Dear Mods, in case you delete this message I have sent it to various trusted members to repost. The truth must be heard.
I am the banned member @The_Donald
It is true that I have previously been a member on this site. However it is nearly a year since my last appearance, and I have since improved as a human being. I think you can see that in my posting history. I still like feisty debate, but surely that is the best kind. I always try to be respectful. I have not received one warning or any message from the mods as @The_Donald
Now you may be thinking that the rule is once banned, you are never allowed to return. Well ok but here's what bothers me. Early on in my membership as @The_Donald
I informed one of the mods (@DarthDimi)
that I was a previously banned member, and that I thought honesty was the best policy. The mods never replied to that message, so I assumed they were tacitly accepting of my stay here. It was completely out of the blue that I found I had been banned.
As I say I was never warned once by the moderators during my stay. There was one incident where I unfairly jumped on another member. I apologised to that member very quickly via PM and he graciously accepted. I was going to write in the thread about my apologising, but in the end I thought no one would be interested. I hope this was not the reason for an insta ban. Apart from that I think I was a positive contributor to the forum.
Randomly, without warning I was banned after about 170 posts. Now bearing in mind I had volunteered my identity to the mods early on, why did they let me continue posting for several weeks, if the reason for the ban was my identity? In particular I was the current host of the 'guess the character' thread. I am very annoyed that I wasted my time thinking of clues and updating the game, when all along I was apparently scheduled for extermination.
In summary, if the reason for my ban is because of my identity, why was my message to them not swiftly answered by saying 'you are going to be banned'? That way I would not have wasted my time particularly on the guess the character thread, which mods knew I was hosting.
If the reason was not because of my identity, and that would explain the long delay between my message and me actually being banned, then what incident provoked it?
It seems to me like it was just done on a whim; perhaps they didn't like the cut of my jib and thought my identity was a readymade excuse. I see a mod @MajorDSmythe
has explained my expulsion as being the result of my identity, but strangely he does not reveal that several weeks prior I had informed them of that identity and nothing had been said or done about it.
Moderators do a fine job on the whole; in my previous lives they probably got it just about right. However, they are not above the law, and in this case it is clear that they have presided over a miscarriage of justice.