I was banned from the #eUK IRC channel today. I queried the person who did it, eUK Moderator and Swedish Citizen Invalidation AKA Alice'. This is the unedited conversation which followed:
[20:46] SageGoku why did you kb me
[20:46] Alice` you are poison
[20:46] SageGoku I'm doing me best to be 100% constructive
[20:46] SageGoku since name change
[20:47] SageGoku give me a chance, I actually havent done anythign wrong at all
[20:47] SageGoku if I was doing anything bad sure ban me
[20:47] Alice` Changing your name doesn't change you
[20:47] SageGoku did I do anything you object to in IRC just now?
[20:48] Alice` no
[20:48] SageGoku can you unban me until I do somethign wrong?
[20:49] Alice` you have done enough wrong for multiple permanent bans, I don't see any reason to give you liberty of #euk
[20:49] SageGoku are you in charge of eUK?
[20:49] SageGoku and what is it's connect to the forums
[20:49] SageGoku even Dan MOir is giving me a chance there...
[20:50] Alice` It is run by the forum moderation team
[20:50] Alice` and people have been banned from it for having permanent forum bans before
[20:50] Alice` as you were until you decided to have a new name
[20:50] SageGoku Oh we where told a few years ago and IRC and Forum where seperate, back when we complained about random bans back then
[20:51] Alice` well now you have an IRC ban as well as a forum one then
[20:51] SageGoku so IRC is subejct to Forum Moderator control? TO be very clear here.
[20:51] SageGoku What is the IRC ban for?
[20:51] Alice` for being Goku
[20:51] Alice` someone so repulsive they are essentially delete on sight
[20:51] SageGoku Is there a list of UK IRC rules?
[20:52] Alice` no
[20:52] SageGoku So who deices those rules?
[20:52] Alice` not you
[20:52] SageGoku I didn't think that I did, who does?
[20:53] Alice` not you
[20:53] SageGoku Are you refusing to say who makes up the IRC rules?
[20:54] Alice` there isn't a list of #euk's rules
[20:55] SageGoku You already said that.
[20:55] SageGoku Are there #eUK rules?
[20:55] Alice` there is not a list of them
[20:56] SageGoku WHy are you refusing to answer the questions?
[20:57] Alice` Why do you keep asking them?
[20:58] SageGoku OK. I am going to put this in an article, is there anything you want to say to the readers?
[20:58] Alice` Changing your name doesn't change who you are
[20:58] SageGoku Ok Alice.
[20:59] SageGoku Last chance to give any reasoning why I was IRC banned today despite no incidents over the last few days Ive been in the channel?
[20:59] Alice` You are poison
[20:59] SageGoku Thank you.
Now this isn't new, this is the kind of thing I got last year and eventually led to me leave the eUK for a year. People in positions of responsibility who in my opinion can be blatantly rude, obstructive and unhelpful. When I talk about problems with forum and IRC moderation, it is things like this which thankfuly have become rarer recently.
This used to majorly wind me up and led to me doing some bad stuff which I am trying to make up for now. I can't take back my attacks on the forum but I have been paying Talon Karrde back (2/3rds done). Sorry to anyone who may have been a victim caught in the crossfire of my frustrations at the above kind of behaviour. Also thanks to Talon for being relentlessly nice.
You may have noticed my slight name change which will remind me to always be constructive and wise. I will be making a real big effort to only do and post positive things from now on. I have been a constructive member of the eUK before and I can be again - but I need your help and not this kind of attack out of the blue.
Thanks and respect to Dan Moir though for giving me a chance and not banning me
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