posted on Dec, 21 2005 @ 02:49 PM
I used to post on a forum called ####.com
Well, on that forum, someone asked if I could explain how to do a Whois search.
So I did. I used ####.com as the example for the whois search, and as expected, the administrative information came up.
Now, any admin who has half a brain should realise that the information they register the website to is public information.
Not this one. She banned me from ####.com. Why?
Thats the part I cant figure out. I mean, should I have been a hacker (Or as you hackers call them, Crackers) I could have done some serious damage to
her forum. I think banning for something she didnt understand was a bad call.
But thats not the point of this post.
The point is. The forums own rules stated that everyone is entitled to a warning. I didnt get one. And upon further investigation of their rules, it
became apparent that I hadnt broken any of the boards rules at all.
-Admin banned me.
-I didnt break any rules.
-Admin broke her own rules by banning without warning.
She then proceeded to verbally harass my girlfriend. Which is again, pretty childish. Again, not sure why she did that, But thats not the point.
The point I'm getting at, is, do you think failsafes should be created for places on the internet such as forums, in which the administrators cannot
attack someone simply because ... well, I'm not quite sure why she attacked me like that.
Either way... by failsafe, I'm asking, how could websites ensure that the admins dont decide one day to simply up and ban anyone they dont agree
with? That sort of enfringes on your right to your oppinion does it not (which by the way right to opinion was another rule stated on the site that
the admin did not uphold).
To top it off, to ensure I couldnt defend myself, and show others that I hadn't said anything wrong, she proceeded to delete the post I was banned
She then banned my girlfriend, and a few of my friends because they simply asked, "Why did you do that?"
So, other than the main point, stay clear of ####.com, its a pretty retartedly administrated site. And seeing as the site admin was dumb enough to
place her personal information all over the internet... just whois search ####.com to see who I'm talking about.
I just cannot stand it when people act so childishly when someone simply disagrees with them.
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[edit on 22-12-2005 by SkepticOverlord]