I haven't been close to the computer much recently and didn't notice Taz's thread. When I'm in a hurry I log in and briefly respond without checking out the other threads.
I have no problem with Taz airing his concerns relative to his conceptions pertaining to my positions, some of which are erroneous. If the thread could be re-opened for a spell, I'd like the opportunity to correct some of Taz's misconceptions and set the record straight for Taz and others who may share them. If, after a re-opening, an admin didn't like the direction it was going, it could be re-closed.
I appreciate the concerns of some who spoke up for fairness, including Admin Asgara.
BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW. The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.
Each thread has an ID number, so if you say something like [tid=13101] (where 13101 is the thread ID for this thread) then you'll get Thread Reopen Requests 2. If you hover over any link to the thread or link to a message of that thread then you'll see the thread ID displayed in the little hoverbox. And once I know what thread you're referring to I can check if it makes sense to reopen it.
It really helps moderators figure out if a topic is disintegrating because of general misbehavior versus someone in particular if the originally non-misbehaving members kept it that way. When everyone is prickly and argumentative and off-topic and personal then it's just too difficult to tell. We have neither infinite time to untie the Gordian knot, nor the wisdom of Solomon.
There used to be a comedian who presented his ideas for a better world, and one of them was to arm everyone on the highway with little rubber dart guns. Every time you see a driver doing something stupid, you fire a little dart at his car. When a state trooper sees someone driving down the highway with a bunch of darts all over his car he pulls him over for being an idiot.
Please make it easy to tell you apart from the idiots. Message 150