Originally Posted by angrysparrow
I think that sometimes (and I believe this to be the case with the OP) more is read into the tone of something a moderator says than was actually intended. As canoebie often tells us, it is difficult to accurately convey tone in written language without actual body language to back it up.
I wholeheartedly agree! I seem to have a particular ability to piss people off even though I go to great lengths attempting to read and re-read my internet writings beforehand in an attempt to be clear and avoid any emotional misinterpretation. This syndrome would run rampant on HF, as it does on other forums, if it were not for the moderators.
I happily join the ranks of those who have run afoul of HF moderators before and applaud them for helping us all to learn how to get along and play nice.
I personally welcome any suggestions from the mods that helps me deal with my own shortcomings.
This forum is what it is because those who stay are comfortable with following the rules they agreed to when they joined. What a novel concept in today's society!
I visit HF several times daily. It feels like family to me even though I have met very few personally. Thanks to the mods for diligently working to keep it this way.