It may be no surprise to many of you that Mongo only lasted about 24 hours on another forum.
No, it was not another photo forum - it was a car club forum.
No, it wasn't because Mongo was his usual/whatever self
it was for something totally unbelievable .............
joined car chat forum (which shall remain nameless - after all, what's in a name ??) on Friday night.
made a few posts as "Mongo". Got the attention of a few nice and interesting members.
Some of those members expressly said they loved the Mongo in the third person dialog. Of course, some of the duller ones didn't get it and had a little dig at Mongo. But Mongo has broad hairy shoulders.
Mongo wrote some in depth goods and bads of a particular model of car which few members had experience with. So, we were constructively contributing to this particular thread.
Mongo logged in the next day only to find that the administrators had changed all the "Mongo(s)" in Mongo's posts to "I" instead. No notice or permission from Mongo to do so.
Of course, Mongo immediately wrote to the administrator asking why his posts had been altered, suggesting this was not the norm on other sites and hoping this was not the norm there either.
Mongo got a very unsatisfactory short answer saying his posts had not been changed - only the "Mongo(s) had been. That of course told Mongo what they did but not why they did it.
Mongo took this as blatantly poor attempt to avoid an explanation. The fact was, the post had been changed by changing "Mongo(s)" to "I" and in such a sloppy way as to then not correct the incorrect grammar that resulted.
The worst part is that the administrators thought this was OK to do and that members including Mongo should have to put up with that sort of direct interference and misquoting a member's post content.
Mongo's practice did not violate any rules of the forum. It is possible some people are just dull/humourless or intimidated by what they don't understand.
Mongo reminded them that "I" does not make the comments or contributions to the forum - but that Mongo does. Further , that if Mongo was not going to be permitted to make his comments on the forum, then, to please close his account. Thus commenced and ended the short and weird 24 hour experience with that forum. Mongo is used to being thrown out of places but this time, he told them to keep it and that he was leaving.
Mongo does not expect comments on this topic , he was just so blown away with the mentality he encountered, he just had to tell you that, sadly, it still exists.