with all due respect, I'm posting to you in regards to the thread "here they come" and would like to give notypeR an answer.
First off, I would like to make clear that it was not my intention to hurt anyones feeling with the intro that i made there. I think most TOVers have understood this by now, and you may refer to Nicks reply as well.
Beyond that, I'd like to adress to NotypeR who made a comment in the way that he's waiting for an ocassion to ban me. This was your first post in the thread and with your second post you called me "twat". As we are both grown up adults, I doubt you would like to be called twat by me counterwise - do you? I respect your position as Forum admin and would kindly ask for fair treatment just like you would offer it to the other TOV members.
Finally I'll explain you why I spoke of provoke. Please have a look at CarPhreakD's postings in this thread. I don't know about you, but in the light of happenings I see them as personal attacks. I'm talking of the following:
-Illness or stupidity?
-No, actual question. Although I can see why you're divorced.
-But as JihadDo is clumsily trying to explain
I don't think that my marrital status or my family background is of any concern of CarPhreakD. Nor does his repeated attack on me, after I explained myself and most everyone understood this was rather a bad joke over the top is doing any good.
I'd rather have this cleared in a more civil manner, but posting here seems the quickest and direct way. Thank you very much for your attention and have a nice evening.
Doesn't work that way. Everyone starts here the same. You are presumed to be a cognitively functional adult who will behave themselves.
If you _do_ behave yourself you continue to get treated that way. If you contribute to the site in a meaningful way, we take notice. If you evince a long history of good behavior and/or contribution, we also take note of that.
The longer you behave and/or contribute, the more we're willing to tolerate from you if you decide to go on a rant or get a little pissy with someone.
Someone like CarPhreakD has a very, very long history on this site of contribution and good behavior. He and I often disagree very strongly about some things, but he has earned our respect over the years. If I do choose to call him out on something is will be in private and not publicly.
You on the other hand have been a regular inflammatory irritation. You have negative equity with me. As such you should be aware that I will tolerate less B.S. from you than I would from even a new member of this forum. If you want to change that, start behaving yourself.
Grow a thick skin - you can look to someone like atomiclightbulb on how to do that. He is one of the calmest, more equinanimous posters here. His opinions are very controversial with a subset of our membership but he continues to be polite and posts his viewpoints in a very even tempered way. I admire his resolve, and endeavor to be calmer like him (you're lucky you weren't here 4-5 years ago, I would have banned you months ago and IP locked you from the site).
In addition to growing a thick skin, stick to the facts. You're entitled to an opinion but with your negative equity you'd be doing yourself a favor to avoid expressing it too strongly right now. Let your links and headlines do it for you.
TL;DR - This site is not a democracy. The only equality here is that every poster starts from the same place. Your behavior determines how you are treated and we do keep score. A long membership and history of contribution is not a hall pass for bad behavior, but we will cut that person some more slack before the hammer falls. Invest in this site with good behavior and contribution and we will recognize that.
AFAIAC, this post is more than you deserve, but it is an opportunity to communicate some guidelines. Take from it what you will. I will not be giving any more warnings or advice to you.