Russ, Ed, Corey, Eric,
I'm not going to try to change any of your opinions. You are entitled to them.
I think that most if not all of you would view this differently if you were in my shoes.
The reason I made this thread, and the reason I left the "moved" notation on the board was to make it publicly clear that I removed the thread and why. I also made it clear how users can conduct themselves so that this does not happen again.
Every one of us has the ability to help self-regulate this culture and keep it on track. We knowingly conduct ourselves in a way that retains the value of the discussion and eliminates the threat against this resource, we keep things moving ahead.
I put plenty of time into this site as it is. I see no clean way to hand pick the "offensive" stuff, without creating even more complaining. I've done it before in the past and had limited success. I've also taken the position of deleting every post after a certain point in time. That has also lead to even more hard feelings. I've found it is best to:
A) have the offending party delete or edit. OR
B) remove the entire thread.
You are all welcome to resume discussion of the topic. Keep it dirty side down and clean side up...please.
I'm confident that all who are passionate and with good ideas and solutions will understand the logic and will take the time to implement their ideas in ways that can create positive change. Frankly, anybody who wants to say that the solution was on an RTF discussion, but it is lost forever because Chris pulled the post, is being unrealistic.
I hope you all enjoy your Sunday and have a productive new week.
Oh, we also have one more former RTF user now on the "read only" list.