Posted by mair on January 9, 2004, at 11:44:49
In reply to Re: please be civil, posted by Dinah on January 9, 2004, at 9:12:01
"Wow, Dr. Bob. If I had a bunch of PBC's on my record, and made that statement, I'd pretty much expect a block. I kind of think I'd get one too...."
"We all have noticed you get preferential treatment from Bob. No need to make it "bigger". I know I feel like a lesser being in Dr. Bob's eyes because of it, and I'm sure everyone else does too."
Dinah - I say this with the greatest respect and affection: I can't imagine how you could say this. If stjames is getting preferential treatment, he is hardly the only one. There's no question in my mind that some posters are given great latitude and others wander around here with a scarlett letter on their backs and seem to be given no latitude at all. Most of the time, I have no real problem with Dr. Bob giving some people the benefit of the doubt. I do have difficulties with him pulling the trigger quite a quickly as he sometimes does, and I think his double-the-punishment policy is too harsh in many cases.
I don't condone the way stjames made his point. However, I am upset by the suggestion that he is truly unique because I honestly feel that you would be given as wide or even a wider berth than probably any other poster on this Board. So it strikes me as odd for you to suggest that his treatment of stjames makes you feel lesser in Bob's eyes.
I would also like to point out that one of the dangers of the Admin Board is that when discussing the actions of another poster, it's pretty easy to run afoul of Bob's most stringent civility rules, which, afterall, are there to benefit both the offending and non-offending posters.