This heavy censorship, which shows grumpys repeated statements of this being a place of lots of freedom of speech as a lie, does a great disservice to the site.
I am sick of it anyway. If nothing else, grumpy should at least admit to the fact that the only ones around here who have have freedom, are the mods who have the freedom to push around their power without constraint, closing threads on capricious whims. Yet mods themselves are allowed to act like asses if they wish without consequence.
I have tried to talk to mods before about unreasonably closing of threads and of inappropriate use of words on their part, but such PMs got ignored right away, no reply at all ever (One PM to offending mod I just sent out is a example of this where a suggestion thread was closed because a mod disagreed with the suggestion, thus turned it down by locking the thread. Not sure if I will get a reply back, probably not. I decided not to wait around a few days for a maybe reply to write this thread).
I have tried to talk to grumpy about all this in private, and while he did give me the great privilege of replying, it was all just a bit of meaningless run around that went nowhere (saying stuff like "case law" then contradicting it a little latter, too much to get into here) He appreciates that since it his his site that he can do what he wishes with it, say close it down tomorrow if he wishes, he will use that to take the course of least effort that favors his friends (I assume most or all of the mods here are friends of grumpy, how they got the position) I am sure that also nicely favors his ego.
If grumpy were to get smart and grow a heart, he'd send a strong statement to mods about not being so quick to close threads. But with our private exchange in mind, I am not holding my breath for this.
BTW, I do realizes grumpy is a busy individual, but what I am asking wouldn't take that much time or energy.
(wonders if this thread will be closed in an hour because its a direct complaint against the site)
Edited by truepurple, 21 March 2012 - 07:24 PM.