but you know the mods of the various internet forums [generally speaking not ref. to you] act like despots[/quote]
We have a written guideline, policies and rules so inshaAllah the above mentioned behaviour will not happen inshaAllah.
they'll only keep what they like and nothing which goes against their nafs, so if someone has worked hard and created a thread / post...only to see it locked or deleted or moved to some obscure sub section, it demotivates you, thats why keeping blogs is the way to go.
I totally agree with you. This has happened to me on a Linux forum when setting up something and to get information on a type of server. Without notice it was just removed because you can't offer to pay someone (most weird that I didn't want it free and offered to pay). Put me off completely. Alhamdulillah I don't think this has ever happened here. Unless it's absolutely Haraam, hateful, disrespectful without any intent to inform or be constructive it would not be removed. We have move threads to private forums instead of removing where only those interested would get access such as debates and refutations.
[quote]Plus, working on the blog, formatting & all that stuff, then creating a thread across forums, copying pasting formatting again and again is a lot of work. LOT of work.