I thought I’d post my reply to the admin’s letter, and his reply to that as well, just to give things some closure.
I was trying to open a discussion, as RFF claims to be fond of. How was I supposed to close the door when I left the room exactly? I wasn’t looking for a fight, or to draw attention to myself. For christ’s sake I’ve a life off of the internet. I didn’t know one had to speak to the Admins before posting a topic in an area of the forum where it says “when you feel you’re off topic already” or something like that. I felt it was an issue that the whole group could discuss, and thus the topic.
I meant every single thing I said. If you’d left the post open and not banned me, I would have looked at all the replies and taken everything with a grain of salt. I wouldn’t have fought anyone. The fact of the matter is that I saw something I was uncomfortable with, and I voiced it, thinking that this was a community where one is allowed to speak his mind. I feel like if I was someone who’d been with the group longer, or a higher level member, that my views would have been taken more seriously. I tried to explain my views in the most non aggressive manner in order to show that I wasn’t having a hissy fit, but I guess this didn’t work out. In the end, perception does matter more than fact.
Thank you for taking the time to write to me and informing me why I’ve been banned. I must confess the rather abrupt banning with no explanation disappointed me. I really would have preferred a more mature discussion to have evolved from that post, but if that’s how the group feels, then I guess that’s all there is to it. Thanks, and good luck with the forum (and no, I’m not being sarcastic when I say this).
Yes, I blogged about it. I really wasn’t trying to hide it. Do feel free to comment on the post whenever you feel up to it. I promise I won’t ignore you or delete your comment. 🙂
Have a nice day!