The mods are slow to react to the latest Derrick 'break from reality'. Derrick has insinuated violence against MCB and Dan Peterson. This place has turned into a gong show.
I am starting a boycott - "You get me, or you get Derrick, you don't get both". Until Derrick is removed from this board, and a commitment is made to ban any and all Derrick-like sock puppets as they pop-up, I will not associate my name with this board. I will have no hand in Derrick carrying out a violent act towards any person.
Consider this my last post until Derrick is gone. All who will join this boycott, make your last post in this thread.
I'm sorry that I failed to directly respond to your OP here. I want to make clear that Daheshist's remarks to the effect that "Sometimes blood needs to be shed" were directed towards me. I agree with you that his behavior became increasingly unstable to the point of obviously posing a threat via his remarks and multiple efforts to obtain the identity of MCB. As I observed him, he often became confused about which poster he was referring to. He attached and attributed comments made by MCB to me or vice versa. When his tirades escalated to the "Sometimes blood needs to be shed" statement, that is where I became more than concerned.
To say that his behavior and demeanor was unhinged is a gross understatement of fact. He obviously suffers from some sort of disorder.
While I have deep compassion for persons who suffer from mental illness, I don't think it wrong to remove the tools that enable such illness to escalate, which in this case, is access to this board.
If ever there were an obvious call to make by blocking, at least temporarily, a poster's access to this board until Shades became available to sort things out, this was it.
I have no current plans to participate in a boycott. I've chosen alternative methods of complaint, and have informed Shades.
I understand why you chose Boycott as your method of protest. I am simply saying that, at the moment, my ways are not yours.
You did an honorable thing by asking for compassionate banning. Banning, at least temporarily, would have been the appropriate response. I know that many times you and I have rubbed each other the wrong way, but when it comes to matters concerning the well being of people, my experience is that you and I appear to be of one mind.