I moved the pictures as I have received a number of complaints in the past that they are inappropriate. In this thread, the pictures were inappropriate - and additionally posted for the sole purpose of baiting. It was an easy call.
I hoped you would remove the first picture, and the initial baiting comments, after I asked you to “put the picture back under your bed when you are done with it.” This is what I referred to as cleaning up after yourself. The attempt at gentle humor and subtly on my part failed. I misread the situation. I should have quickly moved or deleted the posts.
The forum threads do often wander from topic to topic, completely appropriate. I move posts as off-topic only when they are clearly unrelated to the original topic and are taking over the thread.
Thus, for example, I moved the 30+ posts on problems installing firmware updates from the first pages of the impressions thread to its own dedicated thread. This benefited both the impressions thread and helped the frustrated user get the help he needed.
Significantly, I have moved OT posts from an existing thread less than the number of fingers on one hand - and I provide a link to the new location when I do so.
Perhaps more significantly, you are the only one to ever object. And this when I moved posts on the Aries and wireless connections which had overwhelmed a thread dedicated to Ethernet hard wiring. Perhaps I made a poor judgment call, but it appeared to me the Aries and connecting it wirelessly deserved its own thread. You moved the posts back and, IIRC, the thread unfortunately died as to both topics.
I do draw a fairly absolute line on personal attacks. These are unarguably inappropriate. However, it is completely appropriate to express a strong opinion in opposition to another’s opinion. This is the very purpose of any discussion forum; to exchange ideas.
I greatly value accurate timbre and microdynamics and will readily give up many other aspects of reproduction in exchange. I listen to classical music primarily. You may opine this is ridiculous, value PRaT over all else, and find classical music stupefyingly dull. Expressing this opinion as strongly as you care to do so is absolutely fine - just do not attack another member in doing so by calling them names, insulting their avatar, claiming they are psychologically impaired, etc.
Unfortunately, there are a very few who are uncomfortable with others holding opposing views. And they, in response, engage in personal attacks and ridicule of the writer instead of sticking to the topic itself. I will continue to delete/move these posts. Again, an easy call.
Thus, before posting, I ask that everyone think for a moment: Am I criticizing an idea or the person? If the later, do not click “submit reply.”
On the flip-side: Another relevant point of self-analysis may be, “If I post this opinion, can I handle it if someone disagrees with me?”