DIY Granddad (w/help)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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Stepped into HTS's big pile of Moose-doo, eh?
Well, you have to understand that Sonny brought on board all the fellows that were banned by or left AVS because they couldn't exercise that sort of behavior at will on this Forum, and in the hope that they would elevate HTS into some higher degree of prominence.
As such, the "Administrator" and various "Moderators" feel free to say whatever they want knowing they themselves are protected by the "one Strike against us and yer OUT" rule they initiated to squash comments that might call out their own abuse. You can be sure that they don't require all those seeming "Mods" but the titles do lend the protection...and the Axe needed to keep alternative opinions at bay.
It's proven futile to try to convince Sonny of the actions of his own people...he can't dump the Boys that he needs to keep things going so he turns a blind eye to their own offenses . But in fact, the message you received doesn't even read like a "Sonny" missive...more like a "Mech-attack". One might note how the dig, "that is fine... if you are satisfied with less than accurate. Yet "WOW" does NOT always mean accurate... there can be a clear difference and it takes a keen eye to see the difference. " as well as the abusive comments that followed is not the sort of reply a Forum owner would engage in with a Member....but as for the other fellow....absolutely, being so very full of himself. I'd almost bet the Barn he wrote it on behalf of Sonny. Perhaps even without his knowledge. And to say that they extend their rules beyond their own Forum is to say they have the right to censor & censure people for what / who they are elsewhere? Well...you and anyone else would want to run the other direction from that sort of tyranny in any case.
Anyway...you can be certain they went looking for an excuse, and grabbed at what they could. What they didn't take into account is how proud a Alaskan DIY'er would be of his own handi-work, and how much offense he'd take at being told he doesn't know enough to know good from bad results. So ya went "Palin" on 'em! Too bad that, as that just helped them look abused themselves. And in such cases, that would give them a right to complain to a ISP. So keep that ol' Igloo warm, but don't build such a blaze that it melts down around ya!
But the real issue was your choice of paint. Let's face it....that was your real ticket on the Train to Condemnation. Welcome Aboard!
Now let's simply ignore them and get back on the "The Peace Train".