I know, but none of us are perfect. I've been in norm's spot before, I've made a joke and the reaction has been over what I expected. When both sides refuse to back down we get a shitstorm just like this one. Clearly you know near nothing of the way things work here, the dark sense of humour norm displayed is prevalent in the majority of the regular member base as well as many of the staff.
Granted we can show reason and discretion towards new members, but keep in mind that the comment was not originally aimed at a member of the site. If you hang around and check in regularly like most of us do, you'll see that it is the case. It is a mark of familiarity among fellow members of a site, unfortunately when someone new jumps into the mix it can create a division between those trying to encourage newer members and those sticking to their guns.
You must have come here from Lexi's Facebook page yes? Fair enough, were you someone who's been around I guess you'd understand we are not required to become faceless militia. If I'm not acting like it by trying to explain our commonalities and mannerisms, then I guess I'm wasting my time? Still, I'd encourage you to stick around, lurk a bit in the different sections and see if you can understand the kind of atmosphere we have here.
Oh, no, Lexicanum banned me from their Facebook page for not agreeing with their opinion.
So I'm afraid I did not
also, it is beside the matter completely where I came from, or how long I have been here.
The atmosphere in here has nothing to do with it - it's the fact that after being adressed with this being insulting to some, the moderator continues to be insulting, well understanding that that is exactly the impact it will have on said reader. Instead of calmly explaining, as you do, that it was not meant that way.
If said moderator had written in the same sensible style as you, especially when confronted with his behaviour, it would have been just perfect.
The thing is not his opinion, but the way of stating it.
I understand this can be part of the "vibe of the forum" to be incredibly rude - me and my friends are too, in our own circle. However, when the creator comes in and states this kind of behaviour bothers him, the moderator does not calmly explain his opinion, nor the fact that he, supposedly, said it in joke (but that "some" did), but rather strikes an infuriated note and acts on it. The rude language did not belong there, and only detracts from this topic, in my opinion.
Your reply is far more what I'd expect from the people moderating.
A proper tone, talking to me like one adult to an another.
So thank you for that.