I've been told I have a chance to speak my piece before I get IP banned just because I'm an admin at TCC.
Let's examine this, shall we?
I've been told I have no chance to speak my piece before I get IP banned just because I'm a Discordian.
Not feeling terribly sympathetic, here. I'm going to go on public record as saying the only reason I HAVEN'T hit the ban button is that I am personally involved, so I have recused myself pending ECH's decision, or the rest of the mods agree that you go. The rule is pretty clear cut...If you are a mod/admin at a board that bans Discordians en masse, you get banned here.
Looking forward to this,
Roger, aka Dok.
I've stood up for the Discordians there. I have never been involved in a ban on someone because they were a Discordian. Banning is done by majority vote at TCC. There are still Discordians there.
And Roger, thank you for stepping back, I appreciate it.
I'm not here for TCC. Honestly they would probably prefer I not be here. I'm here because I liked some of the threads and wanted to participate. And EBS would/will probably die of shock when/if he finds out about me being here.
The only reason I brought TCC up at all is because people know me from there and I didn't want to come here pretending to be anything I wasn't.
I posted this thread with the full knowledge I was very likely throwing myself to the wolves. I could have just kept ghosting, but I wanted to participate.
What I can't talk about is stuff in the mod threads at TCC because that would be breaking a trust which won't do. Nothing sneaky, just didn't want anyone to think that I would spread that stuff around.
I posted this thread because I had a feeling it would become an issue and mucking up the intro thread seemed sort of rude.
anal? retentive at times I suppose...
I THINK I got everything... People keep posting more.
A nice introduction, and a level, mature response to what you've been accused of. I've been only occasionaly involved with pagan boards, so I don't know your work over there. The opinions of my friends here is fairly damning though.
Protesting that you never personally banned someone for being a Discordian is little consolation. If this was going on, you were mod, and "stood up for Discordians" there, why not make it right? I can accept that the other mods would be reluctant to reverse themselves, but you chose to stay with them.
You are judged by the company you keep, and even more by the company you support. You may have never personally pulled a trigger, pushed a button, poured the chemicals, or brought down the hammer, but it doesn't seem you had the character to stop them from doing so, or refuse to participate in their methods either. The indifference of someone who knows better is more repelant than the act of someone commiting wrong in ignorance.
You might ask yourself who I am to say this, and if I'd have the sand to do so myself. Well, I have, and I hope to have sand enough to do so again when needed.