I read this thread at my first job – on my way to my second job I started laughing. That is a lot of humor here!
No one ever bothered to tell me or was man enough to tell me what I was accused of. I had to read it here. That is incredible. No one communicated with me before or since. Kind of a combination Joe McCarthyism with a touch of 7th grade behavior.
For the record, I never edited anyone else’s posts. That is a bulls*** lying charge.
For the record I occasionally deleted a post of my own, as I know many have done. If something I posted got quoted, it stayed quoted. I took as sacred never to edit someone else’s posts.
For the record, I am the king of typing “em” for “me”, “ahve” for “have”, typing the letter m for a comma, and yes, I edited my posts for such, as well as quotes I corrected exactly the same. That is why everyone has an edit key, and poor typist that I am, I’d clean up the lousy typing and since I could clean up my typos everywhere, I did. Change content - bulls***. Jut another lie from the usual source.
I have about 12,500 posts. I never had to hide anything I said. I said what I wanted to say and didn’t say some things because I didn’t want to, or because I put the good of soxtalk first.
For the record, I can recall tex screwing up one of my posts and I was accused of things and I am still waiting for an apology.
For the record Mr. Eye, I never once thought of banning you, that is absurd. I have no idea where that comes from.
For the record, no one shared these accusations with me or even bothered to reply to me when I asked for an explanation of what I was accused of. That alone points to the gutlessness and falseness of this bulls***.
And Jas, I would consider that since you didn’t and wouldn’t communicate with me, and you post you have accusations that you can’t make public but if anyone IMs you or whatever you’ll discuss it, you will discuss it with anyone but me – that doesn’t reflect so well on you. Then again, as with Insiders.com and a few other things, you’ve been hosed by a small group of people with their own agenda. And you will be again.
I took the admin thing very seriously. I did an honorable job by this place that I love. All the admins know I was very upfront in the admin forum, and accurately predicted this, right done to the timing, and you all know what this is really about. You can deny all you want. Interesting that the last action I took was to reinstate the suspension of someone who’s suspension was undone, I simply put back what had been done. And when I posted on that, I said, “if I go to hell for this, so be it.” And the next communication I get is that I removed as an admin. Oh please get real.
For the record, we had admins posting in their sigs about planning coup d’etats. Lo and behold… Imagine that.
And for the pious “cwsox should post here even though he isn’t an admin…” I challenge everyone who said that, and I challenge tex, kap, and especially 2k4, to give up being a mod or an admin for a year and keep posting. You won’t do it. The hypocrisy of some posts here is astounding.
Soxtalk is not supposed to be about who has been friends with who and what cliques people want to be in and secret societies and “in groups.” The favoritism and the self interest and little scheming in the little admin world would be a great Gilbert and Sullivan operetta – but it is also wrong. The threats to ban those whose ideas may be unpopular may have seemed far fetched to the whole community but maybe not so more anymore. I can’t light no more of the darkness --
And the folks out there should know what a wacky little world the admin place is. This year we had two admins suspend themselves, one for an ok reason, one for pouting. It was me who undid their self suspensions. Damn, there are strange machinations that go on there.
Yes, I was saying goodbye to a lot of folks. That coup d’etat stuff was out there, and the admins know what else I was looking at right down to the prelude and timing. Those with their personal vendettas were doing their thing. To deny conspiracy is, in the words of Al Franken, another lying lie told by the people who tell them. The gutlessness with which it was done, that I had to read it all here in this thread instead of have anyone be an adult and communicate, that says it all. All I was told that it was the work of Jas, 2k4, Jas, and Alex heads. So to not even talk to me but to go to the other admins after the fact with the insinuations and other things mentioned in this thread – now we have McCarthyism mixed with 7th grade behavior and a dash of Star Chamber tactics. Someone had to have their way and they did. Congratulations.
And at this point, let me say that soxtalk will go on and do quite well. This community is comprised of a lot of great people. I wish I had had a chance to reach everyone I intended, to thank them for all they did for soxtalk and their unique contributions, and praise the community and the individual posters we have here. I am glad that my last admin days were spent in PMing people with thanks and appreciation. And I did really appreciate the return comments. I wasn’t expecting some of the really nice comments that I got. They meant a lot. I wish they had not been destroyed. I wish I had been able to reach everyone.
This is a better community than its admins, which is why it is so great and will thrive. The soxtalk vision has been lost with the rise of the petty cliques and in groups amongst a few admins and others. But the sotalk vision is alive and well in the community as a whole. There are great folks here. I wish I could somehow hug a lot of you.
God, I love this place. 12,500 posts and the joy of helping build this community and helping a lot of people with things and getting to interact with some fine folk. The bullies and the “gotta have their own way” clique were getting to be too much, and now are.
I am going to miss a lot of people but it feels great to be free of the pettiness that is in the life at the top here. This evening at work I really felt free – damn it has been a while since I laughed so much because the humor of this is overwhelming. Rust never sleeps.
The Beatles said, and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. There is the little clique that is high fiving themselves (which reminds me of a Local H song…) and there are the things that were said to me through the years and in the past week that I shall keep in my heart forever. I take my love for you all with me always.
And what would be me without a musical ending. Nothing from Eminem or any other usual source.
From the pen of Puccini:
Sono andante? Fingevo di domire
perche voli con te sola restare
Ho tante cose che ti voglio dire…
o una sola, ne grande come il mare,
come il mare profundaed infinta
Se il mio amor a tutta la mia vita.