Don't moderators get screened or something or do they just fill the positions with any power hungry individual with a personal agenda willing to fill the position? Dquixote1217 is a great example. During a recent thread I challenged some information he posted, but not him personally. In response DQ went on a little tirade of insults then repeatedly blamed me for being insulting while he continued with the bad behavior himself. Now because I am posting opposing information that opposes HIS beliefs DQ is now threatening to ban me from the Cancer Support forum (see the copy of the PM sent by DQ below). I think CZ really needs to start screening the moderators or at least make them abide by the same rules as everyone else or the moderators should be permanently banned. I really thought that CZ was supposed to be public forums for the sharing of DIFFERENT ideas and information, not just what some power hungry moderator thinks should be allowed based on their personal belief system. Does DQ really think that he has all the answers and that whatever HE believes is the gospel? Heaven forbid that you expose anything he posts as being wrong as I found out the hard way!!!
What can be done to control these power hungry abusive moderators so that CZ will become a more friendly and fun place to post, or does someone need to build a different forum site where such abuses of power are going to be nipped in the bud immediately?
Fair warning: If you take one more shot at anyone in the Cancer Support Forum , whether it is myself or anyone else, you may be banned from the forum entirely.
Regardless of what other forum moderators allow, I do not allow the kind of slurs, name calling and contentiousness that you have too often engaged in.
This has nothing to do with Oleander and everything to do with your lack of proper behavior in a support forum.
Furthermore, while you generally have the freedom to post what you want in your own forum, there are limits - such as using your forum to pursue a personal vendetta against another CZ member.
There is a point one may reach where the conflict they create outweighs the contributions they make. I sincerely hope you don't reach that point, as I do feel you make some valuable contributions. If only you could make them without going off the wall whenever someone disagrees with you or you perceive that they have said something bad about you.