The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36577   Message #510290
Posted By: Wolfgang
19-Jul-01 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Dear Joe Offer et al
Subject: RE: Dear Joe Offer et al

what you write about Joe's handling of the permathread is completely out of porportion.
It is stated clearly in the permathread that While most Mudcat threads are not censored or edited, I will monitor this one and maintain and edit it to serve as a guide to the Mudcat Cafe. Feel free to post questions and answers, but be aware that I'm going to edit this thread heavily.

This is by far not the first time that Joe has deleted posts in that thread. And I strongly object to your statement that Joe has expressed the intention (and has followed through with that intention) of deleting any opposing views that appear there. Joe would delete any discussion post, also those agreeing with his point of view.

You may argue that Joe's opinion on that may have no place in the permathread, but your accusation of him turning the FAQ into a private platform and deleting what he doesn't like is mean and wrong.

And as for how easy it is to construct inconsistencies in argumnetation, I'll do it with you for instance. You wrote Please, Joe, don't prohibit us from asking for good thoughts or expressing our support. If you make it a hard-and-fast rule that we need to do so through private messages only, then please say so in the FAQ with a blueclickey reference to some starting points to do so, for the benefit of GUESTs and new members who won't know better. Hasn't he done that and you're still not contented? See how easy it is.