Someone who obviously has Moderator privileges has been deleting replies and (so I've been told) a complete thread.
There is a pointed lesson in this for [b:39bdf5d4b8]Ocie[/b:39bdf5d4b8] and others starting out:
The simple act of standing quietly with your pack beside the road conveys a silent yet powerful [i:39bdf5d4b8]message[/i:39bdf5d4b8] to all who pass. Many people will feel uncomfortable or even challenged by that [i:39bdf5d4b8]message[/i:39bdf5d4b8] and what you represent.
Most will simply try to ignore you, looking away, or resorting to a variety of other amusing tricks. Some will attempt to block the [i:39bdf5d4b8]message[/i:39bdf5d4b8] and, not having a "delete" button, will shout abuse in their attempt to drown you out.
All of us will face this reality, and each of us will deal with it in our own way. It can be difficult, standing for hour after hour being ignored and/or abused â yet deal with it we must.
In many ways the hitchhiker is a mirror, and what people see is a reflection of themselves. Always be mindful that how they react speaks of them, not you.
And, to [b:39bdf5d4b8]Scrappy[/b:39bdf5d4b8], I have this to say:
You are a respected and valued member of the digihitch community.
I am sorry you have been treated in this manner.
I pray you will continue to share your wisdom and knowledge with us.
Thank you . . .
. . . and the journeying is towards God [Qur'an]