Originally Posted by designerdesire
You got an answer.
We do have carte blanche.
HF is not a democracy, first off. And, it's actually for a healthy government. The government has checks WITHIN ITSELF. Ordinary citizens do not possess any power of check or balance, the branches within the government do. The mods check and balance one another.
You cannot impeach Dave.
You are not part of our "government."
We listen to, respect, and act on what members say (when they aren't calling one another cunts). This does not mean you possess any kind of right to "check" or "balance" us.
Yikes! -1 for you!
"(when they aren't calling one another cunts)"
I have been meaning to revisit this point with you also. Perhaps NAV thought that the PM system exempted him from this rule because it wasn't done on a public forum but rather over a system that is private and away from the scrutiny of society. I say cunt all the time in PMs as if you look up Wikipedia you will see that us Australians call both ourselves and each other cunts all the time and it is meant in rather a friendly manner, even as a term of endearment. If I did that on the public forum I'd expect to be banned but via PM, why should I be? I have offended NO ONE.
Also THIS IS THE IMPORTANT BIT
Dave and other mods here have gone to GREAT PAINS to show that you have NO WAY of reading the PMS directly from the system with the new format of HF.
SO HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU BE SURE OF WHETHER SOMEONE IS GUILTY OF THIS? Ok I realise that in this instance NAV has actually admitted to committing the offense. I don't agree with you that he didn't do it for literary reasons. I can see his point. I did the SAME THING with the same word. I was nearly driven off the forum by angry members when I said an eBay seller who tried to scam me was a c*nt on an open forum. That was my first lesson that Americans dont take the word as mildly as we do in Australia. However, cunt isn't really a word I use in anger. I say it affectionately or not at all, however that night I sat (just like NAV) and thought, what word can I insert to show everyone in a visual way, just how angry I am and how strongly I feel. Just telling of my anger wasn't enough. I decided calmly to insert the word. It backfired just like it has for NAV but I totally digress...
...back to the point. The point was, how can you be sure of someones guilt if you can't read from the main system what the PM actually said?
Do you just take someone's word for it? There are some really crafty cunts on here.
sorry... I'm naughty (just trying to lighten the mood
) I know Dave recently received a PM that was originally sent by me and was then forwarded onto him. He said the PM was most unnacceptable and was full of swearing. The thing is, I can't for the life of me think of any PM that I have sent like that. Sure, lots of my PMs to mates on here are full of cussing, but none of those people would report me. The only PM I have EVER sent on here to someone who I was in a dispute with was sent only 1 day before the complaint was made. The timing was spot on, only that person or one of her mates would have complained as they had just told me they intended to get me kicked off. DUH! It was them. The thing is that when I'm really against someone, and they're against me, I EXPECT they will try to get me punished for any wrong doing as a further way of being nasty and vindictive (I am NOT and never have been, stupid.) THerefore I don't ever say anything that could get me punished. I DID NOT send ANY PM to my memory that was in any way full of cussing or that could be obviously construed as against the rules. I BELIEVE THE PM WAS EITHER A TOTAL FAKE OR HEAVILY DOCTORED! How could you EVER know a FORWARDED PM WAS GENUINE???