Hello, I'm probably taking a big risk in posting this thread. This is in no way intended to be a malicious post. Nor do I mean to personally attack those involved. I'm simply pointing out factual events, and making personal opinions surrounding those events. If it is taken the wrong way, I could receive backlash for it up to and including banishment from these boards which I love so dearly. However, I feel it is worth it to make this point: I've noted with one or two moderators around here a certian undesireable demeanor. Two such instances in the last 24 hours I've noted below. I won't print the Mod's name in order to save them from possible personal backlash, but they will certainly read this and know who they are. If they then feel like replying to it here, that is their choice, otherwise they can send me a PM. I will however bring it up publicly because I can't believe I'm the only one who's noticed. Beyond that, although the examples given are directed at me, I've noticed similar responses to other members when in a discussion. First, I wanted to start a thread about a particular aspect of Star Wars. In an attempt to make sure that I didn't create duplicate threads, I did a search on "Star Wars". I came up with no duplicate threads, but did come across one announcing the opening of the "Star Wars" section. I hadn't noticed them before, and being about 2 or 3 in the morning as it was, I foolishly replied asking "Where?" rather than look for myself. I feel it was a mistake on my part, but a simple one. A mistake not worthy of the response it got. I think you are blind and you are also bringing back dead threads. Thread closed. My bad. While true that I didn't notice the thread myself, nor indeed did I think to go looking for it, we've all had such moments. Let the innocent cast the first stone. The comment, "I think you are blind..." in my opinion shows alot of undue animosity. Perhaps I read into this too much. But I've read this same moderator's posts about how people should be careful how they word text, as it can often be taken out of context when in black and white. If I am, indeed, taking his comment out of context, then I appologize. But I would point out then, that they are not doing a satisfactory job of following their own advice on being clear and plain so as not to be taken out of context. And as "dead" as the thread may have been, it was nevertheless the best place to ask the question that I asked. Second, I wanted to create a new poll. I didn't quite understand all the steps. I asked a question, it got answered by a fellow member, and all was well in the world. After posting my thanks to the member who helped me, and telling them it worked well, the same moderator as shown above decided they needed to comment. Jeremiah. Remember polls only go in the polls area. So I hope for your sake you posted correctly. Was that a threat? Was what I said worthy of a threat? I think not. If they were to comment in relation to how to create polls, this would be fine, since that was what the thread was originally about. But the problem had been solved, and in my opinioin, the thread could now be closed...although I obviously don't hold that power. In addition, the context of the statement can be questioned. What was the reasoning for it? I obviously knew where to post polls. From my original question, the only problem I had was how to post polls. If I didn't know where to post polls, I likely wouldn't even know they existed in the first place. The conclusion I come to it that the moderator has one of a few problems. He/she has it in for me. He/she felt that because I missed the Star Wars area they would need to drive me into the right area of the forum from now on in a personally offensive way. He/she has a superiority complex and are flexing their "mod muscle". Now as I said, I may be reading too much into this. I could be completely wrong. I recognize the fact that they do, in fact, run the forum. I could take my "business" elsewhere. But the fact remains: they want this forum to become as widespread as possible. They want it to continue growing. They want everyone here to enjoy themselves. While I recognize the fact that they need to point out mistakes and they need to steer people in the right direction as far as forum conduct goes, they could, in my opinion, do it with a slightly better attitude. Finally, keep in mind that this thread of mine doesn't reflect all moderators. I've had very little trouble with the moderators. However, I feel it necessary to point this out. If I'm the only one who feels this way, I'll shut up. Heck, I'll shut up anyway. I've pointed it out once, no need to beat a dead horse. But since most of the moderators have no trouble operating with a bit more candour, I see no reason they can't ALL act the same way.