And that's where you're dead wrong. You are apparently failing to appreciate the nuances of argument, and of opinion vs. attack.
I have argued literally hundreds of times on this forum without resort to any sort of force, whether I had access to that force or not. I rarely engage in personal attacks (I'm certain I have from time to time, but I try extremely hard not to, since it's a bad idea, and I should try to keep my emotions in check wherever I can). I've won many of those arguments, I've lost a few, and I've walked away from virtually all of them without topics having been locked, either by myself or by other members of the staff team. This should demonstrate that I am not guilty of what you're accusing me of.
You are, in point of fact, blowing an action out of shape. You continue to mischaracterize what I do, and I'm starting to wonder if it's deliberate smear tactics or a straight-up lack of comprehension on your part. I hate to say it straight out like that, but I'm left with less and less recourse. Over and over again I have said that Simter's disagreement with me was not the reason for my locking his thread. Over and over I have explained that I saw potential harm because this was something of a hot-button topic and it looked like another firestorm was going to come up. I made this distinction based on who was talking (Simter), how he was talking (aggressively) and what he was saying (basically, another round of "we shouldn't have skype 7 anymore because forks"). If this had been the first time ever that this particular opinion had been addressed, or if it had been done differently, I wouldn't have batted an eye, so to speak. But that's not the case. I urge you to take a big picture approach when considering why I did what I did. You seem to be stuck on "Jayde is misusing power", and I'm not. In fact, this is precisely the sort of thing we're here for, to deal with straight-up breach of rules and to squash dissent if it becomes too toxic.
In general, difference of opinion can and should be tolerated. Of course it should. But this wasn't going anywhere good. You say that we should be able to argue without using force. Well, should we also be able to argue without resorting to trash-talking? Remember, as well, that other users before this expressed straight-up pleasure that skype 7 was apparently discontinued. If that's not needless confrontation, I don't know what is.
How would you feel, for instance, if I started a topic in Off-topic Discussion which went like this. (Full disclosure, I do not actually feel this way, and this example is for illustrative purposes only):
Title: Oh man, that Mason guy
Message: You know what? I just gotta get this off my chest. Mason pisses me off. He strikes me as an immature, whiny, entitled kid who can't code and do PR at the same time. Okay fine, maybe he can code things and they don't explode, so that's cool, but I mean, the guy's PR is a nightmare. Someone ought to teach him how to respect his players or he's going to lose them. I'm just sick of the guy, and I wish he'd be gone. When he says he's closing his doors for the last time - really the last time, I mean, none of this back-and-forth crap - I will cheer. Because it's long overdue, I think. Let's just...I dunno, let him choke on his mistakes. Because I will never ever buy anything he makes and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Now, if I went and posted that, right now, wouldn't you want a mod to come in, close the topic before it started fires, and give me a warning? I know I would. Because even if I have a right to feel that way, and even if I have a right to say that to certain people if it's really how I feel...well, to just slap it on the community results in potential harm. Mason may be upset. Mason supporters may be upset. And at this point, the issues around Mason are well-known. What good is there in poking a sleeping bear, especially if I happened to already have a history of poking sleeping bears? I don't but Simter sort of does. This is where I go back and point at the bit where I said he knew what he was doing. This wasn't some newbie walking in and making another statement with little or no knowledge of what came before.
So no, MasterOfDeath. You're missing the point entirely. I urge you to come back and argue points rather than attempt to attack my character without grounds. Failing that, I'd rather you stop and think what you're saying before you say it, since this is not the first time that you have attempted to take shots at me. You will note that I am not enacting any sort of moderator interference against you on this point, even though I find your attacks unjust and a little upsetting. I will not speak to what others might do, but I hope it is somewhat proving my point when, instead of issuing you a warning or trying to silence you, I am, in fact, trying to debate you as civilly as I know how.
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