Sarah Hoyt recently posted this in response to a friend commenting that the “moderators” of her secret group “Sarah’s Diner were control freaks. Sarah, I hate to tell you this, but Niki Kenyon, Amada Green, Kate Paulk and the other moderators in your group are control freaks and petty tyrants. How do I know? Because I was summarily thrown out of the group as a result of a fight that Niki and Kate started.
I wasn’t going to say anything about how Sarah and her friends treated me. they didn’t seem to care and their ostracization of me is probably something that doesn’t bother them that much. On the other hand, if Sarah wants to bring the topic up, I think that people should see the people that are her moderators and judge for themselves. I wasn’t going to bring this up Sarah, but since you blocked me on Facebook, I’m no longer a member of the groups and I imagine that any comment I make on your blog will be deleted, I’m going to say my piece on mine.
Here is Sarah’s post.
Just so we can see the Moderators in action, here’s the thread that I started that got me summarily thrown out of the group.
Archived the thread in case some people play games.
I posted this after deleting the original thread in the group when it was requested that I take the argument to my own wall. I will say that I was rather upset by Niki and Kate’s comments in the original post in the group. When I posted the original post, all I wanted was understanding and perhaps a little sympathy about a bad situation that I was being forced to deal with. Instead I got Niki piling in in her typical abusive manner in her typical language. Then Kate piled in and had to contribute her share after I started to argue about the things that Niki was saying.
I did not mischaracterize Niki’s comments about how the hiring works at her group. If she and her boss want to abuse candidates because they can, that is their problem not mine. I simply pointed out that the problems of what they are doing had already manifested themselves.
In any case, we can see what happens when you come up against the immoderate moderators in Sarah’s Diner. I didn’t post any links inappropriately. In fact I was invited to post blog post in the group, by Sarah and I didn’t even know that until somebody else posted a link in the group. Yes I posted links to my blog in other places and on my timeline, but I was not abusive of the privilege. I did make one rather derogatory post about somebody, but that was after that person had made a nasty post about me posting things. In any case I deleted the post after the moderators requested it. I was trying to be a good citizen.
None of that mattered when I disagreed with the moderators and they got upset. Then it was time for a purge. I’m not sure how this is different from a communist state, since I’ve been purged that doesn’t matter to me very much anymore. As for discussing things about the group, outside the group, well Sarah, you brought it up. Being ostracized hurts. Being ostracized because the moderators in your group couldn’t bear to lose a stupid petty argument does not reflect well on them. The fact is that is was exactly what they did. That Sarah, is your problem now.