It's been a weird past few days. Events in "message board land" have taken an odd but pleasant turn and I've been able to call a truce with some of the commenters at NRO. To be fair, I'm posting an explanation from Th_Ph aka Mars Attacks! on how threads are moderated by users at NRO.
"When you receive a troll flag from a poster with moderation powers, it is because you have been disruptive to the purpose of the community.
That is the #2 thing you do not understand. NRO is not Thunderdome. It is not a venue for food fights. NRO exists to provide conservatives a venue for discussing issues of interest to conservatives. It is not a debating society. You will not be allowed to send us in circles having the same old arguments again and again. If you retail left-wing talking points, you will be deleted. Such are the forum rules."
I appreciate the explanation even if I don't agree with it completely. I understand the need for moderation and to not let a thread go to hell in a hand basket from a troll innovation. I do think there are commenters who are not conservative and can add to a civil discussion at NRO.
Somehow Th_Ph aka Mars Attacks! and Eponymous1, and I have managed to engage in a civil discourse and we also had a few laughs. There seems to be a mutual respect, although they could just be hysterically laughing at me and think I'm the "crazy cat lady." I trust that people are not total jerks and hope the truce will last. I haven't made up my mind on Nordog, he said some very nasty things to me.
A nice parting message from Th_Ph aka Mars Attacks! to me.
In the end I'm still banned at NRO. I'm not a conservative and I understand I probably don't belong there but I would like to give a shout out once and a while to my new conservative friends. For now I have no interest in cataloging the comment sections at NRO. Everyone is free to check it our and judge for themselves. If the truce is broken I might be back.
Peace to all.