It's been great, but I'm leaving the forum
Hey fellas, Iím back from being banned, but sadly not to stay. I figured Iíd make this thread to let everybody know why Iíve decided to leave the org. My reason for leaving is simple, I was treated very unfairly and disrespectfully (which oddly was the reason given for my ban). While I apparently had broken a rule after being provoked by another member, I and I alone was given a 2 week ban (which seems very unnecessary) after the entire thread was given a ďblanket warningĒ. I would have agreed with a day or 2, but a moderator decided they needed to flex their muscle and make an example of me to show that they ďmeant businessĒ, along with telling me to ďsit in the cornerĒ. There is where I have the problem, I am not a child and will not be talked to as such. That to me, is very disrespectful, far more disrespectful than anything that I had said to get me banned. My personal feeling is this: if a moderator is going to ban a person for disrespect, then they need to show the same level of respect that they feel we as members should show to each other. The whole situation in my eyes was handled incorrectly and took far too long to be handled as it should have been from the start.
But thatís all the past and water under the bridge. I did get a phone call from Scuffy and we discussed the situation and I was explained his and the other adminsí position, which I suppose I understand. I just donít agree with the way things are handled and feel that some (not all) of the mods are very heavy handed and sometimes unfair in their punishments, and sometimes downright disrespectful and that is the reason Iíve decided to leave the site.
I am grateful to this site for all of the friends Iíve made (thereís far too many of them to name), and I wouldnít know half of what I know about diesels if it werenít for the org. This was my online home when I was on the net, when I wasnít working Iíd be on for hours at a time. I appreciate everybody who rallied for me, you guys are great and who I consider my internet family. While Iíll miss talking to you guys, I just canít stick around here any longer, after being treated unfairly and disrespectfully by someone who is supposed to keep that sort of thing from happening. I think at this point Iím owed at least a small apology, but that hasnít happened in the last 2 weeks and wonít happen at all.
So long everybody, itís been a blast. If anyone wants to get in touch with me, shoot me a text or give me a call 916-826-1874.