[Mod hat off]
Some are even friends. My birthday threads are done as a member, not a Mod, and there's no badge on them.
gmc2 - I remember friends' birthdays when I know them. I don't know yours. Some get wilder shops than others... but I do what I do out of affection for them as people I know, and as requests from others. Most I've known for years.
I belong to no clique.
I do what I do for friends who put up with my weird sense of humor (and I'm grateful for that).
They also know that it'll bring a smile or a laugh for others.
Well, less one, it appears.
Just say-in but there does appear to be some merit to the main post.
Wiz happens to be right. You happen to be wrong in this. When I posted for you, it was for a friend who was hurting badly... as well as a genuine wish for a happy birthday. You won't be burdened further.
@Jafo - How about "The Whiner Emo Corner" as an addition to Forums?
1, I'm a Mod. I admit it. I was honored by a group of people I regard deeply. End of story.
2. The only times I function as one is in publishing articles (my job), and if something in Forums looks like it's getting out of hand. You'll see:
[Mod hat on]
Those comments, member x, violate the TOS. Please remove them quickly.
At any other time, I am a member like any other member. This is the second time I've had to post this.
Back to gmc2:
As for a TOS violation, gmc2: None exists. Members post their birthdays in various places: Birthday threads from years past, on other skinning sites, on MSN, facebook, Google+, etc.
I have no access to any account but my own. I've written that in various places: pm's, Forums, irc, etc. to members asking for my help in fixing problems they were having.
So, in summing up, from one member to another: Please deal with your anger/unhappiness/irritability [you can choose] in more constructive ways than this.