Infraction: Mod Sass
Message to User:
Infraction and Warning
Regarding your two messages to me today; one, an infraction, and one a warning, I feel a little confused.
First off, you warn me of bad grammar. How odd and funny, given that I am a paid technical writer and publisher of novels for a living. I read and re-read my post and found much less offensive grammar in it than in many posts on Elitist Jerks.
Secondly, I find it a little rude and off-base to suggest I read the forums more and not provide anecdotes. I have been reading EJ for as long as it has existed and direct many World of Warcraft players to EJ. I was not providing a mere anecdote, but actually providing real data based on real experience as a feral cat druid in WoW.
Thirdly, why you would give an infraction AND a warning back to back within less than a minute of your sending them strikes me as odd and unwaranted. My posts offer legitimate and empirical information.
Please check your tone when dealing with people who not only value but also drive tons of traffic to your site.
<real name here>
Nyt - Crushridge US
If you're a technical writer, than you're a fairly poor one. If you feel other people have been abusing grammar to an extent greater than your own, then feel free to report their posts, and they will be dealt with in turn.
Your so-called "empirical evidence" is nothing of the sort. One source of data does not provide evidence, and screenshots of meters in-game gives absolutely no usable information. If you've truly been reading EJ for as long as it has existed, then you haven't learned much.
As an aside, we honestly couldn't care less if you drive traffic to this site or not. We're not exactly in it for the advertising revenue. It's a site by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.
For those interested in a time-line of the entire "encounter":
We start with:
and then just down the page from that:
But then, we get the mod sass starting:
If she'd left it at the first paragraph, that would have been fine. Unfortunately, she chose to go further, so I gave her a second point to give her some non-posting time to think.
As an aside, she claims to have "been reading EJ since it existed", but registered last January, and has 4 whole posts to her name.
Next, she decided that it would be a great idea to report the infractions themselves to bitch about me some more. First, through, she edited her "Alts" section of her profile to read:
I'm glad she spelled my name right for posterity. She also decided to send an email to Bazz (GM of Fusion, the guild I raid with):
constanius is a biatch
I seem to have somehow lost access to be able to forward or send messages on EJ. I assume it's from the actions of constanius. Why she seems to want to come after me so vehemently, I am not sure. While I'm not expert on cat dps and the world's best writer and perfect in all my logic, I certainly am not shabby and come across at least as half as clear as many EJ posters.
Since I can no longer forward the messages from EJ, I will just link them to you here:
Infraction for Nytkin: 6. Do not post unless you have something new and worthwhile to say.
Warning for Nytkin: 6. Do not post unless you have something new and worthwhile to say.
Thanks for your time looking into this. It is just an FYI about the rep that your guild and EJ gets. Constanius seems to be trolling the forum and abusing the power her admin rights offer.
Nyt - US Crushridge
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And then started reporting the actual infractions! Her report for Infraction #1 above:
and (I assume she ran out of space) she reported the same Infraction again:
This is inflammatory and harassing. Constanius sent me three such rude private messages today regarding posts that I made that other EJ posters replied to, acknowledged as helpful, and referenced in their following posts.
Please note that I am not the one who did something offensive. Rather, it is this constanius who seems to be crazy with giving out unwarranted infarctions and warnings.
(bolds my own)
Ironic that constainius accuses me of poor grammar by using poor grammar as follows: "..As well, you may want to consider cleaning up your grammar for future posts."
Last time I checked Strunk and White or my two master's degrees and six figure salary as a writer, starting a sentence with "as well," is not proper grammar.
To be accused of poor grammar in my post is offensive, given that the posts I've put up follow the strictest of English grammar in combination with some WoW based colloquialisms.
Please reign in the antics of this "drunk with power" forum moderator who is slapping infractions and warnings all over the place for unwarranted reasons.
Kaubel then slapped her with a couple of 10-pointers:
to which she responded:
This is rude and inflammatory.
I've done nothing wrong.
Please review the history of my posts and you will see that kaubel and constanius are off base.
So, I was called a prick by an EJ moderator? Really? Why?
If you read my posts, I've done nothing to warrant this.
Why are people acting like they are 15 year old boys?
Come on, please find mature, sensible moderators who at least have some idea of appropriateness.