So what happened to the site? I thought it was just me that had been banned for being a crap moderator? Incidentally, the rules I apply come from my friend Callie Arcale who moderated Space.com. for ages. I have very few hero's or heroines, but she is certainly one of them. If you think that this site is controversial, you ain't seen nothing yet. And, sadly, Space.com no longer has a forum, a.f.a.i.k.
Because their controversy was 'interesting'. You had folk believing in ET, and you had folk that thought they were crazy. But there were corporate interests that appeared to want the site to be in the pocket of capital, and not having folk talk - often rubbish - which wasn't attractive to folk with a buck to make.
I do not want this site to go down that route.
Could we please be as respectful on here of others opinions as if we were meeting face to face?
There has been aggression expressed on here that would start a fight in a nunnery.
I will do my best to moderate that. However, it is frankly down to you to moderate yourselves.
The more 'interesting' debates are not free of ad hominems nor aggression. You know who you are. Stop it. You'll get a warning, then a temporary ban then a permanent ban. Is that a route you want to pursue? It is not a road I want to have to follow.
If you do not recognise that as your behaviour then you, probably, have nothing to worry about. If you do recognise that as your behaviour then pause and reflect.
Peace and mutual respect guys and gals.