The forum will never be able to please everybody.
BM certainly seems to enjoy antagonizing but he's entitled to his opinion.
I'm not in favor of heavy-handed moderation...it's too subjective....and I still recall the arbitrary actions of the past.
I have just one suggestion for improving MT...discuss the topic.
You are correct, I made up something LIKE what you would say, but indeed you probably didn’t say that exact phrase.
I am not “sensitive” to comments from the right. I clearly said that jumping all over your posts just because it is you is bad as well. I really don’t like that you can be rather harsh when you really don’t have to be. Sometimes you make a good point and it will fly away because of baiting you, or just brash comments. I can’t see how you think it is “throwing you under a bus.” Also, I don’t think anyone here would say that I am anything but left. I am not a Democrat though, Fry. If that makes me non-partisan, well, okay.
I do have an open mind and listen to many opinions, and not just here. If I say something that doesn’t seem left, well, I guess I just think it. That is all I do. I talk for me, my opinions, my thinking on something. Sometimes it changes. But, that has nothing to do with civility either.
“Discuss the topic...” Yes. Think on it though. When they make comments and get you going, you lose the topic. Any point you made is lost in traded insults. They win by default. That is the real game, even more than banning. Making whatever you say as if it is useless just because it came from you is a win for them.
If you want to believe that what I said is empty words just meant to appear a moderate, feel free. But, that is not fact.