This is NOT an attack on Sharon… if this were simply an issue with her I would have confronted her directly (I did, actually, in the adult forums) had there been more I needed to hash out WITH HER, would have done so via email… this isn’t a complaint about a Big Bad Moderator, it’s a complaint about behavior… which extends out to ALL moderators, and announces my complaint to the site… about ONE incident, not the place as a whole (note the title: a complaint to passions, not about), and not a person. I state that I expect better from Passions, this is because I’ve been given reason to expect better…
If an incident like this stands out so strongly, I’d take that as a compliment to the site.
The Moderators here, on a whole, do a great job of separating personal bias with business. I’d like to keep it that way, thanks. That’s my issue… I don’t think Mods should be permitted to directly insult members when alerting them of a problem… (add to it that had it not been so degrading an opinion, I might not have even brought it here… ~shrug~ there’s my fallibility. Of course, on THAT tangent, I certainly wouldn’t want any special treatment either… example: how on EARTH do my “poetic abilities” have ANYthing to do with this thread?)
And, also, admittedly? Because it was Sharon, who’s overall conduct on the site (that I have seen) over the period of time that I’ve been here has given me reason to come to respect her… so my expected standards of her behavior are probably a little higher… I think they should be.
As expressed before, in the Adult thread, and to another mod that contacted me… the filter and the little slap to the hand that I got, isn’t an issue… it’s a moderator using their own prejudice to justify debasing a post. If Sharon had come in and said those very same words, completely separate?… go her. She’s welcome to think anything and say anything about my poem that she would like and I’d welcome the comments, this goes for anyone else… if it’s that person acting as themselves alone, not the person acting as a moderator…
I don’t expect perfection… not from this site or the people in it… but I certainly enjoy my freedom to make a stand when I feel the desire or need to do so (this IS the Alley, after all).
link in Q & A from a long time ago…
in the post ABOVE I brought up the issue of filters, I was not told they were not allowed in that forum, but instead given the assumption that the filters were a software issue…
So I continued to write USING those words, using asterisks in place of certain letters, so the words could be written without being entirely blanked out…
Which brings us to the issue of the circumventing (which seems to be the ‘hot button’ here, used almost more than the use of the words)… WHAT is the difference between writing a word with an asterisk substituting a vowel: “w*rd” vs. finding a way to keep that vowel in the word?
Honestly simply asking for clarification... the purpose of mentioning that the words were used blatantly in other posts, and brought to attention in the Q & A, is that they were seen, frequently, by moderators, and never addressed… so, I presumed that they were allowed in that individual forum.
I make a point of this, not to claim my innocence, but my ignorance, if I thought that those words were an issue in Adult, I wouldn’t have “hacked” (hehe mike) the filters…
But it would have been nice had I asked first, hm? Putting a constraint on something and then having a guest find a loophole to that control and displaying it under your nose? I’d say that’s an insult in itself… Ron, for not having such of a lack of consideration for you, I apologize, and I’ll try to do better next time.
p.s. Mike? How many things on this site are NOT blown out of proportion? lol... I wanted to vent publicly, and did so... people are welcome to come at me tooth and nail if they would like (though I think a resignation is a bit much).
p.p.s"Finally...what member gets what amount of respect? That's easy. Those who respect the site and it's rules and guidelines get the most respect. Thos who don't get the least....period." snort. riiiiight. but that's a whole other thread.
[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Cor (07-29-2002 05:58 PM).]