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On 12/17/2020 at 7:26 AM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Merlin,

. . . I'm moderating your posts. . . . 

Substance will get through. The rest won't.

Michael

I'll not post further at this site, and I suggest the same to Merlin.

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8 minutes ago, Guyau said:

I'll not post further at this site, and I suggest the same to Merlin.

Stephen,

Merlin can still post. He's just getting a time out on his nonstop flame warring. I'll let anything of substance through. Unfortunately, he offers very little of substance these days for OL readers. Just picking fights with OL members over trivia.

You can post anytime.

Be well.

Michael

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4 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Merlin can still post.

Can he? What actual restrictions are being imposed on Merlin?

His 'user page' just says "Restricted." Is he able to attempt to comment, then have that comment go to the moderator? It looks like a complete shut-out.  

He's lucky he didn't call anyone the P word.

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1 hour ago, william.scherk said:

What actual restrictions are being imposed on Merlin?

William,

I have to see his posts before I allow them to become visible to the public.

If it's trolling, they don't go through. If it's substance, they go through.

I decide.

And he decides if that is acceptable or not. If he posts, good for OL. If he never posts again, that's good for OL.

Michael

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19 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:
21 hours ago, william.scherk said:
On 12/18/2020 at 7:43 AM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Merlin can still post.

Can he? What actual restrictions are being imposed on Merlin?

His 'user page' just says "Restricted." Is he able to attempt to comment, then have that comment go to the moderator? It looks like a complete shut-out.  

I have to see his posts before I allow them to become visible to the public.

I got an email from Merlin Jetton. He says that he cannot post, cannot check his messages, cannot do anything. It looks like he is banned/restricted rather that moderated/restricting.

19 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

If it's trolling, they don't go through. If it's substance, they go through.

I decide.

Can you please check the settings again?  I don't want to mediate or get in between you doing what you want, but you might have tripped a setting that you did not intend to set.

 

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1 hour ago, william.scherk said:

Can you please check the settings again?

William,

I checked. He can post. It just won't appear until I see it and approve.

As to the messenger, I disabled it for his use.

I'm not a practitioner of sanction of the victim. Guess where I learned that? Hmmmm?...

Given his nonstop habit of petty vindictiveness, I can't imagine why he would use the messages on OL right now except to bitch about me and try to damage the forum. I can't find a single good reason for me to provide the means for that end. Besides, the Internet outside of OL is huge. Nobody is stopping him from using it.

Let the dust settle and we'll talk later.

Michael

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