Now then, I am going to lay all cards out on the table.
I am not one of these odd characters that comes along as a newbie and starts spouting the ramblings of someone with a stick up their ass, or a looney that jumps aboard the forum and starts discussing mad delusions of grandeur.
I enjoy this forum just as much as everyone else, but over the last few days have had 'Mods' have a go at me for what I consider no apparent reason.
Now then, in making a Thread regarding the issue, am I being ironic to my above testament and becoming one of the mad souls I speak of? Who knows. But, this is something I had to get off my chest.
I could have taken to heart what was merely mods having a laugh, in which case I do apologize. However, it's better to talk openly about 'ones' feelings that just let them **** you off.
Both instances where I have been the subject of 'Mod superiority' (As I shall call it!) took place in the same thread. A thread started by myself which shall be explained in the following paragraph.
In this instance there was a chap called Mazdaman1969 who was spouting Chav-ish ramblings about pretty much the same thing I'm mentioning here (Only he did it in a mental way in which he kept saying 'Mazdaman rules!' every now and then).
Now then, I was posting in this thread along with many others to try and source what this guys problem was, when it was abruptly shut down and closed off by a Mod. Fair enough I suppose, although it would have been handy to at least leave it open I'm not going to get into that as what is done is done. Plus, the guy was a tool so total fair play to any mods.
I then posted a tongue in cheek thread called 'Was Mazda Man a Dream?', which was meant as a quick joke to be answered in jest by anyone involved and then shut down.
Me and Kurzon were having a little bit of banter when I was met with Bigfoot's "Darren, cut it out please. Thanks". Now I took this as a dig at me for bantering with Kurzon and inquired what the post meant.
I was then greeted with "Please, let's move on and avoid keep talking about members that aim to disrupt the peaceful environment on AO.
Message clear enough?" once again by Bigfoot.
Hmm, okay, message read loud and clear.
Then, the conversation takes a different direction with people joking about what position they came in as 'Poster of the Month' and all that lot, to which I asked basically what number I came, and was then greeted by Ant with "Enough already Darren!
Ah, okay then, long serving members of the AO community can have a banter session but the second I post in a thread that I created, relating to something entirely different from the threads original point, I get called up on it and the thread closed?
Maybe this wouldn't aggravate me so much if not for the fact that my SECOND post within that 2 page thread I started was 'Oh right, close this down then'.
But no, instead of simply having a Mod say 'Yeah we had better because it aint good for morale' or whatever, I get had a go at.
Full Thread Here: https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/way-o...n-a-dream.html
Right, maybe I am taking this too personally, and shouldn't be getting so worked up.
But this one has really ****ed me off. (Pardon the language)
I have brought this to whoever cares attention as civil and as well thought out as I could, and see no reason for it to suddenly get shut down. But then again, that does appear to happen alot lately.
I am not doing this to have a go at Mods as such, as I have on many occasion stood up against people creating such threads as this and backed the Mods up.
I am merely asking for an explanation as to why I have been spoken to like a ****** who is hell bent on being a trouble maker.
I'm just trying to have a laugh like everyone else.