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    Why?

    So why was my comment on the Dwight Evans thread deleted? Because it was critical of a moderators attitude? The mods don't seem to care when I'm (and a few others) are getting personally aattacked on various threads, but they are above criticism? What gives?

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    The thread explained my position, and now I'm keeping to it.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalbright View Post
    The thread explained my position, and now I'm keeping to it.
    You said if there were complaints to complain about it. I'm complaining about it. I don't understand why you are muzzling baseball discussion in a baseball discussion forum.

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    You think I am--but the only restriction is that in a thread about Dwight Evans, you bring your post back to a point about him--the topic of the post. The thread and the HOF forum have had a rash of thread hijackings lately, none caused by you, and mostly by one particular user. There have been complaints about that, which I feel are legitimate. The rule requiring that posts in that thread is my best answer to resolving the competing interests at stake. I do not think it is burdensome to require that a post in a thread about Dwight Evans eventually come back to a point about Evans. If you do, so be it--but the rule will stand. As often happens, one person's abuse of the system can cause ripple effects to others. This is one of those cases.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jalbright View Post
    As often happens, one person's abuse of the system can cause ripple effects to others. This is one of those cases.
    So BBF is basically on a level of high school? So what if a thread moves into different directions?

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    When one or a series of users is rude enough to repeatedly highjack the same thread despite polite requests not to, that smacks of high school behavoir. We apparently differ over the significance of the requirement of having to relate the thread back to the stated topic of Dwight Evans. I see that as a small issue, you apparently do not. I also will suggest to you that other users have indicated that they found the hijackings of the thread an impediment to their enjoyment of the thread. I am charged as a mod to represent the interests of all proper users, and I have crafted my best answer to balance the issues of all concerned. You have the right not to like my answer, but I have no intention of changing it unless ordered to do so by the admins or webmaster.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jalbright View Post
    I am charged as a mod to represent the interests of all proper users, and I have crafted my best answer to balance the issues of all concerned. You have the right not to like my answer, but I have no intention of changing it unless ordered to do so by the admins or webmaster.
    That doesn't mean very much to me. The mods on this forum seem like they do a lot of picking and choosing which rules they choose to enforce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTarbusz View Post
    That doesn't mean very much to me. The mods on this forum seem like they do a lot of picking and choosing which rules they choose to enforce.
    Or... perhaps we're mere humans who can't catch everything that isn't brought to our attention.
    Put it in the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milladrive View Post
    Or... perhaps we're mere humans who can't catch everything that isn't brought to our attention.
    That's not much of an answer.

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    Sure it is. You say we pick and choose. I say you're mistaken. And until you've walked a mile in someone else's shoes, you shouldn't be so judgemental of them.
    Put it in the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milladrive View Post
    Sure it is. You say we pick and choose. I say you're mistaken. And until you've walked a mile in someone else's shoes, you shouldn't be so judgemental of them.
    You guys do pick and choose.Whether I've walked in your shoes or not would likelly increase my respect for the mods on this site (which isn't very high).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTarbusz View Post
    You guys do pick and choose.
    Okay, you're right and I'm wrong. You know the staff better than the staff does.

    Whether I've walked in your shoes or not would likelly increase my respect for the mods on this site (which isn't very high).
    Your mind is obviously made up, and apparently nothing anyone says here will help to change your mind. Out of curiosity, what would it take to convince you we're not here to pick our noses? That we're here to help, not hurt, and, as I've already mentioned, we're human and do the best we can with what we have?
    Put it in the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTarbusz View Post
    That doesn't mean very much to me. The mods on this forum seem like they do a lot of picking and choosing which rules they choose to enforce.
    Amen, brother.

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