I really don't want to spend too much time on this rather silly issue, but as I think these forums are important, I think I should at least tell the other admins and mods involved in this forum, what I see as a problem.
I answered a post by Kiwinz in the following thread:
Minutes later I received an infraction by Kiwinz for insulting an other member, namely Kiwinz.
I pointed out to him that it hadn't been my intention to insult him, that I didn't think I insulted him and I apologized for him feeling insulted.
I also asked him to do something I thought was obvious and I was sure that he would agree on, namely hand the matter over to another member of the forum staff, as Kiwinz was a party involved.
Btw., I took a look at the forum policy and to my surprise I found this:
As there were other forum staff available, I can only wonder why Kiwinz didn't think it necessary to involve other forum staff.Posting and moderating in the same thread:
This is generally discouraged. If you have participated in a discussion and later find there is a problem in the thread contact the other staff and have someone else who is uninvolved moderate. The exception would be if no one is available, you can close the thread temporarily with a post stating that it will be looked at by a non-involved staff member as soon as possible. If you aren't sure what to do, get an administrator.
Instead I got this:
This doesn't strike me as polite and professional.There is a misconception amoungst a minority on this forum that in order to argue against someones point of view they must first insult or flame that person.
You demonstrated that misconception , thus thewarning was issued to you.
Today then I received an other infraction for a post in the following thread:
Guess who gave me this infraction: Kiwinz.
Now I don't want to argue if it was justified or not, if others think it is, I'll of course accept it, but seeing that this thread is quite old and inactive, I can't help but feel that Kiwinz took it upon himself to search through my posts in order to find a post that would warrant an other infraction.
Again, this neither strikes me as polite and professional and I think this forum deserves better.
And before I forget, that's what Kiwinz wrote:
I again fail to see how one can see this a polite or professional.Dear needtolookatascreenshot,
You have received an infraction at Ubuntu Forums.
Reason: Insulted Other Member(s)
There seems to be a trend in your posts
I really find this whole issue rather silly, but I think it reflects badly on this forum and this shouldn't be.
I'm also under no illusion about the outcome of this. I'm sure the forum staff know each other rather well for a long time now and I'm sure that Kiwinz has put a lot of personal effort in this forum, however, I think maybe an internal discussion about issues like this would be a good thing and hope that my post will lead to one and prevent silly issues like this from occurring the next time around.
Thank you for taking the time to address this issue.