Member Rara Avis
I wish to submit an inappropriate comment report re something posted in this thread but can’t since another inappropriate comment report has already been submitted locking out further reports.
That's a flaw in the software, albeit a necessary one. As you know, clicking the Inappropriate Comment button generates a new thread in the VM forum; there has to be some controls in place to prevent a flood of such threads being created. Not just by people, but by spam robots trawling the forums.
However, while that presents an occasional problem for Members, it shouldn't present a problem to you. You do, after all, have access to the VM Forum? You can either add to the complaint already addressing this thread or create a new one directly. You knew that, though. Of course, now that you've cleverly found a way of complaining more publicly, perhaps you might as well hash it out in public as well? It's certainly your call. In either event, you have to realize that your complaint is going to sound an awful lot like the Capuletes complaining the Montagues aren't playing nice again.
I stopped participating in this forum quite some time ago. My voice was silenced, like so many others I suspect, because I won't willingly be an accomplice to blatant disrespect, constant jabs and insults, and a general, pervasive atmosphere of ill will. This site was founded on the belief that people could discuss anything in a civil, even friendly manner. Respect and tolerance epitomized the spirit of the forums. People can continue to skirt our rules, patting themselves on the back for being oh so clever, but they cannot skirt the spirit. Its lack, in this forum, is palpable.
I stopped actively moderating this forum about the same time I stopped participating. That's a weakness on my part, I know. Were I stronger, I would have continued doing my job even though I was dead tired of telling the same things to the same people over and over and over. I was tired, though, busy too, and frankly I was a little curious to see just how far things would go if left unchecked. I knew the answer, of course, but hoped I was wrong.
If there is any lesson to be learned from the now defunct Critical Analysis forum it would probably be an observation that I won't beat my head against the same wall forever. Sooner or later, I give up on people. That, too, is a weakness on my part. It is, however, what it is.