Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine previa lege....
Nullum crimen nulla poena sine lege certa....
It's not a court or legal proceeding, it's more like an official making a call during a sporting event.
The above axioms are not being used only inside the Courts but everywhere...like a ball field, a television debate or mostly on a forum where there are rules that need to be followed. When someone gets ''punished'' there must be a prior ''lex'' to support the judgement. When someone get punished must know what/why is accused for. After all these days, i have no idea why i am under moderation.
I would guess that with some days to clear your head you have to see how that thread was going to end, You and Paul going back and forth for days- possibly reporting each others posts and others reporting posts. Someone had to be the bigger person and just stop- in lieu of someone being able to self moderate- you force a moderator to step in.
Well...you guessed wrong. Firstly, there is no rule whatsoever to respond on a thread. I believe this is the main purpose of the forum.* And yes...there was a dispute!! Must be unheard of in the history of the forum!! Is there a rule against it? Is there a rule which says i can't disagree with someone when, in my opinion, he's talking gibberish? Please enlight me by showing the above ''violation'' in the rule section.
* If you are about to say that our dispute was off topic, they could have eliminated the posts as off topic. Thank God we have in here a guy who is off topic all the time but noone seems to bother (i mean the moderators).
Like a sporting event the official makes a call and game resumes, like it or don't, there is no discussion on how/why- just a call made to keep the game moving.
Again...every ''game'' has specific rules. The ''judges'', the officials as you call them, must follow them otherwise we will have just arbitrary decisions (like in this case).
Maybe stopping the non sense seems like giving up? or losing? or whatever but in reality it is self control and if you don't show that someone will have to control it and you wont like their decisions.
I typically see you as an intelligent and level headed poster but felt like you got emotional and lost it a bit with paul (just an opinion/perspective not judgment)