I kept calling out a poster for being a moron. He was ruining the board and no one wanted him there. Tony asked me to stop and I basically said no, this guy is terrible,is bringing down your board and I will continue to call him out for it. Tony banned me because I basically said to him, I don't care what you say, I will keep it up.
He was well within his rights to object to that. He took it as insult towards him when I was really trying to defend his site.
Ironically, that poster was banned shortly after.
And btw, I was more pissed at what Scottie said towards Chris more than Tony.
I have zero against Tony or Scottie..just thought they handled that situation poorly.
I'm sure Tony or Scottie will read this and get offended at what I'm about to say, but oh well.
I didn't realize until the last couple weeks how vital you were to the board. Well, I always knew you were vital, but I didn't understand all the ways that you were. This isn't ass kissing, this is true.
My main point is that, you were a moderator in so many ways. Your personality would make it uncomfortable for people to say stupid things. Now that that is missing, people get away with saying stupid things regularly. It is driving me crazy. I try to jump in there from time to time to be a voice of reason, but then no one backs me. It takes someone special to have that presence, and that person isn't me... but you were great at that. Not having a frame of reference until now, I never understood how valuable that was. Seriously.
I joked in one thread there that, seeing how Sports Guy seems to be more...temperate, I guess...over here than he did over there, Tony should have made him a mod years ago.
I mentioned this in another thread recently, but I was banned permanently several days after my return from my month-long ban. When I asked Tony why, since I had done nothing wrong (truly--if I had, I would have at least understood), he claimed that my ban was meant all along to be permanent. Which is an outright lie, since I saved the post (in a thread that, coincidentally, does not exist anymore) where he, after a string of insults, gives me a "break".
I've told him several times in the past that if he wanted me to leave (and he told me several times that he did) all he had to do was ban me, only he never had a good excuse. So the fact that he decided to end it for good doesn't surprise me. I just wish he wouldn't be so dishonest about it.
He talks about respect, but you can lose respect just as you earn it. He doesn't appear to understand that.