Well how do I start this thread. Well first I do not want this post deleted but want to put my views across in a calm and thoughtfull way so here goes.
I have recently had a post I put up deleted. Now I have checked with an administrator (wont give the name) and there was nothing wrong with my comment. I wont repeat the comment but I basically said someone's post had a double standard on all of our positions. Nothing more and in reality that's what it was. I did not abuse, belittle, aggravate, I just said in a round about way hey, pot, kettle, black. Like I said admin confirmed there was nothing "wrong" with it.
I was given the reason for it being deleted as it might have upset someone that sounded upset. I've been thinking about this for a while and to be honest its brought me to create this thread and to open a discussion. What is to much on a forum?
Now like I've said I do not want this thread deleted and am writing carefully to try to ensure this does not happen but if a simple post can be deleted because it "might" cause someone to get upset then what's the point in general posting?
This is a great forum (I used to be a mod on it for a short time) and always tried to moderate reasonably and neutrally. I left for a few reasons but one was I actually don't think mods should be long term. Its massively hard to remain neutral and not take sides of friends. In reality humans are just not neutral. Now this is not a dig at mods its just a fact of human nature and like I said I am not posting this for any reason apart from people (including mods and admin) to have a honest debate about. No insults, no personal attacks, just a honest talk (so don't delete it).
But I have to ask myself if one person can decide to delete something on no real basis then what's the point. They could hold a grudge against someone, not like someone, be defending a friend. I've certainly seen worse posts left and posted worse that's been taken off.
I've seen worse that mods have posted
So lets discuss (mods included) and keep it nice so this does not get deleted.