Lew Stringer wrote:You cant blame the forum for the reactions elsewhere of one person who's reading your posts here. As Col said, it's an open forum. Anyone with access to the Internet can read what we post here, not just members. And those anonymous messages you've had seem to be in reaction to your posts from what you've shown us.
You're not that obtuse, Lew, so kindly refrain from jumping on Phoenix's bandwagon. The comments from the 'anonymous' commenter are direct
responses to things I've said on this
forum that he dare not say here, simply because he would (I hope) be banned. He is therefore sending them to my blog instead. The fact that they don't address any of the posts on my blog he mails them to should've clued you in to that fact.
Lew Stringer wrote:...I think you're barking up the wrong tree. According to you the anonymous message simply said "And after the warning too, tsk, tsk.". Doesn't that sound like it refers to the public advisory made by the moderators to the general membership after the lockdown of two (or was it three) threads you had heated debates in? Not a private message?
I haven't seen a the public advisory you refer to, Lew, or I wouldn't have been asking about why the edit option was removed. And debates, heated or otherwise, need more than one participant, I'm sure you agree. I'll have to read the advisory before I answer that point - where is it?
Lew Stringer wrote:See, you had to add a little dig again didn't you? For no reason whatsoever. Why not simply put "Even Lew will acknowledge that as a fact, I'm sure."? It'd still carry the point you were making. And it might have even encouraged me to make that acknowledgment.
See, that's the problem, Lew. Every time I make a remark with humorous intent (in this instance, lightheartedly acknowledging the fact that I'm not your favourite person - as quite a few people on this forum must know by now) you immediately interpret it as a mean, vicious insult, springing from hate and resentment on my part. Lighten up, man. I'm trying to inject a little levity into my comments - it does nobody (but Phoenix, it seems) any good to keep reading malicious intent into fairly innocuous remarks.