Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Honestly, being a forum moderator is a frustrating, tiresome, and thankless job. Not to mention that mods are unpaid volunteers. I don't blame them for nipping a problematic thread in the bud, because no one has time to sit around and babysit a thread that appears to be going south quickly.
That said, it does sometimes appear that mods are humorless fuddy-duddies. I know I've been admonished in the past for trying to be funny... you have to remember that not everyone on the internet knows you, or your intentions, so a post that can be taken two different ways will often be taken the wrong way.
In fact, for about 24 hours my sig line was "If I say something that can be taken two different ways, and one way makes you sad or mad, I meant it the other way." Meaning, I don't say anything designed to offend. But I was told that I was using that as an excuse to say offensive things. So I removed it, and I simply don't post as much.