Sorry, Allen.Originally Posted by The Deacon
I'm 100% in agreement with Paul on this. The Spyderco Forum's limited scope and self policing keep it tame and civilized. We share a mutual appreciation and behave pretty much with mutual respect here. If we expanded to include our own open sub-forums as on USN, CPF, Busse Forums, BFC or even my scubaboard forum, we would experience some of the same pack mentalities stalking there. In these dark and wild recesses, the warnings are posted. Lawrence Springarn's advice should be taken to heart.
I remember when you were banned from Forum B. Until you began posting on the sub-forum in question I recall your posts as being well intentioned, thought provoking, and courteous. When you chose to enter more treacherous waters, then, you got as you gave. I will freely admit that I felt several others exceeded the accepted standard but the owners and their moderators have the ultimate decision making authority. Publicly chastising the owner and his moderators did not help one's case - nor will fanning the dying embers from an old, neaarly forgotten fire across forums.
Life is too short to waste on petty recriminations. Keep your head up and move on. I believe Kipling's "IF" was posted recently. Words to live by.............