Yep...especially after I read the letter JeanPaul sent David:
"First and foremost though, please inform everyone that the Obama and religion posts have to stop, or the tavern is going to go away. Thanks, JP" ....especially being it was sent to David.
Andy, David is not the only one who got a similar letter. And what that was about was not which politics were acceptable to Taunton; it was about J-P trying very very hard to avoid being ordered to close the Tavern. How you could have a problem with that escapes me.
The rest of this is addressed to TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN--, not to Andy in particular. Sorry, Andy; I don't yet know how to address a post to "ALL" on this board.
Anyway--If the foo fits, share it:
I've spent two+ days reading this long tale of woe, betrayal, skullduggery, and injustice--both here and over at BT--and I still don't know what happened except that a few people seem to have been banned and TPTB at Taunton are maintaining a silence on the subject.
But what actually happened seems less salient than the realisation that there is a small number of people who have mistaken BT for a sovereign, democratic state.
These people imagine themselves citizens of this state, and believe that entitles them to all sorts of inalienable rights like voting, free speech, and the right to bear flamethrowers.
Um, Reality Check time.
Taunton is not a country, and we are not citizens of it. These forums are owned, operated, and paid for by a private company. We are guests of Taunton, and we have been invited to participate in the forum discussions--free of charge!--but that invitation is and always has been subject to a very simple set of rules of behaviour.
This is not about politics; it is not about religion; it is not about race, sex, age, intelligence, knowledge or anything else of the sort. It is about respect and the good manners that a guest OWES to his host while he is in the host's home.
If someone came into your home and behaved the way some of you have been behaving in Taunton's electronic home, you would throw them out on their ear...and probably a lot quicker than the 'evil mods' at BT have done.
There are people reading this I truly admire and respect even though I disagree with their politics. They are welcome in my home any time. There are also people reading this whose childish, utterly selfish, whining drivel makes me want to puke.
And quite frankly, I've got better things to do than clean used pork chops outta my keyboard.
GET A LIFE, DAMMIT! Behave or begone. Grow the hell up.