Re: Banned! Pachomius seeks curious volunteer researchers.
Well, I was curious and checked quickly that forum. Unfortunately, as a guest the research is rather difficult. Sorry, I couldn't find any of your posts in there. Do you remember a particular thread ?
What exacly did you do ? Did you insult anyone ?
'Somewhere in time,' that is also my location under my name there as Pachomius2000 in the IIDB.
In five minutes time flat you can get registered as a member in the IIDB; click here
and locate the 'register' link.
Once you have registered and have activated your membership by receiving an email from them and clicking on their site, the usual routine, you can already use the search function of the forum -- you can't if you are not a member.
Search Pachomius2000, then click on Pachomius2000, and further click on 'read all posts of Pachomius2000.'
There, you will find the kinds of posts that supposedly got me banned in the IIDB.
You can start a thread in the Questions and Complaint board on this topic:
Why has Pachomius2000 been banned?
Admins or mods will answer your question, and you can follow up with the following queries:
=> Why is the ground stated vaguely as for failure to observe forum rules whereas others have specific grounds like spamming?
=> Why don't you allow Pachomius2000 to get his PMs in his PM box in IIDB, considering that the PMs are private correspondence, therefore Pachomius2000 is the owner of these private personal letters?
=> Why don't you give a list of the posts which decisively motivated the IIDB powers to ban Pachomius2000.
It is sad that now they don't allow anyone else to see the thread you are engaged in, that is what I understand; only you and the admins and mods answering your query thread can read what are posted by both sides, not the general public: because they don't want others to read anything that does not concern them. It was not like that before; before you could discuss with admins and mods and everyone could join in, and everyone read everything.
I will do the same favor or some analogous favor for anyone asking, namely, just to register as a member in a board and ask questions or look around and report to you who can't get inside or for reasons of your own will not get inside.
Why did they ban me? There is a thread in the Announcements Board where there are pages of banned members and the grounds therefor, I think I am listed in page 4 or 5. Look me up there, and you will read that the ban was meted out to Pachomius2000 for:
failure to follow forum rules upon agreeing to do so.
I am very interested in reading how they explain to people what kind of a ground is that, being so vague and so broad.
In our present state of civilization, people are punished for a particular specific act or a series of the same species of act, but not for failure to follow all society's rules.
What do you feel now, still adventurous and curious?
If you want to know the kind of person I am, then you can look up my posts here. I was one of the earliest members here in Brian's forum. I have a thread here where I must have contributed over a hundred posts and they are not one liners, with no one else participating because no one else cared for the topic, or they were few of us then and their time and attention were drawn to elsewhere.
At the start everything was so free here, but I guess Brian had to also put some rules down for peace and order.
If you ask me, I think banning has no place in any kind of civilized setting where humans interact, not as I said in our present state of humanistic advancement.
In place of banning, what can be meted out to refractory members? An indefinite suspension, pending repentance, and thereafter restoration to active status, but also through a trial period of creditable improved behavior.
Well, Alexa, what do you say, can you do a brother, a comrade, a colleague, an associate, a confrere this favor?
Anyone else adventurous and curious enough for this expedition?