So what do you think about this, faithful readers? Why would a host know about these things? Is she a part of the Hoff board? If not, who "tipped" her? Perhaps the Hoff's "troll" that they're trying to sniff out and oust?
And what did the host do about it? What did BBC do about it? Is she even referring to the "ambush" I think she is?
And does anyone else see this post as totally inflammatory and inappropriate?
From the thread "Who the heck ARE all you people??!!" at http://boards.babycenter.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?sr=y&msg=126193.155&nav=messages&webtag=bcus5465
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While I do understand and sympathize with the points made, I think we can all agree that the rules are here for a reason. I - for one - do not get enjoyment out of staying up late to babysit people on an internet BB who should know better. (Meaning the planned ambush and yes, I knew about it in advance.) I truly enjoy being here - in general - and volunteered myself (to attempt) to be an ambassador of goodwill here. Most days I wouldn't change anything here but when it comes to the point where several groups plan to ambush each other on the board, it's gone too far.
That being said... the mods had a LOT of info in order to make their decisions. While I'd love to see it 100% definitive in who gets banned, who doesn't - it'll never happen. They are human and have to make judgement calls.
Honestly - I don't blame them for banning first and asking questions later. There was a lot of crap that went down here and way more people were involved than were banned. The mods did not consider any plotting, etc. that happened off the boards - only what happened here and that was an ugly mess.
I don't believe there are favorites. Either you've been a PITA to the mods or not. Let's face it. There were HUNDREDS of posts to wade through on the latest fiasco and if I were them I would have been tempted to just ban everyone instead of wade through it all. It was a complete mess. Trying to figure out who's on who's side and who is part of the plan was a nightmare for me and I'm used to posting here. Can you imagine the cluster the mods had to try to figure out?
I miss a lot of the posters who I assume have been temporarily banned. Maybe some may never return but I think we can all agree that something had to be done. I'm sorry to see that some innocent people were caught it the crossfire. That is exactly what we hope to avoid. I guess one or both groups were successful in their attempts to get others banned from the boards....maybe it wasn't the right people, but I guess you can see that when something like this happens, the end result isn't always shiny and bright.
I hate seeing the ugliness that comes out on this board. The other boards apparently breed hatred for certain members and it creeps into the posts here. It's a shame that the same ugliness so many don't want to teach their kids comes here to rear it's ugly head. We all have a dark side. I just don't want to meet all of them (the dark sides)!
I hope we can all move on now.