Wow, this thread has grown a few heads. Anyway most of (maybe all of) what is being said here is not relevant to the core issue. It would do all of you some good to read what I posted before:http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,79118.msg556639.html#msg556639
I will restate it again and be more specific, clearly some are confused.
Rich's posting privileges were removed because of some content in a post he made. This content was about a woman whom was in Rich's employ. Rich used the woman's name. His described sexual abuse committed against her children. It was much more lengthly than my two sentences here and more detailed.
Rich's posting privileges were removed because of this post.
While it is true that he was also posting about priests and alter boys and a few other off topic things
it was not those very off topic posts, it was the above. That is not in any way implying that it is ok to post other off topic content in a forum that is about amateur radio amplifiers. Be those posts about flower arranging or camping or any other topic - the forum is about amplifiers.
Rich did not have his posting privileges removed because of any of the following (and many more that I do not mention I am sure):
Because of his ongoing feud with W8JI and others.
Because of any other posters in any other threads in the last months in the amplifier forum.
Because of the QST article(s). -- I have never read any of that myself.
(you guys can stop posting those links in this thread - it is not the reason)
Because Susan temped him into writing about some topic - she did not - see the above - she did not bring up the topic at issue. And even if she or anyone else had it does not then make it ok to continue off topic postings. (off topic, full stop)
Because of any technical content that has been posted by him.
I am sure I could add more things here but I hope you get the point, if not start over at the top of this message and reread the reason.
As for the requests to see the parts of the thread that were off topic and removed (about 10 postings in all) I do not really see the point in that - nor a way to allow you to view the thread.
- I removed it because it has no place here on eham.net - so why would I put it back?
- I saw the content, others did too, and then I acted. Having people review the content
is not going to change the past actions.
- If you still feel you want to see it for whatever reason, well I am sorry, I am not going to repost it.
I would suggest contacting Rich and asking him for a copy of what he posted.
The bottom line:
Rich made a post in the amateur radio amplifier forum that I felt went way over the line.
Based on that post I removed Rich's posting privileges.
I did this because based on that post along with past post (last few weeks and months) it is clear in my mind that Rich has trouble telling what topics should and should not be covered in the amateur radio amplifier forum - I do not trust him to not post similar content in the future.