Moderator note: "parting rant" hidden. Take with a few grains of salt.
Thank you team, and others for all that you have given to us simple folk out here.
May the sun always shine on you and the wind be on your back.
I guess I can make a board like that, if that is what people want. I'll be wholly ignoring it in that case.
That is the point. This is what almost every board does have, you just have to put some basic rules into the air which are common sense.. for example.. no racism, no personal attacks - but that should be anyway standard in any board rules, no matter if off-topic or not.
This decision was not simply based on one closing of a topic and I made that pretty clear. It also wasMoonchild wrote: ↑2019-05-26, 19:54So, not only do you overreact to a simple decision about one thread that was grey area to begin with (as even the OP doubted it when posting, and has simply been allowed to continue for a good while, and even has had me post in it myself), but you want to reflect that on the entire forum, AND not respect that we have asked not to write "parting rants" that serve no purpose but to try and leave a "hot coal" so to say on the doorstep on your way out...
Your 4 years and 8 days have obviously done nothing to appreciate the forum for what it is, instead of what you personally want it to be.
While the wording might be more elaborate, the general attitude in the post was still very much "I hate this freaking forum and I'm leaving, kiss my arse". It's therefore still a rant, which generally is a post full of (often exaggerated through one-sided views) negatives that someone spills after bottling things up for a while.Thehandyman1957 wrote: ↑2019-05-26, 23:12A rant would have been something on the likes of " I hate this freaking forum and I'm leaving, kiss my ars" or such. My post was meant to be informative of the feelings I have towards the direction of the forum in the hopes it would create some thought and perhaps lead to change to which it seems to be doing.
While upon further reflection, I can see my error in not waiting and probably makingMoonchild wrote: ↑2019-05-28, 09:39While the wording might be more elaborate, the general attitude in the post was still very much "I hate this freaking forum and I'm leaving, kiss my arse". It's therefore still a rant, which generally is a post full of (often exaggerated through one-sided views) negatives that someone spills after bottling things up for a while.
My post was not noisy, excited or bombastic. But I guess I could agree that it was in some wayDefinition of rant
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2 : to scold vehemently
: to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion
My post had strong feeling but it was not posted in a tirade.declamation
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1. A recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
a. Vehement oratory.
b. A speech marked by strong feeling; a tirade.
I agree and sadly, looking back, I would have done this a bit different and I'm sorryAny such parting posts/topics created always have that same gist to it, no matter how eloquent things are put or wrapped in supposed "positive criticism" because if you're not going to be around to see the results of that criticism, then what is the point? You don't say a thing, then give feedback but on your way out...?
I will agree with this but it was not my intention to stir things up and I did know where else youIf things would be discussed NOT in that circumstance but as a normal discussion point to improve, it would be a different matter altogether, but that's not how this was done, and no matter how much you try to talk it down, the facts remain the facts; see above. You can discuss these things, it's why I created the forum and website board (which was opted not to be used, but the general discussion board instead). If you post such things in general discussion, it's yet another indication you're posting to stir things up on the way out instead of trying to improve what's there.
Your response was exemplary. I thank you for going out of your way to try to makeLook at how I responded to this matter: I was flexible and put it to a vote, to see what the very people who are using this forum to interact want... What more do you expect from me whose main job is NOT moderating a forum/herding users into peaceful pastures?
I guess that's it. I have tried to be diplomatic in every way I can and you haveMoonchild wrote: ↑2019-05-29, 09:39I will not let this become some patronizing lesson about how I am wrong no matter what I say or how I word it. And most certainly do NOT lecture me with dictionary definitions that do not cover all uses of words in common speech.
Keep pushing with this nonsense and I'll reconsider my response, and take a much harsher course.