I agree 100% Bryan. It was over some dumbshit! The dumbshit that Steve had been told to knock off for nearly 3 years.
This is being misrepresented quite a bit.. While the first incident happened 3 years ago, it wasn't like there was constant badgering on the topic.. That's why I was so caught off guard to have such a hefty ban laid on me [seemingly] out of the blue. Sometimes we forget shit that happens and things that have been said 3 years ago.. Shit, I don't remember what I had for breakfast Tuesday of last week.
I had to spend about 4 hours one night looking at posts to see things and it was basically a I'm not stopping attitude. He was even joking that he was going to get 30K posts before getting banned.. I really don't get it.
At that point I hadn't had any feedback or discussion with Stew past the initial "GTFO" message, so I figured there wasn't anything to be done or said on the matter... I wouldn't read too much into it.
I didn't do the ban... I had Stew go in and look at things to make the call, I did look into it all like I mentioned above.. I'm ok with that stuff but when it's a long term guy that contributes like Steve did, I want to have another set of eyes on things.. We call have a lot of fun on here.. I like to act the fool and clown just like everyone else but I can also put myself in check when I know I've reached the limits of something and been asked to stop..
I'd like to remind you again that the last time anything on this topic was brought up was 3 years ago. It's not like people were saying "hey cut the shit" every other week. Like I said, sometimes people forget things that were said 3 years ago.
No vendor should be followed around and have to deal with stupid remarks from members..
Let's be clear here-- I wasn't following him around anywhere. We were both in the same thread discussing a topic. It wasn't like I followed him to every thread he posted in or anything even close to that.
There's a buyer seller feedback section to state your problem there and let it stand. The whole things was very childish.. I've been asked to lift the ban but it's not gonna happen. I guess 3 years of doing what we asked him to stop doing
See above. We talked about this 3 years ago, one time.
and running around and laughing about it to others finally reached it's point...
Running around and laughing about it wasn't me taking it seriously, it was just me doing what I always do, about everything... I discuss and use heavy sarcasm. I'm sorry if that was lost on those reviewing the posts.
Anyways there's nothing to debate... I wanted to put up a post so there wasn't some persona that the evil admin ran around and popped someone for the hell of it.. It had been going on for a long time..
Shane, I just want you to know that I'm not angry or bitter about what went down, but I think that if you see things from my point of view you'll get a better understanding of the situation.. Were some things said that shouldn't have been said? Yes, and I'm sorry it got to that point.. Sometimes I get carried away when I'm feeling very passionate about something... But again, it's not like this was an every-other-week occurrence.. I had my wrists slapped once three years ago, then have been relatively well behaved since then.. I set a toe over the line and all of a sudden I'm getting a year-long vacation?
At the end of the day it's yours and Stew's decision to make; and if, after seeing things from my side of the coin, you feel that the original vacation duration is justified then I will not log onto the forum until that ban is lifted [from ANY account]... This place has been more than just a website to me since joining in 2008, it's grown to be more of a second home. Regardless, a ban is a ban.
Either way, no hard feelings. You're just doing what you think is right, and I can't fault you for that.
If I made a $50 donation to vendor
that was offended could we get our forum cock pocket back?
You know when all else fails just throw money at the problem
If you do that, I swear to god, I will never speak to you again.