I love it that people cant get that some places have rules and some people enforce those rules. And that is just fine.
That being said, everyone should take a step back before they rage against a member, no matter how annoying their point of view is. It is, after all, like you said, just a human tapping on a keyboard, somewhere usually outside of 1km away from you, oblivious to your real world location.
Who died and made you CM?
Director of the Friends of Nalano PAC
Attorney at Lawl
"His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy." - Woody Allen
"Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."
But what specifically was the problem in the thread?
I ask because Jim's final post was this:
I posted in that thread. Deano posted in that thread. So did Drake and Nalano. I don't think the majority of the people in that thread were involved in "non-excellent behaviour" by reading over it again, so are we part of the "anyone" mentioned in the post? At what point did the thread cross the line?
I kinda agree with that. I was aware that I got a bit annoyed in one of my posts though I was enjoying the debate and don't think I crossed the line. But I'm not entirely sure. Thing is when threads just get closed without anyone (or two, or three, or however many) people being identified as a problem, everyone just assumes that Jim meant other people and not them.
And of course, the people most likely to have crossed the line in the first place are the ones that will be most convinced that they did nothing wrong.