this MB has become not only infused, but also infected by Amerikaans.
You are Norwegian; this website is hosted in the Netherlands. I am German. My abhorrence of the direction this MB is taking is purely European.
I have had two threatening PM's from you which I personally consider an insult. I consider them an insult because I post to the best of my integrity.
You accuse me of not meeting the "minimum" standards that you seek to impose on this forum. You are also perfectly aware of the inadequacies of very many who also post that fail to meet the minimum standard. They do not, as I, post in good faith.
I find it extreme cowardice on your part to appeal to my sense of communality - which has deeply hurt me - by implying that I am outwith the remit of this MB by posting as I do.
In my country (Germany) Scientology has been shown to be a criminal organisation. This does not however mean that I consider Scientologists to be criminals - you can ask Terril or Claire for their opinions, with regard to my interaction with them.
There are some who care about issues, be it on different grounds, I would include BG, Don_Carlo, Merlin/I-Loki, MissDorfl, (and those I have not mentioned - don't hate me).
Then there are those who would care out of pique (Tigger, sometimes Tory - although I would sometimes class her higher, Ladybird, and a few others).
Then there is the opportunism crowd.
I am breaking one of my precepts here, i.e. what is private should remain private, but when I consider your following private message to me:
I did not create OCMB for it to turn into this. I don't care if you don't like why OCMB exists and what purpose it is for, as long as you find another place to post stuff like this. I'm not very amused and especially not that you even lack respect to reply or at least try to control yourself.
Then I would at least have expected you to consult with your prior moderator Merlin, or the stand-in Don_Carlo before insulting me or my integrity the way you have.
What you negated in your critique of me was the extreme provocation - not to myself, but with regard to others of good faith on this MB who were denigrated by self-satisfied purveyors of filth.
Don_Carlo and I recently had a dispute. He made accusations and admitted wrongness, I admire him the more for his candour and admission, well not retractions - he wasn't entirely wrong, but let's just say he wasn't right either.
Don_Carlo however is someone I can talk to. You however seem to be intransigent in your guilty verdict of myself with no defence necessary with regard to myself.
That is your problem (and prejudice) not mine.
Of course you can point to the fact that it is your forum. You pay for it, and it's yours. If however a forum is not populated, then you are paying for nothing.
Before you reply Andreas, I thought, really thought, long about this reply - my outrage however exceeds my consideration with regard to respect - Merlin has it, because I know him, you just happen to own the site.