Posted by ERagain on February 2, 2011, at 8:39:56
In reply to Re: blocked for 5 weeks » europerep, posted by Dr. Bob on January 30, 2011, at 20:12:36
With all due respect - and maybe it's because it concerns me - this is the most absurd block I have seen or received so far.
This place is (still) alive because it's a great collection of knowledge, but that alone will not keep it alive or even growing, and it looks like Dr. Bob is doing all he can to create totally unnecessary friction between members and himself, or the board administration in general. I guess every board "owner" can establish a set of rules, so he has the right to do all this, but it is just weird nonsense to me. The fact that I have received multiple bans over time - and especially the fact that the severity of an "incident" does not in itself determine block length, but *the factor* with which the previous block is multiplied - indicates to me that persons like me, who are not willing to be taught Bob's crazy sense of "manners" or "civility" are not actually welcome here. I am not a "bad" poster - anyone show me a post from me that a majority of forum users would characterize as "offensive" or "aggressive" - but if my way of posting, to which I'll stick, is somehow not acceptable here, then I guess I'll refrain from regular posting. That doesn't mean I will permanently leave and never come back, this is a great source of knowledge after all, but I will certainly not be an active member the way I am in other forums, where I generally get a very good response to both what I say and how I say it.