December 15th, 2009

flamebusy

A warning

I debated about posting this in public, but since the moderator involved has taken to deleting things, I've decided I might as well make sure my side reaches as many people as possible.

So.

There's a new furry writing forum around. They don't seem to be doing much to advertise it, but on the off chance you folks hear about it, I thought I'd let you know...

That you can get banned, without any warning, without having broken the rules, for making a joke that the moderator doesn't like.

http://forum.roguerodent.com is the place.

The joke was "It's dead Jim" in a thread about how to get new members, because a new one hadn't joined in some time, and there had been no new posts for four or five days. I was trying to be amusing and start up the discussion on how to get new people again.

Instead, I got banned. And sent a very ranty note, I might add, about how I was defying the moderators (not sure what I did that falls under that category, since, you know, they don't give warnings, just bans.) And that I was harming the forum. (Funny, that, I was THE single most active poster there...) And I think I was insulted, the mod called me a "weed." Which is new to me, but probably not intended to be polite. :P

So I suggest that unless you're happy with getting banned for anything and everything that annoys a mod, with no warning and no chance to explain yourself, that you stay far away from the place. It's probably going to die soon anyhow, since they seem pretty lousy at getting new members, and pretty good at driving active members away.