My problem with omnius is that I felt posters were really trying to assist him about this convoy problem...I have not seen this display of vindictiveness by a few posters here sinse the debates over the AI several years ago.
I'm not condoning or judging anyone's conduct, but I think that moderators' main function should be banning/suspending someone who gets too far out of line. I don't think moderators should be tut-tutting people about perceived snarky comments, bad manners, etc., it is just too subjective, and frankly other posters can (and did in this instance) make the point pretty well. As someone pointed about above, if a particular user really bothers you, you can "green button" them, problem solved.
And while the referenced comments were not nice at all for someone who was trying to help, I'm not sure that I would call them "vindictive" (more like "bad-mannered" or "rude"). When I say people should have thicker skin I mean that people write lots of things on this and similar fora--often quickly and without putting as much thought as they should, after a tough day, etc.--and there is not much point in getting too upset about any of it.
a simple thing as commenting on the posts, would set the line.
yeah, I hear you, but not really sure that we need a moderator for that, several others posts already made the point.
Your are right about being subjective about what constitutes mean spitited posts by one person, maybe a small committee might work. I have a problem with the so called green button.
I was not referring to ominus with the comment about vindictiveness I should have made that clearer, I was referring to some posts lately. I guess I was more suprised at the way he [ominus] handled helpful suggestions from beta and other posters.
A few months ago there was some really foul language used here that was taken care of after a period of time, it should have been taken care of that day, a dedicated moderator would have been on top of that person that day. [dedicated meaning just dedication to this forum at all times.]