Mudcat Café message #4028153 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167156   Message #4028153
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Jan-20 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: Review: Lost threads
Subject: RE: Review: Lost threads
Mossback, despite his denials, appears to be longtime Mudcatter Greg_F, who was banned from Mudcat and had his membership deleted - I do not believe in banning people from Mudcat, and I only reluctantly concurred with the decision to ban Greg_F; but other moderators think that "banning" is effective. He applied for membership under another name, and I registered him. But he sometimes posts under the same IP Greg_F used, so I think that it's clear that Mossback and Greg are the same person, or at least posting from the same computer. And it's very true that most of the posts from Greg_F (and subsequently from Mossback) have been combative. I think we need to live with the reality that there are some persistent "trolls" who will always be with us, and we need to learn to live with them. I believe that if we attempt to take action against them, it makes them stronger.
I do think that "Holy Joe" is anti-religious bigotry, an attempt to exclude and dismiss someone because of one's religious affiliation. But, despite the proclivity of some Mudcatters to make a Big Deal out of every little thing, I'll let it pass.

-Joe Offer-