Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:31 AM
I have made a horrible mistake by misjudging you and if you will allow me I will try and explain why and apologize for my behavior regarding the mad fox seeds.
I had made a post in Randy's Mad Fox thread and it was deleted. The content of the post included a quote from your for sale thread indicating you had received the seeds and were ready to ship them out, and that I would soon be a recipient of 50 of your seeds, nothing more than innocent exuberance.
The post was deleted without explanation and I became quite upset of the censorship. After several failed attempts in the thread to get an explanation as to why my post was deleted the whole thread was removed. This morning two (days later) I finally received a PM from a mod with explanation as to why my first post was deleted. The explanation was assumptive, malicious, contained personal attracts and then finally stated reason for deletion, it was because of mention of payment procedure (PayPal) in your quote and was ultimately decided it was out of context in this thread. What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never in my wildest days could I have imagined that because your request for PayPal address and one moderators assumption that I was peddling seeds for you would be the reason for the deletion, less, brief explanation.
Now your thinking what has this got to do with me………
Ed, I erroneously concluded that you were responsible for my post being deleted. I concluded this only because your "quote" had contained the time stamp that very closely mirrored the time stamps of Randy and Matt's post announcing the arrival of their seeds. Seemed obvious at the time but no big deal, until after my post was deleted, this deletion was the only reason for the escalation of the issue.
No reflection on you Ed but, because I have been burned so many times on
"Fresh seed deals" I became overly cautious and jumped to the wrong conclusion about our deal. I'm truly sorry and hope you can forgive me and try to understand. I believe that censorship is warranted at times, but to be singled out in the way of this procedure with capitulation, the deletion is unwarranted and without merit.
I don't know about you Ed, but I have seen from time to time others and regulars post's deleted or edited by the mods and most always take a few seconds and include a few words of explanation at the time as to why and include it back into the post. (unless of course it was because of gross content) I got no explanation for two days!
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