Removing this thread even temporarily simply stinks!
It contains more positive energy than any other thread ever posted at SF!
Maybe the moderators aren't capable to see that because they are so busy covering their rear end after the "blabbermouth" and the "we have to consider those members with commercial interests" issues.
The mere consideration of a removal of this thread is simple proof for heavy-handedness, lack of sensitivity and, I'm afraid to say, paranoia or hysteria.I suddenly find myself understanding Andrew's issues with SF and its moderation.
The reason it was moved was because of a troll who specifically attacked APortnoy...
I moved it because I can't ban. Once the banning occured, it was moved back.
I made the blabbermouth remark. I apologized for it both publicly and privately to Andrew. Last I heard in IM we were having a drink next time I get to NY and letting bygones be bygones.
Moderating is no easy job; most at other sites are more heavy-handed and don't apologize.
If you have issues with this site, it's a free country, and don't let the screen door hit you in the ass on your way out.