Originally Posted by jaiman
I believe favoritism came into play here. A well respected member made a faux paux and the mods saved his butt. Again, I am not trying to be a agitator, I just believe in fairness for all.
As one moderator who wasn't directly involved, I will state that there is no favortism or attempts to save anyone's butt when we take out the editing pen. We look at each post and when we find the trigger point where things go south, that's where the cut goes. I can tell you that these things are talked about amongst us all before and after we take action. We don't always agree in totality, but we do what we think is best for the forum and its members.
Sometimes that means looking at the original post, determining its intent, and maybe pulling a post while in itself is not improper, is the kickoff point to the thread going downhill. In this case your post was victimized by the the one's that followed and it was determined to bring the thread back to the original topic which was informational in nature and not a post to examine business practices.