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TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:17373


02/20/2021 11:50 PM  
I see your post count went to zero.

Did you resign from this site?

Obviously, if you don't respond the answer is yes.
MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:9973


02/21/2021 3:43 AM  
I hope didn't accidently close account. When playing around with the settings almost did that. Hope didn't leave the site.

Former HOA President
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:7832


02/21/2021 9:23 AM  
I really does look like Augie is gone. What a shame!
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:10607


02/21/2021 9:48 AM  
I hope he is not gone. He will be missed.
CathyA3
(Ohio)

Posts:1612


02/21/2021 11:02 AM  
Let's hope Augustin is just laying low for the time being and will return.

Sigh.....
ChrisE8


Posts:0


02/21/2021 12:43 PM  
Agreed. He’s one of the most knowledgeable and most helpful people here.
SashaE1


Posts:106


02/21/2021 12:54 PM  
I agree, AugustinD is the best in my opinion and has helped me so much as a new Board member. I hope he’s not gone
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:10607


02/21/2021 3:11 PM  
I do not think Aug was trolled as much as he was questioned. I myself questioned him.
Also CA whatever appears, at first blush, to be Canadian based. Now on top of 50 states being different do we need to add 10 Provinces and 3 Territories?
NpS
(Pennsylvania)

Posts:4041


02/21/2021 3:38 PM  
I got the feeling that Aug was taking some of the exchanges a bit too personally. Glad for him that he knew it was time to take a break. Rest up. Come back refreshed.

Sikubali jukumu. Read all posts at your own risk.
MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:9973


02/21/2021 3:52 PM  
I think something is up. It's not like AugistinD to not state something like "I am quitting for a period of time" or "Bye". Did not see any exchanges that would lead me to think fed up or angry. Did notice another poster say something about complaining about posters "bullying" and they knew what to do about them etc... Then noticed a few posters stopped posting.

I've been suspended before and rightfully so. Won't deny that. So wonder if this could be a suspension? Hope comes back. We didn't always agree but found could be helpful to many others.

Former HOA President
MaxB4
(Maine)

Posts:2


02/21/2021 3:55 PM  
It appears someone on here is having people removed so they can become dominant again. It looks like George can't post, not Augustin left and just now Bob's post was just removed.
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:17373


02/21/2021 4:08 PM  
What the moderators do is up to them.

I will admit, that I complained to the moderators about the bickering contest between George and JohnC77.
Neither one seemed to simply agree to disagree and I felt it was distracting from the site and not helpful to many. It appears that the moderators took some sort of action.

I did notice that Bob mentioned another site similar to this one.
I was going to mention that to the moderators as I thought it was a slap in the face to those who host and sponsor this site. However, I then noticed the posting was no longer there.


This site is basically self moderated.
When self moderation doesn't work, some (myself included) will send a note to the moderators (anyone can do it, it's under the help tab). As I understand it, the moderators will then review the issue and take what action (if any) they think is appropriate. Depending on their work load, this could happen quickly or several days later. I have not gotten a response from the moderators for any of the issues I have pointed out in the past. I simply see their actions.




MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:9973


02/21/2021 5:18 PM  
Have noticed post saying someone has posted but their posts don't appear in the discussion. I've been suspended before and that happened to me. Could post but they did not appear. Matter of fact it happened just a few days ago when changing my state. Wasn't able to respond to the post but showed I had.

Hoping AugustinD can respond by emailing someone here. It could be someone reporting others. However, have found the moderators here quite reasonable. They usually take the appropriate actions. It may include a temporary suspension but sometimes that is needed to cool heads. Have seen them remove the more "crazy" posters that have real issues. AugustinD is one of the good guys.

Former HOA President
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:17373


02/21/2021 5:24 PM  
I agree, Augustin is one of the best and has been very helpful in the past.


What I have seen, banning doesn't change the post count.

When the post count is at zero, it could be a glitch or an indication that the individual resigned from the forum.


hoatalk
(California)

Posts:575


02/21/2021 6:01 PM  
Hi Everyone, Just letting you know that AugustinD was definitely not banned.

When the person's post count goes to zero, that means that the account has been deleted and we almost never delete accounts, so it's a self-unregister from the site. Banned accounts will not show a zero post count.

Since you all seem to want him back here, we would be willing to reach out to him, but we don't keep the email addresses of deleted accounts so we can't.

Thanks all,
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KerryL1
(California)

Posts:7832


02/21/2021 6:57 PM  
Not only is George gone who often had useful posts, but so it seems is John77, WA (aka Mark, FL & Richard, CA) He was the most critical of Augustin and often snarky,as he used to be with me and still was with George.

Bob from UpNorth may have gotten this one right.

I really like Augie's research & knowledge. Also one of the very few here who admitted errors!!
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:17373


02/22/2021 12:30 AM  
I'm positive that John77 or Mark from FL was not Richard from CA.

MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:9973


02/22/2021 4:14 AM  
Thank you Moderators for the update. It just was a bit off for AugustinD to just quit. Think everyone is just concerned as don't think anyone seen a specific "good bye" message. Hoping it may been an accident as I almost did the same.

If Augustine your reading this and want to come back please let the Moderator's know when signing up for a new account who you are. Maybe they can help assist you reset your account or grant you a similar name.

Not sure about the other posters as after awhile all the bickering just kind of ran together.

Former HOA President
CathyA3
(Ohio)

Posts:1612


02/22/2021 4:29 AM  
Now ChrisE8 is down to 0 posts.

In a recent thread Augustin mentioned not wanting to reveal too much actual detail about some ongoing litigation because certain members of one of the involved HOAs were prone to retaliation. It may be nothing more than wanting to keep a low profile for now. (A few months ago I deleted my social media accounts for the same reason.)
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:17373


02/22/2021 6:12 PM  
I had Augustins email and sent him a note saying he was missed.
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:17373


02/23/2021 2:42 PM  
I received a reply from Augustin.

He did resign from the forum. Said he needed a break from it.

He got tired of some posters attacking those who were simply looking for knowledge and asking for help.
Something many have identified and discussed on this site in the past.

He does appreciate that he is missed and may return in the future.
He wishes all of us the best.


JanineR
(Tennessee)

Posts:65


02/23/2021 3:05 PM  
I hope he does return.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:7832


02/24/2021 12:22 PM  
Thanks, Tim. It's good to know we might have such fine expertise & willingness to do research back to benefit us all. It's important to note that Augustin's influence reached way more folks than the replies might indicate. I think we have quite a few lurkers who are ready to post anything but who want to learn.

Come back when Daylight Savings time begins, Augie!
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