Mudcat Café message #1491692 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81091   Message #1491692
Posted By: JennyO
24-May-05 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Please close this thread.
Subject: RE: BS: Please close this thread.
I am not the one who is stating that a contributor does not own their contribution and does not need to be first asked before any change is imposed

No - you stated the first half of it, and not the second half, which does not make sense. the trouble is you did state that a contributor does not own their contribution, and then you said they do need to be asked. No matter what you say about politeness, it doesn't make sense. I wouldn't expect someone to ask my permission to park their car next to mine in a parking lot - even if I was the first one there.

Anyway, you want this to be all about the volunteers wanting to impose their will on members of the forum. That is not what has happened here. The originator of the thread was the one who did the asking. The volunteers only did what he wanted them to do, and rightly so in my opinion.

You may think that it deserved the opportunity to turn into a nice thread, but it didn't look very likely, and it has not been lost forever, only closed, which means it can be read, same as a thread that dropped off the bottom. If someone wants to pursue one of the better ideas that were in that thread, it would be better to start a fresh one, in my opinion, that will start off free of the nastiness that was pervading the old one.

No doubt you will slither around the issue and try to turn it back into an opportunity to have a go at the volunteers, and if that's what you are determined to do, then have at it. I still haven't seen one person here that agrees with you, so why don't you go and find something else to put your energies into. I doubt whether you will though. Anyway, I have a life, so I'm outta here!