Originally Posted by jeffrey gold
This is a formal warning that your post in Just my Opinon thread was a personal attack on another member & you even acknowledged it in the post.
Because of the usage of the word "ass"? That's just stupid! Heck! I've been called a racist on this forum for merely thinking it was funny that some Chinese map still optimistically included Taiwan. On top of that my country was accused of having institutionalized "Apartheid" in South Africa (which it didn't).
was a personal attack (even libelous).
But.. of course no profanity was involved so I guess it was perfectly okay for the moderators ("ass" = bad, "racist" = okay). Some self-righteous, man-hating, political-correct bitch who knew how to play the game was behind all of this. I guess she completely enjoyed accusing people of all kinds of things at the slightest opportunity to do so (sexism, homophobia, racism, etc.). Of course, she never used profanity. She's now mostly in the debates forum where her skills
are more appropriate.
Giving you a "formal warning"
(no less) for such a small thing is completely hypocritical. All form, no content. They should feel honoured to have a painter of your calibre here. I can conclude nothing else then what PJ already stated : that some folks are out for an excuse (no matter how minute) to ban you. Shame on them! If they succeed then the loss is completely WC's.
I wonder who is filing these complaints. I don't believe it to be Trankina, he's not a whiner. Many would want to have more people like you here. Only a misguided and, probably, unnatural few want to steer WC to a "Kumbaya campfire thing". And, from all appearances, it seems the moderators are only too happy to oblige them, ignoring the needs of the many.
Oil painting is where the "real meat" of the artists are at. This forum shouldn't be some childish kindergarten thing. It should be the center piece of WC. In the short span that I've been away I already saw some good artists leave to Ceninni or other forums. Is this what this forum's policy is aiming at? To only keep whiners who love to be in threads congratulating each other with their birthday? Is this what the sponsors would want? Remember : those hobbyists don't buy real paint and not in the quantities real artists do.
Well, Jeffrey, if you're kicked over something so completely insignificant as this then the moderator's intentions will be fully clear to me and I won't feel any necessity to stay here anymore as well.