Single Status Update
In case you haven't seen it, you should be aware that you know who just called you out in the LA 2024 thread. I've hit the Report Post button more times than I can count, but it seems to be pointless at this point. I have thick skin, so I can handle his insults, although I should probably be smart enough to not even respond anymore. But this needs to stop, for the sake of everyone in this forum. I know the modus opperandi is normally to delete posts and pretend like they didn't occur, but that doesn't seem to be working. And as I'm typing this, I see Rob mentioned essentially the same thing. Please figure out a way to do something about this because it has gotten way out of hand.
"Please figure out a way to do something about this because it has gotten way out of hand."
To be fair, Rols was given mod status a few years ago to help clean up the forum when it was getting a lot of spam from bots. It's not really his responsibility to police the forum anymore than it is mine or yours. I think he is and has been deleting a few posts and it'd be great if is was possible for him to just suspend said user and explain to the mod later why he'd done it, but really this is something for the mod to deal with.
I've been a bit of a dilemma over the whole thing. As Rob pointed out, I don't really have the license to moderate as such. Really I'm just supposed to sweep away the spambots. On the other hand, of course I think you know where my sympathies lay. I also have reported and sent suggestions to RobL about the situation over the past week, but all that's come of that is silence and a few posts being deleted.
Now, I have acted as Rob suggest over the past few days. I did delete a few posts earlier in the week, yesterday I deleted a sh!tload and this morning (my time) I've just deleted another handful. I've tried to be even-handed in doing that, in case RobL comes down hard on me for it (if he even notices). And yes, I did notice Truff's dig at me yesterday - my first instinct was to jump in, but on reflection I'm determined not to get myself worked up so much over his tantrums. And anyway, any refutation I might have posted would have just fuelled him to lash back.
I'm not sure what the answer is. I wish RobL would at least give him an official warning, if not more. I'll continue to do some surreptitious deleting when he goes overboard - though sometimes I think it might be better for him to dig his own grave. Again though, I thought he had crossed that line with his justifications for calling people faggots, but that report yielded the mildest of responses from RobL. Anyway, if I get demoted for deleting so be it - at least I'd be back on the same even keel as the rest of you again (though I'd miss some of there nice modding tools).