Listening to every heart
Several variances of interruption can happen in various ways no matter where we are, Drauntz. I've noticed, when I first joined almost eight years ago, that my computer would have problems connecting, and/or be very slow when I got to certain websites.
This particular website, as many do, gets hundreds of thousands of hits every day, some for brief moments, some which stay "on" all day. From what I understand, you are not at a home computer, but a shared library computer. While I am sure the library's computer system is set up for viruses and such, I note that you "clean your cookies" every time you sign off. That's probably a very safe procedure.
If you were to have a home computer, however, this process would not necessarily be required, unless it was a shared computer. You would not want a relative or friend clicking in to your information and posting under your name.
I learned a long time ago that when approached with such a problem, and not hearing immediately back from Ron, means that he is probably trying to determine what the problem could possibly be, because yes, he is, indeed, the Wizard. But there have been a very few times when even he is stymied as to the possible cause of a problem, especially if we, as members, cannot give him the exact information he would need to know to accurately diagnosis our problems.
When there are problem posts, something that the moderators bring to the DM Forum for attention, you can be assured that we do not take any action without letting others know what was done. Some actions are taken immediately, because of the very fact that what as posted could not be discerned in any other way but a direct disregard for the guidelines. Other areas are, and can be, fuzzy in nature.
For example, what might be appropriate in one country, let's say, England, in speech and dialog, may be interpreted in a vastly different way in America. As was noted above, "private emails" are sent to and from moderators to members in an effort to determine whether or not some particular language is acceptable under the guidelines. The PiP Moderators volunteer a great deal of time and effort over all and as a group, to make sure that we allow the member's post to stay.
Certain posts, and/or responses, which are totally out of line, are removed. If it is a response, there is commonly a note by the moderator who removed a specific part, and sometimes, all of that particular response. But rarely have they been removed without an email to the member. The very rarest of times have been when the member does not heed the email, and a response is removed in whole, for the sake of the thread.
We leave it to our members, when they have misunderstood, misquoted, or responded in such a way as goes against the guidelines, to make peace between one another, and go on. Sometimes that happens, and sometimes it doesn't. However, another option, when you read a post that harbors a member's thoughts that one might not approve of, but do not break the guidelines, is to either read on, or click out.
As I stated, I've not read anything, anywhere, that your own membership has been blocked, stayed, or removed. So, do trust that it could be with the fact that you have to renew your cookies every day, and/or the fact that the library system could be undergoing their own internal cookie problem.
Now, write on!