Klemdotter, I understand your point of view, the mentioned thread has been re-opened.
Redline UTV forum itself is has always tried to maintain the goal to be a family oriented environment were a young redline owner or the kids of redline owner parents can log in and obtain information in a positive oriented manner. That is what makes this forum special and sets it apart from many other buggy forums, and that is why many people enjoy the well greeted welcomes, the positive environment that it has and the respectful & trustful members that this forum posses.
Myself, being the only current active moderator, I enjoy participating in forum discussions and always try to maintain a neutral point of view and try never take sides towards any particular party or member. I will moderate your posts the same as I will moderate any newcomers post or any well known longtime member and will try to not let anyone be disrespected. With that said, I moderate posts using the following quoted forum guideliness which can be found on the following link: Redline UTV Forum - Redline Riot & Redline Revolt Community - Forum Guidelines
"In an effort to make RedlineUTVforums.net more enjoyable for our members, we have adopted the following simple posting guidelines. We’d prefer not to moderate a single post, but not all of our members feel that way. We’re trying our best to find a happy medium but as this forum grows many situations will need to be handled with care. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding in creating an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone." "Respect other members. Do not flame, badger, disrespect or taunt anyone on the forums. If we feel a thread is getting out of hand we will close it or delete it. You can, and will be banned if you continue this type of behavior. The off road community is an awesome group of people who generally want to learn, develop and expand, so we don't expect this will be a problem."
-- When I moderate post, its usually to delete spam, or to bring down the tone or level of profanity used to a more acceptable level at the same time trying to maintain the family environment with out the distortion of any information. nobody here is forced to be friends, and nobody here is forced to post a reply, but it is expected from them when replying to a post to do so in a civil respectful manner, which I think shouldn't be hard enough. lately the threads have been getting a bit out of hand (which is expected every once in a while) and I have left people to solve their own issues... but it grows old when you see that its the same people over again fighting over the same issue.
Tough I'm just a moderator, I do feel that the community is the owner of the forum and they will turn it into what ever they want it to be, im just here to support them. If they wanna turn it into a forum like the rest of many other buggy forums,then so be it, I'm not opposed to that.
But in the meanwhile, as per my duty in this forum, even tough I know you guys can defend yourselves, I will not let you or any forum member be disrespected.
Any input or opinions in regards to my reply or the moderation methods that I use, are welcome as long as they are addressed in a respectful manner... I will review your suggestions and will try to apply them for the best interest in the Redline community...