I've been thinking today, away from the computer. Nice...
I've concluded i don't really care to post in a forum where i can't mention Obama, religion, John Galt (Piffin, we should get back at each other's throats on that...), or fear to use the words "gay" or "Nazi". I'm not interested in daycare, as someone put it.
Given there has never ever been consistent moderation in my eight years on the board, i don't expect the latest in a string of snit-fits by the mods to evolve toward that. SqPeg's got a 14-point plan; i think that's about one point for each remaining poster in the Tav and way more complicated than i wish to deal with. I appreciate the effort, Christi, i truly do, but i question the cost:benefit and what you end up with for all that effort.
I've noted the veiled references to my "illegal" activites with wrestling Taunton to a draw. I might remind you that my posting privileges outside the Tavern were removed immediately after simply making a partial list of the banned, just as another person above said he was fixing to do. Anyone wish to warn him that Taunton considers that felony assault now?
I am honor-bound to be just as fair with others as they are with me, which is a far higher goal than legality. If there is repercussion, so be it. For now, Taunton has apparently agreed to allow me to post as "tenacious" in the greater BT area and i've no interest in having Tavern privileges on their terms.
I revealed my fix for their ban bec it works, it levels the playing field, and it eliminates the ass-kissing requirement that some seem astonishingly eager to fulfill. My philosophy is that if at first you don't succeed, quit, bec anyone who's going to be any good at anything generally shows a natural talent for it from the beginning, and i've sucked at ass-kissing right from the get-go. C'mon people... don't you have any self-respect?
With that in mind, it would be a simple thing for those of us posting in the greater BT area to put a discreet link to this forum in our taglines. Taunton no longer would have to monitor an access thread, police anything, or be held legally responsible for hurt feelings, indigestion, or apoplexia. My only concern is the moderation here, but perhaps behavior would actually be more self-regulating in one's own backyard compared to Curley's Tavern.
I'd like to see Luka as the Wizard of Oz and SP as Mod with the Bod. Fatro Man is willing to bring his decorators to bear, and CU's showing leg. I got words so i'm going to lead with Irish poetry:
The election was over and done All agreed the best man had won All we were lacking With Palin sent packing Was the gospel according to John.