This guy Stephan posted a thread. IN MY OWN STUPIDITY I felt he was just posting his own self serving needs. I thought he was a TROLL for all sorts of stuff. I thought he was spamming. In my own stupidity I decided to MODERATE him. Boy was I dumb. This is coming from an older and should be wiser idiot. I wrote some very nasty things to "RUN THIS TROLL OFF"
Funny thing happened.
I ran into a very wise man that harbored NO prejudice and spewed back no personal attacks. Every time someone came at him with vile and libelous attacks he brushed it off to make his point. He argued with logic and common sense, leaving anger out of the picture.
Since then I have not only publicly apologized but have apologized privately.
We stay in contact even though he is no longer a participant here. I consider him to be a great person and man... Even though we don't always agree on politics. He will always be a friend.
To sort of cut to chase so to speak... One of the things Stephan taught over and over was to leave ANGER out of any argument. If any one has the time go and read through the whole thread, He did it with actions more than words, and words more than anger. I learned much from that discourse. I am grateful there were no moderators to step in a make personal decisions to censor.
Instead the FREEDOM, the OWNERS of bandmix allowed, prevailed. That is a major reason why this site is so FREE... Free to open discourse. Why it is so great.
Yeah that thread is Vampiers.