I am a teensy bit stymied tonight because my honour has been called into question.  And  as ever with people like me, I defended myself.  I really should not have done this.

I am a Moderator on a Madeleine McCann Forum which long ago ceased to have anything to with the child herself, or anything to do with my perceived opinion of the innocence of her parents.

I don’t even want to talk about that.

But for two years now I have been trying so hard to stop these people from tearing the hearts out of each other.  I have never abused what little power I have.  And I have always hoped to be fair.  It was all actually okay for quite some considerable time.  But then I was appointed rather than elected.  So my word was Law.

And then the Forum Owner decided to get frightfully democratic, and called for Elections for new Moderators.  And it all went dreadfully down hill after that.  The new Mods are all at each others throats.  Bugger the poor bloody Posters, although you can mostly stuff them in so far as I am concerned.  I just want reasonable peace.

But Forums simply cannot be run as democracies.  It is a fool who tries to do that.

So now I have to consider whether or not I wish to go on doing this.  No one is indispensable,  Much as some of us wish that we were.  This is probably the hardest lesson of all.

2 Responses to “Honour.”

  1. thelastfurlong Says:

    If it were me. I’d find that terribly hurtful. If it were me, I’d say “stuff you” and write blogs instead! But then I’m like that. If something contains seeds of unpleasantness, makes me resent it, or depresses me – I dump it. Best sympathies to you.

  2. elenamitchell Says:

    “Logging Out. Good night all.”

    Ha, how melodramatic can one get over a bloody Forum? But I am not taking shite from Forum Owners who basically have no idea of what is going on, because they are rarely there.

    I can cope with the shite from Posters, but that’s about it.

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