Hey, just registered... known on KFC as TibetanWhiteCrane.
At the risk of being banned myself, I thought I would weigh in on this whole thing, as I was actually PM'ing with Mark when he suddenly vanished into eternal banishment. This ban was utterly ridiculous and unfounded... and this is not some biased opinion, as Mark and I are not friends or anything. Not that we're enemies
but I have no connection to him, other than being a fellow board member.
As he himself has explained, the pic he posted was not X-rated, but was for some reason still deemed improper by the prudish powers that be, oh well. But like he said, he wasn't banned for that, he was banned for voicing an opinion to a mod that didn't like his authority tested, which pisses me off. The same mod who had earlier posted a new set of semi draconian rules that we should all bow to, or suffer banishment.
I understand that a forum needs rules and guide lines, as some people are retarded asshats who don't know how behave in cyber space. But what I can't stand is this fascist attitude, where whole threads or posts are deleted, and people are forbidden to ever speak of it, like it never existed. And when confronting the mods in a PM, as you are allowed to do, they then ban you, if they don't like what you have to say. Even the mere mention of a banned members name is deleted, and all kinds of open and honest discussion is thereby made impossible. This is complete bullshit, worthy of the eastern bloc in the cold war years..... I mean, what the fuck! Aren't we all adults here?
I actually wanted to post this at KFC, but it would be pretty pointless as only a handful of people would see it, before it was deleted, and I was banned, never to be heard from again. But as there are some members from that forum present, I thought I would share my thoughts here, where at least they will be seen.
I realise that I also risk being banned, posting them here, but I couldn't just keep quiet. If that's the price, then be it.
Bottom line, Markgway's ban was flat out wrong, and I didn't agree with Yi Long's ban back in the day either. And these are gentlemen that I have no real connection to outside of frequenting the same forum, and have had heated arguments with in the past. So it's not like im just sticking up for my homies.
I just can't stand by while people are railroaded like this, and then be lied to by the mod afterwards. That shit leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, and I had to spit it out, so thanks for letting me vent.
In the future, my posts here will be more positive.... I promise