Update: I am very disappointed to see that someone flagged my original post as being inappropriate and that it was hidden as a result. I don’t think I have said anything that is inappropriate or amiss in it. @ismh even responded to it and said he appreciated the feedback. I stand by my post, which was a natural and genuine reaction to the sudden disappearance of the most active member of this community, and am not changing a word of it. In fact, it is policing the views of people and flagging posts/opinions one doesn’t like as “inappropriate” that goes against the spirit of this community. I hope that the moderators consider taking action against members who abuse their privilege to flag posts.
I’ve not been very active here over the past few weeks and just realised today, after noticing that @bowline has been uncharacteristically quiet for a while, that he has been suspended for “being argumentative.”
I tried to look for the thread/s that might have resulted in the suspension but couldn’t find anything. The closest I came to was this thread, but even that is innocuous and I find it hard to believe that anyone could be suspended for the mild back-and-forth on it. I can think of far more brusque exchanges, often featuring the same handful of cantankerous users (), not being reprimanded.
@bowline has been the most active member here by a long shot and has made literally thousands of insightful, authoritative posts. I have always marvelled at the breadth and depth of his knowledge, not just limited to all things Apple, and have routinely seen him go out of his way to help members on this forum. His suspension seems harsh, unfair and unwarranted and is bound to be to the detriment of our community. I hope @ismh/@MacSparky/@RosemaryOrchard see this and that @bowline will be back soon.