Joined: Jan. 2006
I had to laugh when I saw this. With impressive hypocrisy, Bradford explains that it is our character flaws that get us banned from blogs like TT:
|That group would pretend it is the brilliance of their arguments or an inability of opponents to cope with them that causes their banning. Truthfully it is the corruption of their character and evidence of it is right there in the forum.|
That's odd. Frostman and I were banned for upholding TT's comment policy:
|Quote (keiths @ Nov. 28 2007,01:36)|
|Quote (Guts @ Nov. 27 2007,17:16)|
|With that said, I feel that the situation with Frostman was the result of a huge misunderstanding that was completely my fault. I am also their technical support. The Memory Hole function simply did not work, and this was noted on the blog long before this situation snowballed, although it should've been made more explicitely. I specifically instructed TT bloggers to save a copy of the offending comment in their thread and delete it. After which they can send it to me , and I would manually insert it in the database (the memory hole). |
This, unfortunately, gave the impression that comments were just being deleted, which is against TT policy. I am more than willing to have Frostman back if he truly respects understands the purpose of the memory hole, and why it exists, and respects the decisions of TT bloggers.
However, this had nothing to do with any dishonesty.
Let me get this straight. You acknowledge that deleting comments is against TT policy:
|This, unfortunately, gave the impression that comments were just being deleted, which is against TT policy.|
And then you admit to violating that policy -- and not just temporarily:
|The memory hole wasn't working for a while. It's working now, I asked that comments be deleted and saved for manual insertion. I am deleting, however, all the whining as well as my own comments.|
You also acknowledge that the misunderstanding was completely your fault.
So Frostman and I were banned because
1) you created a misunderstanding that was completely your fault;
2) you went on to violate TT's comment policy by deleting comments that you never placed in the Memory Hole;
3) neither you nor Bradford stepped in to defuse the situation by telling us that comments were only being deleted temporarily (which, as it turns out, wouldn't have been true anyway);
4) Frostman and I correctly protested the violation of TT's comment policy; and
5) you and/or Bradford banned both of us, knowing the entire time that the whole situation was a "misunderstanding".
Synopsis: You and Bradford screwed up, so Frostman and I got banned.
Makes perfect sense to me.
Do you really want to talk about character, Bradford?
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