15 days. To be honest, I thought you would have come back sooner.
Dramatic departure - dramatic return.
Except that those are run by HWC....
No one from HWC is asking you to shut down IRC Brain - It has its purpose, and while it may have been used as a meeting place for people who only wished to be shit disturbers at one point - its not like the HWC 4chan :bleh: and as you mentioned it could happen elsewhere regardless.
Have your mods be more fair. my brother was banned from here unfairly....when he apologized and requested to be allowed to return he was told no. All he did was suggestively remind the mods that they were a wee bit power hungry and bam. He went to a chat line and said sorry and also explained the extensive heat also made him short tempered...that I can clarify.
I can see a temp ban for that.....but a perm ban was way out of line. All it did was prove my brothers point across.
another example is Markone. Almost the same scenario there as well.
Now I am not condoning their actions.....but they proved their points and did it well. The mods here can be a little overzealous in their actions.....and I am sure that they feel that their actions can be justified and that because they are the mods that they are always right. That is never the case. Moderators are human too and they make mistakes. However I ask the mods to do two things.
1.) Reinstate my brothers account. he truly is sorry for snapping at you for being power hungry and wishes to return. You know who he is. he is very sincere about this and I will personally vouch for him. he keeps his word to the best of his abilities.
2.) Try to be a little for forgiving with members. If they do something wrong warn them through a Private message first. If they do not comply....then infract them. After three infractions temp ban....after that then perm ban the person.
If it were not for the fact that he let's me live with him until I find a job I would not have even known about this. he is a very caring and unselfish person in real life......do not throw out a good member for a mistake.
the last part of that sentence really bugs the shit out of me.. anyone that even thought of pulling that crap should be removed from the board permanently... shouldn't even be a second thought at that point.At that point, the "dissenters" were well within their rights to either feel out the other mods (which they did) and/or take it further up the chain to Gav in order to express their opinions, but instead chose to make threats of doing what they could to maliciously disrupt the forums in order to get their way.