Graham Banks wrote: The site sponsor does not want the engines of questionable status being openly promoted in this forum, so a number of threads are going to be moved into the members only Engine Origins subforum for now, pending clarification on just how far the moderators need to go with their actions.
Please don't shoot the messenger!
This is not about someone simply "misunderstanding exactly what was meant". It would appear that you either didn't bother to consult the other two moderators before posting or you simply ignored them. The first possibility is more likely, in which case you rushed to a judgment simply because it suited your own prejudice. Any rational person, not completely obsessed by his own agenda, would have consulted the other two moderators before posting such a controversial message.Graham Banks wrote: I have explained why I acted as I did after the message that Sam passed on to us. I believed that I was doing the right thing at the time, but have since apologised to everybody for misunderstanding exactly what was meant.
Any rational team of moderators would have waited until Sam was no longer incommunicado in order to discuss the issue with him before posting. Your actions didn't give the team the opportunity to behave rationally. You fatally undermined the team and the results of that have been disastrous for CCC.