Well, I'd like to see you back, if you change your mind. Even if you haven't posted a lot here, your posts have had a lot of value per word. My life is the better for what you've shared, and I'm glad I shook of fears of what intfiction.org might think in order to spend time here. I hope you stay in touch.
I got my first ever warning from a moderator in the Lucea thread, and I intend to make it my last. But I'm not sorry I spoke up. I'm glad it wasn't just me that was uneasy. I give myself one of those per month, maybe two.
Poster was okay on intfiction.org. This was before the CoC, too. Search Poster's posts and there's a lot of good information. Pudlo...well, there was an obviousness about Pudlo. Maybe if there were 2+ Pudlos it would get old, but just saying "Jacek Pudlo" in my mind makes me smile.
Jacek = oh geez, slight smile
Lucea = oh geez, don't visit intfiction for a day
(And yes, this may contradict my attempt at "can't we all get along" in the feedback thread, but I think there are a lot of people who've left just because they probably have somewhere else healthier, and it's not due to where they are on the political spectrum. I didn't notice this thread of Wade Clarke's until he pointed me to it.)
Unfortunately it seems that the people who most enforce the rules are the people who are active on other sites eg Choice of Games or Euphoria. I am upset to read people saying "well intfiction.irg/intfic.com is sort of dead anyway" and then they drop in with an opinion why it's dead or why there isn't enough moderation.
And I think that's a big fault. What if the website said, in big letters, "We'd like to have you along. Here are a few common sense things. Here are things we don't find negotiable. Here are things we do?"
In my brief talks with Merk I got that "I'd like people around" vibe. With the CoC, I don't.
Edited 14hrs later to add in response to an intfiction.org post: Pudlo's sockpuppeting is really bad news. I saw only the endgame, the fake contarianism with no allies to support him. But, well, it's about the now. And Pudlo will always be a figure to laugh at (/me goes to re-watch Star Trek episode Day of the Dove). Also I know it to be a pseudonym and it is a funny sound.
Maybe it's not fair I get to laugh at Pudlo from my experiences and others don't or can't. But laughing at his last few trollings helped me deal with past trollings. Hopefully those hurt by him will find others whom they can look at, laugh, say "TROLL FAIL" and heal Pudlo's abusive nonsense.