the impression that Cailean and I were crude and impolite. Anyone who read the exchange knows how false that is.
Just re reading the thread, I don't believe yourself and Cailean were portrayed in a crude or impolite manner at all. You asked genuine questions and made valid points.
Toad Wrote:If we are not allowed to post opinions that are contrary to conservative religious dogma in the Christian forums
You're definitely right there. My rule of thumb is that any view can be expressed, so long as it's done in a manner which is courteous and polite, and you're not forcing your agenda on others.
Once again, this has been a very testing exercise - whenever threads have to be moderated, things can get messy. Please be assured that it was not an attempt at "covering up", or "suppressing views", just an attempt at keeping the peace.
Anyhoo, the moderator in question has been warned, and will continue to be monitored closely.
Once again, my humblest apologies to everyone who was offended. I sincerely everyone can put this behind us, and continue Shuttertalking