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Craig Steiner
07/24/05 13:19
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#97921 - Letting Michael go
Responding to: Prahlad J. Purohit's previous message
Prahlad J. Purohit said:
You are right Kai, Michael was certainly among the most talented members on the forum and it is a real a terrible loss. I just cant understand how Craig and Steve didnt care at all for him and did let him go.

I asked him several times via email to stay after he informed me he was leaving. Perhaps if he had mentioned that he had issues with the way the forum was run before he snapped and made the decision to leave things would've turned out differently.

Perhaps if he had said in one of our other email exchanges, "Oh, by the way Craig, I have a problem with this and this and this." But he didn't. He gave me absolutely no notice or opportunity to take his concerns under consideration. Which is strange because just a couple of weeks earlier we had had an exchange of how to improve the forum which, as I said in a previous post, caused me to make a technical modification to the forum. It should've been clear to Michael that I was more than willing to act on his suggestions. I find it strange he didn't inform me of what, apparently, was his most important concern.

Even when he told me he was leaving and we had a brief email conversation, he never offered a single suggestion of what I could do to fix things. That being the case I can't imagine what I could've done to convince him to stay--in retrospect, I don't think just re-opening the thread in question would've convinced him to stay.

No-one made Michael leave except Michael. No-one can make Michael stay except Michael.

I agree Craig this forum is entirely yours and you have maintained/manged it quite well with lot of your time and energy. But dont you think members like Michael who gave their contribution for building up this forum with their useful posts do deserve some Respect and Care.

Sure, and I don't think I've ever disrespected Michael in any way. But what about respect for Steve and me? He sure didn't express any in the email he sent to Steve nor in the message he sent to me asking to delete his account.

IMHO the main reason for popularity of this forum is not the software webpages or interface etc. It is the posts of Masters like Michael that made this forum Useful and Popoular.

I agree that it's the participation in this forum that makes the website useful and interesting. And I'm just as sad to see Michael leave as the next guy. But, again, that doesn't mean I'm going to make decisions based on rude emails.

I'm sure if I posted Michael's emails you'd have a better understanding of where I'm coming from--but, quite frankly, I respect Michael too much to post those emails in public.

Craig Steiner Webmaster

List of 45 messages in thread
Unfair Moderation.      Prahlad J. Purohit      07/22/05 22:32      
   Flashback: Forum moderation & karma        Craig Steiner      07/23/05 00:24      
      Tougher line      Donald Catto      07/23/05 05:33      
      My $0.02 USD      Dan Henry      07/23/05 12:41      
      Re: Flashback forum moderation and karma      Prahlad J. Purohit      07/24/05 02:36      
      Comments to Craig      David Smith      07/24/05 04:12      
         I think you are right - David      Raghunathan      07/24/05 05:46      
      Status Quo      Raghunathan      07/24/05 06:03      
         In favour of the existing moderation      Jerson Fernandes      07/24/05 08:50      
      Painful truth...      Kai Klaas      07/24/05 08:31      
         The thread      Steve M. Taylor      07/24/05 08:52      
            Kai,Steve      Mehdi      07/24/05 10:10      
            Thread closing was unsuited!      Kai Klaas      07/24/05 12:32      
               ?      Steve M. Taylor      07/24/05 13:08      
               Changing thread-closure policy      Craig Steiner      07/24/05 13:30      
                  I don't understand...      Jan Waclawek      07/24/05 17:02      
                     Nope      Craig Steiner      07/24/05 18:22      
                     Losing posts      Terry Lingle      07/24/05 18:24      
                        Other issues      David Smith      07/26/05 03:31      
                  Yes      Kai Klaas      07/24/05 18:49      
                     Hmmm      Craig Steiner      07/24/05 18:57      
         Very Painful Indeed.      Prahlad J. Purohit      07/24/05 09:01      
            credit where its due      Steve M. Taylor      07/24/05 09:14      
               Mike's      Terry Lingle      07/24/05 10:11      
            Letting Michael go      Craig Steiner      07/24/05 13:19      
         Reason for Michael's leaving      Craig Steiner      07/24/05 13:01      
   don't give in      James Hinnant      07/23/05 00:36      
      not Prahlad      James Hinnant      07/23/05 01:24      
   Old Boys Club debunked      Craig Steiner      07/23/05 02:00      
   Olb Boys Club ailive and well.      Charles Bannister      07/23/05 05:35      
      beware of the plank      Steve M. Taylor      07/23/05 06:01      
         karma      Terry Lingle      07/23/05 09:13      
      If you say so      Craig Steiner      07/23/05 09:57      
         Pot calling Kettle...?      Andy Neil      08/01/05 18:35      
   Who cares ?        Peter Dannegger      07/23/05 11:02      
      I do      Jan Waclawek      07/23/05 15:19      
         You're missing the point.      Andy Neil      08/01/05 19:27      
   Karma is a good actuator !      Mehdi      07/23/05 21:13      
   Moderation      Ian Bell      07/24/05 05:32      
   Two things.      José Félix Díaz Ivorra      07/24/05 08:28      
      Re: Two Things.      Prahlad J. Purohit      07/24/05 08:34      
         Karma for messages, not people      Craig Steiner      07/24/05 13:03      
            made sense to me      Andy Neil      08/01/05 11:52      
               We'll see      Craig Steiner      08/01/05 13:02      
      That's the reason for karma      Craig Steiner      07/24/05 12:33      

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