I haven’t got time to properly respond to this and won’t have for a few days.
I know Spanky has a lot on his plate, too.
I will leave this here for you to digest. It isn’t great and it isn’t the way I’d like things to work but I do feel like we have all been put into a difficult place on this one and are trying to figure a way through it which works for the community which also doesn’t eat up hours a day for mods.
From the simplest side of things, for me - both sides were going overboard.
I do see your double standards angle, but then you have to remember that the other side are people who have a proven track record over years and years of actually being valid, contributing members whereas your side is someone with no record of really contributing positively or engaging the community as we’ve been over before.
Quite simply, removing you from the conversation meant the people who had been previously active and positively contributing would go back to being so.
It was and is the simplest and fastest way create a happy and safe space for almost everyone to post in.
The important part I want to get across right now is that as we (and everyone else in this world) are so busy, we just don’t have time to spend an hour or so a day on here everyday breaking up bullshit arguments.
I wasn’t involved in the conversation but you weren’t banned and from my understanding, you agreed it was a good shout to step back.
It has been a couple of weeks and you’ve decided to post and publicly let the owner of this private forum know what YOU are doing regardless of your discussion or any agreement between yourselves.
First off, he doesn’t need any reason at all to ban you. Thats how private spaces work. If someone came into my house and I didn’t want them there, I do not need to give an explanation as to why.
That explanation comes with respect, which is earned.
Secondly, if I were you, I would have DM’ed @Spanky to talk to him about posting again rather than place what looks like a public call out.
Finally - and I’ve not checked timestamps - but it has been a matter of weeks since you last posted, I believe. Like I say; you weren’t banned. You were asked and you agreed not to post as any conversation you have inflames now. We needed to get past that.
However, to let that settle, I’m afraid this is far too short of a time for you to return without quickly going back to the bullshit, IMHO.
I actually thought we’d see you again towards the end of the year and hoped things would go better.
One more thing which is worth bearing in mind - this conversation over you not posting was not out of the blue. We had - mods and users - asked you time and time again to act as part of the community which you ignored over and over.