If a moderator choses to engage in the conversation of a thread, they become like everyone else in the thread. A commentor. To expect everyone else to walk on egg shells around the moderator, indicates that at best they should be seen and not heard. Or, they cant get special treatment. Patrons can not and should not have guess if an individual can take it or not. Especially, with someone on the level of the moderator(s). Moreover, for the proprietor to have to come to said moderators rescue, indicates that said moderator isnt qualified. Furthermore, that the proprietor has overstepped their bounds. Also, in that not one person involved in the heated discussion chose to report anyony other commentator as a "violator of the rules", is further proof that the heavy handed, gestapo tactics were totally unnecessary. Opposing views can sometimes get heated. All the adults in the room were perfectly capable and did defend their views, without calling for rescue. This was hashed out in chat a few years ago. I thought it had ended. Why the return?????? EX. Quote: Originally Posted by Ankhur brother gimme a break,you are a moderator you know exactly why James made this post, therefore you know exactly what is going on and who is doing what and who the haters are Brother Ankhur ... get off my Moderators. You will get banned quick, fast, and in a hurry ... for going this route. You got a problem with a Moderator ... gotta call them out on that ... come straight to me with it ... 'cause they are mine. Raise your level of dialogue or prepare to leave.