More of the Assclown

Well, at the end of the last blog, I promised that there would be more from the Assclown, a.k.a. the “Would Be Playgan Author.” You see, she ended up demanding to know where the ‘Admin/Moderator’ of the page was, so I sent her a message to see if I could find out what the issue was.

Lala: “I saw that you wanted to address one of the admins from the PaganMystics page. Was there something I could do for you?”

Would Be Playgan Author: “No thank you Lala. I have left the page. I was trying to point out that the confrontational tone of Arokk made me feel like I didn’t want to engage in discussions where I might have had something valid to offer. There were several topics where I felt I could have added something to the discussion but didn’t becasue of his acrid manner and lack of basic interpersonal communication skills. It appears that my approach was faulty and I pissed off a number of people. I apologize for creating drama on your page. I am on line for fun and information, that’s all. I’m sorry.”

Ok, she’s clearly feeling butthurt at this point, so I try to smooth things over, while trying to make it clear that we ‘lightly moderate’ discussions.

Lala: “No need to apologize. You didn’t hurt anyone by sharing an opinion on the matter. I’m sorry that you felt the need to leave the page. I wanted to take a moment to point out, that, short of slamming people based on Race, Sexual Orientation, etc. Myself and the other admin do not moderate the conversations. I don’t want to stifle anyone’s opinion on anything. I do apologize if you were uncomfortable on our page, and I hope you all the best.”

Would Be Playgan Author: “By not moderating and not demanding a higher standard of polite discourse you have in fact stifled my opinion and that of several of my friends who are on your page. I believe that we may have very valid insights to offer on a page such as yours. Please consider possibly modifying your stance on standards of behavior if you want everyone to feel comfortable on your page even if they are not the loudest and most rude. I am not interested in arguing with this Arokk considering he is not even Wiccan and insists on being ‘right’ about things he has no clue about. He has ruined YOUR page for a decent number of educated and informed people. But at this point it doesn’t matter. I have bigger fish to fry than the likes of him. It’s people like that who give us all a bad name…Just sayin’. It’s your page. Your standards are your standards and I am in no position to criticize them. I have apologized for creating drama. I had hoped that calling him on his poor behavior would quite him a little but instead it focused his venom on me. I don’t want it focused on me so I left as will others I am sure. Give peace a chance you might get more of what you created the page for. Just my two cents. Thank you for your time. I enjoyed a lot of what I saw on your page. Best of luck to you and your group.”

Lol! Now, I’m sure those of you reading along can make up your own mind about her self righteous attitude, and the fact that she knows better than I do how to moderate the page. Yes, we do lose people, though, for everyone that we lose, we gain 5 more. I’d say that’s a pretty good average. To date we have over 4,780 people on the page. (But, I have no clue what I’m doing.)

3 Responses to More of the Assclown

  1. Blackbird says:

    Quality over quantity. If you can’t take the heat take your sorry “soon to be published” ass somewhere else and peddle your wares. As Jasmine pointed out, and from the responses I remember, I doubt her book will be worth much at all.

    • Moonsmith says:

      You are probably right there, BlackBird, although if Llewellyn picks it up…..lol.

      It would quite possibly end up as fire starters at my house for next winter. While I don’t generally burn books, I do hate to waste money on complete drivel and many of Llewellyn’s are just the right size for my wood stove and I’ll take warmth over incompetent drivel, any winter’s day…

  2. Jasmine says:

    She has no interest in hearing anyone’s opinion other than her own. So by her standards, you should just delete the entire page and no one should debate anything at all. And apparently she didn’t get the memo.. its called PAGAN Mystics, not Wiccan Mystics. That is like saying “Jasmine shouldn’t be on your site shes not even Celtic Recon”. And if it was a Wiccans only affair.. lol being the only initiated Wiccan who posts on the group, I would be very lonely in that debate forum.