— Alcoholics Anonymous saying.
I just built this and it’s quite a mess, but … I’m just going to sit and wait for someone to show up; until then I’ll just do what I feel like doing, but one thing is certain. Here, I’ll stay out of trouble. Or will I? Wanna help?
This domain is dedicated as a place for the community of interest in cold fusion to meet and discuss and perhaps even to cooperate and collaborate. All are welcome. This is a human community and will doubtless have some rules, but … don’t worry, be free, we will let you know if you break the as-yet-unwritten rules, and you’d have to try hard to get yourself kicked out. Or at least you would know you were doing it.
As the AA saying indicates, there is a resentment behind the founding of this particular meeting. Or there could be, if I held onto it. Saturday, I was banned from lenr-forum.com for two days. It was completely silly, but it demonstrated to me that the Forum was unsafe. As far as I can tell, it was simple incompetence. While a reference was made to the terms of service, had those terms been followed, there would have been no problem. In fact, the basic idea was great: civility. But the execution was as if calculated to convince me not to post there any more. If anyone wants to discuss this here, it’s fine, but for myself, I’m leaving it at this.
The ban was initially invisible, not announced, and there was no warning or clear notice. I looked at the site and this is what I saw:
Your user account has been banned: Pathoskeptics
I was sure the site must have been hacked. It was some hours before I found out that, no, I’d been banned, for two days. I was not informed until I created a disclosed sock puppet and mentioned it on-site. Here is that post and then one can see what ensued, and, eventually, I was told what post I’d made that was so horrible.
What the administrator wrote was completely incorrect, he apparently doesn’t know how the site actually works (a ban locks the user out, and a locked-out user cannot read “conversations.” and what the terms of service actually say is not what he did! At this point if I explain further, I start to froth at the mouth, a bad sign.
Meanwhile, here we are. Welcome. Have some tea or coffee. Be at ease. I will be covering Rossi v. Darden here. Posts of mine may be copied from here with attribution under CC By-SA 3.0.
It’s all good.