As the “imbicillic” moderator who created this issue, I think I should close this thread. I sent the PMs to both SlickRick and RayMeteka telling them that I had deleted or edited their posts (again!) because they did not follow the rules clearly laid out in https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t/forum-rules-reminder/7219/1. These two PMs were the last of a series of PMs sent by myself and other moderators asking that they stay within the rules of the forum. We have been called a lot of things for trying to keep the forum on topic and within the rules, and “imbicillic” is one of the nicer ones.
I think we all have appreciated Ray’s trememdously knowledge and insight and SlickRick has brought real value to the Forum. I am disappointed that they have decided to leave the Forum. I wish they could live within the rules that the rest of us try to live within and that they would continue to participate.
I saw this thread originally at about 0630 this morning and decided to let it run for a while and give people a chance to comment. I think it is time to lock it and go on with the business of the Forum. If anyone has a burning need to add a comment, let me know with a PM.
If anyone truly wants to know “what has been going on behind the scenes” or “the behind the scenes shenanigans”, send me a PM or an email. There is nothing secret about what has happened.
I accepted the task of moderator with great reluctance. I can’t say it has been a lot of fun, but it is important to the Forum. If no one moderated the Forum, I believe the IAA would have to shut it down. That is why I agreed to moderate. If some of you would be willing to help with the moderator task, please let me know.