Fair enough.Comments are appreciated. You want to have a debate about the merits of a slavery forum on CivilWarTalk. I'm not going to do that with you anymore.
I might not exactly phrase it that way. Conversations that touch on slavery will be permitted anywhere in the forum. Conversations focused on slavery should be started or will be moved to the Slavery forum. But otherwise, yes, you were pretty close.Seems to me, those members of CWT . . . that are obviously emotionally distraught about the new forums . . . need to go back and read everything from the beginning.
If relevant to the thread, slavery conversations will still be permitted no matter the forum.
If I'm wrong, I'm sure Mike or Ami will correct me.
I think I moved at least one thread that was bumped in the history forum into the new forums, and yes, the permissions may not all be set the way they will be when I’m finished....For the records, while the new talks apparently aren´t completely implemented yet the alerts for new posts in watched/participated threads on those new talks are working and also shown in the usual spot on the main civilwartalk.
It has been a pleasure not to awaken to double digit numbers of threads to approve and half as many reports about the ones approved. The breather is greatly appreciated.Let's put it this way...the volunteer moderation staff needed a bit of a break from the constant bombardment with approvals, complaints, reports, childish behavior from adults etc. from these threads. The threads weren't banned for good. We needed a break. They'll be back. Simple enough. Thank you to @CivilWarTalk and @ami for pulling the moderation staff out of that fire for a bit. To those who don't understand, please volunteer your services to be a moderator. Thank you to the many understanding members. But is that okay with those who need to know? If not, feel free to bring it up, just go get, on other civil war forums.
I like your forum. You run it however you like, that's your perogative. But, it would be nice if you didn't assume everyone with some qualms about this is acting in bad faith.I might not exactly phrase it that way. Conversations that touch on slavery will be permitted anywhere in the forum. Conversations focused on slavery should be started or will be moved to the Slavery forum. But otherwise, yes, you were pretty close.
However, I don't think this will make any of the "Concerned Parties" happy because I'm takes away all their favorite fun things to do.
They don't get to preach to the masses, unless they actually manage to start creating content that people want to look at.
They don't get to derail other peoples content even if they agree with them, they can't insert themselves and preach their gospel as they want you to believe it.
They can't rewrite the rules of the game so that you have to play the game on their turf. Everybody has a safe place to discuss what they want to discuss without worry of being trolled by other members. These members don't believe this is how the game is played.
I'm in charge of the whole forum, and well, this doesn't sit well with this group either.
I wouldn’t take every comment I made personally, unless you have some reason to feel some guilt over your past actions on the forum... but I wasn’t directing my comments at you specifically.I like your forum. You run it however you like, that's your perogative. But, it would be nice if you didn't assume everyone with some qualms about this is acting in bad faith.