As near as I can tell, as I was writing yesterday’s post, events were happening that, on first glance, appear to invalidate everything I wrote. However, as you will see, I may have been mistaken, but I was not wrong.
Two Facebook groups related to pens and stationery split into different factions.
In once case, the problem appears to have been related to the personality of one of the moderators. I personally had a strange message from him that may have been a result of the moderator being a non-native speaker of English rather than someone giving attitude. I had just joined the group and am now a member of a different group. I guess.
In another case, a group that had gathered to worship a particular brand of notebook, split over matters of style/taste.
One part of the group objected to the constant sell/trade posts even though the group was designated as a buy/sell group.
In another case, some one apparently posted pictures of an every day carry set that included pens, notebooks, and a firearm. This person then claims to have been subject to abuse from those who get queasy at the site of firearms.
Comments to the posts were stopped and then the firearm related posts were deleted and, as near as I can tell, such posts are permanently banned.
(Note: I never saw the posts, so this is what I’ve been able to gather from reactions to the banning. If anyone has more accurate information, please let me know and I’ll post another update.)
At about the same time, the group was changed from buy/sell to club.
In the former case, I’ve not been in the group long enough to know all the details, therefore I feel I have not been proven wrong.
The second group split over capitalism and firearms, not pens and stationery. Therefore I am still not wrong.