Don't think of me as your leader. I'm not. So don't expect me to 'lead by example'...you're an adult and should have your own sense of values. I'm quite secure in how I carrry myself on this forum. Given what I deal with from personal attacks for doing such a thankless job I believe I can say I'm quite contained as it pertains to self control. You never see me point directly at someone unless they truly deserve it.
Whether or not you believe it, it is not a right here in the US to post on forums. Clicks in rep threads generate zero revenue dollars for NBF so drawing the 'we make this place happen' argument is null and void. In fact, these threads actaully hurt us in search engine rankings due to their redundant content. Ownership lets these threads live because the community seems to like them...once again they are being grossly misrepresented and attacked for doing nothing but giving everyone a free place to hang out.
Again, I'm not your role model and never will be. That is not the role of moderator. That's the role of your parents and community elders.
I've never directed anything at you directly by name (although you have to me as evidenced here: http://www.notebookforums.com/post2257599-23.html
) so anything you've taken personally you've taken on your own accord based of generalizations I've made about certain groups and the way they behave. That is your own burden to bare if you feel guilty of fitting into one of those groups.
I'm ready to move on, as it seems many others are. You are either understanding of the fact I'm not here to impress or otherwise guide you and the way you behave or you are still angy over some 'us vs them' mindset you have with staff. Again...all up to you. I respect your opinions but what you posted in Hammer's thread the other night was nothing but a 'pile on craig' attempt because you felt I was coming down hard on one of your friends. Well he's my friend too and thats why I stepped in to head off his derailment.
Imagine if I had come in here using the words and tone Hammer did the other night? You'd be all over me...but not once did you say to Hammer anything about his tone and choice of verbage.
Be consistent...that's the one thing you can count on me to be. Again, with all respect please understand my position in that I'm tasked with keeping everything and everybody within certain guidelines. It's ok to step out of bounds now and again...but its how we come back as a community and individuals that defines us as members.