What the f*** is happening here?
kobebryant248: you've been given the exact same treatment as anybody else. I can tell you honestly and from experience that we have seen your posts, noticed your trends and posting style, and have taken your views into account. You're a Kobe fan, that much is obvious, but you can be sensitive about him and you get very defensive very quickly. Almost to the point of attack on many occasions.
That being said, we haven't banned you or warned you for a lot of things that could warrant such an action. We usually let people post as they will. Being a senior member doesn't grant you the ability to come into any major forum and get away with more than a newer member. If there's a discrepancy, it would stem only from the fact that we know the poster and we know their style and maybe sense of humor. That way we know when and if they are joking.
It's not about how new you are, but about how well you build an argument and stick to it. There's newer posters here that have great rapport with the staff (Finwe comes to mind).
In this instance, I think it's important to be able to laugh at yourself. You made a spelling mistake, it happens. I'd guess I might have made one in this post. If you make a spelling mistake and someone calls you on it, just laugh it off. It's just a silly thing that happens. Maybe you fall of your chair at school/work or you trip over your shoelace in front of your friends. It's just funny and silly and it's no big deal. That's why no one is in any big trouble here.
If you're seriously offended, come to us. Come to the moderators and be open about it. We'll be receptive to your complaints. We'll take what you have to say into consideration and we'll do something about it.
There's no reason to think that a new member here can't be just as welcome as an older member, if not more so at times. We love having new members who have strong opinions. Your opinion is obviously very strong. Just keep bringing it to conversations and when someone responds to you, respond back. When someone makes a joke at your expense, joke back. Or if you find the joke offensive, come to us. We'll figure something out.
As for MC, I'm not sure why you feel the need to start going around the moderators and calling us out. The guy spelled something wrong and some people had a laugh about it. It's funny. What's wrong with that? If he was seriously offended, he can come to us and we'll do something about it, but there are some things that you should be able to laugh at yourself about and most people should laugh at themselves a bit when you spell something wrong. It's just a silly thing.
But in calling out the moderators you've done exactly what you said shouldn't have been done and you derailed the thread. If you've got a problem, take it up with us, don't call us out and try to make a statement.
Now please. Back to Kobe Bryant. Tonight's game should be fun. I'll be interested to see what kind of Kobe we see tonight.