Dec 16, 2006, 5:46 PM
Post #6 of 24
I did misunderstand the post, but unfortunately the way I read it was "go over there and you'll see just how petty ALL of THEM can be." When we're writing (I'm included it the universal WE) we get in trouble when we're darn sure we've put down on (electronic) paper what was in our heads. Alas, even the best of writers falls into the trap of thinking that what he said was what he meant. I love that line!
I imagine you can still read what's going on over there. Unless they block an IP, which I'm pretty sure they can't, I believe the FORUM area is open to the public for reading, just not for posting. What many, including you (whom I believe were blessfully out of town for), will not be able to see is a rant that went on for what seemed like an eternity, that should have been pulled at the first post. The OP was a horrible vilification of everything and everyone. It wasn't as much an opinion,as it was than someone didn't make it to the bathroom in time. It covered the "no good Mexicans, no good Mexican Gov., no good Mexican Police, no good Mexican legal system, no good Lakeside, and no good Gringos." It made serious accusations that could not be corroborated and statements that had he still in Mexico probably could have gotten him thrown out. Instead of pulling the post and responding to the OP to put his comments/opinions into a more acceptable manner and then reposting it, the MOD allowed one post after another that served no purpose other than to vent spleens. My suggestion was to move such posts/threads them to a new "Area" called "Diarrhea." Alas, even I succumbed to a degree when I made a post questioning the persons sanity more than his opinions. It was the wrong thing to do and I'm not perfect.
In my original reply to this thread I was going to list the handles of the dozens of folks who were none too happy about the banning, but decided if they wanted to make the point then they could do if for themselves. I've grown to be very fond of many of the folks over at chapala.com, not only on line, but also in person. There are a lot of really good folks here as there are everywhere. There are also along of narrow-minded, thin-skinned... well, you get the point. Truthfully even they did good posts from time-to-time.
As for me, I'll probably being handing out a lot more over here and I hope more of the bunch over there do also. I'll still monitor and until I get banned maybe post a couple of things, but from what I've seen this site is better Moderated. No offense to chapala.com's Mod, he has his way of doing things and this site has its.
Next time it won't be "just another reply."
I reject your reality and insert my own!