This is my personal take / opinion on it - and I am not speaking as a mod, nor for other mods…
I like and appreciate Warbler’s opinion on matters - occasionally they can be somewhat different and alternative to the main, and I enjoy that. As I’ve told Warbler in PMs previously, his posts often make for interesting reading.
In the past when Warbler sighs in a sigh-only post… we then wait… and someone meanwhile misinterprets him… or guesses incorrectly at what he’s sighing at… and a few people become uppity and a have a pop… and an argument kicks off… and his original message (or point) is not talked about - or is often just forgotten… Well, how about trying to address that - in a bid to make things a little better - or clearer, to carry on the flow of the conversation?
So, as a mod, I said to him to keep the trademark sigh (it is part of his character on here) - yet also asked he puts his reason/opinion/context etc in his sigh post too.
(With mod’s hat back on) This is just a small part of recent efforts to ask / remind posters to be civil to each other, and treat each with a bit more respect also to try and improve the flow and quality of the conversations.
The hahahaha type-only posts to fellow members have been asked to stop too for this reason.
Also, members rightfully do PM the mods and asking us why is poster ‘x’ allowed to say this when poster ‘y’ and myself are not? ‘You had a go at me about this and haven’t had a go at them?’ etc. Well, the mods have to be, and want to be, and aim to be, equal and fair to all members - so we don’t treat you guys any differently or give you preferential treatment - not that we would anyway 😉
I think (and hope) we are past this occasionally bumpy transitional phase of recent changes - and that the site is better in general for it - let’s not take a backwards step, even one as relatively small and inconsequential a one as this.