On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:52 PM, Robert Mosurinjohn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote to Harold your moderator:
You wrote to me: "There are 10,000 of us and only one of you." Now I know where a tiny minority of the posters get their attitude .. you encourage it. Would you like to see some supportive emails I've received saying, 'Sorry about the few jerks on the forum bothering you .. they do that if you don't agree with their every little whim.? I can send them to you but of course I'd hide their identities and you would say "He's just making them up" but if I revealed them they'd get attacked like I did.
Harold .. I came onto the forum to learn and to help .. I made enemies by saying 'there's no need to disconnect your injector' .. I made enemies by saying 'baby powder is better than Windex or soap' .. I made enemies by saying 'Tomos tubes and tires are great quality' .. I made enemies by making my long trip, because one or two or three people just ride around town and think they're God's gift to the street and can't stand the sight of someone doing something a bit more .. I made enemies by promoting mopeds Harold .. and jealous people said I was promoting myself. Bullshit. I'm a forgiving and understanding guy, and I tried to smooth out the rough characters and partially succeeded .. some of them got pretty smooth and open minded .. but two or three just kept up their outright abuse and personal attacks. They did it in threads and they did it a LOT .. and after a few days of it I finally got mad and publicly exposed their hatemongering SHIT for what it is. If you want to get rid of the SHIT on your otherwise beneficial forum, lay down the law about personal attacks. But those two or three seem to be friends of yours, right, and they can say and do anything they want because YOU have the little red button.
Ban me? you know all I have to do is log in with another email address .. there are lots of public computers and lots of addresses to register in .. I could come in under a thousand names .. but actually I've been considering saying goodbye to the forum because of the attitudes YOU allow and encourage .. maybe I should keep coming in and exposing what you are allowing. Maybe I will do just that.
(I had intended on forgetting the whole matter until I got this response from Harold H. Namecalling Hitler himself.
Response from Your Moderator
DID NOT READ THIS EMAIL and will not. if you think you are the first attention whore on MA i have had to deal with you are mistaken. see i have this thing called a life. i work really hard, i have a loving girlfriend, great friends and really fast bikes. i use my time to enjoy those. not to get into an argument with a 60 year old dude acting like a redfaced 5 year old who's pissed the people at his parents party arent listening to his stories.
enough, this isnt a democracy. we have an awesome site and its not going to bend one inch for you. enjoy it like the rest of us or get off the site.
So Harold, hit your little red button and show the rest of the forum what you are made of.