During the past few weeks, the quality of this site has started to deteriorate, due to certain personal conflicts between a few members here.
Although personally I am against censorship and over moderation, I feel that the situation is starting to get out of control. What I find most disheartening is that the vast majority of the “drama,” is brought up by respected, senior members, the ones that a person might assume would have enough common sense to know where to draw the line and could moderate themselves.
Aside from outright personal flaming, there are also posts made to appear genuine and sincere with just a few lines of crap thrown in there to make it difficult to delete the entire post for flaming.
In all of my years here, up until recently, I found that the only people who deserved censoring and outright banning were the occasional trolls looking for cheap online thrills. Now I find that people whom I have respected for years for at least having enough intelligence to be above mundane bullshit are acting like attention seeking trolls, trying to air personal issues disguised as valid contributions.
Please be advised that I will start deleting posts that flame other members in any way, including posts that attempt to coerce others into a personal flaming war, without taking the time to explain my reasoning each time, and will do my best to maintain the integrity of this site as best as I can, without consideration for seniority, colors, areas where the posts can be found, or friendships that I might have outside of this forum. I have too much respect for this site to let it become the kind of fucktard place that some people seem to be striving for.
For the personal drama and nonsense there are better suited places for that, such as Face Book, Emails as well as other forums, and anyone interested in such things can go there and flame each other to their hearts content.
I do not think that there is a need to draw any kind of line in the sand, and spell out what I am talking about because I do believe that the senior members here are intelligent enough to realize when they are going too far and can moderate themselves. If they cannot and force me to do it, I will grudgingly oblige.